Balsamiq Community Discussion

Arrow keys don't move object after changing properties


I’ve found a bug! Or at least, it seems like a bug to me, because I can’t imagine why it would intentionally act this way.

Steps to Recreate

  1. Place a label on the canvas
  2. Make sure the label is selected
  3. Click on the “Bold” icon in the Inspector panel to make the label bold
  4. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the label

Expected Result
The label moves when you tap the arrow keys.

Actual Result
The label doesn’t move.

Even though the label is visually selected, some interactions are not affecting it because it seems to have lost “focus”. This is frustrating when I want to select a lablel, make a change to its weight or size, and then nudge it back into position using the keyboard.


Sorry for the hassle with this one, @ahobday.

We’ve identified this one and the good news is that it will be fixed in the native version that we are preparing! No ETA yet but the private beta for the web version has already started. We’ll make sure to let you all know when we release the next Desktop version. Hang in there, my friend!