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Sometimes, when I'm drawing a vector path with the pen tool, I need to drag the line further than I have screen space, and this makes the screen scroll down, which makes me lose focus on what I'm looking at.

Is there a keyboard shortcut or some way to prevent the screen from automatically scrolling downward (or whatever direction) and just allow me to drag it as far as I want?

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What I tend to do is if I notice my path is beyond the window I hold Spacebar to move my window around without losing the ability to add on to my pen path. When you hold down Spacebar a small hand should appear while it's head down and once you let go the pen tool will come back.

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No. Sorry Illustrator provides no feature to prevent scrolling. You may find the Navigator Panel helpful however.

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I`m having the same problem, maybe this will help:

  1. Just deselect your object
  2. Zoom out a bit or scroll down
  3. Then select pen tool again and
  4. Continue at the last anchor point

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