Enabling or Disabling the Display of Crosshairs

Reference Number: KB-00903
Last Modified: July 20, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


I have a vertical and horizontal line that follows my mouse cursor around. What are they and how can I get rid of them? How do I turn on/off the display of the cross hair cursor?


Objects can be aligned by eye using the mouse cross hairs as a reference. This method can help you draw, place, and edit objects quickly. You can, however, turn this feature off, if desired, by following the instructions below. 

Toggling the Cross Hairs

  1. Select Edit> Preferences  if you're on a Windows PC or Home Designer> Preferences if you're on a Mac.

    In Home Designer 2020 and newer program versions, the cross hairs can also be turned off by navigating to View> Crosshairs from the menu.

  2. On the Edit panel, uncheck Enable in Plan and Elevation Views if you want to turn them off or check this option if you want to turn them on.

    Disabling cross hairs within the Preferences dialog

    Note: You can also just the Color, and Size (% of Window Width) of your cross hairs. 

  3. Click OK to apply your changes.