Moving Contour Selections»
You can use the arrow keys or the Contour tool to move selected contours or segments; the latter can be used for basic moving, as well as some complex operations.
Using the Contour Tool»
To move selections with the Contour tool just click and drag selection to its new place. You will notice one of the nodes in the selection is bigger and it will snap to the other objects (if they are visible), where that feature is activated (View > Snap menu). Press Ctrl at any time when dragging selection to temporarily disable snapping.
While you are dragging the selection you may see red dotted lines with arrows at their ends. These are snapping suggestions which help you position objects better:
Press Ctrl at any time when dragging selection to temporarily disable snapping suggestions.
Hold down the Shift key to move selection vertically or horizontally.
Using the arrow keys»
To move selection using ++Arrow++ keys (cursor keys), use ++Arrow++ keys to move by 1 font unit, ++Shift+Arrows++ to move by 10 units, or ++Cmd+Arrows++ to move by 100 units. Distances for ++Arrow++ and ++Shift+Arrows++ movement can be changed in Preferences.