Global key definitions/mouse wheel for changing brush size in Feedback for Affinity Photo V1 on Desktop Posted March 9, 2019 · Edited March 9, 2019 by Jörn Reppenhagen Just felt like. Old but still nagging problem. If using a German keyboard, you need to use Alt Gr + 8/9 for the [brackets], feels quite uncomfortable. Adding to the misery: Alt Gr is a key for use with the right hand which usually is eagerly occupied with taming the mouse. Of course we could also use Ctrl + Alt + 8/9 for the [brackets] - but that would also mean taking the hand off the mouse – as only Chuck Norris is able to press that key combination with just one hand. Ah, sorry, it’s Chuck Norris – so of course he’d do it with a single finger. So nothing gained if you don’t have a fulltime Chuck at hand. Problem surely is the same for keyboard layouts other than German. So here's two suggestions: Let us globally define two keys for all kinds of brushes in one go. It’s a pain in the you-really-know-where ferreting out all single brush size settings and changing the keys one by one. Workaround could be a tiny application doing those global changes in that XMLs lurking inside the AFSHORT files. A one-hour programming job for an experienced coder. Use the scroll wheel of the mouse for changing the brush size. My preferred option. I know there’s an implementation already (Alt, right and left click and drag), but that’s far away from being real beneficial, too much fiddling. How about holding down a modifier key (selectable, like Alt), then being able to control the brush size using the wheel? Plus a second modifier key (like Shift) for 10-step size changes. I guess that would feel real natural – like zooming with Ctrl + wheel which we all can do even asleep. Of course a combination of both suggestions would be an ideal solutions for all kinds of tastes and working behaviors.