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  1. Yeah, and I kinda hate to say it, but every time I try using Affinity Serif software I keep on getting just enough little UI papercuts that keep me going back to Adobe products. I really want to love Affinity Photo but I just can't handle all of the little issues that keep on cropping up, and it's especially annoying to post about these to try to see about workarounds or other ways of doing what I'm trying to do only to see people on this forum being all, "That's how this software is, deal with it." Like I mean, I get that this is a different piece of software and the developers' focus isn't necessarily going to be on the same things that I'm expecting out of it, but I still want to use tools to get stuff done. I am totally willing to learn a different way of doing things, but everything that isn't Photoshop seems to require you to take a dozen extra steps to do a thing that was just 1-2 clicks in Photoshop, and those 1-2 click things are what I've built my entire art workflow around. If there were alternate approaches that weren't so cumbersome I'd just learn those alternate approaches, but as far as I can tell, Affinity (and many of the other would-be Photoshop competitors like Acorn and Pixelmator) just plain don't see those things as priorities. I feel silly for having spent money on this software without thoroughly trying to see if I could do things in it. I figured that buying it would show my support for it and do my small part to finance its improvement, but when I try to give my feelings on how it could become the amazing piece of software that it has the potential to be, it's met with snark and attitude from other users and a deafening silence from the developers. How am I supposed to just keep on holding out hope that it will improve for my needs, given that? Anyway. I'm sorry to rant. I'm just getting frustrated with having to pay $$$ every year to keep Photoshop working, when it's not like I'm even using any of the new features they keep adding (but good luck getting the final non-subscription version installed/working/etc. on a current-gen Mac...)
  2. The only thing I can think of is Magnet, but that makes no difference if I quit/disable it. I also use Karabiner to remap some of my keys but, again, no difference made. And none of them have anything to do with keyboard shortcuts in other apps. Also, my edit menu shows the shortcuts having been remapped:
  3. Nope, did a full master reset, then changed the keyboard shortcuts, and option-backspace is still doing inpaint.
  4. It’s been doing this ever since I first installed Affinity Photo and its only now that I got around to reporting it (I bought the program hoping that it would support its future development knowing full well that it wasn’t quite ready for my use at the time). I also haven’t made any other changes to my settings.
  5. Interesting. What version are you on? I've checked for updates and 1.7.2 is the latest, but I know a lot of folks here are on the beta version (which I really need to try at some point).
  6. cmd-delete, or option-delete? I seem to be able to bind any other shortcut key and it works; option-delete seems to be hardcoded to edit>inpaint, at least on version 1.7.2 for Mac. I mean as a workaround I had opted to use cmd-delete instead and that was working, I'd just rather not have this way of accidentally doing an inpaint fill that takes forever and can't be canceled based on my muscle memory of these keyboard shortcuts from years of using Photoshop.
  7. Okay, so I reset my keyboard shortcuts and option-backspace was indeed defaulting to "inpaint." However, removing that shortcut and setting one for "fill with primary color" continued to just try to inpaint instead. Here are my keyboard shortcuts: note the 'fill with primary color' being option-backspace and 'inpaint' being empty: Here is what happened when I pressed option-backspace after wanding a selection:
  8. @R C-R No, I'm not confusing it. When I press option-backspace, it does the edit>inpaint action, regardless of what I have my keyboard shortcut set to. And I'm trying to fill with my primary color! Later today I'll record a screen capture so you can see what I'm talking about.
  9. @DWright Yes, I had a selection selected. @R C-R I'm going based on the keyboard shortcuts that were configured in the keyboard shortcuts preferences. And changing those, again, didn't actually make them change.
  10. Hi, on Affinity Photo 1.7.2 on Mac, the default keyboard shortcut for "fill with primary color" is set to option-backspace, but when I use that key combination, it does the inpaint instead, even though I don't have a shortcut set for inpaint. If I set a different shortcut for inpaint, option-backspace still does the inpaint. If I set a different shortcut for "fill with primary" (such as cmd-backspace), that shortcut does work. So, as a workaround I've set "fill with primary color" to cmd-backspace for now. Is there somewhere else that the keyboard shortcuts might be coming from?
  11. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to do my comic/illustration art in Affinity Photo. Right now the workflow I used in Photoshop (magic wand to select an area, expand selection by a few pixels, eyedropper to select a color, "fill selection with primary color" command) is pretty awkward to do because of a bunch of little usability papercuts I've posted about elsewhere on the forum. So I'm trying to use the paint bucket tool instead, and I'm rather surprised that there's no option to constrain the paint bucket to all layers - the only options are current layer, current & below, and layers beneath. Since my flat fills layer is below my ink layer, this makes it not very useful without taking even more extra steps (such as moving the ink layer under the flat fill layer while I'm doing my flats). I'd really like to be able to switch to this program instead of continuing to pay ridiculous amounts for Photoshop. Right now I'm having a really hard time recommending this to others, though.
  12. Ah, yeah, updating to the latest 13.1 beta seems to have fixed it. Thanks!
  13. Yeah, this keeps on bothering me as well - also the fact that my tools keep on getting completely reset (brushes, colors, pressure, etc.) whenever I open a new document. I have "synchronize tools between documents" set which, according to the documentation, should keep my tools settings persistent.
  14. I’m running the iOS 13.1 beta, and I believe the layer was created as Artistic Text. I can try making sure I have the latest iOS update. This is the only app I’ve had this problem in.
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