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  1. Allright allright, thanks! Since I have your attention, and it remotely suits the topic: PLEASE think about changing windows modifier keys in a way that does NOT involve pressing left AND right mouse button at the same time. It's not ergonomic with a Wacom pen, and difficult enough with a mouse. Please. Thank you!
  2. Hello! According to my post from yesterday, it's necessary to switch to 'Windows Freehand' mode in the Wacom settings in order to get pen pressure to work correctly. Trouble is now: - the circular brush tip is not displayed anymore in the Brush Tool. I don't mean the live preview of the brush on the canvas, but the alternative mouse cursor. - ALT-RMB to resize the brush is not working anymore! It only just picks the color. That's a show stopper! - That stupid water rings are displayed when clicking anything in APhoto's user interface (not on the canvas however). Tried to turn them off in the Windows pen settings dialog by unchecking "show visual effects", but no luck. Nonsense like that, end of 2019? Are you kidding me?? This used to work. Not amused.
  3. Is there a way to tag a topic 'solved'?
  4. You are right, thanks!! For years, it was "turn Freehand off", because it always made problems. Things are changing...
  5. Hello! As the title says. In the Wacom settings, pressure is working. Why not in APhoto? The 'Force Pressure' toggle does not seem to have an effect. Thanks!
  6. Tip: when you have drawn the selection marquee and hold the right mouse button when releasing the left mouse button (yes, finger acrobatics), it will toggle this option. In other words, when the preference is off, and you hold RMB when releasing the LMB, it will 'intersect select' nonetheless. Windows here - don't know the Mac shortcut. Note: There would be better ways to toggle this selection behavior. In many CAD applications or 3D programs, if you draw the marquee from right to left, it selects in 'crossing'='intersect' mode, if you draw it from left to right, it selects in 'window' mode. Super handy! I wish it was the same here. At least, there should be a modifier key (like ALT) to toggle.
  7. Tupaia

    DXF Files

    No question, implementing the age old DXF format in a vector graphics program that takes itself serious is a must. It's openly documented by Autodesk. The DWG format would be super nice to have, too, of course. Adobe Illustrator can open/place DWG up to version 2010. It's closed source, but can be licensed from Autodesk, or companies like the OpenDesignAlliance, which reverse engineer it regularly. They seem to charge $25000 for the full commercial version. But no wonder Adobe has a few goodies more to offer. Looked up Serif's and Adobe's saled for fun... $17mio vs. $9030mio... =.
  8. There are plenty of unused modifier key options available to circumvent the issue, so the windows keyboard is not to blame.
  9. +1! Every click combination that involves left AND right mouse button at the same time should be changed! (There are a few others, like resizing the brush in AP, moving an object by it's origin in AD, or toggling "intersect with selection marquee"). Requested this a long time ago already. Worse, when using a Wacom tablet, working the left mouse button (which is a tap with the pen tip) and right MB (can be on the rocker switch) together, becomes a fumble fest. On top of that, the sequence of which mouse button has to be released first plays a role, too! (The fact that interactive zoom is only invoked by SPACE+CTRL, not vice versa, has been criticized numerous times). I really don't understand why Affinity sticks so stubbornly to nonsense like that, bright as they are most places. Especially when it would be such a simple fix.
  10. Windows, too. I concur with the others - the dialog is not a mess visually, it looks good. Actually, it's even too 'designy'. A simple vertical design with the categories in a left column and the parameters in the next column would have been more on the spot. Thanks!
  11. My selection: - Make the preferences dialog resizable! (We are not in the era of cathode ray tube monitors anymore, with like 800x600 px resolution, where such a thing made some remote sense...) - That search field pretty much never found what I was looking for, mostly in the command list, for changing keyshorts. - Those left/right arrows in the top left work like a browser history, which in this context is pretty useless. It's too hard to remember in which category I was after more than two switches. Would be better if they just stepped through the categories regardless of what was opened last. There might be more pressing issues than this dialog, but it's worth a rework nonetheless. Experimental interfaces are fair and good, as long as they work well.
  12. Yep! Requested this, too, a long while ago. No idea what's so tricky to change this.
  13. +1! I, too, work in architecture.
  14. Tupaia

    DXF Files

    Exact same situation here... I advertise Affinity in our architectural office to whomever wants to listen (or not... ;q ), and data exchange via DWG/DXF is a big concern. Also, it's ridiculous having to pay subscription fees for (older versions) of the Adobe suite, and buy an in many ways inferior workflow than Affinity...

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