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  1. Great to see that you can transform node selections via the transform panel. Not as fluid as having a bounding box with anchor handles around the selection, but it got the job done for me. Thank you Affinity, every day. And thank you for answering your customers needs for advanced features.
  2. @Aammppaa I see! This is a great, alternate (new way for me) to start using Affinity Designer. Thank you so much.
  3. Hi all. "Clear Selection" is part of the Undo/Redo stack. Should it be? Why or why not? My scenario why not: I have multiple elements in a layout. I make some changes. I like the changes, but I want to see the previous layout (and I neglected to make my changes to a duplicate layout). My solution (in a typical user experience paradigm) is to Undo my changes, make a copy of all the elements, then Redo the changes and paste my selection (of the elements in their previous layout) next to the revised elements. I reported this as a bug ... ... but @Chris_K deemed it by design. Might anyone on the development staff or otherwise, be willing to offer up a scenario in which "Clear Selection" should be part of the Undo/Redo stack? User @Kal offers some good perspective on why "Clear Selection" should not be part of the Undo/Redo stack.. "undo/redo should be reserved for destructive actions. And sometimes space bar doesn't work [in the case that you want to Clear Selection, just to clearly view your layout] —say, if there is focus on a text field like Swatches > Opacity." Thank you Affinity team, for your incredible software which I use everyday.
  4. Thanks for chiming in, MEB. In which case, I will stand behind my feedback for adding an option to disable "Return to Previous Tool Toggle". I'm embarrassed that I am not able to properly utilize the "Return to Previous Tool" toggle function. But I've been using Affinity for many months now, almost daily. And I still get occasionally tripped up by an unexpected tool, after using a hotkey.
  5. In the links that you posted, I do not see a way to solve the problem of: Disable "Return to previous tool". Am I missing the solution for that one problem?
  6. From what I see this does not prevent toggling (between the Move Tool and the Text Tool). When I "customize" the Move Tool hotkey to "v" and the "Frame Text Tool" to "t", using either hotkey will still toggle between the Move tool or the Frame Text tool.
  7. Regardless of individual perception of this "feature", it remains confusing, jarring and frustrating for many page layout software users. My analogy (which I've explained before https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/56697-type-tool-to-move-tool-hotkey/&do=findComment&comment=289576 ) ... goes something like: If I'm working at my desk, and I reach for my pencil (use hotkey), should I have to look closely to make sure that my pencil is in my hand, and not my pen or scissors? No. In my mind, hotkeys primary purpose is speed. You reduce the speed by requiring me to keep track of which tool is chosen by a single hotkey.
  8. Why does Escape leave us with a blinking caret when the left and right arrow also do the same thing. If there's a text highlight, Escape should exit from typing mode, leaving the current text object selected.
  9. I just had this explained to me... I was not aware of the difference between Hard Returns and Soft Returns. (a hard return indicates the end of a paragraph, and a soft return is a line break). Hitting Shift + Return does a soft return, and results in the leading consistency that I naively expected (attached image). Thanks again, Affinity!
  10. Hello, I don't understand why the leading changes between the different lines in this Text Frame (attached image). Between the first and the second line, the text "ran outside" the bounds of the Frame, and created two lines automatically. Between the second and third line, I hit the return key, creating the third line manually. If I highlight all of the text, the leading is the same (12.4pt in this case). Why is the space between the second and third line different than the space between the first and second line? Thank you!
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