Hi guys, thank you for reading this.
I would ask you to consider a very smart and intuitive way to navigate the canvas.
Illustrator (and also Photoshop with some minor difference) uses the modifier keys Ctrl, Alt, Shift and Space in combination to activate or deactivate certain tools.
This solution is very useful and super fast because you do not need to move your fingers over the keyboards and you do not need to hit a key twice to activate/deactivate a tool, but with just 4 keys you can access to all the navigation tools, like pan, zoom, select, and so on.
You probably already know what I'm referring about, but I'll add a list of the most common combos (please note that being a combo means also to hold them together while using the tool):
Ctrl = Object Selection (or, if Object Selection is active, it triggers Element Selection)
Ctrl + Space = Zoom In
Ctrl + Space + Alt = Zoom Out
Alt = Drag Copy (also after clicking for drag, atm it works just before) If you have to deal with conflicts among other shortcuts, like combos already used for other functions, please contact me and I'll be happy to deal with it.
Finding the same interface as the most popular software would have many advantages:
- reduce frustration and improve experience using the software
- reduce adoption time
- triggers interoperability between software (so you can use the same habits while switching from one sw to another...yes, someone still does)
- uses a model already spread and tested, based on years of experience
I totally understand that this is another software and it's normal to not expect to find the same stuff of the competitors, but this is not the kind of thing that makes AD positively different from its competitors (imho of course); making the transition from one software to another as smooth as possible for as many users as possible I think is more valuable.
I and a bunch of other folks would really love to find these combos in the next updates.
Thank you for your attention.
dear reader of this topic,
please, add here other combos that you would like to have in the future.