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  1. Assign Keyboard Shortcut to Text Style Open Settings Assign same Shortcut to any feature No warning about shortcut already being used shown Result: Shortcut for Text Style has higher priority Shortcut does not work for feature when the same Shortcut is applied to a Text Style Possible Solution: A warning could be shown in Text Style window, if a shortcut is already in use by the system (same as with shortcuts that are already in use for a different text style)
  2. What is your operating system and version (Windows 10, OSX Mojave, iOS 12 etc)? macOS Big Sur 11.1 Affinity Designer 1.8.6 (trial version) What happened for you (and what you expected to happen) I want to remove "B" as a shortcut for the Pixel Tool, so it doesn't swap to Paint Brush Tool if I accidentally hit B twice. Every time I open the Designer, Pixel Tool has its shortcut set to "B". Provide a recipe for creating the problem (step-by-step what you did). remove the shortcut "B" for Pixel Tool. close Affinity Designer. open Affinity Designer again. Pixel Tool has its shortcut set to "B" again. also tried: Saving the shortcuts as a ".affshortcuts" file. Closing Affinity Designer. Going to "~/Library/ApplicationSupport/Affinity Designer" Replacing the "shortcuts.affshortcuts" file with mine. Opening Affinity Designer. The Pixel Tool is set to "B" again (it seems it's always reset to "B"?) Any unusual hardware (like tablets or external monitors or drives that may affect things) or relevant other applications like font managers or display managers. Second monitor ASUS, using HDMI cable Wacom Intuos tablet Did this same thing used to work and if so have you changed anything recently? (software or hardware) No
  3. A small naming error emerged in the Publisher > Document keyboard shortcuts. The item Add pages... (with the dialog box) does not exist in Publisher 2.2.0 on Windows 10. The names of the shortcuts for inserting master pages and regular pages don't all correspond to the correct action. Release version 2.2.0: Beta version
  4. Could the right click menu item options in the pages studio be added to the keyboard shortcuts? These options for pages and masterpages are not present in Publisher > Document.
  5. I made this example to see what appears if I hover over to the attention sign. what I simply suggest is add more detail like this: "Miscellaneous>Find in Layers Panel" this really saves time 🙂 app version is designer 2.1.1
  6. Please add a hotkey to "Enable Transform Origin' to the Keyboard shortcuts. I don't want to click this tiny button if I don't have to.
  7. I recently started using Affinity Designer 2 on my iPad Pro and was a bit baffled that common keyboard shortcuts are absent. When I place my cursor between two letters and press Option + Right Arrow, it jumps to the end of the line of text rather than increasing the kerning. Cmd + Right and Ctrl + Right do the exact same thing, so I don’t see a compelling reason why Option + Right Arrow wouldn’t be available for use as a kerning shortcut instead. I recognize that the iPad interface is (necessarily) optimized for touch, and I think it’s done quite well for that purpose. However, kerning is buried fairly deep in the menu, and the traditional Option + Arrow shortcuts would be a major convenience for those of us using keyboard and mouse on iOS. It doesn’t look like enabling them would interfere with any other functionality, so please consider doing so! I would add that there are a number of other shortcuts in the same boat which I think could be added without causing issues, such as Cmd + and Cmd - to zoom, or Esc to back out of editing a text object.
  8. Im new to the affinity apps but I am delighted so far. After following some tutorials one issue came to my attention. I’m not sure if anyone else had this problem but the move inside shortcut was not working for me on mac. the shortcut for move inside was the same as mesh. However, I just deleted the mesh shortcut and now move inside works fine. I am noticing though that theres a few other shortcuts with the same issue. Its just a case of changing or removing the shortcuts. Bit of a nuisance though. I was also disappointed to discover theres no tracing function within the app which has been super handy in the past. However these are just my initial observations that I thought I would share as general feedback or if anybody was having issues with shortcuts.
  9. I am pretty new to Affinity Publisher 2, but after getting a recommendation from a friend I decided to give it a try and am currently testing out the 30 day trial to see if it works for me. For the most part, I really like how intuitive the software seems to be, but there is one dealbreaker issue that I have not found a workaround for so far: (I assume) some of the keyboard shortcuts of the program block essential keyboard shortcuts used in my keyboard layout, making these impossible to use. To explain in a bit more detail, I write on a iso keyboard, but regularly have to write multilingual texts (usually german or english, occasionally other european languages). The best way to do so for me has been using the EURkey keyboard layout, which maps a bunch of european characters onto the ISO keyboard. While using Affinity Publisher 2, these characters do not get printed and as a result, I have to essentially write and more importantly edit text in external programs and copy it over. As an example for german, the letters Ä,Ü,Ö as well as ß are all typed by using CTRL + ALT + (A/U/O/S). If you add shift to it, they are printed uppercase. In almost every software I use, this works without issue. The only software I have so far encountered where it doesn't work is Joplin (a notetaking software), which blocks the CTRL+ALT+S keybind. In that software, I could find the keybind in the programs settings, unbind it, and use the software as intended. Naturally I tried to do something similar in Affinity Publisher 2 by going to Edit -> Preferences -> Shortcuts and looking for any of these keybinds being occupied. I don't find any of these keybinds in there and if I add an already occupied keybinding (for example CTRL+A for select all), I get a warning that this keybind is now double bound, but the same does not happen to the EURkey keybinds, leading me to believe the sofware occupies/blocks these keybinds in some other way that I have yet to find a way to disable. My question therefore is if there is a way I can regain the ability to use EURkey keyboard layout keybinds in Affinity Publisher 2? Either by unbinding them if they are occupied by some other keybind or by fixing them in some other way? As it stands, this is unfortunately a dealbreaker for me that would make me decide against buying the software once my trial period is over, which is a shame, because I really like what I have seen so far, but the use of EURkey (or an equivalent other solution that adds the same functionality to Publisher 2) is non negotiable for the type of content I intend to edit. I am using the Desktop Publisher 2 software on Windows 10. I thank anyone trying to help for their time.
  10. There is an issue, when you try to delete a shortcut in the settings of the Publisher. It only appears if "text" is selected. The delete-button is placed outside the window. It isn't possible to scroll to the right or widen the window. The images shown the difference between Photo and Publisher.
  11. Here is a version of a Visual Shortcuts Explorer for all Affinity Tools, which can show up the Affinity Designer + Affinity Photo + Affinity Publisher v.1.10.5 keyboard shortcuts for Win/Mac (in English or German language), on different choosable localized keyboard layouts. AffinityKeybMapper_Capture.mp4 This is the corresponding AffinityShortcutMapper_v1.10.5.zip archive: AffinityShortcutMapper_v1.10.5.zip To use it, extract the compressed archive and navigate into the "/AffinityShortcutMapper" folder, there open the HTML page index.html locally in your default or prefered web browser and start exploring the various shortcuts! IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the in this distribution supplied readme.txt file, in order to understand how to setup/configure/enable for a webbrowser then local file:// access rights for running the AffinityShortcutMapper locally without a static HTTP server! - For the Chrome web browser you might try instead to locally launch Chrome the below shown way (due to it's default security settings) in order to allow file:// protocol access for it ... > "C:\PathTo\Chrome.exe" --allow-file-access-from-files For Firefox setup see the distributions supplied readme.txt file! - Though the overall recommended way is to run the AffinityShortcutMapper via a http-server! See also this related posting for a ADe standalone version!
  12. Hi I am using Affinity Photo in German mainly just because I also have a German keyboard, what I can't find anywhere are a list/overview of all the shortcuts for a German keyboard AND for the Windows version! Can any one help me out?
  13. I've tried removing the Ctrl+Y from the wireframe shortcut, and exporting and importing the saved preset, but no matter what I do the little triangle won't go and nothing happens. I can't get Ctrl+Y back as my Redo, very strange as to why they changed a universal command to one that I'll honestly never have any use for. Has anyone had any luck while changing their command back?
  14. A minor issue, but worth mentioning for accuracy. Arrow accuracy. Ahem. In default shortcuts setup, Menu bar -> Document -> Next page, previous page commands use wrong icon/symbol. The symbols used are upwards arrow and downwards arrow. Instead, convention are the symbols as used in Shortcuts panel. See the image. ⇟ for page down DOWNWARDS ARROW WITH DOUBLE STROKE Unicode: U+21DF, UTF-8: E2 87 9F ⇞ for page up UPWARDS ARROW WITH DOUBLE STROKE Unicode: U+21DE, UTF-8: E2 87 9E For reference: Keyboard Viewer and press fn key to display mentioned symbols on cursor up-down keys. — Theme song: Mike Oldfield, Poison Arrows, album: Discovery (1984)
  15. In Illustrator, I used to set my transform reduction percentage to 99% and then repeat the action until I got something precisely the size my eyes, not my head, wanted. If I went one "repeat" too far, I'd then just undo it and I was done. I hadn't realized how often I used that "repeat last action" shortcut. Is there an equivalent in Affinity Designer? I need it bad...
  16. Please could the Preferences search box also search the Keyboard Shortcuts? At present if I am trying to find an action to check / alter the Keyboard Shortcut I have to know where that shortcut resides. If I don't (and I may not even know whether a shortcut can be assigned to a given action) then I have to trawl through the whole list. Even better - filter the shortcuts by the search term to remove all the options that I don't want to see. Case in point: I'd like to find whether I can assign a shortcut to Show Rotation Centre, and have gone cross eyed looking for the option! Thanks.
  17. The default Ctrl+Shift+I is for "Invert pixel selection" even in Designer Persona? Can we have a shortcut for "Invert objects selection"? (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+A for "select all others"). The only way I can achieve that is Shift+drag from the canvas which is not ideal.
  18. Dear Serif, please make the text style shortcuts context sensitive, meaning that text styles are not applied when I try to type my text. I prefer to use the alphanumeric keys for text styles so I can activate them with a single keypress. But currently, if I have a body style associated to the "B" hotkey, I cannot type the word "body" in a text frame. 😭
  19. Does the "apply to all" checkbox in the keyboard shortcuts affect only the keyboard shortcuts you add or does it also sync existing shortcuts? I am asking here, because I don't want to run into the issue that I need to backtrack all the shortcuts that I did make different between the various personas. From the help file:
  20. Hello, in Affinity Designer v.1 you can switch to zoom tool using Z, and then press Z again and return to the previous tool. It seems this is no longer possible in v.2. That is a big loss for me, I used that a lot as Space + Command is a not suitable shortcut. By the way it works ok in Affinity Publisher v2. Is it working for anybody or just me?
  21. This Affinity Spotlight article has PDFs and souce files for the latest Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo Desktop keyboard shortcuts. https://affinityspotlight.com/article/downloadable-affinity-keyboard-shortcut-cheat-sheets/ It is part of the Learning category that compliment the video tutorials
  22. I would like to set a shortcut to open the last used file. This can be very convenient, for example if you need to close one of the Affinity apps and want to continue working on the same file later.
  23. Hello Affinity Designer community! I have been searching through the already asked questions and I couldn't find my answer so I am posting it here. I am looking for a way to change, or better yet, delete a shortcut for the Rotate View feature. I am on a Mac and the shortcut is ⌘ + Scroll Wheel Up or Scroll Wheel Down (Command + ...) and I am assuming for Windows it's the Windows key. Because it's next to the Zoom shortcut (Option key + Scroll Wheel) I keep messing up my view and I would like to know if there is a way to remove that shortcut. I have looked through the Shortcuts section in the Preferences tab but I couldn't find it. And in general, I couldn't find the shortcut that involve the scroll wheel. Could someone help me out please? Thank you kindly, Robert Reynik
  24. For some reason F1 always cycles the selection box for me and it's impossible to set it to open the Layer Effects dialog. I have cleared F1 in the Pixel and Designer persona, yet it won't open the Layer effects with F1 regardless. This is on Windows 10, Affinity Designer 10.5.1342.
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