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Transform 'arrows' for incrementing values up or down

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I recently purchased Affinity Publisher and Designer for macOS (after previously purchasing Affinity Photo in December 2019) and this feature request relates to all three products.

All three products have the Transform panel which allows users to easily adjust values for moving, resizing etc. One thing I keep wanting to do is to click on a little arrow to increment the value for fine tuning.

For example, in the mock-up below I show both the current design of the Transform panel and what I'm proposing. Currently, if I want to change the X value from -125.4 to -125.3, I have to click the field to highlight it, click again to place the cursor after the '4', press the delete key and then entire the value '3' followed by pressing Enter. However, in the proposed state, I could just click on the down arrow to change the X value by one increment from -125.4 to -125.3.

In other words, currently I need to do two clicks and three keyboard presses. In the proposed state this would just be one click. 

Finally, using arrows is much better from the point of view of comparing the impacts of the change, as I can view the change in real time as I'm clicking up/down.

 

 

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Duplicate post, see original here...

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/118914-transform-arrows-for-incrementing-values-up-or-down/

There is no need to post the same Feedback report in different sections even if it affects all 3 products,

Just one post is enough


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On Windows you can just hover your mouse over each box and use the wheel to increase or decrease the numbers (using the Control key for finer adjustment) - I'm surprised if there isn't a similar way to change the settings on macOS.

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Thanks Carl, I'll remember that in future.

Thanks Paul, I just tried that and couldn't replicate that behaviour using either a trackpad or mouse (although my mouse doesn't have a 'wheel' per se). I'll have to see if there's a setting somewhere in the preferences that may be relevant here.

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