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Many of the keyboard shortcuts that I am encountering in Publisher, Designer, and Photo are different than the standard keystrokes which were established by leading software titles previously. To address this productivity-hampering discrepancy, one must go to Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts. There, we are faced with a huge list of shortcuts which we must scroll through in order to find the one that we wish to change. Instead of having to go through this time consuming scrolling routine, there should be a search field specifically for shortcuts. This would enable us to stay more focussed on our work, and make the transition to Serif's software less of a headache.

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18 hours ago, photoshop1.0 said:

Many of the keyboard shortcuts that I am encountering in Publisher, Designer, and Photo are different than the standard keystrokes which were established by leading software titles previously. To address this productivity-hampering discrepancy, one must go to Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts. There, we are faced with a huge list of shortcuts which we must scroll through in order to find the one that we wish to change. Instead of having to go through this time consuming scrolling routine, there should be a search field specifically for shortcuts. This would enable us to stay more focussed on our work, and make the transition to Serif's software less of a headache.

I, too, miss this feature from time to time. In the meantime I have found two ways to narrow down what I am looking for:

  1. This online help page lists all keyboard shortcuts on one page grouped by certain use cases and tools. I find this much easier to scroll through to look for a certain function and to look up its associated keyboard shortcut (but it still requires scrolling).
  2. In Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts type into any field a shortcut you want to look up (or assign). If it is already taken a yellow triangle with exclamation mark shows up and by hovering over it you see a tool tip telling where the shortcut is already assigned to.

Especially the second one is close to a dedicated shortcut search 🙂

d.


Affinity Designer 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.815)   |   Affinity Photo 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.815)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.798)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.4   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4

Windows 10 (1809) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

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