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Option clicking menubar items to perform alternative functions

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I was using the ability to create non-destructive boolean curves. To do so, you must add the "Operations" panel to the main toolbar. Then, you option-click the button in the toolbar to do a non-destructive boolean (a regular click would be a destructive boolean).

 

If you go into the menubar instead, under Layer - Geometry - Subtract (for instance), it does a destructive boolean.

 

I've tried holding option, command, shift, etc while clicking the application menu item.

 

But unfortunately the only way to get non-destructive booleans to work is to have the Operations toolbar visible instead, and to option click those buttons.

 

 

So my questions & suggestions are:

1. Are any other functions in Affinity option-clickable, or is it just the boolean operations that have a special meaning?

2. Some Mac applications show different menu items when Option is held down. You could do the same thing in Affinity's menu. If I hover over the Layer - Geometry menu, it would show the regular "Add", "Subtract" etc. But if I hold down Option, it would instead switch to menu items saying "Compound Add", "Compound Subtract", etc.

 

I'm pretty sure it's doable.

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