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More Spring-loaded tools on iPad?

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As I’ve made my primary creative device my iPad, I keep running into a small problem: I keep thinking my tool is going to switch back to my previous just because I’ve released the keys and/or certain keys will do something.

Panning, zoom, and erasing mostly. I was wondering if it’d be possible to add the same spring-load functionality that you have for color picking and the alt key to these tools? Where you press and hold down the Spacebar, and you’re in the panning tool until you release and then revert to the previous tool. Same with the eraser and the ‘E’ key?

And I know it’s a touch device, and pinch for zooming is just superior, but would it be possible to get a keyboard shortcut for zooming on the IPad?

I’ve been finding I’m using my mouse and keyboard for graphic design tasks in Affinity photo and designer rather than just painting and photo retouching. And reaching up to zoom in and/or pan is bit of an annoyance.





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  • 4 months later...

+1 on the springloading, on the zooming part, i just forced myself into getting a magic mouse

Hackintosh running Big Sur 11.2.3, Coffe Lake i3 with UHD630 graphics

MacBook (Early 2015) running macOS Mojave

iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) running iPadOS 13.5

Vista PC in the attic 

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