Jump to content

Recommended Posts


a - Using Affinity Photo after automatic update. Windows 20H2 (19042.746, experiencePack 120.2212.551.0).

b - Having no custom keyboard shortcut, working on a fresh new file.

1 - Problem : The SPACE BAR does not permit to move the selection while selecting (M : Rectangular Marquee Tool and consors).

- How to reproduce : Open AP, File>New... choose any format (say 800x600). Press M to select the Rectangular selection Marquee tool.  Drag to make a selection ->  WITHOUT releasing the left mouse button, press the space bar to move the location of the selection = > Nothing happens.

- Workaround : None.

2 - Problem : SHIFT does not permit to ADD a selection.

- How to reproduce : Open AP, File>New... Choose any format (Say 800x600). Press M to select the Rectangular selection Marquee tool.  Make a selection. Once done (release the mouse), try to ADD another selection by keeping SHIFT pressed. The little "+" does not appear beside the mouse. A contrario, pressing ALT does well permit to remove a part of selection (the little "-" beside the mouse appears).

-Workaround : Set the selection tool to "Add" and not to "New" (Default), then you can add/remove with SHIFT/ALT.

Thank you for reading. If you have any question, don't hesitate. :)


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

See the Status Bar for the use of modification keys.

Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu)
Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2, Build 19042.610.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok what I know now :

1 Spacebar : Does only work on certain tools like while creating a shape (Rectangle, etc...) and creating a Text Frame Tool (and this is not indicated in the status bar). But does not work with other tools like dragging a marquee. Why ? Who knows... Consistency is maybe not in fashion anymore.

2 Shift to add : has been replaced by ctrl+alt , but I don't know since when.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.