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Hello.

a - Using Affinity Photo 1.9.0.932 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. :)

Cédric.

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See the Status Bar for the use of modification keys.

Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.8.5.703.
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.

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2 Shift to add : has been replaced by ctrl+alt , but I don't know since when.

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