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Aleksandr Novakov

Can't add nodes to curves with the pen tool

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In the previous versions of Designer it was possible to add nodes on curves on the fly while drawing with the pen tool, by pressing ctrl and hence temporarly converting the pen tool to the nodes tool.

Currently (1.9) pressing ctrl while drawing curves with the pen tool temporarly activates the nodes tool but with the function to delete portions (small X icon close to the cursor), even if in the bottom bar it says that clicking one should be able to add nodes.

Please go back to the previous behaviour, thanks.

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Hi Aleksandr Novakov,

This is something we're aware of and is with development to be fixed. Unfortunately its a side effect if introducing the ability to delete curve segments by holding down Ctrl whilst in the Node Tool.

On Windows this conflicts with the key to temporarily switch to the Node Tool whilst in the Pen Tool.

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2 hours ago, Aleksandr Novakov said:

You're probably aware of it, but even after the latest update (1.9.1.979) this is still an issue. Sorry for bothering. 😓 Just to remind.

I hope the fix for this is scheduled for 1.9.2 - crippling the pen tool in exactly Affinity Designer is a self-destructive business move.


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On 3/1/2021 at 7:05 AM, Aleksandr Novakov said:

You're probably aware of it, but even after the latest update (1.9.1.979) this is still an issue. Sorry for bothering. 😓 Just to remind.

+1. 

I've spend quite some time today trying to get Ctrl to access the node tool from the pen tool without success. I guess I should have searched the bugs forum earlier. Note the issue applies to both Designer and Publisher 19.1.979


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