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Would love to see the ability to fit an ACTIVE artboard in the window. When working with multiple artboards in a document it's frustrating to not be able to quickly see the entire ACTIVE artboard. Instead command 0 shows all of the artboards.  

Aren't more users missing this ability?

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Have you tried double-clicking on the Artboard's thumbnail in the Layers panel?

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11 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Have you tried double-clicking on the Artboard's thumbnail in the Layers panel?

Yeah that works but most of the time I work without any panels on screen so it's an extra step. Not bad but those extra steps add up... would love a keyshort for it for multiple artboard scenarios.

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You can create custom View Points in the Navigator (while the studio is displayed), then give a shortcut key to each.
Then you can hide the studio and use the keyboard shortcut to navigate between the artboards.
There used to be a video showing how to do this somewhere, but I can’t find it.

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4 hours ago, retrograde said:

I work without any panels on screen

  1. choose the Artboard tool (give it a keyboard shortcut if it doesn't have any)
  2. click anywhere on the artboard to select it
  3. Viev > Zoom > Zoom To Selection (give it a keyboard shortcut if it doesn't have any)

Alternatively, if you have multiple artboards and want to zoom to fit on the fly without saving view points:

  1. choose the Artboard tool
  2. click anywhere on the artboard to select it
  3. Select > Select Next/Previous (give it a keyboard shortcut if it doesn't have any)
  4. Viev > Zoom > Zoom To Selection
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16 hours ago, retrograde said:

Aren't more users missing this ability?

Frankly though, I'm working on a MacBook Pro, so what I'm doing most of the time is simply zooming in and out via two-fingers-drag on the trackpad while holding the option key. It's so amazingly fast.

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On 4/4/2021 at 5:38 AM, GarryP said:

You can create custom View Points in the Navigator (while the studio is displayed), then give a shortcut key to each.
Then you can hide the studio and use the keyboard shortcut to navigate between the artboards.
There used to be a video showing how to do this somewhere, but I can’t find it.

Thanks GarryP,  that's a pretty clever work around that would work in the meantime and in certain scenarios but still requires a bit of setup that frankly a simple 'fit current artboard' shortcut in window should take care of.

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On 4/4/2021 at 6:33 AM, loukash said:
  1. choose the Artboard tool (give it a keyboard shortcut if it doesn't have any)
  2. click anywhere on the artboard to select it
  3. Viev > Zoom > Zoom To Selection (give it a keyboard shortcut if it doesn't have any)

Alternatively, if you have multiple artboards and want to zoom to fit on the fly without saving view points:

  1. choose the Artboard tool
  2. click anywhere on the artboard to select it
  3. Select > Select Next/Previous (give it a keyboard shortcut if it doesn't have any)
  4. Viev > Zoom > Zoom To Selection

Thanks loukash, I do use zoom to selection quite a bit but a zoom to current artboard shortcut is really what is missing here.

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10 minutes ago, retrograde said:

zoom to current artboard shortcut is really what is missing here.

An artboard is technically an object, so I understand that's it's not treated equally to e.g. Zoom To Page.

That said, at first I found it slightly disturbing as well. Eventually I got used to it.

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On 4/3/2021 at 1:50 PM, retrograde said:

Would love to see the ability to fit an ACTIVE artboard in the window. When working with multiple artboards in a document it's frustrating to not be able to quickly see the entire ACTIVE artboard. Instead command 0 shows all of the artboards.  

Aren't more users missing this ability?

I will select the artboard and then use the Command + Shift + 0 (zero) to zoom to the artboard.

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29 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

I will select the artboard and then use the Command + Shift + 0 (zero) to zoom to the artboard.

On Windows, I might use Ctrl + Alt + 0 (Zoom to Selection). Or Alt + Shift + 0 (Zoom to Width). But we don't have (by default) a Ctrl + Shift + 0 shortcut defined.

What is Cmd + Shift + 0 defined as on Mac?

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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

What is Cmd + Shift + 0 defined as on Mac?

 

Zoom to Width.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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51 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Zoom to Width.

Thanks. Odd that the Windows versions use Alt and the Mac versions use Cmd rather than Opt.

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On 4/6/2021 at 10:14 AM, Old Bruce said:

I will select the artboard and then use the Command + Shift + 0 (zero) to zoom to the artboard.

Does this zoom into your active artboard if you have multiple artboards?

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On 4/7/2021 at 2:16 PM, loukash said:

An artboard is an object, so if you select it: yes.

Gotcha. I was having a hard time selecting just the artboard until I remembered that clicking on the artboard name in the document window selects it. Doh! Might be just as fast as a shortcut, maybe faster actually, if it's visible on the screen of course ;-)  Cheers!

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