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[ win] Dropdown focus problems break hotkeys workflow

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In recent beta many controls are now NOT loosing focus when user clicks outside of control. And even escape key do not remove focus out of control.

For example layer blending mode: click on it (in outliner), change blending - and click on any other layer in outliner. Or change the tool to another, for example. Blue rectangle will stay on control - focus not removed. Same with "Source" dropdown of patch tool - after changin source blue rectangle stays at control even if user clicks on canvas anywhere.

The problem with focus leads to much more painful keyboard interceptions. When focus stays in control - brush can not be changes with brackets (intercepted by control in focus - nothing happens with actual brush size) or user can not press space key to move the canvas (again, keypress intercepted by control and activates dropdown).  Current behaviour of not removing focus from control (after changing the value in dropdowns) automatically - effectively cancels many of hotkeys. 

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I can confirm that in Photo Beta and Designer Beta there is a problem with FOCUS which stays in recent clicked dropdown menu everywhere among all panels and toolbar. There is a blue rectangle around it, for example in Layer panel blend mode, in brush settings on toolbar, in color mode selection on color panel etc. And after opening it and choosing a setting, the focus stays there and you can't switch tools by shortcuts. The only way to switch tools is to select it on Tools panel. Escape button does not help, switching layers in Layer panel does not remove focus either.

In release versions of Photo and Designer 2.0.4 the blue rectangle also stays in recent clicked dropdown menu BUT you can use shortcuts normally and everything is working as expected.


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  • 2 weeks later...
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The issue "Shortcuts not working when focus is in layers panel " (REF: PD-304) has been fixed by the developers in internal build "".
This fix should soon be available as a customer beta and is planned for inclusion in the next customer release.
Customer beta builds are announced here and you can participate by following these instructions.
If you still experience this problem once you are using that build version (or later) please reply to this thread including @Serif Info Bot to notify us.

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