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I have a MacBook Air M2 and I'm using Affinity Photo 2 beta version 2.3.0, just updated. I'm trying to resize (enlarge) a photo that I've brought into my document as layer 2... when I try to grab a corner to resize the photo, I get a menu that doesn't help me. I'm just trying to enlarge a photo... why do I get this darn menu? I'm attaching a video of me trying to grab the handle to enlarge. Please help.

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34 minutes ago, jengrant said:

why do I get this darn menu?

I see you are using a MacBook. I am going to assume you are using the built in trackpad instead of a mouse or graphics tablet. The menu you are seeing is called a Context menu and it comes up when you use the control key with a mouse click or a Right click. The MacBook's trackpad has the ability to interpret some clicks as a Right Click. I have mine set up to Right Click when I use two fingers instead of one. 

Try using just one finger and actually push down on the trackpad to click and hold then drag while maintaining the pressure on the trackpad.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.7.2 
Affinity Designer 2.3.1 | Affinity Photo 2.3.1 | Affinity Publisher 2.3.1 | Beta versions as they appear.

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

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Thank you... I tried with just holding down and not right clicking and I get the same Context Menu... ugh.... grrr. I made a mistake in my first post and said I right-clicked, but in fact I just used one finger. You will see if you watch the video. Maybe I've got something wrong in the headings? Is it because I'm using my mac's trackpad?

Jennifer

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Check this in your Preferences in the Affinity Applications. Command + , (comma) will bring it up. See if "Force Touch context menu" is checked in the Tools section. If memory serves it is on by default, and I always turn it off (even though I truly have absolutely no idea what it means or does).

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Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.7.2 
Affinity Designer 2.3.1 | Affinity Photo 2.3.1 | Affinity Publisher 2.3.1 | Beta versions as they appear.

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

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