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Hello guys! You know that in PS we are using Ctrl / Alt + Space bur to control Zoom in or out. Do you've any keyboard shortcut there in Affinity to control Zoom tool? 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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In the Mac Affinity apps you can use CMD + spacebar to zoom in & out with the mouse pointer but you have to press the spacebar first for this to work.

 

If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel you can set it to zoom the display in Preferences > Tools. This is really useful because with this enabled you can zoom at the same time you do other things with the mouse pointer.


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On my Mac El cap MacBook Pro Retina, Mid 2012 15 in.  OS X 10.11.6, One button mouse I can zoom with the mouse if I hit alt/option and scroll.

I no longer use the Magic mouse, too unreliable too many batteries. They no longer sell Magic mouse charger etc. I switched to a Kensington wired mouse. and now use the pref: >Tools> use scroll wheel for zoom( don't know what scrubby zoom even means but left it checked.). Works great.

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Looks like in your video you're pressing Space+Option/alt (or Space+control).... instead of CMD.

 

 

AND (if that's the case)... it only seems to happen if you press Option (or Control) before the Spacebar  :) .

(of course CMD before Space will call up Spotlight)

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(of course CMD before Space will call up Spotlight)

Unless you have deactivated that shortcut, which most photoshop users have done.

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AND (if that's the case)... it only seems to happen if you press Option (or Control) before the Spacebar  :) .

(of course CMD before Space will call up Spotlight)

As I understand it, supposedly they had to design it this way to avoid an OS X system level response from the opposite sequence or simultaneous press of both keys.

 

Like Fixx says, you can disable the system level Spotlight keyboard shortcut but I guess they decided some users would find this undesirable since it is global & would affect every app. If there were menu commands in Affinity for zooming in & out, I think it might be possible to use the App Shortcuts section of System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts to override the global Spotlight shortcut only for Affinity, but there isn't so that is moot.


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40 minutes ago, klutzak said:

Still getting a system 'bonk' noise when I hit spacebar - command on my Mac. Any further info on this bug..?

Are you holding down the spacebar first & then while continuing to hold that key down press & hold the Command key as well?


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On 9/24/2016 at 4:48 PM, JimmyJack said:

AND (if that's the case)... it only seems to happen if you press Option (or Control) before the Spacebar  :) .

Same here, which means: it works. It's just a little bit counterintuitive as to how I'm used to work in Illustrator.

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