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Hello everyone!

I've got some questions about shortcuts in Affinity Photo and Designer:

 

1.:

I read that ctrl + shift + tab is supposed to let me jump to the next file. But for whatever reason, this only works sometimes.

Is there a different way to jump to the next / previous file?

Could I be doing something wrong?

 

2.:

Is there a way to select the layer above / below the currently selected one?

 

I am working on OSX 11.6 using Designer 1.5.1 and Photo 1.5.1.

 

Thanks for any help!

Shu

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2. On Windows…

 

Ctrl + Alt + [

Ctrl + Alt + ]

 

I guess Mac uses Option key instead?

 

Check Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Draw > Select > Select Next / Previous.


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2. On Windows…

 

Ctrl + Alt + [

Ctrl + Alt + ]

 

I guess Mac uses Option key instead?

 

Check Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Draw > Select > Select Next / Previous.

 

Alt and Option (⌥) on a Mac are one and the same, but the Mac Ctrl key is different from the Windows one. The Mac equivalent to the Windows Ctrl key is the Cmd (⌘) key.


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For #1:

 

On a Mac, ctrl + shift + tab allows you to cycle backwards through your open document tabs. (Without shift, it cycles forward). In Separated mode it doesn't seem to do anything. 


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Thank you for your replies!

 

2. On Windows…

 

Ctrl + Alt + [

Ctrl + Alt + ]

 

I guess Mac uses Option key instead?

 

Check Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Draw > Select > Select Next / Previous.

 

Alt and Option (⌥) on a Mac are one and the same, but the Mac Ctrl key is different from the Windows one. The Mac equivalent to the Windows Ctrl key is the Cmd (⌘) key.

 

Unfortunately, when clicking cmd+alt+5 and cmd+alt+6, Photo will actually move the currently selected layer to the one above or below.

But I'd like to select the layer above or below and not move any layers at all.

 

 

For #1:

 

On a Mac, ctrl + shift + tab allows you to cycle backwards through your open document tabs. (Without shift, it cycles forward). In Separated mode it doesn't seem to do anything. 

 

Yes, it does work to some extent. But only sometimes. Sometimes it will just do nothing or react slowly (about .5 seconds after clicking the shortcut). Maybe this has something to do with Photo 1.5's general slowdown.

 

EDIT:

It does work faster and more reliably when the UI is hidden (tab).

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@shushustorm The keypress I gave you does what you ask... you just need to check the Mac equivalent.

 

Look under Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Select > Select Next / Previous


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@shushustorm The keypress I gave you does what you ask... you just need to check the Mac equivalent.

 

Look under Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Select > Select Next / Previous

The Select menu items "Select Next" & "Select Previous" (and the keyboard shortcuts for them) are in Affinity Designer, but not in Affinity Photo.


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Thanks R C-R for clearing up that confusion!


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The Select menu items "Select Next" & "Select Previous" (and the keyboard shortcuts for them) are in Affinity Designer, but not in Affinity Photo.

 

I see! You're right. Designer includes those options and they do work. So there is no way of doing that in Photo then, right? I thought Photo and Designer would (and should) share those options and shortcuts where possible.

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