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Does anyone know of a quicker way of setting the stroke thickness.

 

Clicking on the stroke bar opens a menu, then you have to drag the slider or enter a value. It seems there should be a much easier way, like an entry box on the Context toolbar.

 

Or am I missing something?

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You could drag the Stroke Studio panel out so it is undocked & place it somewhere more convenient.

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9 minutes ago, toltec said:

Not on a PC, poor cousins, remember.

Are you sure this does not work on Windows? Have you tried clicking & dragging on the "Stroke" tab name out to the left of the (I assume) Right Studio panel?

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6 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Are you sure this does not work on Windows? Have you tried clicking & dragging on the "Stroke" tab name out to the left of the (I assume) Right Studio panel?

 

There is no Stroke panel in Affinity Photo.

 

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4 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Are you sure this does not work on Windows? Have you tried clicking & dragging on the "Stroke" tab name out to the left of the (I assume) Right Studio panel?

 

Yep, left click, right click, double click, alt click, control click.

 

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3 minutes ago, toltec said:
6 minutes ago, Alfred said:

There is an entry box to the right of the stroke width slider.

 

No. It is just a display.

 

Yes, I deleted that part of my previous post when I noticed that you had written

 

9 hours ago, toltec said:

you have to drag the slider or enter a value

 

You can only enter a value in the box next to the slider. I agree that it would be more convenient if we could enter a value directly into a box next to the stroke weight button on the Context toolbar.

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2 minutes ago, Alfred said:

You can only enter a value in the box next to the slider. I agree that it would be more convenient if we could enter a value directly into a box next to the stroke weight button on the Context toolbar.

 

I have submitted an appropriate request through the official channels. Having seen the number of feature requests though, I am not overly hopeful of a quick response.

 

Don't you just hate it when Mac users are better off ? >:(

 

 

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Just now, toltec said:

 

I have submitted an appropriate request through the official channels. Having seen the number of feature requests though, I am not overly hopeful of a quick response.

 

Don't you just hate it when Mac users are better off ? >:(

 

 

 

I don't think Mac users are any better off in this particular case. @R C-R referred to the "Right Studio panel", which is why I responded by pointing out that (unlike AD) APh doesn't have one.

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1 minute ago, toltec said:

I forgot to mention it was about Photo :$

 

I think I knew that! ;)

 

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18 minutes ago, Alfred said:

There is no Stroke panel in Affinity Photo.

Ah, silly me. Since this was about strokes I wrongly assumed the app was AD.

 

1 minute ago, Alfred said:

I don't think Mac users are any better off in this particular case. @R C-R referred to the "Right Studio panel", which is why I responded by pointing out that (unlike AD) APh doesn't have one.

 

Mac users do not have a Strokes panel in AP but both right & left Studio panels are supported in both AD & AP:

 

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9 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Mac users do not have a Strokes panel in AP but both right & left Studio panels are supported in both AD & AP:

 

Arggh! More confusion!! When I said "APh doesn't have one", I was referring to the Strokes panel. Just like the Mac version, the Windows version has both a Left Studio and a Right Studio (but it lacks separate options for showing/hiding each of the two halves).

 

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34 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Just like the Mac version, the Windows version has both a Left Studio and a Right Studio (but it lacks separate options for showing/hiding each of the two halves).

I did not know Windows lacked the separate show/hide settings. Is there at least an "all or nothing" Hide/Show Studio option like the one in my screenshot below the individual ones for the Left & Right studios?

 

I don't know if you can see it clearly in the screenshot but I have assigned the tilde as a keyboard shortcut to show/hide the Left Studio. Because of a bug in the Mac version (fixed in the current beta) I use this all the time because I have put the Library & Macro panels in the Left Studio & the bug causes the Left Studio to reappear on launch or after changing personas, whether or not I have previously hidden it.

 

I don't know if that has anything to do with the missing show/hide options in Windows but maybe the 1.6 Windows version will get them as a result of the beta fix in the Mac version?

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13 minutes ago, R C-R said:

I don't know if that has anything to do with the missing show/hide options in Windows but maybe the 1.6 Windows version will get them as a result of the beta fix in the Mac version?

 

There is a Hide Studio option, but even in the latest beta there are no separate options for showing/hiding the Left Studio or the Right Studio.

 

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