Jump to content

Recommended Posts


Affinity Store: Designer 1.7.3.481, Photo 1.7.3.481, Publisher 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, Build 18362.418.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How does setting up your own shortcuts change the behaviour described by the OP? Whatever hotkey you choose, if you press the same one twice in succession the second press takes you back to the previous tool.


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.3.155 • Designer for iPad 1.7.3.1 • iOS 12.4.1 (iPad Air 2)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For example key "T".

It is default Artistic Text Tool and Frame Text Tool.

2017-12-23_133820.png.48609579f399c2aa0202878fe9d1f00f.png

2017-12-23_134056.png.1aff7678c65fb9422ac63a51c1a9f488.png

 

I prefere only one function/tool (not toggling between tools), for example Artistic Text Tool, I must delete/change shortcut for Frame Text Tool.

2017-12-23_134548.png.799671e507264c125a305365093e9617.png

2017-12-23_134617.png.97492ebcd26219f98eacf83788e7250d.png

 

Now pressing "T" select only Frame Text Tool, and not toggling with Frame Text Tool.


Affinity Store: Designer 1.7.3.481, Photo 1.7.3.481, Publisher 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, Build 18362.418.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah, no, we're talking about two different things! If the shortcut belongs to a group of two (like T for Artistic Text and Frame Text) then pressing the same key will toggle between those two options, but this is just a special case of cycling through all the options in a group; for example, pressing J repeatedly in Affinity Photo will cycle through the options in the Healing Brush Tool group so that you can access the Inpainting Brush Tool and other related tools. What the OP is talking about is the fact that with a single shortcut such as V for the Move Tool, pressing it a second time will select the previous tool instead of reselecting the current tool.


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.3.155 • Designer for iPad 1.7.3.1 • iOS 12.4.1 (iPad Air 2)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Under "toggling between tools" I understood switching tools like Artistic a Frame Text Tool.

But if it is "return to previous tool", so it's different :-)

 

In this aspect Affinity does not behave consistently.

For example select is View Tool:

- press V change to Move Tool, next press V return to View Tool,... (cycling View and Move Tool),

- press T change to Artistic Text Tool, next press T switch to Frame Text Tool, next press T switch back to Artistic Text Tool,... (toggling with Text Tools).

If it should be uniform with respect "return to previous tool", it would have to look like this:

- press T change to Artistic Text Tool, next press T switch to Frame Text Tool, next press T return to View Tool, next press T change to Artistic Text Tool,... (cycling View and Text Tools).

 

If Options for "Return to previous tool" disable (as required mateuspollonio):

- press V change to Move Tool, next press V stay to Move Tool.

- press T change to Artistic Text Tool, next press T switch to Frame Text Tool, next press T switch back to Artistic Text Tool,... (toggling with Text Tools).


Affinity Store: Designer 1.7.3.481, Photo 1.7.3.481, Publisher 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, Build 18362.418.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alfred understood what I was saying...

It's very annoying, you are doing something, then you stop, look at it, then realize you have to move something, then you press V, and it goes back to the previous tool, like zoom for example, then instead of move what you want, you zoom in or out, then you have to zoom in or out again to adjust your view, press V another time, then move

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Affinity Please provide an option to disable all tool toggling : D (I love Affinity Designer and Photo. As a 10 year industry graphic designer, they have essentially replaced Illustrator and Photoshop). Please! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, metajake said:

@Affinity Please provide an option to disable all tool toggling : D (I love Affinity Designer and Photo. As a 10 year industry graphic designer, they have essentially replaced Illustrator and Photoshop). Please! :)

Agreed, it's quite annoying and it disrupts my workflow. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.