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This is something I discovered by accident but believe it to be a bug.

I have a large filled shape which I am typing in text.

I select the Artistic tool  and click its position in the filled shape and type '8'. If I then reselect the Artistic tool and click in the filled shape no type appears but the shape adopts a transparency which I have to remove using the Opacity slider. However I can't always reproduce this. Some how whatever I'm doing is causing a change in opacity when I'm nowhere the Opacity slider as my pallets are on a second monitor. Any ideas?


Mac OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6

AD version 1.6.0

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There are keyboard shortcuts that change the transparency of layers (shapes) if the Move tool or Shape tool is selected. e.g. press 33 to get 33% 8 to get 80% opacity, 0 for 100%.

 

It will also change the Opacity of brushes, if a brush tool is selected.

 

It won't do it if the Text tool is selected.

 

In other words, be careful what you have selected when you press a number key ;)


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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I was able to replicate it and that is exactly what happened. Problem solved.


Mac OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6

AD version 1.6.0

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2 minutes ago, toltec said:

In other words, be careful what you have selected when you press a number key ;)

 

Yes, this is very unpleasant.
For example, if you enter the line thickness, and you think the focus stays on the input field.


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Wouldn't it less aggravating if one of the three control keys were used as well as number key or adding transparency?


Mac OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6

AD version 1.6.0

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It's used on other apps this way, so it would be confusing to modify this behaviour.

And I usually use ctrl/cmd/alt + number for applying characters or paragraphs styles, or diplaying color channel.

 

Perhaps you can reassign those shortcuts on yours applications ? (I can't check right now if it's possible).

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6 hours ago, Wosven said:

Perhaps you can reassign those shortcuts on yours applications ? (I can't check right now if it's possible).

There are no custom keyboard shortcut assignments for setting layer transparency in either Affinity app that I can find.

 

I would be very surprised if there were because this feature depends on the timing between keypresses to set the transparency, so for instance typing 4 sets it to 40% while typing 4 followed  quickly by typing 5 sets it to 45%. That probably has to be hard coded into the app because normally, keyboard shortcuts accept only one non-modifier key, with no provision for a delay to accept an optional second non-modifier key.

 

Jackamus, for completeness note that typing 0 (zero) by itself sets layer transparency to 100%. From what I can tell, so does typing any 3 number keys in quick succession.


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