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I have a 10.5 iPad Pro and my last update on Affinity Designer was Oct 20th. This issue seems to only get worse for me? It's counter intuitive to how I work and I swear I spend half of my time trying to select and move items only to accidentally resize and transform them just to hit undo and repeat over and over until it finally works. I REALLY need an option to JUST move an object when I want to move one, and a separate option to transform... or at least a way to disable transforming an object in the sub-menu for the move tool. This is driving me crazy and I've gone from thrilled to finally have Designer on my iPad to disappointed that it's still way faster to work on my computer with a Wacom tablet I really don't want to use anymore! 

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People have been reporting this issue since July. Still no solution. :o

 


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB lpadOS 13.1.3  Affinity Photo 1.7.3.155 Affinity Design 1.7.3.1 Publisher for iPad ?

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Sorry, but this is just ridiculous. It‘s impossible to do serious work like that, since I keep resizing all the time, being required to do workarounds, slowing me drastically down. This issue hasn’t been fixed since months, nobody even cares to comment on this topic, yet it is such an obvious thing to implement. I really loved what Affinity did on the Mac, but their iPad app is just a mess. No nudge controls, entering manual values works half the time, duplication comes with a 1 sec delay, and and and...

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At this stage of the game the issue has been occurring for at least 4 months, it might be necessary to leave a review on the AppStore for this app.  They claim the app to be a high quality precision vector application but they can’t even get a basic fundamental editing feature to work correctly.  Maybe a review might wake up Serif to this issue, but I’m not holding my breath.


iPad Pro 9.7” (A1674), Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.4.45

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Please, please, please address this, QA or developers! Zooming in is not a solution, it is a work around. Let me have another button under the Selection tool which just hides these knobs and completely prevents resizing. Why not? - People move objects at the very least as much as they resize, if not more; so having resize be prioritized just baffles my mind.

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Same problem here, also I don’t even really understand all the icons that are in the move tool menu? Video tutorials don’t explain this... Is there a documentation somewhere that at least mention each icon?

- What is the bottom right icon, with a small eye inside the square for example?

- what is the difference between Select Under and Select Inside?

 

 

On the screenshot, I’m trying to select and move the groups composed of those three blue dots and it’s basically impossible without zooming ver far in, even with the pen.

In addition I can’t quite ensure that the group of three dots remain selected, that is if I select the group, then accidentally clicking on one of the dot yank the selection from the group being selected, to that single blue dot being selected. Is there a way to lock the selection (i.e. locking what is selected), so as to ensure a consistent behavior?

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As I understand it, 'Select Inside' allows you to tap to select nested objects. Whereas, 'Select Under' allows you to select objects ‘hidden’ below other objects. :)


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB lpadOS 13.1.3  Affinity Photo 1.7.3.155 Affinity Design 1.7.3.1 Publisher for iPad ?

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Also an issue for me and slows down my workflow. Affinity, could this be added as an issue to somehow fix?

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