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Inconsistency in keyboard shortcuts for increase text size, decrease text size, etc.

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I've highlighted 4 default shortcuts below, for Text Size Bigger (or Precise Bigger) and Smaller (or Precise Smaller). Note that they show as combinations of ctrl and alt and the > or < keys:
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Those work. However, if I try to recreate those shortcuts, they end up as:

  • Ctrl+Shift+.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+,
  • Ctrl+Shift+,

Of course, on a standard US keyboard the > is a shifted . and the < is a shifted , and I suppose they might be laid out differently on some other keyboard.

And this isn't just an issue for Publisher, as it also affects Designer and Photo. But the inconsistency between the initial presentation and what the user can actually set is at best annoying, and at worst a (small) bug, so I figured I'd post here. Feel free to move somewhere else if it's really a feature request or a "By Design" :)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
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9 minutes ago, Chris_K said:

the shortcut s focused on the actual characters used.

 

I just checked and Cmd + = is good for Zoom In which the Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts says is Cmd + +

"+" is Shift "=" on this keyboard. Also I am sure that Zoom In used to work that way Cmd + Shift + =  to get the Plus.

Hope you can decipher this.

 


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14 minutes ago, Chris_K said:

Hi Walt, the shortcut s focused on the actual characters used. This has been intended since the start of the Affinity Apps

Thanks, Chris, but I guess I'm not sure what you mean by "the actual characters used", Chris. Yes, the default shortcut for increase size shows the Ctrl and the > key, but > is shift+. and if I try to set the shortcut to Ctrl+> Affinity insists on calling it Ctrl+Shift+. instead.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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I'm not a coder, but... 😄 I think, some applications can "chase" a certain key pressed, while the others "read" the character written on it. Affinity product do the second trick I believe. Can anyone prove me wrong (right)? 🙂

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