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Michael Lloyd

Publisher for Windows Common Default Hotkeys

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Please honor the standard Windows hotkey convention, and your Windows users, and incorporate the following:

  • CTRL + F4 as Close Window
  • SHIFT + DELETE as Cut
  • CTRL + INSERT as Copy
  • SHIFT + INSERT as Paste

I understand users can configure hotkeys, though many Windows users expect some or all of these hotkey sequence to work as expected. Further most users will 'fight with'/'bend to' application defaults rather than configure such application behavior details. These refinements will improve application usability and user efficiency.

I also understand CTRL + W is defined as close window (is this a Mac convention? I have not seen this behavior in other Windows applications.). Retaining CTRL + W, and adding CTRL + F4 or replacing CTRL + W with CTRL + F4 are equally welcome refinements.

I have not tested for the possibility in Affinity Publisher to allow for user configured multiple hotkey sequences for the same function (e.g. CTRL + X and SHIFT + DELETE both as cut). It is common for Windows users to be familiar with and use both, or prefer one over the other.

Please consider incorporating this behavior in the Windows versions of Affinity Designer and Photo.

Thank you for considering.

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