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This feels like it might be quite a bit of a dumb question. 

When drawing a shape/fill freehand - with the pencil tool - is there a key or key combo that can be held while drawing, that will close the path?

I am thinking of something like Illustrators pencil tool where holding the Option key (Mac) will close the path being drawn linking first and last node.

I haven’t dug deeply thru the forums yet. 
I did look in the Affinity help:
https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/CurvesShapes/about_linesAndShapes.html?title=About Lines and Shapes
I can’t seem to find what I am hoping exists.

Any guidance is much appreciated.


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I don't think there is an option to create a shortcut to close the curve but I use "divide" button in toolbar when I use pencil tool to do it. 


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@souacz Nice workaround. :D


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Divide works. Yes! Thanks souacz for pointing that out. That's one click.

The Close Path, Action with the Node Tool also works (two clicks)

I guess if holding a key to close a path (no clicks) while actually drawing doesn't exist - I will ask for it as a feature request. Seems like a productivity/speed factor like zero clicks should be in there.


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