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I'm a longtime Photoshop user switching to Affinity Photo. Of course it would be nice if I wouldn't have to retrain my "muscle-memory" a lot.

One of differences that causes me a lot of trouble is the way dialog-boxes react. For instance: in the Resize Document (and Canvas) dialogbox, clicking on the numbers in the size fields doesn't select them (as in Photoshop) but inserts the cursor "somewhere". I often end up with a (very long-lasting) spinning wheel, because I have entered a new number, not instead of the old one, but inserted in the old one, ending up with huge numbers.

Downsizing a 1280 px wide image might end up in a 12(1024)80 px wide document, clicking "Resize" automatically . . . . . . I keep "Force quitting" the program.

Another point: why isn't there an "Enter" or "Return" keyboard option  to enter the new values and close the dialog box ?

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Welcome to the forum @Gerrit Velthuis,

You on a Mac or Windows? I seem to have no problem selecting the text entry part of dialog windows. In fact with AP you can enter math equations if you don't know the size you're needing, then press Enter and it will display the size. See my attached screen cap.

I'm not sure why they don't have an Enter or Return button on their dialog windows.


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Thanks Ron,

I didn't say that I can't select the entry, but that the (first) entry isn't automatically selected (like in PS).

In PS you can immediately start typing (or, more often, paste) a new number ; in AP that results in inserting the new number "inside" the existing one which results in huge numbers by accident. Besides that the process is more complex in AP.

I often used PS to resize a bunch of images to the same size, by simply choosing "Image Size.." - cmd V (1500 f.i.) - enter - cmd S - cmd W (1 mouse + 4 keyboard actions); this could also be put in an action easily.

In AP I have to choose "Resize Document" - double click size-box - cmd V - click enter - cmd S - cmd W (mouse - mouse - keyboard - mouse - 2 keyboard actions) > far more complex and impossible to put in a macro.

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