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Cycle tool problem causes change of layer selected

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I really love being able to turn on the Use ⇧ modifier to cycle tools, it used to be so awkward to hit a hotkey for a tool only to find you were already in that tool and now are no longer there because you were switched to the previous tool used.

But the cure has just shifted the problem.  I just hit a G when I happened to already be in the Fill tool.  So now instead of switching my tool selection to the previous used it searched out the layer that had a name starting with a G and selected it instead.  So now I changed the gradient in the wrong layer.

Okay so now how do we stop AD from searching out a field with the name starting with the hotkey that is disregarded by the tool cycle?  The only workaround I can think of is to start every layer name with some character that doesn't cause a tool cycle like maybe a tilde.  Or just don't name layers, which is really a poor solution.

I didn't even know AD would search out layer names starting with a character pressed until this happened.


iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) with macOS Sierra

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Hi Gear maker,
This is a bug, It shouldn't behave this way (selecting a layer which name starts with G). I will pass this to the dev team. Note however that when you turn Use ⇧ modifier to cycle tools ON both the cycling between tools of the same group and switch back from current to previous used tool behaviours are disabled.

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MEB, sorry for the late response.  I was out of the state for a couple weeks.

I just loaded 1.7.0.8 which over wrote 1.7.0.7, so I tried it in 08.  I just created Test4.afdesign and made a few layers giving them random names that start with hotkey letters.  Yes all of them cause this problem.  So far it seems to work incorrectly on every .07 & 08 file I've created.


iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) with macOS Sierra

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