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Is there a way to disable the opacity shortcut when using the number keys (1-9)?
I use Affinity software for digital painting and illustration, and I keep accidentally hitting '3' instead of 'E' for the eraser and changing my brush opacity to 30% by mistake.
I've also assigned Cmd+1 and Cmd+2 to rotate my canvas left and right, but the same problem here - I keep accidentally changing my brush opacity in the process if I don't perfectly press Cmd together with the number key.

I don't use the number keys to set opacity of my brush anyway, so I would love to disable and/or customise those shortcuts to accommodate my workflow better, but I can't seem to find those keys anywhere in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel. I wouldn't recommend removing this shortcut for those who use it, but perhaps having the option to customise it would be helpful?
 

Thanks in advance.

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Delete this Shortcuts.


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On 6/8/2019 at 3:06 AM, Pšenda said:

Delete this Shortcuts.

Where do you see a way to do that?


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Unfortunately, I just can't try it, but I suppose if it is so stated in the help, it should be possible.

Screenshot_2019-06-10-01-11-24.thumb.png.efaec34b81ca6f0a2510b35637b01309.png

If it is not possible to reset/delete it, it is a pity - these are really impractical shortcuts.


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16 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

Unfortunately, I just can't try it, but I suppose if it is so stated in the help, it should be possible.

At least in the Mac versions, the numeric key shortcuts for opacity are 'baked' into the apps & do not appear in any of the Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts categories I can find.

This probably has something to do with them not being ordinary 'one press' shortcuts, since for example pressing 4 quickly followed by 3 sets opacity to 43%, so in effect there are 100 different keyboard shortcut opacity settings, including the 0 & 0 pair that sets opacity to 100%.


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On 6/7/2019 at 11:36 PM, ChristiduToit said:

I don't use the number keys to set opacity of my brush anyway,

I am pretty sure the number keys set the layer opacity, not your brush.


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When using a raster brush (or various raster other tools)  the number keys do indeed set the opacity of the brush.

When using other tools they set the opacity of the layer.


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6 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

I am pretty sure the number keys set the layer opacity, not your brush.

They are context sensitive, so like in the screen capture @Pšenda posted, if no brush is selected, they change the currently selected layer's opacity (which can be seen in the Layers panel) & if one is they change the opacity of the brush (which can be seen in the Context toolbar).

EDIT: @Aammppaa beat me to it!


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Thanks for the feedback everyone, but it doesn't seem like I'm able to change/find the shortcuts in the shortcuts menu. 
As @R C-R mentioned, I believe these shortcuts are 'baked' into the software and are currently not editable. 
It's a pity, but perhaps we'll be able to change them in future versions/updates. 

It's not a train smash as much as just being a personal pet peeve - I'm sure most people don't have any issues with these shortcuts.

I just thought I'd try my luck. :)

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