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[Affinity Photo 1.7.1] Gradient Fill shortcut cannot be reassigned?

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Mac OS Mojave 10.14.5, Affinity Photo 1.7.1 

I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out why Affinity Photo is behaving this way.  I want to have pressing 'G' key on the keyboard ONLY activate the Flood Fill tool.  I've been able to successfully reassign all the other keyboard shortcuts except for 'G'.  No matter what I do, no matter how I configure the Preferences, G always activates the Gradient tool!

I've tried:

Resetting all the Keyboard shortcuts

Clearing all the keyboard shortcuts

Assigning Gradient to another key 

Assigning Gradient to no key

Removing the Gradient tool from the Tools sidebar

Activating the "Use ^ modifier to to cycle tools option"

Deactivating the  "Use ^ modifier to to cycle tools option"

 

Nothing seems to work.  Pressing 'G' on the keyboard always switches to the Gradient tool.  Am I missing something?  How do I get it to stop doing this? :( 

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8 hours ago, Graymare said:

Assigning Gradient to no key

Do that again and in Preferences >  tools

switch on...

Use Shift Key to cycle tool groups

Works on Windows, so see if that works on a Mac


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I see the same issue in Affinity Photo 1.7.1 on my Mac. Even if enable "Use ⇧ to cycle tools", even if I set the keyboard shortcut for the Gradient Tool to something not used for anything else like "K" (which shows in the tooltip & works to switch to the Gradient Tool), or set the keyboard shortcut to nothing, G continues to activate the tool.


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.155 & Affinity Designer 1.7.3.1 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 13.1.2

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Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, carl123 said:

Do that again and in Preferences >  tools

switch on...

Use Shift Key to cycle tool groups

Works on Windows, so see if that works on a Mac

For anyone following along, the correct path to changing Keyboard Shortcuts (for Mac OS) is Affinity Photo > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Tools (from the second dropdown).

And it also doesn't work on a Mac.  I have Gradient set to nothing, and "Use ^ Modifier to to cycle tools" but the hardbound 'G' for Gradient behaviour persists.  Is this a bug?  If so could someone please move this topic to the appropriate forum?  I'd really like to be able to finish configuring Affinity to behave like the way I'm used to working, instead of getting hard-checked each time I try to switch to the Flood Fill and it doesn't activate the tool  I expect.

Gradient_Pref_Fail.jpg

Edited by Graymare
clarifying menu path is only applicable to Mac OS.

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