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Pen tool in Affinity Designer: Shortcut to ignore handles of previous points on a curve

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Hey there, 

I've been using Designer on my Mac for quite some time. Now I have to work on a windows computer and have trouble while using the pen tool: 

When I draw a new point on an existing curve holding down 'control' on my mac, the new point ignores the handles of the previous curve. Once I release 'control' the pen tool works normally again.

I can't seem to find the key that causes this behaviour in Windows. Do you know which key it is or how to configure the shortcuts to work that way? 

Thanks so much in advance, 

EssaEll

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Hello @EssaEll,
 

Welcome to this forum.
In Windows it works similarly.
Is the pen tool active, press the CTRL key and hold the button down (the node tool is active).
now you can set new points.

 

Cheers

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Hi EssaEll,

Welcome to the forums :)

To replicate the Control modifier from your Mac, you need to hold down the Right Mouse Button whilst clicking/dragging to create your curve.

If you're ever unsure about which modifiers do what on a different OS, you can always check the Hint Line at the bottom of the document, as this will update depending on the tool selected - I hope this helps!

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4 minutes ago, Gnobelix said:

press the CTRL key and hold the button down

The CTRL key (Windows) is a replacement for the CMD key on Mac, however the user's looking for the Control key (Mac) replacement :)

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Thank you so much, this is exactly what I was looking for!

 

Edit: Unfortunately, the right mouse button just opens the context menu next to the cursor. There is no right click mentioned in the hint line neither. Do I have to wrong tool selecet ( P / Pen) ?

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