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Author Topic: Help with Hotkeys to tweak selection area [SC]  (Read 1112 times)

tomos

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Help with Hotkeys to tweak selection area [SC]
« on: April 26, 2013, 04:35:25 AM »
What are the shortcuts for tweaking the selection area?
They may be in the helpfile but I coulnt find.
(I think these shortcuts might be working a bit wonky - or maybe it just me)

To be 100% clear:
Select an area.
Hold mouse over one edge and check the "zoom-box" bottom left in main pane.
Various shortcuts work to move that edge, one pixel at a time.

TBH I can never remember them and chance my arm and usually figure it out.

I tried Ctrl+Arrowkeys and Ctrl+Alt+Arrowkeys and Crtl+Shift+Arrowkeys.
All seemed to work, but today they appear to affect the frame at both sides, i.e. the selection-box moves, instead of becoming one pixel smaller (or bigger) on one side.

So maybe if someone could tell me which shortcuts I *should* be using, hopefully then I'll understand better/explain better what's happening.
Thanks.
Tom

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Re: Help with Hotkeys to tweak selection area [SC]
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 08:22:15 AM »
I think this screencase shows the different keyboard shortcuts for nudging selection:
http://www.donationc...c/3ds/sc25/sc25.html

Basically:
  • Arrow keys MOVE selection without changing its size
  • Ctrl+Arrows expand or shrink selection from center
  • Alt+Arrows adjust position of top left corner of selection
  • Shift+Arrows adjust position of bottom right corner of selection

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Re: Help with Hotkeys to tweak selection area [SC]
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 09:17:10 AM »
Thanks mouser -
I hadnt known about the Control one(s) -
that way why I was getting unexpected behaviour
(I had thought that the other ones worked with control).
Tom