Shortcuts for buttons in Drawing toolbox

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Shortcuts for buttons in Drawing toolbox

Postby jamadagni » Tue May 29, 2012 3:52 am

All good raster/vector drawing programs like Inkscape/GIMP etc provide single-key keyboard shortcuts for the tools from the Drawing toolbox. This would speedup operations very much. Using a mouse (or touchpad, whatever) should be only when it is unavoidable. Adding such keyboard shortcuts makes life a lot easier and contributes to a quick workflow.

Currently, when I suddenly have to switch tools (selection-knife-selection and so on) I have to press the button in the toolbar which is very much hampering my speed. Please add keyboard shortcuts. Thank you for a great software!
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Re: Shortcuts for buttons in Drawing toolbox

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue May 29, 2012 7:51 am

Shortcuts are a great time-saver when you're using a program daily — not so useful when you have used it for a long time and cannot remember what they are.

Spacebar to select the last-used tool would help a bit.

The ideal solution would be fully customisable shortcuts, but I suspect that may be too much to ask.

Check that you know all of the existing Keyboard Shortcuts.
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Re: Shortcuts for buttons in Drawing toolbox

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun May 14, 2017 5:55 am

The "k" shortcut for the knife tool was implemented long ago.

The shortcut for the measure tool is "m"

To return to the default Selection tool, press the Escape key.
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