Change Alt-Tab behavior?Answered
I'm running on Windows. When editing an image in Mask mode, the Alt-Tab keystroke toggles Keep/Drop mode for the Mask. But the Windows default action for Alt-Tab is to switch windows/applications, and this is what I am intending to do. So when Alt-Tab is pressed in Mask mode, both actions occur - the Mask mode switches and I swap applications. When I Alt-Tab back to On1 RAW, the Mask is now doing the opposite of what I want.
I am toggling back and forth between RAW and an unedited image displayed in a separate viewer to see what areas are covered by the Mask. Since I am looking just at the Mask, and not the actual image, Toggling the Preview view in RAW will not show me what I want to see.
Can i change or disable what Alt-Tab does in RAW? I don't see any option to do modify keystroke actions in the settings. Or is something for the product suggestions page?
Shift-X is the keystroke assigned to switching the masking brush's mode according to the User Guide. On the Mac Alt-Tab is also used by the OS to allow switching between programs and it has no effect on ON1's operations. The User Guide's Common Keyboard Hotkeys also does not show Alt-Tab used for anything. The only operation that makes use of the Tab key (by itself) is to close or show both Left and Right side panels at the same time.
The hotkeys list is on the last page of the User Guide.0
Yes Brian, however I just tried and also Alt-Tab does switch the masking brush's mode mode on Win10, so when you switch between programs with Alt-Tab you also switch the masking brush's mode, and when you return back it is inverted...
Is it not the same on MacOS?
Must be a bug to be reported.0
No, it is not the same on MacOS. I gave it a try before I wrote my response to Carl. We use Command-Tab for program switching.
Yes, I agree it is a bug; the program should not switch brushing modes when a user switches between programs. Would both of you do that please? Don't forget they'll want to see your log files.0
I have reported the above to support.0
Just for your information or interest, the real problem here is the fact that on Windows, when a brush is in use, pressing the ALT key temporarily toggles the brush mode. Normally, as soon as the ALT key is released the brush mode switches back (I find this a useful feature). However, as Carl has found, when ALT+TAB is used, the initial press of ALT toggles the brush mode, but after releasing ALT+TAB, the brush mode is not switched back.
Personally, I would not recommend switching Windows while editing with a brush. This could be a recipe for disaster! It is best to complete your editing and "save" by switching back to Browse, before using other programs. (Carl - have you tried using the mask view modes - these may show what you need to see while remaining in Photo Raw).
If it is absolutely necessary to switch programs while editing, using Windows key+TAB is a work-around that will not change the brush mode. Windows+TAB works similarly to ALT+TAB, but is not quite as easy because the mouse has to be used to switch programs.0
This is reported to be fixed in the just released 2021.1. I am running 2020, so I cannot confirm the fix.0
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