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Create/manage your own keyboard shortcuts

Today there are limitations for e.g. german keyboard layout.


Example for a german keyboard limitation on Mac:

With a german keyboard, you can not use brackets [ ] to control brush size (smaller/larger) with brackets as a shortcut.

Changing your brush size, is a frequently used usecase in editing fotos.

Brackets on a german keyboard:

Option + 5 = [

Option + 6 = ]

Standard layout in on1 for the option key is  to toggle between paint in / paint out in brush mode. So you can not use brackets on a german keyboard because it interferes with the standard layout of on1.


Idea is to manage/create your own keyboard shortcuts, to not interfere with standard shortcut layout in ON1, or adapt your own shortcuts as you know it from other applications .

11 comments on “Create/manage your own keyboard shortcuts”

  1. On December 7, 2018 at 2:17 am Valdimar SAEMUNDSSON wrote:

    When I purchased ON1 2019 I had no idea that I would not be able to use the keyboard shortcuts on my Icelandic Mac keyboard. I definitely would not have purchased it had I known beforehand. It is very important to be able to customize the keyboard shortcuts on international keyboards. It is very tedious to have to us key combinations. Photoshop has this possibility. I wish ON1 would do something similar.

  2. On December 17, 2018 at 4:35 pm Rui Leal wrote:

    Agreed! This is a MUST HAVE option for 2019 version

  3. On January 15, 2019 at 9:15 am Michael Schulte wrote:

    I have and also communicated the exact same problem with the Increase / Decrease brush size function and shortcut as decribed by Heinrich.

    Please allow for assigning individual shortcuts, at least for the most commonly used functions!

  4. On January 29, 2019 at 9:44 am Mayo Weber wrote:

    A must have. Current shortcuts are not useable on a mac with german keyboard.

  5. On February 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm Leroy Casterline wrote:

    Yes, please. This goes beyond reassigning the preassigned keys. I’d like to assign keys to, say, Mask/View Mode/Red Overlay and Mask/View Mode/Grayscale.

    If OnOne would do this, they would avoid the various requests they’ve seen for shortcuts other functions as well.

    1. On February 21, 2019 at 2:07 pm Todd Hill replied:

      As noted by others, not having the ability to mange the bush size, opacity and feather via shortcuts is a pain. Om my German Mac keyboard, decrease feather actually works with ⇧⌥5 for ⇧[. but other square bracket shortcuts do not work while others are simply not possible (⌥⌥5 for ⌥[). There really should be a solution other than swap out your keyboard for an English one.

  6. On April 18, 2019 at 12:14 am Vanessa BUREAU-FLEISCHER wrote:

    Taht would be wonderful !
    I loose so much time changing manually the brush size….
    Or by simply pressing “alt key” and moving the pen, like in Photoshop :D

  7. On May 31, 2019 at 1:58 pm Matthias Allgayer wrote:

    I can’t understand that developers who want to sell their applications internationally don’t think of internation keyboard layouts while creating shortcuts.
    So I also second what Heinrich wrote.
    For me it is a must have to assign my own shortcuts, espacially with not localized applications on non english keyboards.

  8. On July 7, 2019 at 2:54 am David Goovaerts wrote:

    Wanted to use On1 as a Lightroom replacement, but losing some of the keyboard shortcuts is a real disappointment.
    If you want to be taken serious worldwide as a RAW editor, you need to think global!
    and not everybody uses an English Keyboard…

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