Zoom In/Out and Resize Window Shortcut Keys

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Wed, 24 January 2007 21:04 Go to next message
George_Austin (Photoshop expert)
On which version of PSCS2 (9.0, 9.0.1, or 9.0.2) was this shortcut (ALT plus CNTRL plus +/-)for Resizing the Window when zooming introduced?
Wed, 24 January 2007 20:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
George_Austin (Photoshop expert)
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Thu, 25 January 2007 01:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chrisjbirchall (Photoshop expert)
It was there back in PSCS(1) - possibly even earlier.
Thu, 25 January 2007 02:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
George_Austin (Photoshop expert)
Thanks , Chris. Now, then, why would a user with ver 9.0 NOT have this even listed as an option (with or without a specific key combination assigned)under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts ( > View would be the proper subfunction, since that's where you find the related Zoom In/Out shortcut keys) when the user has never tried to change any of the assignments? And, of course, how would such user restore the feature he/she should never have been without in the first place if the feature had been introduced in PSCS?
Thu, 25 January 2007 04:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chrisjbirchall (Photoshop expert)
The ALT key offers many an undocumented ALTernative keystroke function. ;-)
Thu, 25 January 2007 11:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
George_Austin (Photoshop expert)
Am I reduced to "Honk if you have this shortcut key"?
Thu, 25 January 2007 17:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
George_Austin (Photoshop expert)
Others are reporting that ALT plus CNTRL plus +/- is performing the resize-while-zooming function even though NOT listed under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts > View. It still doesn't do anything for me.

The shortcut is nice because it can be invoked no matter what tool is active, as opposed to accomplishing the resizing by activating the zoom tool, enabling "Resize Windows to Fit" in the Zoom Tool Options bar, and invoking the zoom tool.
Fri, 26 January 2007 17:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
George_Austin (Photoshop expert)
OK. Apparently this IS, as Chris indicates, an UNDOCUMENTED feature, since it doesn't show under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts even for the ONE guy I know for whom it works on his desktop with PSCS2 ver 9.0.1. Even for that guy, it does NOT work on his laptop (using PSCS).

I was hoping to generate a little data base here with a least a few responses indicating which configurations have or do not have the feature. Or just simply what must one do to get it?
Sat, 27 January 2007 02:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dave_milbut (Photoshop expert)
it works on his desktop with PSCS2 ver 9.0.1. Even for that guy, it does
NOT work on his laptop




many laptops have funny keyboards george. might need the Fn key pressed or something like num lock in the key combo? i know ps differentiates between many similar keys (enter vs return for example).
Sun, 28 January 2007 09:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
George_Austin (Photoshop expert)
Got the inconsistencies resolved---at least on my machine but, I suspect, generally. Would appreciate confirmation from others of the following:

When the setting Preferences > General > Zoom Resizes Window is checked, the shortcut key combination CTRL +/- step-zooms and resizes the window to fit the image, while the combo ALT, CTRL +/- step-zooms only without changing window size. Unchecking that General Preference item REVERSES the roles of the shortcut key combinations so that, now, CTRL +/- zooms but does not resize and ALT,CTRL +/- zooms and resizes.

Further, that General Preferences item has no effect on the action of the zoom tool itself, which resizes when zooming only if the "Resize Window to Fit" box is checked on the zoom tool options bar. And the zoom tool options bar setting has no effect on the shortcut key actions.

Whew! Little wonder so much confusion!
Sun, 28 January 2007 10:29 Go to previous message
chrisjbirchall (Photoshop expert)
Unchecking that General Preference item REVERSES the roles of the shortcut
key combinations




Alt is short for Alternative
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