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farkasurdung

Selected area moving with direction keys bug

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Dear PaintDotNet staff,

ever since the new version released in January, I have been encountering a problem when moving a selected area using the directional keys. In earlier versions the directional keys would move the cursor and the selection by 1 pixel in the selected direction. Now it sometimes only moves the cursor, then after a second press it either moves the selection by 2 pixels or 1 pixel - it is random. I have been using this program for years for pixel work and it is important to me to be able to accurately move parts of an image. It is rather annoying when I press the key 32 times and it only moves the selection about 28-29 pixels in that direction instead. If you would fix this error introduced by your latest version, I would forever be grateful.
Thank you for your help in advance,

Farkas Ürdüng

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Eli    772

Could it be a faulty keyboard? Try replacing your keyboard and see if it still happens. The A letter on my keyboard does that. 

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lynxster4    887

I agree with Eli...please check your keyboard first.  Keyboard keys go 'soft' and start to malfunction.  Replacement is cheap.    :)

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Allow me to help with reading comprehension then.

 

 

it sometimes only moves the cursor, then after a second press it either moves the selection by 2 pixels or 1 pixel - it is random.

 

The first part of this sentence means pressing the arrow key on the keyboard sometimes only moves the cursor, but not the selection itself.

The second that after a second press, both the cursor and the selection moves - the cursor by one pixel as usual, the selection by either one or two pixels.
In both cases the keyboard works, otherwise the cursor wouldn't have moved either.

 

Please don't be rude.

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Eli    772

No one has been rude with you... Asking you to check if your keyboard is in good condition is my way to help you as I have had problems due to a faulty mouse or a keyboard in the past.

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Rick Brewster    825

I'm able to reproduce this. It's pretty easy, actually.

 

If you move a selection by beginning a click-drag of the "compass" handle, and then use the arrow keys, this happens pretty easily. But not if you wait a second between each press of the arrow key.

 

Also happens with the gradient tool and its handles.

 

In the meantime, I recommend moving a selection by using just the arrow keys. No need to click down on the "compass" handle.

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