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Making a selection and then using "move pixel" with ctrl+arrow_key creates an unwanted copy


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What happens?
When making a selection, for example a rectangular one, and you want to move the selected pixels by a fixed amount using ctrl+arrow_key a copy of the original is left behind as if you have had copied it before.
What should happen?
The selected pixels should just be moved without them being copied / the original being left behind unmoved.
How to reproduce?
See "What happens?"

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Hi splitframe - welcome to the forum :)

 

That's correct. Using the Ctrl key allows you to move a copy of the selection. REF: https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/MoveTools.html#12

 

Just use the arrow keys without the Ctrl key ;)

 

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Does anyone actually rely on the “Ctrl makes a copy” behavior? This has always been weird, clumsy, and inconsistent in my mind. Can always just Ctrl C Ctrl V to do the same thing...

 

(I suppose I can just disable it and see if anyone notices...)

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I find it useful now that I've become familiar with it. It is quirky because of it's similarity to this shortcut: 

 

Shift current tool 10 pixels

Hold Ctrl + Arrow keys     (may not work with all tools)

 

The trick is to use the arrow key first, then use Ctrl + arrow key combination to move by 10px (yes, I get it wrong often)

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