When in Global adjustment mode, the Esc-key (and, presumably, the Cmd-key on a Mac ?) cancels out of the current Global tool. For example; Invoke, say, the Crop tool and then hit the Esc-key … and the Crop tool will be closed. Ditto with any of the other Global adjustment tools.
However, when in Local adjustment mode, hitting the Esc-key does not simply cancel out of the current Local adjustment tool … it cancels the entire Local adjustment mode - taking you back to Global adjustment mode.
It would be better, in my view, for the function of the Esc-key to be consistently applied - so that we know what to expect in standard usage,
PS. I have reached the limit of my available votes
Actually a request as LC here is taken as a tool (like crop, red eye etc…) and Esc just closes the tool (same for the Enter key).
So if you think the behavior should be changed, lets see the support from the users.
to open and close we have big button topscreen. with “local correction” written in t.
So “esc” would be a " cancel current action". All changes made after opening tool is discarded?
Or just Close?
( remembering cmd key’s wrong and your action can be a surprise., so i use them not often. and that’s why i don’t remember them. )
you are very often asking us to place suggestions as votable feature requests. However most of the active contributors to this forum seem to be out of votes now for a considerable time. Since no relevant new features have come up so far we will not regain our votes soon. So how do you plan to go on with the voting feature. Just wait for new forum members to drop by and place their votes or give back some voting capacity to your active contributors. I have been pointing to this problem several times in the past, but not much has happend.
Yes - that’s my usual/typical expectation for the Esc-key (to cancel/abandon the action currently in progress)
… and I would support a change to that interpretation by PL - as long as it was consistent within Global & Local adjustment modes.
I agree with John-M. I use the esc key to stop what is gooing on, for example when I am trying different approaches to achieve a preconcieved image quality and the phone rings, distracting me from my progression; I want to escape from where I am and start again when I am able.
We’ll look what we can do about this Esc Shortcut key and its behaviour.
We’re thinking on and assessing how to make a “new experience” around Keyboard shortcuts, as its part of a better usage and also a long time request, so it will integrate this thinking process.
Regarding the Votes, I’ll Close some topics which have already and clearly been identified as most voted request (like HSL) so it will free your votes again.