Mac keyboard shortcut for moving objects up and down

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Mac keyboard shortcut for moving objects up and down

Postby dr1ace » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:39 pm

I've been using Inkscape for years on my Mac (10.6) and could never find or figure out the specific Inkscape Mac keyboard shortcuts for raise or lower an object through the layers in a project -- that is from lower layer to upper layer and visa versa, not move the object's position geographically on page up and down. The PgUp (page up) or PgDn (page down) keyboard commands for this action on Windows don't just work that way on Mac. I thought I tried everything and every time I do a search I end up nowhere. Using the mouse command "Object/Lower" or "Object/Raise" off of the toolbar really gets old.

So I finally stumbled on to the Mac keyboard shortcut and I thought I would put it out there for anyone else having the same problem. Frankly I thought I had tried this combo before as well as every other possible combination of keys with PgUp and PgDn but I must have missed this one combination... Just this one! Ha! Always in the last place you look, huh?

So, first off of course, the PgUp and PgDn keys are actually the arrow symbol keys on the lower right of the keyboard "^" = "PgUp" (page up) and the down arrow is PgDn. So the shortcut to move objects up and down through the layers of your project use the "fn" (function) key on the lower left of your keyboard with the PgUp and PgDn keys. The specific Inkscape Mac keyboard shortcuts for raise or lower an object through the layers are "fn" + "PgUp" to Raise and object and "fn" + "PgDn" to lower an object through the layers.

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Re: Mac keyboard shortcut for moving objects up and down

Postby brynn » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:19 pm

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Re: Mac keyboard shortcut for moving objects up and down

Postby mai.n » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:32 pm

Thanks Chuck for the helpful tip!

dr1ace wrote:I've been using Inkscape for years on my Mac (10.6) and could never find or figure out the specific Inkscape Mac keyboard shortcuts for raise or lower an object through the layers in a project -- that is from lower layer to upper layer and visa versa, not move the object's position geographically on page up and down. The PgUp (page up) or PgDn (page down) keyboard commands for this action on Windows don't just work that way on Mac. I thought I tried everything and every time I do a search I end up nowhere. Using the mouse command "Object/Lower" or "Object/Raise" off of the toolbar really gets old.

So I finally stumbled on to the Mac keyboard shortcut and I thought I would put it out there for anyone else having the same problem. Frankly I thought I had tried this combo before as well as every other possible combination of keys with PgUp and PgDn but I must have missed this one combination... Just this one! Ha! Always in the last place you look, huh?

So, first off of course, the PgUp and PgDn keys are actually the arrow symbol keys on the lower right of the keyboard "^" = "PgUp" (page up) and the down arrow is PgDn. So the shortcut to move objects up and down through the layers of your project use the "fn" (function) key on the lower left of your keyboard with the PgUp and PgDn keys. The specific Inkscape Mac keyboard shortcuts for raise or lower an object through the layers are "fn" + "PgUp" to Raise and object and "fn" + "PgDn" to lower an object through the layers.

Chuck Bauman

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Re: Mac keyboard shortcut for moving objects up and down

Postby funkpod » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:56 am

dr1ace wrote:I've been using Inkscape for years on my Mac (10.6) and could never find or figure out the specific Inkscape Mac keyboard shortcuts for raise or lower an object through the layers in a project -- that is from lower layer to upper layer and visa versa, not move the object's position geographically on page up and down. The PgUp (page up) or PgDn (page down) keyboard commands for this action on Windows don't just work that way on Mac. I thought I tried everything and every time I do a search I end up nowhere. Using the mouse command "Object/Lower" or "Object/Raise" off of the toolbar really gets old.

So I finally stumbled on to the Mac keyboard shortcut and I thought I would put it out there for anyone else having the same problem. Frankly I thought I had tried this combo before as well as every other possible combination of keys with PgUp and PgDn but I must have missed this one combination... Just this one! Ha! Always in the last place you look, huh?

So, first off of course, the PgUp and PgDn keys are actually the arrow symbol keys on the lower right of the keyboard "^" = "PgUp" (page up) and the down arrow is PgDn. So the shortcut to move objects up and down through the layers of your project use the "fn" (function) key on the lower left of your keyboard with the PgUp and PgDn keys. The specific Inkscape Mac keyboard shortcuts for raise or lower an object through the layers are "fn" + "PgUp" to Raise and object and "fn" + "PgDn" to lower an object through the layers.

Chuck Bauman


THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!

This will literally save me hours of extra mouse movement during the course of a year!

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Re: Mac keyboard shortcut for moving objects up and down

Postby funkpod » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:51 am

thank you again!
haha, I forgot what the shortcut was, and then realized i have already replied in another year!


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