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resizing images with CTR

Post by TomKeane123 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 am

pressing the shift key While resizing images keeps the aspect ratio the same but I don't understand why someone would want to use the control key when resizing images.

Can someone explain some real-world examples of where CTR resizing would be used?

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by Klaus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am

???
TomKeane123 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 am
pressing the shift key While resizing images keeps the aspect ratio the same but I don't understand why someone would want to use the control key when resizing images.

Can someone explain some real-world examples of where CTR resizing would be used?
Sorry, don't get it!? The Control key does NOTHING when holding while resizing an image!

At least not here on my Mac, here the context menu pops up (like a right-click) when pressing the CTRL key BEFORE resizing and does nothing when pressing immediately after I begin to resize.

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by dunbarx » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:58 pm

Confirmed as Klaus said, though I am also on a Mac.

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by bogs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:04 pm

On Linux (and I suspect Windows), you can indeed hold the CTRL key before clicking a resize handle, which acts like more of a cropping than a resizing, in that it moves only the outside frame of the image object.
TomKeane123 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 am
Can someone explain some real-world examples of where CTR resizing would be used?

I can think of many times where you might want to crop something instead of resizing it.

You guys don't get that on the Mac? I am surprised :shock:
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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by Klaus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 pm

AHA! :D
On the Mac the CMD key does the cropping.

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by bogs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:40 pm

Well, yes, isn't the cmd key the equivalent of the ctrl key on a mac keyboard?
Klaus wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am
Sorry, don't get it!? The Control key does NOTHING when holding while resizing an image!
Or do you have some other kind of keyboard?
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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by Klaus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:46 pm

bogs wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Well, yes, isn't the cmd key the equivalent of the ctrl key on a mac keyboard?
Nope! On my (standard Apple) keyboard the "bottom" line from left to right:
CTRL - ALT - CMD - SPACE - CMD - ALT - CTRL

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by bogs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:45 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Wierd :?
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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by Klaus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:01 pm

Weird? Only for non Mac users. :-)

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by bogs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:00 pm

No, I mean weird as in I thought the cmd key on mac was the control key on everything else, so ...
weird as in why would you bother to put a control key on the keyboard?

I'll readily admit to not having used a mac since my mac plus :D
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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by Klaus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:52 pm

Well, the macOS has a LOT of keyboard shortcuts that involve the CTRL and CMD key!

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:45 pm

Not ALL keyboards are created equal:
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Wonder why I cannot find a USB keyboard with a SHIFT LOCK key: it's dead useful.

Seriously, though . . . these are the ONLY keyboards I use with Macintosh computers:
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the CTRL, ALT & CMD keys can clearly be seen on either side of the SPACE bar.

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Re: resizing images with CTR

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:57 pm

While pressing the CTRL, ALT or COMMAND key on a Macintosh
will NOT yield a rawKey code, you can
check for this by using:

Code: Select all

if the controlKey() is down then
---- do something
end if
and the Dictionary claims that commandKey and controlKey are synonymous,
which makes me wonder how one detects if the CTRL key on a Macintosh is down.

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