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Offline Bent

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Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:53:38 AM »
As my Danish keyboard does not have bracket keys, is there a shortcut for rotating photos - both in thumbnail view and preview?

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 11:24:59 AM »
As my Danish keyboard does not have bracket keys, is there a shortcut for rotating photos - both in thumbnail view and preview?

No.  The bracket keys are the shortcut keys.  The keyboard shortcuts are not editable at this time.

Could you post a picture of your keyboard?  Perhaps we could add an alternate set of keys that will work with your keyboard.

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 12:48:00 PM »
Attached photo shows Danish keyboard.  Looking forward to your reply!

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 01:19:03 PM »
Wow, no square brackets at all!  How does one in your country write computer software (the square brackets are often used in computer languages to index through arrays of values)?

Wikipedia has many keyboard layouts, including yours (I think) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY#Danish

If you press one of the qualifier keys like your "alt" and 8 or 9, do you output a bracket?

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 05:34:24 PM »
alt + 8 gives left bracket, alt + 9 gives right bracket - they do not, however, rotate images in Photo Mechanic. :D

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 05:43:30 PM »
OK, got this far: cmd+alt+8 rotates counter clockwise, cmd+alt+9 rotates clockwise, though only in thumbnail view - not in Preview.  Semi cool.

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 06:56:28 PM »
OK, so do you have some suggestions for alternate key values?

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 01:38:25 PM »
Hmm, that's a difficult one, because so many key combinations are already taken & different users have different requests.  So, really any key or two-key combination would be wonderful.
I wonder though, why the cmd+alt+either8 or 9 rotate, but ONLY in thumbnail view and not Preview???
And may I mention I am still on version 4.6.9 - which, otherwise, serves my needs really fine. 8)

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 02:01:52 PM »
Hmm, that's a difficult one, because so many key combinations are already taken & different users have different requests.  So, really any key or two-key combination would be wonderful.
I wonder though, why the cmd+alt+either8 or 9 rotate, but ONLY in thumbnail view and not Preview???
And may I mention I am still on version 4.6.9 - which, otherwise, serves my needs really fine. 8)

I don't know why it would work in one place and not the other.  But if I make a change it will only be in PM5.  PM4.6.x is no longer being maintained.

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 11:55:58 PM »
I've got the same problem as my Swedish keyboard is more or less the same as the Danish one.

Here you can see all the OS X keyboard shortcuts: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US (also available in Danish and Swedish through the language menu at top right corner of the webpage).

What about using some of the unused the Fn-keys?

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Re: Rotate photo shortcut on european keyboard
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
Hey guys, I'm also working on a Swedish keyboard, running Mac OS X and Photo Mechanic both on latest versions. I manage to rotate images in Contact Sheet as well as Preview with CMD+OPT+8/9. How ever the keyboard shortcut does not work in IPTC Info Dialog. Happy!