Some shortcuts use the opening and closing square bracket keys [ and ], particularly those relating to the size of the tool.
My question is twofold:
Certains racourcis utilisent les touches crochets ouvrants et fermants [ ] , particulièrement ceux relatifs à la taille de l'outil.
Ma question est double:
Can you confirm the version of your software and operating system?
You can create your own shortcuts from the Edit menu > Edit Keyboard shortcuts
- Select to create a shortcut for a Tool or a Command
- Locate the tool size option
- and remap to what you would like to use
You should get a warning if the shortcut is already used for something else already.
Regretfully the Keyboard Shortcuts range of options available in Illustrator is quite limited.
Even more, using a non-US keyboard default ones availabilty is compromised.
Sizing up/down with [ ] keys only works for:
These shortcuts are not even available in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel. And therefore are nor remappable, changed to other combination of keys.
For me [ and ] do not work at all. And as Federico pointed out, you can't set custom keys for this.
Can someone tell me how I can change the tool size in Illustrator if I have an AZERTY keyboard, without completely breaking my workflow by clicking in the tool window, and resizing manually.
Thanks for answering.
I could not find tool size in the keyboard shortcuts.
As explained before, the short answer is not. it's not available in Keyboard Shortcuts panel.
Several shorcuts are not available, or not remapped, on localized (non US-English) versions of the program.
Keyboard shortcuts are stored in this file:
.\Adobe Illustrator 2020\Presets\en_US\Keyboard Shortcuts > illustrator Defaults.kys
This is a text file that can be edited. Though I have not found instruction for the keyboard keys numbering.
I think the lines for what you are after (on US English version and for US keyboards) are:
So I can edit the keyboard file with a text editor...
Do you know of any guide for doing this?
It seems weird that the Modifiers should be 224 when the command is just [ and not Alt Ctrl or Shift or something.
I have not found instruction for the keyboard keys numbering.
thanks for the attempt
Yes, filling a request is the way to ask Adobe for some help or solution.
I will complete my answers to your initial question, pointing, as you talk about
"completely breaking my workflow by clicking in the tool window, and resizing manually."
Never before using a French version and/or AZERTY keyboard those shortcuts were ever available.
When you want to change the size of the path to be drawn using ANY tool, you can select the tool and
1. Change in the Stroke width window or drop down menu in the Control panel on top,
2. And also you can do it too, using the same controls in the Stroke panel.
Currently shortcuts associated with these [ } keys (size, layer selection/move) are only available for English verions of Ai and US or English keyboards.
Equivalent .Kys files are also found in Photoshop and InDesign, but each one is different and only Illustrator one, is a text only file.
So the capability is there, it's just that in 30+ years Adobe hasn't found the time to transfer them to the UI ?
I confirm... I'm totally with that said above
That is a great great miss from adobe.
Be able to change the brush tool size via a simple shortcut like Photoshop on french keyboard is very important.
I still don't understand why this so simple command is not featured in illustrator.
Please do something. We need it !
Support the existing feature request.