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x8 to 2018 Need right click menu options back. Still slow.

Postby Tanquen » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:39 pm

I should have used the 30 day trial. :(

I've been okay with most of the other updates over the last 25 years or so but not so much this time.

I guess the crop tool is messed up and it is not loading 50% faster but they did remove 41.6% of the right click menu options.

It was handy and all. Is there a way to get the missing right click menu options back?

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Re: x8 to 2018 Need right click menu options back. Still slo

Postby Ken Berry » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:49 pm

It would be useful if you could tell what right click options you are referring to.
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Re: x8 to 2018 Need right click menu options back. Still slo

Postby Tanquen » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:22 pm

Sorry about that. Not sure what you mean. Open Paint Shop Pro and then right click just about anywhere. Maybe they removed them in x9 but I’d think folks would have noticed. The number of options went from 12 to 7. Why remove them after all this time? It’s not like there were 50 confusing options there. ??? But then again I don’t know why they would change the File Save As short cut (Alt+F+A) to Add Info. For decades I’ve used the File Save As short cut is just about every Windows program on my PC. ???
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Re: x8 to 2018 Need right click menu options back. Still slo

Postby LeviFiction » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:39 pm

Tanquen - PSP 2018 now includes what is known as the "Essentials" workspace. This is meant to be easier to use for new users as it simplifies a lot of the UI. To get all of your options back you need to switch over to the Complete workspace.

Simply go to File -> Workspace -> Complete

As for the shortcut (Alt + F + A), technically they didn't change it. They just didn't properly consider what adding Add Info with an "A" shortcut would do. So PSP will use the last added menu item that was added for that letter to determine which command should be run. And unfortunately they added "Add Info" with the "A" underlined so that's what PSP runs. But "Save As" also has its "A" underlined so that's the reason for the discrepancy. They weren't thinking about it properly. I think many people no longer user menu hotkeys anyway, so that might be the reason they didn't think it through. Instead, they use command shortcut keys. LIke SaveAs is F12. And Save is Ctrl + S. The use of Alt, release, then F for File, then release, then A for "Save As" to select the command is kind of falling out of favor with some users.

But you can change these with the Customize command. I made a similar video for iraisok here on the forums not too long ago.

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Re: x8 to 2018 Need right click menu options back. Still slo

Postby Tanquen » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks for the info.

I've put the Alt commands back. I've had to do the same thing with x8 and the Alt File Close they also removed some time ago. I don't like the 'F' keys like F4 to close things as it will close applications as well as files you have open. You don't have to release the Alt key and for me its faster as the keys are right there. Some keyboards have really bad 'F' key like buttons more than keys. When they first removed the file close I asked them and they said it was not a standard key combo. ??? I think I used File Close and Save and Open on like every app I've ever used for like 30 years. Anyway...

I really just hope they fix the center zoom (Why did they do that!?) but it looks like they have moved to a no updates you have to buy 2019 deal. :(
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Re: x8 to 2018 Need right click menu options back. Still slo

Postby LeviFiction » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:37 pm

You can also change the keyboard shortcut keys so they don't use the F keys at all.

True, you don't have to release Alt. Unless you're activating the Image menu. It's the only case where this comes up, but Alt + I is the keyboard shortcut for "Add Info" so if you hold "ALT" an hit "I" to open the image menu, Add info will pop up. Unless you change Add Info's keyboard shortcut key.
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