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'Alt' with + or - doesn't work

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leica69

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The adjustment increment of several of the sliders is supposed to be reduced by holding the Alt key down while the + or - key. This doesn't work on my system. I've tried tested both Alt keys with both + and - keys on my keyboard. No luck. All I get is the Windows error tone. Using the Shift key to increase the adjustment increment works as it should. Any ideas out there? TIA, njb
 
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Well, using the numbers pad on my keyboard with Num Lock on I find that just using + or - will increase/decrease the slider value (which is what you would expect as that's exactly the message issued by Lightroom when you click on a slider). Using Shift with + or - will increase/decrease by a greater extent.

Slightly more confusing when using the ordinary QWERTY keys.....the =/+ key when pressed without the Shift key (i.e. you are 'typing' =) increases by the smaller amount, using Shift with this key (i.e you are 'typing' +) increases by a larger extent. Using the _/- key decreases the slider in the same way (without Shift is the smaller decrement, with Shift is the larger decrement).

I agree that using the Alt key just give the Windows error tone.

Victoria, possibly page 484 of the FAQ needs to be revisited?
 

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In the LR3 manual (page 175) I cannot see the Alt with +/- for smaller steps:
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I got the idea of the use of the Alt key along with the + or - keys to get smaller incremental changes from the Tips sidebar on page 276 of in Martin Evening's Lightroom 3 book. Maybe it was implemented in a beta version he was using as he wrote the book or maybe he was thinking of the use of the Alt key for the same increment-minimizing purpose when used with the up and down arrows in the Target Adjustment tool. whatever. It would be nice, though, if there were a keyboard way to move Basic panel sliders in increments of 1. Thanks for the answers. njb
 
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It would be nice, though, if there were a keyboard way to move Basic panel sliders in increments of 1. Thanks for the answers. njb
You can....single-click in the value box at the right-hand side of the slider and then the up/down arrows will give you the +/-1 movement (exposure stays at +/-0.1). You can also directly enter a specific value.

Given Mark's response, and the fact that IIRC Martin Evening is also a Mac user, I'm wondering if this is a case of platform-dependent different behaviour.
 
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Mmmm, I've seen a similar report on the U2U, saying that it's not working correctly on Windows. I'll check it out further and get a bug report in.
 
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Perhaps, and there's no guarantees that it'll get fixed, but they do try to avoid OS-specific things where possible.
 
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