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Fri, Oct 30, 2020 11:47 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Shift Key to slow down sliders on Mac

On a PC holding down the Shift key allows more precision (slows the sliders down) in adjusting most of the sliders.
But I cannot find any information howto do the same on Mac.

Please advice!

Thommy

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a month ago

A different Windows technique that might work on a Mac:  

  • Position the mouse on the slider 
  • Tap the left or right arrow keys 

Thanks for teaching me about the shift key technique. 

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a month ago

Interesting, on my LR 10 / Windows 10 and LR 2015.14 (6.14) / Windows 10, holding down Shift while dragging the slider doesn't change its speed, but holding down Ctrl does slow it down.  

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Lightroom Queen provides a complete list of keyboard shortcuts.  Here the keyboard shortcuts for adjusting Develop sliders on Mac and Windows in LR 10:

Click on the Exposure slider:

- / = : 0.10

Shift -/= : 0.33

Option/Alt - / = : 0.02 

Click on the number on the right of the Exposure slider:

Up / down arrow : 0.10

Shift up / down arrow : 0.33

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a month ago

On my Win 10 system, holding down Shift slows down the sliders but Ctrl does not. I suspect that you are using a keyboard with its own drivers such as a Logitech wireless keyboard. Shift gives finer control than the solution I mentioned earlier of clicking on the slider and then using the left/right arrow keys. 

 

I gave up on 3rd party keyboards a long time ago even though they have some nice features. The most reliable solution from my experimenting (with my wallet) is a Microsoft wired keyboard. Reliable in terms of working as expected . 

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It's a wired plain keyboard, no drivers.

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Bill,

My keyboard (a wired Microsoft Natural Ergonomic keyboard) works the same as yours: holding the SHIFT key works to make finer slider adjustments, but holding CTRL does not. In fact, while holding CTRL, I can't move the sliders at all.

Windows 10 Pro

Lightroom Classic

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a month ago

For the top six sliders (exposure, etc.) I find that clicking and dragging the corresponding area in the Histogram gives me greater control.

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a month ago

Dragging not the slider but over the corresponding numeric field also gives far more precision, where applicable.

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a month ago

Great feedback thanks!
But I still miss the Shift+drag option on Mac.
Maybe it's not an option on Mac?

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I don't think it's available on Mac -- I tried LR 6.14, 9.3, and 10.0.

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a month ago

I changed your post to an "Idea" (feature request).