Transform Shortcuts / Enter the transform panel with a keyboard shortcut
I want to be able to transform an object using the keyboard.
For example, in Sketch, I can manipulate an object by holding the command key (optionally with a 10x Shift-key modifier) and using the arrow keys to increase or decrease the height or width of an object. This tends to be easier than using the mouse or the Transform panel when making quick modifications. (Also, less painful for arthritic users!)
Please consider it.
Henry Stock commented
This would be helpful, but I really just need the transform panel to pop up with the cursor in the first field. Then I can start typing without having to mouse to it and click in it.
I have a custom Autohotkey solution for this, extremely useful. Unfortunately it’s Windows only solution. To pull it on Mac you'd have to use Karabiner.
In case if you are interested, it looks like this:
I use NumPad hotkeys to access all fileds.
BTW, reference points change is recordable through actions, although in my setup it is done via AHK too.
Increase Canvas Size Limit commented
Mac OS Mojave. It could be done with a macro app, for sure, but it seems like such a straightforward feature, I don't want to add extra software to my (touch wood) stable setup. A modal dialog would be fine too, but until then I continue to click, click, click, click, click in the transform palette.
I feel that, Barry. I had the same problem and fixed it for me using Autohotkey for Windows. What is your OS?
BARRY R STOCK commented
I often have to change the width or height of objects to round them from 1/10,000" to 1/1,000" accuracy, and it requires that I click in the transform panel every time. If there was a way to enter the transform panel, or the control entries at the top, even if it required tabbing to get to the desired entry it would be better than a mouse click.