Modification of pattern through keyboard shortcut
There was a very useful option available in very old versions of Illustrator (before CC). When I need to modify a pattern applied to an object but not the object itself (scaling, rotating, shearing, mirroring, etc...) , it was possible to do it manually, not throught he box, by pressing a key — to be chosen in the keyboard shortcut menu — while moving the mouse or using the increment keys. It was much faster and flexible than to have to go through the box, deselect the "apply to object" option and repeat several time. It would be great to have this possibility back.
Thank you Egor :-) I know nothing about programming but maybe I find someone who would help.
Try Hammerspoon for hotkey remapping instead. Like these fellows do:
And I reported this problem further, may be it will finally get noticed.
Thank you Egor, that's very kind of you. I am not on windows and unfortunately, if there there is no equivalent of autohotkey for mac, I am out. I find this so careless from Adobe (among many other things) because there are so many graphists working on mac !
Hélène, yes, I remember this problem now! I could have guessed you are from France, sorry.
Indeed this key should be assignable then. Voted.
Meanwhile, if you are on Windows, you can try to use Autohotkey to reassign it to nay other key. This requires some effort, but the community is friendly enough to help and there are a lot of examples. Once you are in, you would have so many possibilities.
I seems to depend on keeboards. I use a Mac French keyboard and there is no ~ key. The equivalent is alt-n but it doesn't work for the pattern change. If you have the trick which key will work, please tell me. I had asked to Adobe help line but they were unable to tell me...
You can still do it now by holding ~ key