Finger Gesture Workflow
I just started my trial for illustrator on iPad, and Im already upset because of this touch modifier button. Why am I forced as a user to use this touch modifier button? Why can’t I just use a 1 finger or 2 fingers ANYWHERE on the ipad screen to do primary and secondary behaviors? I dont want to use this touch modifier. I instead want to use my fingers because its easier and faster.
I hate how I SPECIFICALLY have to tap on this touch modifier button to do primary and secondary behaviors for different tools and actions. I want to use my fingers instead. I want a finger gesture workflow. Not a touch modifier workflow. Its like my finger is being shackled to this one touch modifier button and I have no freedom to just press down with my fingers anywhere on the screen to do these other primary and secondary behaviors. Adobe is saying, “Hey! You can ONLY put your finger right here on this touch modifier button and ONLY right here and you’re going to work this way because we say so.” Its just so unfair.
I should be able to lay 1 finger anywhere on the screen to do primary behaviors and then lay 2 fingers down anywhere on the screen to do secondary behaviors. I should not have to press the touch modifier key. Its very cage-like. Im being shackled to this one button. My finger is chained up to this modifier key and it can only go there to perform behaviors.
Theres the touch modifier workflow and then there should be a finger gesture workflow. I want a finger gesture workflow. I want to lay 2 fingers down anywhere on the screen and move an object to duplicate it. I want to lay 1 finger anywhere on the screen and scale my object non-proportionally. I want to lay 1 finger down anywhere on the screen and rotate my object in 45 degrees. I don’t want to lay my finger on the touch modifier key to do any of these behaviors.
Give users the option to have a touch modifier key workflow OR a finger gesture workflow. Im asking for a finger gesture workflow. All you have to do is replace the primary and secondary behaviors with 1 finger and 2 fingers gestures ANYWHERE on the screen. Thats it. Its so simple. And if you do offer us this finger gesture workflow, allow the user to turn off the touch modifier button in the app settings since we’ll be using our fingers instead and won’t need to see the touch modifier button on the screen.
The touch modifier isnt going away. Im just going to work a different workflow.
That is a long piece of text, with a lot of repetitions.
The frustration is clear enough though.