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« on: April 02, 2016, 13:34 »
Just curious:
A couple of months back, I moved all the PS tools to the right hand side (as I'm right handed). After a bit of 'protest' from muscle memory, I'm now doing it intuitively, and wonder if there is some reason I can't think of why the tools are down the left hand side by default. ( I don't have a great memory for all the keyboard shortcuts, so I actually 'go for' a lot of the tools). Surely as a 'rightie', having them down the right hand side makes a lot more sense. But I've never seen any tutorials which suggest that, or which show the tutor having the tools down the right hand side.
Am I missing something obvious about why the tools are usually down the left?
Or do most people have all the shortcuts right at the front of their mind, so it's not an issue?
« Last Edit: April 02, 2016, 16:02 by ShadySue »

« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 13:54 »
My workspace is a mess, digitally and in the real world. My tools float about all over the place along with half the other panels I use. Wish I had the discipline to have things neatly docked either side of the screen!

« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 16:00 »
I never thought about it but maybe it's so they are separate from the layers and other windows which are down the right side by default? I never though to switch them but it seems like your setup makes more sense for a right-handed person, since you're hitting the various tools more frequently than anything else.

« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 20:47 »
I use the shortcuts all the time, but I've moved all the tools over to the second screen (on the right). I use a tablet & stylus and am right handed, so it just seems natural to me to have all the gubbins on the right (layers, channels, history, actions, tools, etc.)

« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 19:42 »
Because if they were on the right, some people here would be asking why they aren't on the left.


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