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  1. After the most recent update, Designer seems to freeze and crash for me around every 10-15 minutes, always when trying to zoom. I'm about ready to start paying the Adobe tax again. This software has just always been terrible on Windows. 😭
  2. These performance issues are not new to V2 for me. All my Affinity apps for Windows have always had awful performance, from Windows 10 to 11 across multiple PC specs. I'm currently running a Ryzen 9 3900XT 12-Core CPU and a RTX 3070 Ti GPU with 32GB ram on a M.2 gen4 SSD and these apps are all extremely laggy. There's a short delay when selecting/deselecting everything. Just awful to use. I am so sick of Windows optimization seemingly never being improved for the multiple years I've been using this software. Utterly disappointing. It runs better on my comparatively weak 2017 Macbook Pro. I've been such a cheerleader for these apps to other designers but I'm really losing faith that they will ever get these to actually run well for Windows. Very frustrating that they aren't putting more resources into this.
  3. @Hellodesigners Two years later and the performance is still pretty bad for me on windows. I've even upgraded my pc to a 12-core Ryzen CPU and still using my GTX 1070 graphics card. Still disappointed with performance with or without hardware accel.
  4. Even after the big 1.10 "performance" update, Affinity Designer and Photo still run like trash on my 12-core ryzen 3900xt and GTX 1070 GPU. Even on a simple document with relatively few layers, sliding adjustment layer parameters is extremely sluggish. Moving shapes around is jittery. I've seen no noticeable improvement at all. My 2017 Macbook runs the apps better than this. It feels like all development focus is put on the MacOS versions and Windows users are left to suffer with sub-par performance. Very disappointing to think I'll finally get a "huge boost in performance" and have it behave exactly the same.
  5. Trying out the beta with hardware accel turned on. Seems performance of the tools themselves is better. Drawing shapes, changing colors and gradients, etc is very smooth, but grabbing and moving objects around is still incredibly choppy, especially the artboard. My GPU utilization only jumps by 5-10% when moving stuff around, but it will eat as much CPU as possible until it hits 100%. Able to hog about 50-60% CPU while I have my browser open playing a video. Hardware accel doesn't seem like it's taking much advantage of the GPU at all. Bummer. Guess I just have to hope the next rig I build with a beefy ryzen cpu can run these apps better.
  6. It's not file-specific. This happens even on new documents. From what I understand the windows versions don't use hardware acceleration at all. I assume my CPU just isn't beefy enough. I hope they eventually add GPU support for windows. It would be a game-changer.
  7. Yes. It's an annoyance that could be easily fixed. It's a user experience improvement. Do you just go look for feature requests that you deem unnecessary by the way you use the app just to argue with people who support it? Everyone's workflow is different, and for a lot of people this feature would improve that workflow. Why are you even in here?
  8. Sometimes I lay down some text with artistic text because I don't like to have to stretch a box first. I just lay it down to see how it looks as one line. Then if I decide it's too long and I would like to wrap it, I would really REALLY like the ability to covert to text frame so I can start adjusting the wrap. Seems like that case wouldn't be difficult. +1 for this feature.
  9. I just want to add to this thread that performance for me on Windows in both Designer and Photo has been unbelievably abysmal. The attached video shows what it looks like just panning the view around on a very small file with not a lot of elements. The amount of lag and stutter is insane. Any change I make with an adjustment layer in Photo lags for over a second sometimes. WHEN WILL THIS BE IMPROVED???? I've messed with all the performance and snapping settings with no change. My specs: Intel i5 6600K Gigabyte G1 GTX 1070 8GB 16GB Ram Running on an M.2 SSD hooked up to a 60Hz 1080p monitor and a 144Hz 1440p monitor I get better performance on my 2017 Macbook Pro! This is the only thing keeping me from loving this software and recommending it to people. Please do something. Affinity_Designer_2020-04-17_14-33-41.mp4
  10. The pathfinder is completely broken for me in 1.8.3.641 Windows. Here's what happens when I use 'add' on a simple oval and trapezoid. Kind of an important tool to have fail this badly. Please fix.
  11. On a new document, I chose the artistic type tool, clicked on the artboard so the cursor was flashing ready for text, I then opened the font-selection dropdown and started typing ‘mon’ to search for a font. Tried again on relaunch and was not able to reproduce. 2017 Macbook pro 16 GB Ram radeon pro 560 2GB 2.9 GHz i7
  12. Though why can't I add a second stroke via the appearance panel to multiple objects at once?
  13. I'm running into an issue in Designer on Mac where I set the fill I want a shape to be when I draw it, but when I do it decides to fill with one of my previously used fills. I don't understand this behavior. Is this a bug? See attached video. affinity_fill.mov
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