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    IsabelAracama reacted to R C-R in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    No, because I have System Preferences set to use the Light appearance, my macOS menu bar items show dark text on a white background, just like yours do. But for example, File > Open or File > Save in the Affinity apps opens a window with a black background & white text, unlike any other app installed on my Mac that uses the standard macOS interface for file system access.
    For example, I get this in AD:

    In my other apps the same folder looks like this:

    I would much prefer the light background with black text for these windows, & also for application dropdown menus like for the Snapping options. As I understand it, Preferences > User Interface when set to "Default OS" should do this, but it does not.
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    IsabelAracama reacted to R C-R in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    There is in Mojave a third option in Preferences > User Interface for "Default OS" but even if System Preferences > General is set to Appearance > Light, almost all of the Affinity menus, panels, & windows still use the Affinity dark UI. The staff have mentioned that this may be a bug or changed in the future but there is AFAIK no more info about it than that.
    The only exception I know of is in Preferences > User Interface there is an option near the bottom for "Always use white background for Font dropdown." Personally, I would prefer it if that option applied to all dropdown menus, & to Open, Save, & Save As windows, not just the fonts dropdown.
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    IsabelAracama got a reaction from dcarvalho84 in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Thanks! I will. So far I wouldn't say I have so many though. But good to keep an eye on. We'll see if this lasts as is now  thanks again
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    It's probably due to the fact that you can control the AD look independently from the OS setting, meaning here, even you may have set your OS (Mojave) overall to light mode, a bunch of apps have and do still their own color theme settings. Thus you can run Mojave overall in light mode but AD will be still in dark mode (which is the apps default setting if not changed in the AD prefs).
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    It's now more adapting the OS based Apple Mojave dark mode, which before wasn't available for Sierra. Before Mojave the dark/white view mode handling was entirely driven by Affinity software itself, now they adapt to Apple's theme. - Beside that you can adjust the greylevel of AD in it's preferences settings ...

    See:
    Preferences
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    IsabelAracama got a reaction from markw in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Well I have updated the OS, just to start somewhere, and I am in Mojave now, as I didn't want to be on Catalina yet. And it looks all issues have gone now. 
    Some stuff in the AD UI look different, like the OS windows that now are dark if the UI is dark and clear if the UI is clear, but I can live with that... even though before I was on the dark UI and my OS windows where light and I prefer it... but I see I cannot change it now somehow. Also I put the UI light for Mojave, so I am not sure why it is showing it all dark when before it wasn't. Anyways... it looks like all the important things are fine now so fair enough. Fingers crossed!!
    Thanks again for the help everyone! 
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    IsabelAracama got a reaction from v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Well I have updated the OS, just to start somewhere, and I am in Mojave now, as I didn't want to be on Catalina yet. And it looks all issues have gone now. 
    Some stuff in the AD UI look different, like the OS windows that now are dark if the UI is dark and clear if the UI is clear, but I can live with that... even though before I was on the dark UI and my OS windows where light and I prefer it... but I see I cannot change it now somehow. Also I put the UI light for Mojave, so I am not sure why it is showing it all dark when before it wasn't. Anyways... it looks like all the important things are fine now so fair enough. Fingers crossed!!
    Thanks again for the help everyone! 
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    IsabelAracama reacted to dcarvalho84 in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    @IsabelAracama the problem could be font related too, some corrupted fonts, font cache or even a lot of them installed. I've found if i have more than 1500 fonts installed my system start to become a little bit crazy especially Designer that start to give me some permission error or permission denied everytime i save or export a file, so this is something to keep an eye on it too.
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Another possibility would be to use Mackup here for such backup and restore of app settings then, if one has often to deal with such things. Mackup is a Python based solution (thus one needs an installed Python to run that) for app settings backup/restore. - Since they actually don't have ready to use included config (*.cfg) files for Affinity apps, one can add own ones for the Affinity products, aka ...
    mackup/mackup/applications/affinity-designer.cfg [application] name = Affinity Designer [configuration_files] Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner/Data/Library/Application Support/user ... pretty simple.
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    IsabelAracama reacted to markw in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    The order of steps I would take are;
    1: Make sure you have a backup of the folder named  ‘user’.
    2: Delete the app from the Applications folder.
    3: Delete the support folder.
    4: Re-download from Apple Store.
    5: Launch Designer and test.
    6: If all is well Quit Designer and replace the ‘user’ folder with the backup one containing all your add-ons.
    7: Re-launch Designer.
    Hopefully it still is functioning correctly and will now have all your personal content back again.
    Do you use Time Machine?
    If so, before going down the re-installation rout, another idea might be to try restoring both the App and its support folder from a known time before the problems started.
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    IsabelAracama reacted to markw in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    As your problem only seems to affect Designer, as well as trying a reset of the app, if that is unsuccessful, you could try uninstalling Designer and reinstalling it again.
    As with trying a reset, I would strongly recommend making sure first that you have a backup of your Designer’s ‘user’ folder which contains all the things like brushes etc… that you have added to Designer.
    Path if you bought from Apple it can be found here:
    /Users/your name here/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner/Data/Library/Application Support/user
    Path if you bought from Serif, it’s here:
    /Users/your name here/Library/Application Support/Affinity Designer/user
    After reinstalling you can put this folder and it’s content back.
    Along with removing the app itself, remove it’s support folder as well before reinstalling.
    Path if you bought from Apple it can be found here:
     /Users/your name here/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner
    Path if you bought from Serif, it’s here:
    /Users/your name here/Library/Application Support/Affinity Designer
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    In the past there were some people having some trouble with some multiple monitor setups, but not in the same sense like yours now ...
     
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    AD probably (maybe, don't know for sure since I didn't looked/hunted after it) uses or alters/modifies some own prefs settings related to the detected hardware and something might have been be overwritten and thus it's configuration gots puzzled now and differs from the one before or the internal one.
    Did you already tried to wipe out AD and all it's custom app specific settings and reinitiate sort of a fresh install (like an initial first time install)? - You should do that only, if you have backups of all your add-ons, customizations/settings etc. so that you can put it back into your current state!
    Does APhoto still behave Ok in contrast to ADesigner?
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    OK so it's somehow the way I guessed/interpreted it then from what you wrote first.
    I believe the overall fact is due to the before none existing second monitor handling which specifically AD here seems to have problems with then. The MacOS itself is usually pretty plug'n'play (unproblematic) when using an external second monitor. - So from what you described and encircled, the problem seems to be overall more AD related then, which seems to have problems with the additional two monitor combo setup to the notebook.
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Initially you wrote "Only difference is I have a new monitor", so does this mean you had before also two devices (a Cintiq and some other monitor) connected to what (a MacBook Pro, iMac, MacMini ...), or does it mean you had before always only one device (Cintiq) connected? - Further does that odd behavior now only happen with Affinity Designer or also with other Affinity software and also none Affinity software?
    If other software behaves Ok with the same Sierra OS version, the same Wacom drivers and display device settings, for both connected devices (Cintiq and monitor), then it's probably more an AD problem. If instead other software is too affected in a similar behaving manner now, then something OS display connection and/or settings related does now make problems. - I assume you are using the latest actual Wacom drivers/tools for Sierra?
    If the hardware, the ports and cables are generally Ok and don't make the trouble, then it has to be the software side. On the software side it could be due to the OS and drivers (some possible mismatched or currupted OS display settings, or some software clash etc.), or to the AD application itself (in case only that one is affected).
     
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    IsabelAracama reacted to v_kyr in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    You will probably have to go through this step by step using an elimination process ...
    Hardware based:  check cables on used ports Hardware based:  if Cintiq alone connected with cable/port works Ok Hardware based:  if Benq alone connected with cable/port works Ok Hardware & Software:  does OS & other software behave Ok with both connected Hardware & Software:  does it only affect Affinity apps Hardware & Software:  does it only affect Affinity apps when in floating window mode ... etc. ... until you got down encircled the cause of all evil!
    Configuring Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 and 16 with other monitors in Mac
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    IsabelAracama reacted to firstdefence in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    The exclamation mark next to a font name normally indicates a missing font.
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    IsabelAracama reacted to firstdefence in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    I have a dual monitor Mac system and I have no issues with crashing, see my sig for system specs, I would try validating the fonts first using Font Book if you don’t have an alternative font manager.
    A nice straightforward explanation of font warnings and why they appear when using font book: https://www.creativefabrica.com/the-ultimate-font-guide/error-and-warning-messages-when-installing-fonts-on-mac/
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    IsabelAracama reacted to firstdefence in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Which monitor is it, Make & Model? How do you have the monitor connected? Which Mac version on you using? You can sometimes have flickering issues with second monitors, there are a few things you can try although they are very hit and miss with regards to success.
    Reset the SMC: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201295
    Reset the NVRAM or PRAM: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204063
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    IsabelAracama reacted to GarryP in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Ah, I see.
    I don’t use a Mac and have no experience of using a second monitor on one so I can’t really say.
    What I can see certainly doesn’t look like ‘correct’ functioning to me, but as I can’t see what’s on the other monitor I couldn’t rightly speculate.
    Sorry that I can’t be of much more help. Hopefully someone else will be able to advise better.
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    IsabelAracama reacted to GarryP in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    So is everything okay now or is there still a problem? (I couldn’t quite tell from what you wrote.)
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    IsabelAracama reacted to GarryP in Constant crashing working with fonts.   
    Are we seeing the ‘whole picture’ in your video (pardon the pun)?
    You don’t seem to have a document open.
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    IsabelAracama got a reaction from CloudOnBye in Scientific illustration: Iberian red fox   
    If anyone had asked me short time ago what would I go for if ditching Photoshop for digital painting, my normal answer would have been "Affinity Photo". But then one day I found myself painting in Designer's pixel persona and loving it too! I'm faster every time and understand a bit better the brushes, which for whatever the reason have always been a bit of a hard to handle and tame subject matter for me in Serif products.
    I am currently researching on different species for better and more effective workflows when it comes to science communication and illustration. This is an attempt to improve painting fur... More to come!
    Full project including time-lapse here: : https://www.behance.net/gallery/93107969/Scientif-illustration-Mammals

     
    UPDATE ON RESEARCH>  
    So, now I am trying to replicate this craziness with the so called vector brushes in the Designer persona. I reckon the guy on the left needs a comb! hahaaha!!
    Anyways.. one step at a time, I'll get him one. The one on the right is for comparing both versions side by side.
    Brushes galore!!
     
     

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    IsabelAracama got a reaction from Aelleau in Scientific illustration: Iberian red fox   
    If anyone had asked me short time ago what would I go for if ditching Photoshop for digital painting, my normal answer would have been "Affinity Photo". But then one day I found myself painting in Designer's pixel persona and loving it too! I'm faster every time and understand a bit better the brushes, which for whatever the reason have always been a bit of a hard to handle and tame subject matter for me in Serif products.
    I am currently researching on different species for better and more effective workflows when it comes to science communication and illustration. This is an attempt to improve painting fur... More to come!
    Full project including time-lapse here: : https://www.behance.net/gallery/93107969/Scientif-illustration-Mammals

     
    UPDATE ON RESEARCH>  
    So, now I am trying to replicate this craziness with the so called vector brushes in the Designer persona. I reckon the guy on the left needs a comb! hahaaha!!
    Anyways.. one step at a time, I'll get him one. The one on the right is for comparing both versions side by side.
    Brushes galore!!
     
     

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    IsabelAracama got a reaction from Timespider in Female old world swallowtail butterfly   
    Scientific illustration: Entomology. (Papilio machaon).  I have used 3 brushes, vectors & bitmaps. I also experimented how nicely the expand stroke feature works (antennas). Made them in a swoosh, I even heard it hhhh Project bigger here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/91320519/EntomologicalScientific-Illustration  
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