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  1. Hi @Callum, Save with History is disabled. And with workaround, you mean embedding the files and relinking them again? It gives me the size of 350 Mb instead of the previous 349 Mb. I'm not sure why but file sizes are fluctuating quite a lot, but I haven't really made a lot of changes, just added a few strokes and a rectangle and moved them around.
  2. I have a document that is a 1920x1080 px presentation that has 89 slides, all images that I have used are linked, except for some simple vector icons. Those shouldn't add up to over a couple Mb. I have some, but only very few layer adjustments and only one slide that is masked with a pixel layer. The file is 384 Mb when I do a Save As. But, if I do a regular save after moving a detached Masterpage text frame, the file becomes 511 Mb. Undo history is set to 256 steps, but I only did one adjustment, so what could be causing this major file inflation? My 200 page Indesign file that contains many more images and way more text is just 100 Mb, so I don't really understand why Affinity uses this many resources.
  3. I would like to be able to switch to the move tool from right within the colour picker. Currently, ctrl is in use to pick from the document palette, but I think it should be used to switch to the move tool, like in other parts of the software. The reason being is that I want to select elements and change their colour with the colour picker, yet I can't select other elements other than switching tools. This should also be possible by holding a modifier key. This is also what Illustrator does and it makes working a lot easier if you don't have to constantly switch tools (two presses as opposed to one for holding a modifier).
  4. Yes, apparently I did, guess I thought I had the steps all written out when I added the video, oops. Selecting an object is important for this indeed. I'll edit my initial post. 2022-09-18 14-14-21.mp4 But it is also important to mention that if I have an object selected that's within the masterpage layer, it does not add these additional layers within the masterpage layer. So it definitely is an unintended side-effect of detaching content. There's no reasonable way to expect a new layer to be put within the masterpage layer, when you cannot edit it in any way (removing the layer is impossible, for instance) unless you detach the masterpage content again. There is no workflow advantage to be had with this, it is either a design flaw, or, what I deem more likely, a bug.
  5. Summary There's an issue where new layers are created within the masterpage layer, though you are not able to edit this layer when the masterpage content is not detatched. Steps to reproduce Create a masterpage with nested layers and a couple of objects. Apply this masterpage to a random page. Detatch the masterpage content. Move one of the objects before commiting them by clicking "finish". Select an item of the masterpage layer, such as the picture frame. When I create a new layer using the shortcut and/ or button with the masterpage item still selected, the new layer is created within the masterpage layer. 2022-09-17 10-09-48.mp4 Observation Notice how the new layers are created within the masterpage layer. However, you cannot edit or use the layers, because you would need to detach the masterpage content. Expected result The layer should be created outside (above) the masterpage layer, because you cannot use it otherwise. And if you want to use the layer, it takes additional steps to detach them so they can be used. Info This is on Windows 19044, Publisher version
  6. One of the things that really stops my workflow is that I have to go to the toolbar to determine whether or not I want to continue drawing with a curve that I have already created. But every other time I don't want this — and forget to change the mode — I have to undo my tracing work to create a new curve object or hit the divide button if my shapes are closed. This is just tedious. So I would propose that if you have a curve already selected and click on one of the nodes of the end points of the curve, you should automatically resume editing the original curve (meaning, adding the new curve segments to the original curve). If you don't have the other curve selected, Designer should assume that you don't want to continue drawing from another curve. That's how it works in Illustrator and this forgoes that you have to check the toolbar. This also makes it much easier to close curves with another curve or join two curves, because you would simply select both curves and then draw the connecting curve in between the two. No need to go to the Node tool (or hold Ctrl), select the curves and then join them after the fact.
  7. Part of the issue now is that you have to double click to edit a group, but if you then double click a symbol to edit the group, you can accidentally edit the symbol itself. Similarly, if you double click an object, often times, the Node tool is activated, whereas I wanted to work with the Move tool. As a result, editing groups becomes increasingly tedious, not only because the isolation mode is easily exited, see: It is also because entering the group to edit it with double clicking makes you change tools. Some may say, you'll have to find the group in the Layers Studio, but that's not really an option in projects with dozens of groups nested in dozens of layers...
  8. I would like there to be an option in the colour picker to apply sampled colours of filled objects to the selected object's fill colours. Similarly, sampled strokes should be applied to the selected object's stroke colour. This is how it works in Illustrator and bypasses to have to check whether fill or stroke colours are active to determine to where your colour ends up going. For any non-vector objects that were sampled, the colour should still be applied to whether the stroke or fill is currently active. This saves quite a lot of time if you need to apply colours to newly created objects it helps if you can sample them from objects that were already created. This proposal does not cover stroke widths (or appearances in general, which the tool currently does not sample). For that, see:
  9. Why was the decision made to support Javascript and not Python? I know Adobe uses Java, yet Blender, Krita, 3ds Max, Rhino, Revit, etc. all support Python. In the software I use, Python is the common denominator and Java isn't even used. Just wondering here.
  10. I do a lot of work where I need to zoom in and out by quite a lot. For me, the scrubby zoom together with my pen tablet is just not sensitive enough and I need to make really large gestures. Instead, I would like it to be more sensitive, so that I can more comfortably zoom in and out in a single gesture instead of multiple large gestures. Here's a comparison with Illustrator's zoom speed, which I find preferable. So I am proposing to add a Zoom-speed option under the Preferences > Tools so users can set their preference and/ or change it on a per-project base if the need arises. 2022-09-13 12-38-10.mp4
  11. Actually, that's a good point. Nvm Photo.
  12. Would be helpful to have Promote Group to Layer in Publisher directly. I have hotkeyed this up in Designer, so switching to the Designer persona for this ends up being a bit of a workflow roadblock as I am used to just hit the hotkey when I am working in Designer.
  13. I have that enabled, yes. Clicking on the page gives it a grey outline. What I would like is to be able to 'select' this page using a double click in addition to scroll with view. So if you have a page that is partially out of view I cannot double click on it to go to that page. I have my preference set to use zooming instead of scrolling, which is why for me it would be useful to double click to go to a page. It is because the scroll with view is not helpful when I am not actually scrolling to another page. Instead, I would have to scroll the pages studio and double click to go to the desired page, whereas I would have been able to double click the page below directly. But for now I am missing some of the features to manipulate pages with hotkeys, such as duplication and moving a page. This request would also be helpful in reference to that:
  14. Currently, the pages studio and viewport are relatively detached from each other. I can double click in the pages studio to jump to this page in the viewport. However, the reverse action: double clicking on the current/ active page in the viewport to jump to this page both in the viewport and pages studio, is not possible. This is useful to manage the position of the page within the document, so you don't have to scroll to go to the page. In the pages studio, this function is called "Go to Spread" in the right click menu, so I propose to add this reverse action to the viewport too.
  15. I would like to have a layer visibility toggle that toggles layer states between show and hide. In complex layer structures, this helps to see the effect of the current layer. It would help to have a hotkey for this, so I won't have to leave the canvas. I also use Designer as a quick file viewer for large files that I link in. I then need to show/hide certain layers as way to compare and evaluate them. In that case two shortcuts for showing and hiding is not as efficient as a single toggle. Others requested this in support topics, which is why I create this feature request.
  16. I made a separate feature request, where you can voice your opinion on this here:
  17. I prefer using the 1 column width toolbar, but it comes at the cost of not having a fill & stroke colour widget there. I prefer to have it there, because it gives me a clear indication on first glance. And it stays there regardless of the studios I have opened. It is also the closest to the canvas and since you already glance the tools to know the active tools, it would be the ideal place to add this. Hopefully this will be reconsidered! Also, see the discussion here:
  18. Currently, it is difficult to track which Masterpage are assigned to the current page or to another Masterpage. I propose to have short 2 - 4 character code names associated to a Masterpage. This short name should be independent from the larger page name. So I can have a Masterpage "Chapter Page" and a coded name "Cp" or "Cp-01". In turn, this short name could be displayed on the thumbnail of pages to which it is assigned. That would make it much easier to manage larger projects.
  19. Well, Clip Studio Paint has moved over to subscription this week and there has been quite some backlash over it. I and many other users don't like a subscription model, because it locks your files behind a paywall. If it co-exists with an affordable and reasonavle perpetual model, okay. But subscription only would definitely be a no-go show stopper for me. It's been a little quiet for a while know on 2.0. I understand it needs a lot of work, but in terms of communication to the users it would at least be nice to publish some results from the questionnaire (even if no decisions were made on the basis of them). And then mention that these are user answers that do not reflect Serif's stance on the matter.
  20. It has been in CAD software for ages, it's called the hatch command, there. It just hasn't been broadly adopted in vector illustration software....
  21. I would also like to use Ctrl+Enter to exit text editing. I think it doesn't hurt to have this in the shortcut options and not have any key associated to it by default either. I would at least like to have this option.
  22. No, I would select them by appearance in advance using select > select same > edit all of them at once. No need to do tedious selections. In short, hotkey > edit the appearance of all objects = 2 steps. Currently you would have to select one object, edit it, copy appearance, select the rest of the objects, paste appearance = 4 additional steps. To really circumvent any selection procedures, I proposed to apply appearances to a layer (just like you can in Illustrator or what Autocad/ Rhino do by default if you place an object in a layer). This proposal hasn't been picked up yet.
  23. This becomes time consuming with many layers and nested layers. This workaround doesn't scale well with large documents and it also breaks the flow of designing. If the computer/ software can do this for me, why should I do these manual steps every time? You can't apply an appearance to a layer either, so this also makes it harder to preview a certain appearance while drawing the lines in particular layers/ groups. Oftentimes I need to draw stuff on multiple layers simultaneously, so copy and pasting appearances quickly becomes laborious backtracking and that's what I was really referring to with being time consuming. I don't really get why people are complacent with workarounds, rather than lauding workflow improvements. 🤷‍♂️
  24. Maybe, but I should be having around 400 GB of empty space, I highly doubt it is all being used up tbh.
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