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  1. In separated window mode I have three panel groups that are attached to each other vertically on the right side, so if I drag the topmost panel group, the bottom ones move with it. I have two displays arranged vertically, so my primary display (HP w2408h) is on top and my secondary one (MacBook) is at the bottom. Now, if I’m moving these panels to the other screen they become detached from one another but are still dragged altogether. However, the bottom panels then become trapped on the other screen while I’m still dragging the top panel on the current screen. Unfortunately I don’t have screen recording software that allows to record two screens at once so I can’t really demonstrate it. But I’m sure you actually know about this issue but have implemented a (temporary) workaround for the previous issue where panels would randomly be shuffled around if dragging them upwards over the OSs top menu bar. Still, this needs to be fixed so that the panels stay attached no matter what (perhaps by treating them as one window while dragging them together?).
  2. Well, why won’t you be the first to jump the ship, and then Serif will develop Affinity for Linux.
  3. Thanks for fixing the panel issue, I really appreciate that. However, you can’t possibly release version 1.6 without fixing the multiple monitor issue I reported back in beta 11. It has been introduced in that version, there was no issue like that before.
  4. Version 1.5.5 is what it is now. If any change would be made there it wouldn’t be version 1.5.5 but 1.5.6.
  5. Oh, I might add that I’m also connecting my monitor via HDMI with an HDMI to DisplayPort adapter.
  6. But you still need a more or less permanent internet connection to use this program, which is a stupid waste of resources and might hinder you in your work more often than you like (e. g. if you’re working on the train or plane or whatever).
  7. It’s stupid and a waste of resources to completely rely on a permanent internet connection, though.
  8. Unfortunately the crash I reported earlier hasn’t been fixed.
  9. No retina display here. I think the blurriness mainly concerns letters like ‘i’ and ‘l’ that are just a straight line (or generally characters with straight vertical lines, like ‘p’) and might be placed in between two pixels so they bleed into both pixels. But since my vision isn’t the best already I feel extra impaired by looking at “naturally” blurry text. Look at the images Oval and me posted and you’ll notice the issues (and they seem to be different in light and dark modes, which is understandable). Combinations like ‘il’ or the different look of the ‘t’s in “texto”. And things like this go throughout the UI. These may seem like minor issues but they add subtle annoyance while reading and using the UI. And as said, I don’t have this feeling while using Adobe’s UIs. Perhaps it’s the general font size in the UI? I know there is a “large font size” preference but that makes the text too large for the UI elements (which retain their size), in my opinion. Looks like the font is Arial with standard size 11px and large size 13px? Perhaps a size of 11,5px or 12px for the standard size could mitigate these issues already? Or, I would be more inclined to use the larger font size if it would go hand in hand with proper alignment/sizing of the general UI elements (tabs etc.). When working with Text in Adobe Fireworks there are settings for anti-aliasing (smooth, strong, crisp, or none – and custom settings). Perhaps fiddling with anti-aliasing would already help AD’s UI text?
  10. @MattP: I suppose you could interpret that as “it doesn’t make a difference what you say or do (or don’t say and don’t do), he would complain, anyway”. Or, to compare it with Adobe: the forums are always full of complaints and rants, no matter what background info they reveal or hide.
  11. I’ve reported this before already and can confirm it. Also, I’ve reported waaay back that when plugging my external monitor into my laptop the studio panels will move to that monitor (since it’s now declared as the main monitor – or, however Apple treats this internally, but for me it’s supposed to be, anyway) but not to the edges of the display but at the same size as the previous (smaller) display, and somewhere in the lower left area of the new one. Since I’m frequently plugging and unplugging the monitor I have to rearrange the panels everytime, it’s annoying. I have a 13" MacBook and an HP w2408h monitor.
  12. I’ve got a reproducible crash when dragging windows between two displays. 13" MacBook (2012) with El Capitan and HP w2408h monitor. When dragging a window (in modular mode) to the other display the canvas disappears, so I just see a flat gray background color in the window. Then, dragging the window back and forth (without releasing the mouse button) after a few back and forths AD will crash.
  13. I don’t know if this has been in previous betas but just now I noticed that, when importing an AI file, the modal window shows a line of text uncommonly squished. I compared it with version 1.5 and it seems like this was a measure to fit the text on the line without being cut off. I find the decreased letter spacing to be very much the opposite of what is desirable. Isn’t there a better way to go about this? Like, increasing the width of the window or column inside the window? It seems like elements (containers) have static fixed dimensions and any text in any language needs to be crammed in there. Are there really no better layout options like flexible heights/widths and line breaks if the need arises? I’m a web developer and am used to how this is handled with CSS on websites. Also, I have the feeling that texts are generally blurry at times which might be aliasing issues. I don’t have this impression when working with Adobe Fireworks. Can anything be done there to improve readability?
  14. I seem to remember Serif mentioning that it’s not on their agenda to do any Linux version, not because of lack of money but because of lack of resources (time and programmers). They are already struggling to keep their promises on the Mac and Win versions so the last of their concerns is to start development for yet another platform.