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  1. Imagine you have an e-mail address that happens to contain the word "affinity". Now enter that e-mail address in the new app registration dialogue and place the cursor at the beginning. Now slowly move to the right with the arrow key. The cursor won't go in the middle of the letters "ffi" but you'll still have to press the right key three times. Looks like the rendering of the input field has some trouble with ligatures. BTW, that dialogue window isn't password manager friendly. I use KeePass global autotype. When I select the credentials to use, it puts itself in the background and the app window to type into becomes the foreground window again. But now the input field lost its keyboard focus, so the typing goes nowhere. If I quickly click into the text field, it still types something into it, but missed the beginning. I had to complete that manually. (And no, I don't know my password, I have a password manager for that.) Designer 1.9.0 on Windows 10 2004.
  2. I think I've seen this in another application before, I just don't know which. I'm drawing a floor plan and often need to measure things and see how much space there is. Now I'm using a helper rectangle that I place where I need it and see what size it has. It can also be used to construct things and align at it. Anyway, it would be much easier to quickly measure things if the selection rectangle would already show the size of the selection area. So I would just pretend to select something in the empty space between two objects, but actually see the distance between them. The tooltip currently shows how many objects I've already enclosed. Instead (or in addition) I'd like to see the size of the area (width & height, maybe even area in mm², cm² or whatever the document uses) that I've marked. When using a non-10-based scale, the area isn't useful, however. (My plan has 1 m : 2 cm. It's easy enough for lengths, not so much for areas.) Would that be possible?
  3. I don't even know why I can rotate the canvas in such small steps. I only need to rotate it in steps of 90 degrees. I'm working on a foldable flyer and some of the content is upside down. That's pretty hard to edit so I rotate the view. But usually you only rotate a piece of paper by multiples of 90 degrees… If it would make bigger steps, a keyboard shortcut wouldn't be so important. But clicking the same menu command repeatedly is really annoying. BTW, Acrobat Reader has toolbar buttons for that. These can be really helpful. (They swapped the order of both rotate buttons so that they're pretty unintuitive to use, but at least they're there. I guess there's not much more to expect from Adobe.)
  4. I made another copy of the inner parts and subtracted that in a second step from the result to fix up the first subtraction. So I could solve this for now. It would still be nice if the subtraction worked correctly the first time. Here's the source you can play with: https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=certificate&i=3215696 (download as SVG) I could also solve my initial task with this approach. The geometry operation (subtract) has done the necessary steps to split up the paths so that I could remove the other part and keep the wavy circle alone. (With some touchup at the cut points.) This isn't an ideal approach because underneath my copy of that circle alone there still lies the original complete shape. So I have the full shape with some colour which is partially covered with the same shape of another colour. I hope it won't cause trouble with a colour fringe when printing.
  5. I found another problem which is probably a bug in AD: I tried to subtract a rectangle from that shape, and then I lost a hole in what should be left intact: After subtract: How can I get back (or not lose) the holes in the two parts at the bottom? Affinity Designer 1.8.5 on Windows 10.
  6. I have a shape that contains two parts (as the eye sees it): a wavy circle and a shape around and across it. Now I need to separate the wavy circle part from the rest to give it a different colour. Unfortunately, the two are merged inseparably. I can remove the points around but then the order of the points is unusable. What can I do to change the order of the points so that the wavy line continues around the circle and doesn't jump over to the over end of it? The other shape all around isn't there anymore so these connections are now invalid. If I try to cut the shape at these points, I get complete garbage. Can this problem be solved at all? I could probably solve this by exporting to SVG and manipulate the source code, but finding the correct points will be a huge challenge then.
  7. Yes, that feature would be very helpful. I'm currently designing a rollup banner that should look good besides an already existing one. 2up view left/right is the thing I need. I could only get there halfway. I can manually arrange the two windows up to almost the available size. If I make them too large, they want to dock to the full view again. It shouldn't be too hard to automatically arrange the windows so that they use exactly the available space, and are locked from further movement by the user. These undocked windows are also completely free top-level windows! They can be moved to the second screen or above the AD UI. That's not something I want in this case. The docked and arranged document windows should still be a part of the main window.
  8. Another app where I noticed this extra care is Active Presenter. It has a ribbon bar with tab buttons reaching to the very top of the window, except for the first row of pixels. I can push the mouse to the top of the screen and activate that window in full-screen mode without disturbing side effects.
  9. No, the recap is wrong. The new instance of the issue is on a completely fresh installation of Windows. Then I installed Photo and Designer from the MS Store and Publisher from the EXE installer. All for the very first time. No uninstallation before that. The installation path was empty. Update: I tried it again and now the path was already there. So this is not even reproducible. On a fresh Windows with no Affinity settings restored from the old installation. Happy bug hunting. 😞
  10. Maybe it's a problem with MS Store apps? I installed Photo and Designer before through the Store, then Publisher with the installer (because I only have that in this form and Store apps need to be paid separately).
  11. Add a fresh installation of Windows 10 2004 to that. And it's annoying, still! This path must never be empty in the setup. If for any reason it is, then please change your code so that it uses the default.
  12. I think I asked that already. Forgot the answer. What's the suggested installation directory I should enter in this empty box? I just downloaded Affinity Publisher 1.8.4 for Windows to install in on a fresh Windows 10 2004 x64. Usually the setup presets the installation folder, but Affinity wants me to tell it.
  13. Steps to reproduce: Open developer persona Make sure you have at least two preset saved that you can distinguish by their settings Select one preset as you always do Move the mouse pointer over that dropdown list and press the left button (the dropdown opens) Keep the button pressed and drag the pointer down to the other preset, only then release the button Actual result: The dropdown list shows the selected name, but the preset has not been applied at all. Expected result: The development settings should match the selected and confirmed preset. This is the behaviour of dropdown selections (ComboBox) on other platforms, including WPF. Affinity Photo 1.8.3 on Windows 10 x64 See also this bug reported in October 2017.
  14. Yes, Alt+Tab and the taskbar icon are options as well. But since Affinity is a very visual application, I tend to use the mouse to operate it. And no other application (no decent one) messes with the window title bar in this way, so I can activate a full-screen window in the background practically everywhere by pushing the cursor to the top screen edge and clicking. Anywhere, not just somewhere in the right part or other small areas that I certainly won't target for a quick window switch. Not here. I wouldn't need the 7 pixels space like in Visual Studio but 1 or 2 pixels would already be very helpful here.
  15. The menubar is placed at the very top of the application window, at least on the Windows system. When the window is in full-screen mode, there is no place to activate the window at the top edge of the screen without also opening a menu. Visual Studio 2019 moved to the same window layout but took extra care about this. The menus won't open when clicking in the top few pixels of the window/screen. This allows for easy activation of the full-screen window in the background of other windows. Could you please fix the Affinity menubar so that it also leaves a bit space at the top to activate the window?
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