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R C-R

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  1. Look carefully at the entry for the Paint Mixer Brush in your lower screenshot. Do you see the symbol there? Like I mentioned above, that means the shortcut is used by more than one tool. So like I said, you can hover the mouse pointer over that symbol & a popup will tell you which other tool also uses it. So once you know what other tool that is, you can remove its "M" shortcut. That depends entirely on what other shortcuts you have set.
  2. Some use them to quickly & precisely set/change the transparency of selected items since that can be done in 1% or 10% steps.
  3. Since that is a very open-ended question that could involve any number of techniques & considerable artistic skill, it would be helpful if you could at least say what the approximate age of this person is, their gender, & how much you want to age them, like all the way from a pre-teen to an oldster or something less drastic.
  4. It is simply because they do not have the manpower to fix everything in a timely manner so they fix what they can, release an update with those fixes, & then work on fixing others.
  5. What I am saying is there is no one single programatic way to do this that would be acceptable to all (or probably even a majority of) users. Among the least acceptable would be to move everything to any one monitor ('main' or not) if there were three or more & one was disconnected. Relying on the defaults, even in a two screen when one is disconnected, is far from optimal because by default some of the Studio panels are not shown at all, so any of them that had been opened on a now disconnected monitor would have to be reopened on a remaining screen. So this isn't simply about automatically resizing windows so all of their window control buttons are on-screen. That's the easy part. The hard part is programatically deciding where to place each window when the screen it was on is no longer available, if some of them should perhaps not even be placed anywhere, & how to make everything accessible to be placed in whatever layout(s) are possible in each multi-monitor setup when one or more becomes unavailable. Personally, I think the only halfway reasonable way to handle this would be a popup when the availability changes asking the user to either choose an existing Studio preset if a user has previously created one for that situation, or to create a new 'default' one to automatically switch to, or something along those lines. IOW, just don't assume there is any one 'default' layout that the app can fall back on that would be appropriate for all situations or for all users.
  6. Even with my one screen configuration I do not & never have wanted to use the factory default sizes, positions, or groupings of the Studio panels in any of the Affinity apps or their personas. I always want one of several different setups with some panels floating & others grouped & sized differently than the factory defaults. Thus, for me this would be about as far from ideal a behavior as I can imagine, & I believe there are many other users that would also find that behavior less than ideal. Beyond that, moving everything to the main monitor is only one possibility if there is a 3 or more monitor setup & one of them is disconnected. It would be very annoying if everything ended up on any one of the other still-connected ones. In short, there is no 'one size fits all' default setup & I doubt there is any automated programatic method of reconfiguring the workspaces that the majority of users would consider a good solution for this issue.
  7. Personally, I think it is at least as much that a lot of users simply do not want to make the effort to learn new ways of doing things, even when they are equally effective.
  8. FWIW, I tried opening the Goldsetter file in APub V1 & got the corrupt message. Then I tried creating a new V1 file & using the Add Pages from File item to see if that would recover anything from it but V1 promptly crashed as soon as I selected the Goldsetter file, so perhaps the staff might want to see if they can figure out anything useful to tell you about recovering any part of it.
  9. Then how exactly does it decide how to do that if all the windows that were open & floating on different & potentially much larger monitors won't all fit on the remaining one(s) without covering one another or whatever was already on the remaining one(s)? Consider for example if I have a large second monitor on which I have placed the Layers panel, expanded to the full height of that monitor & widened enough to show long layer names without truncation. Next to the I have placed the Brushes panel, also expanded to the full height, & beside that several other full height panels & panel groups, say one for Text Styles, another for Assets, another for History, & one or more for fixed size panels, all to take advantage of that monitor's larger size. I certainly do not want all those panels to remain separate, floating, & positioned the same relative screen positions when the larger monitor is disconnected, so how would the app know how I did want them configured? Further, consider that there could be 3 or more monitors in the setup & that any combination that used less than all of them would also need to somehow decide where to place all the windows on the remaining one(s) as they are disconnected. I'm not saying it is impossible for the app to adapt to disconnections, only that I can see no simple or straightforward way for the app to automatically do this in a useful or user friendly way.
  10. Which currently is on sale for 40% off but who knows for how long....
  11. The issue isn't if the OS can detect & react to monitor connections & disconnections. It is how an app like Affinity that can have dozens of windows of various sizes & positions open in a myriad of different combinations on the various monitors can keep track of where & how to arrange them as the monitors are connected & disconnected.
  12. That would be useful even for someone like myself that does not use Windows but would like to know what the differences are for a number of reasons I don't need to go into here. That said, I would prefer that each topic include the relevant details for both Mac & Windows versions to eliminate the need to switch back & forth to see what is & isn't the same on both platforms.
  13. For each one you want to remove, locate it in the list of Tool shortcuts & click the X in a circle button to remove its shortcut. Note that several tool shortcuts are used for more than one tool, indicated by a symbol that looks like this: . If you hover the pointer over it, a popup will tell you which other tools also use it.
  14. I have no idea what is causing your issues but what I can tell you is all the Affinity apps run well on my iMac (specs below in my sig) which runs on Catalina. Each update to 2.3 took about 3-6 minutes to download & less than a minute to initialize & open. I did update & open them one at a time.
  15. But from that topic: So if there is no way to stop it how can the Affinity developers fix it?
  16. I'm not even sure this is something Serif could fix -- the macOS has a long history of having problems with multi-monitor setups when one or more is disconnected. It isn't as simple as it seems because the different monitors could have different sizes, be set either to their native default or one of several scaled sizes, & use different display profiles. So, since an app's windows may be sized differently when placed on different ones, each window could have different size & position coordinates for each monitor it appeared on & there would have to be some way of determining where & how they should be placed if any of them had never previously been placed on a different one, plus some way of automatically restoring each of them to the size & position on each monitor whenever it was reconnected.
  17. There is not one by default but you can set one in Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts with the first popup menu set to Photo & the second one below it set to Tools. You will need to scroll down the list about half way to see its entry.
  18. @Pšenda's first link is the same as mine except for the language (UK English vs. US English). There are other languages selectable at the bottom of the page if needed.
  19. In AP V2, the panel has been renamed "Quick FX" & can be enabled from the Windows menu.
  20. I'm no expert on any of this but it appears that the coffeecup is a character in the Segoe UI Emoji font, which apparently is included in Windows 10 & 11 but not on Macs, so some substitute character is being displayed on the Mac version.
  21. V2 includes a lot of new features & improvements, as outlined in https://affinity.serif.com/whats-new/, & in https://affinity.serif.com/whats-new/version-2/#version-2 so it may be well worth it to buy the Universal licence even if one needs only a few of them.
  22. Plus, as I understand it there currently is also a 40% off "Black Friday" sale which could make it even cheaper. Is that right?
  23. @momsthewordus, there is more about that & several other new features & improvements in 2.3 in What’s new in Affinity?
  24. They are working on improving working directly on files stored on externals, but for now they the best way to avoid potential corruption issues from doing this is to copy the file(s) you want to work on to the local internal drive, do all your work locally on that, & once done copy everything back to external & delete the local copies. A real PITA but better than having to redo everything from scratch.
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