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GarryP

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  1. Welcome to the forums @spreaderman Can you give us a full-screen screenshot (full application UI) so we can see what you can see? Make sure we can see the Layers Panel and the selected (problem) layer is visible in that panel.
  2. I guess that’s one instance where it might be useful, but I don’t think it explains why we can’t see both the original name and the renamed name (so we don’t need to drag things out to see what’s what), or why we can’t also set the ‘layer name’ when we rename the Asset (which may be the expected behaviour of most people). When we rename a Symbol, the symbol name is given to any new Symbols, not the original layer name (unless they are the same), so I thought Assets would work in a similar way name-wise.
  3. This sounds a bit odd to me. I would have thought that renaming an Asset would do something other than simply give it a different name in the Assets Panel, but maybe I’m missing some important information. Are there benefits to being able to make the name of the Asset different to the name which is given to the layers created from it? And is there a reason why we can't see the original name, so we can see what the name will be when the Asset is used, when the name has been changed?
  4. I’m going to assume that the Affinity application you’re using is Photo because you mention Filter layers and the Adjustment Panel name can be seen in your screen-grab. (Full-screen screenshots are often way more useful than limited-size grabs.) When I create an Asset from an Image Layer the name in the Assets Panel is the name of the layer, and the name of the layer when I drag the Asset to the canvas is the name of the Asset (except where explained above). When I create an Asset from a Live Filter Layer the name in the Assets Panel is the name of the layer, but when I drag the Asset onto the canvas Photo crashes each time so I can’t check that one. Can you give us a step-by-step procedure which can be followed, from start-to-finish, to replicate this issue? (A full-screen video, and an example document, might be useful if they can also be supplied.)
  5. On Windows, when I create an Asset (via the Assets Panel “Add from Selection” functionality), the Asset is given the name of the layer which was selected at the time. When I then drag the Asset to the canvas, the name of the new layer is given the name of the Asset. If I rename the Asset (via a right-click and “Rename Asset...”), the name changes in the Assets Panel but, when I then drag the Asset to the canvas, the name of the new layer is the original name and not the new name. I agree that the name of the Asset should be the name which is applied to the new layer when the Asset is dragged to the canvas, if that’s what you are asking for.
  6. I interpreted “leave the file” as ‘stop what I’m doing and do something else’ but, since the phrase is open to interpretation and the OS wasn’t mentioned, what you’ve said makes sense too.
  7. I think it’s worth noting that the functionality mentioned by Pšenda above isn’t mentioned on the (Windows) Status Bar while the tool is in use, or in the (Windows) Help in either the Move Tool page or the Selecting Objects page, so there’s little wonder that people don’t know about it.
  8. There is a “Select Hidden Objects” option in both the “Select → Select Same” and “Select → Select Object” menus but I don’t think there is a “Select all Hidden Objects” functionality. Maybe a “Select → Select Same → Visibility” option could be added. You might be able to tag your hidden layers with the same tag colour and use “Select → Select Same → Tag colour” but that might not be practical.
  9. I’m not massively fussed either way really. Sometimes it’s nice to get the confirmation, sometimes it’s nice to not have to bother with the confirmation, it depends on what I’m doing. If I’m ‘spring cleaning’ and removing a lot of stuff that I don’t want, then getting a confirmation about deleting empty things can be a minor annoyance – “I know it’s empty so just delete it”. On the other hand, there can be times when I have removed something and thought “Oh, what did I just remove there?”. And that’s when the confirmation, as you say, can be useful. Maybe there could be a checkbox option in Settings of “Confirm removal of empty things when removal is not undoable” (but worded better), so people can have the choice – probably ON by default. I’d be happier with it being slightly more wordy if it told me exactly what was going to, or not going to, happen. I’d also be happier if the “bin” icon were not used for “remove” functionalities, and only used for "delete" functionalities, but I don’t know what could be used instead.
  10. I think the warning/confirmation should be produced if the folder contains templates, but should not be produced if the folder doesn’t contain any templates. In this case, if performing the action doesn’t make any ‘real’ difference to what the user can do in the future then there’s not much point in the user getting the warning/confirmation about it - why confirm that you want to do something if doing so doesn't make any 'real' difference? I think the message should also tell the user that the actual folder will not be deleted from storage, just so they are more clear about what’s going to happen. I also think that the word “Delete” in the button should be changed to “Remove”, to reflect the wording of the original button that was pressed to get here and the message above the button. (I don't know how this would translate into other languages.)
  11. If there’s a menu item for something then there’s usually a keyboard shortcut available/possible for it. If there’s none shown in the menu already you can make your own via Settings / Shortcuts – see attached image. As for putting the design together, you might be missing out on some of the benefits of the various snapping functionalities that are available.
  12. I don’t know if it’s my eyesight, or a problem with the screenshot, or something, but there seem to be various ‘node alignment issues’ in that design. For instance, at the top-right there are four lines which ‘converge’ but they don’t seem to be ‘converging’ nicely. Also, the ‘hinge lines’ of the tabs at the top don’t seem to be aligned with the long horizontal line in the same way that they are at the bottom – there’s a bit of an ‘overlap’ with the points of the diagonals at the top. I don’t know if any of this is already known about, or even wanted, I just thought I’d mention it.
  13. Welcome to the forums @Harv A lot of keyboard shortcut modifiers (especially those which are reported on the Status Bar) are ‘static’ and cannot be changed by the user. In these cases we just have to learn to use them as they are.
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