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  1. Love Affinity Designer. Been using for years. One thing I find routinely irritating when designing UI screens is that the text tool doesn't switch off after deselecting a text layer. Consider the following scenario: 1. Using the Move Tool, you drill into a piece of text that's clipped inside a rectangle. 2. Affinity Designer understands you now want to edit the text tool and automatically switches to the Text Tool. 3. You finish editing the text and deselect it. Now you must manually switch back to the Move Tool to repeat Step #1. I would appreciate a preference (or a new standard behavior) that automatically switches back to the Move Tool in the scenario above. In other words, after the user deselects the text layer whose editing caused the Move Tool to switch to the Text Tool, Affinity Designer should automatically switch back to the Move Tool. Thanks for considering. Love the product.
  2. I want to follow up here because I have found that, very often, the "double click outside text area" doesn't work as expected. So I would like to report it as a bug.
  3. Marquee select for artboards is my #1 feature request. Let me share my experience. I work on an app with another designer. She's a hard worker. If I told her to run a marathon, she'd say "I'm on it!" That's the kind of work ethic she has. Yet if I tell her to rearrange some artboards in Affinity Designer, she audibly groans. I think it's less about the time it takes and more about the delta between how long it takes and how long it ought to take. Disclosure: Feature request ≠ Customer dissatisfaction. Thanks for all your efforts on this tool. It's a lynchpin to our organization.
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    Blurring background?

    Definitely excited about the blur-beneath feature. Would be a time-saver!
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    Grid is next to spread not over it

    I noticed this also. While I sometimes get the grid on the cover page, I never get it to show up on all the rest of the pages.
  6. I see. That's unfortunate. However, would it not be possible for the development team to handle the error a bit more gracefully? For example, run a check for this issue before reaching the point where the file must forcibly close? This way, the user could at least copy their work to another file…
  7. How can I access the auto-save? I appear to have to have lost the file wholesale. I do save the files directly to Dropbox for collaboration. It seems the other user edited the file while I was still working in it. When I saved, this happened… Usually, when this situation occurs, Dropbox saves a conflicted copy. This time, no.
  8. Just lost hours of work to this bug. Why can't it be saved as another file? Why do we have to just lose our work? Very disappointing.
  9. How to Reproduce: Create several dummy shapes Color the shapes and create swatches for some of those colors With the Swatches panel open, alternately select the shapes If the shape's fill/stroke color matches a swatch, the respective swatch appears selected in the Swatches Panel (this is good) If the shape's fill/stroke color doesn't match a swatch, the last swatch still appears selected (this is bad) How to Solve: When an object's fill/stroke color doesn't match a swatch, none of the swatches should appear selected
  10. I frequently copy and paste items between Affinity Designer files. When I do that, Affinity Designer helpfully adds these items' Text Styles. There's a catch, though. I end up with superfluous text styles that do the exact same thing (e.g. "Caption", "Caption 1", "Caption 2", "Caption 3", etc.) I'm not sure why identical Text Styles are added in the first place, but it highlights the need for deeper functionality. Ideally, I'd be able to Find and Replace Text Styles (e.g. "Caption 1" --> "Caption"). This would be helpful even without duplicate Text Styles. Without this function, it seems to me that effective maintenance of Text Styles is impossible.
  11. I want to call attention to this problem again. Some of my documents have about a zillion text styles due to copying text between files…
  12. I'm referring to the moment of conversion. If I have a piece of Frame Text and convert it to Artistic Text, my intent is to output text that looks like what I had but which will now resize with its parent going forward.
  13. Would be useful for me as well because I don't always correctly anticipate whether I'll want some text to resize with its parent or not. Note: When converting from Frame Text to Artistic Text, Artistic Text should not stretch to fill the Frame. Instead, the converted text should be visually the same and the Transform values reset.
  14. Prior to 1.6, it was possible (at least on the Mac) to start dragging an element with the trackpad and then pan around the workspace. The AFDesigner 1.6 release notes included "Improved pan/zoom performance". Could that be the culprit? Please consider reinstating the ability to drag and pan. Thank you!
  15. For UI design, I configure reusable components, which often involves toggling layer checkboxes. I've noticed that my Mac's scroll bars frequently get in the way. So, instead of toggling a box, I fly up or down the list because I've clicked a new position on the scroll bar. I have changed my system preferences to always show scrollbars, which fixes the problem. But optimally, the scrollbar in the Layers panel would be permanently shown regardless system preferences, so that the checkboxes don't overlap.
  16. Genius. Thanks for letting me know. (Personally I'd still prefer if it only took one click outside the text area.)
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    Asset/symbol management

    I assumed Assets could not be reordered. Happy to be wrong. Why the ⌥ modifier key, though?
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    Expand Stroke improvements

    Would be SO nice to fix this!
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    Arrowheads please. . .

    In the scheme of things, this is minor. But it makes sense and would be a welcome improvement!
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    seamless pattern fill

    Adding resizable, infinitely repeating seamless vector backgrounds to elements/artboards would be useful. Seems like there might be performance issues, though…
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    Layout Grid

    It would be amazing to resize an artboard in a way that simulates RWD with CSS grids.
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    Art Boards & Pages

    Obviously very useful. When I discovered there are plans for an Affinity Publisher, I was just so happy. You guys are so unbelievably talented! (Just don't bite off more than you can chew.)
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    Stop Frame Animation

    I'll just chime in with my two cents. This should never come to Affinity Designer. Another app is fine.
  24. affinitydesignerfan

    Linux. Seriously now.

    OP was childish. Making and maintaining a version for another OS isn't trivial. I have no idea if it would make business sense. If it would, then great. I'd love a Linux version in case I someday get too fed up with the Mac.
  25. It's good business sense to make this an Affinity Designer 2 feature (i.e. paid upgrade). Such an important feature.

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