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  1. Designer updated today, I got the lighter square icon now, right away I felt something odd, I couldn't draw pasted curves from another document for instance, but that might been because I use some shortcuts to move around and didn't realize some didn't work but I kept smashing keys away. That might've triggered some lock or something--not important. I don't know if I'm an isolated case but the update clear all adjustments made on the application settings, language did stick but might be because it matches the system's. I only had the Artboards tool to the Q key, and like a couple more so I don't really care, but pro users might. Color palettes are still there. The main toolbar was changed too. On the user side that's easily fixed, but if that's something like a mismatched .plist file or something developpy it's gonna be a headache for the dev team. Good luck!
  2. I've been playing around with this, well, not really playing, playtime shouldn't be frustrating. I think this is a bug. I copy objects from one artboard in the NW area of my spread, go south to a far SW of the spread and it pastes all the way to the east area. in the center area. There are random objects all over the place. I thought I was just being way too careless but I've cleaned up the document several times, creating artboards to keep masters of objects and things like that and keeps getting worse. All objects and artboards have export settings in Export Persona so they're easier to find in there but the selection is lost between Personas so it's more really a confirmation than a tool.
  3. By lucky coincidence in the screenshot there's a regular group, what I used to get when I grouped things. I didn't notice it before.
  4. Sure, and thanks for answering BTW, I thought first it was because the layers were a few levels down and themselves in another group in the tree but it'll happen at the artboard (not nested) level too. The duplicate thing I know it's expected, I do it everywhere else in the system, it feels natural instead of ⌘J, which I've accidentally used on Finder too, instead of ⌘D. What I meant is that the duplicate item, though it appears where it's dragged to on the layers panel, on the layers tree it is still back at home base with its twin. Not always though, it depends where it's dragged to. This led me to believe somebody put care into this and that's what I was looking for that got me into this mess.
  5. I think I must've clicked something somewhere that every group that I create is now a constraints group and for some reason disappears. I was changing settings in the app recently. I went on a rampage changing Designer's program settings [⌘,] looking for a way to create ⌥-dragged duplicates in the destination artboard and I think it backfired. What disables (or makes it extra-steps) to create constraints groups? My layers panel is crazy enough already and with the objects disappearing from view finding them is hard. Thanks!
  6. I couldn't stand the downgrade to Mojave one more day and went back to High Sierra. Most of the apps I use aren't personalized or are synced through the Documents folder and Syncthing/Nextcloud, it completely escaped my mind to look for stuff to back up on the Library folder. I have 10day-old Time Machine backups on a server recent enough to recover my swatches, which is the only thing I need. Since I can't restore them on an older system anyway, I snooped around and found all the file system there, I just have to pick the right file. I found nothing under the Application Support Library but I did find a file under the Preferences Library for my old user which has a pointer to the iCloud local storage for the user. I went for the latest and it has nothing maybe because there weren't modifications to backup, I think, without the Time Machine UI I have to do this: Those are eight levels down a backup! Am I at least on the right place? Could you confirm? If I'm not, could you point me to the right folder? Thanks!
  7. Looking for a file I forgot the name to, (..figures!) I found the example you sent me and came quickly just to thank you again, because I thought I did the first time around but apparently I didn't--sorry!--and to say I found how's it done but only like a couple weeks ago by accident. As it turns out there's a layer blending mode that erases. It's just a matter or quickly drawing a shape to do the job. It's getting easier, sometimes I feel like a real designer. It's so easy I'm almost afraid of waking up halfway through. Thank you 2 times, this time.
  8. Thanks, that's what I did, except a little further; your way only sets associations for that specific file, if you cmd+i, or get the file's info, there's a section where there's the open with thing again, but it says something about for all. That changes it systemwide. When I did though, I kept choosing Designer but it would select the QuickLook agent for Designer instead at the moment of saving. The good thing is that it fixed itself--well, mostly. Thanks!
  9. Thanks I already knew that, but still associations wouldn't work. Then, by force of habit I guess, I click the button where it should read Designer and it launched it anyway! I lost Internet for the last few days bc of a firewall change so I couldn't update the post to be a non-issue anymore. I'm still going down an OS version though, if it wasn't for Designer I'd move wipe it completely and use RHEL instead, or Fedora. IDK. There's Designer for Windows so I'm hopeful. BTW, associations are working again, it still shows the QuickLook agent but I can double click or cmd+↓ again in Finder to summon it. Thanks again!
  10. For some days Designer files (.afdesign) have been trying [and failing] to load in Affinity Photo; since I can go around it just dropping them into Designer's Dock icon, I really didn't care that much, today I also got this: I mumbled something to myself and try to reset associations but instead they don't set, when I click to change for all files I get a QuickLook thing instead: I'm selecting Affinity Designer, of course, not QuickLook, I don't even know where that is. I think it must be a macOS thing since I don't remember having updated Designer recently, in fact I checked updates explicitly for Designer and they weren't any and macOS on the other hand is getting pretty sneaky with automatic crap. I'm going back to High Sierra but I haven't finished setting up a syncing solution to replace iClouds. What could I do to fix associations while I get ready to downgrade?
  11. vitaprimo

    Help doesn't work

    I'm trying to add transparency to an image but the transparency tool doesn't work. I go to help and search for transparency and when I click the results and it takes me back to the beginning. It's beginning to get annoying, now I have to go hunt for help online which takes my mind completely of what I was trying to do. :\ Not cool. I haven't updated in a while though, I cancelled automatic updates because Apple is not to be trusted anymore...oh well.
  12. I was browsing the hidden files on another computer and noticed a different modified time (the file is stored iCloud Drive) and immediately I turned off its networking and duplicated the file; it's just minutes away from autosave's last touch time. I got it back! It had missing some minor Export persona adjustments only and there's the fact that why would it be newer than the one on the computer where the actual work was done but I just figured that's today's [unreliable] Apple. As for my file, I'm completely ecstatic. Nevertheless thank you so much for your help, it made my day, thanks.
  13. Thanks and sorry for the delay. No, I've saved a million times over time the file, only on this last edit I hadn't saved for a really big period, over a day or so. It was really time-consuming and rather disorienting (y'know, when you work in a ton of similar objects but each is different enough to merit its own process and similar enough you just get lost jumping back and forth) and I was hoping to recover it, too bad it's gone. There's the autosave file in the location you gave me, it's huge, over 400MB whereas the master is 5MB. I renamed it to see my progress before it and it isn't too far behind, renamed it back and opened the master again and it was back on track, crashing the moment I opened it. Is there any way to get stuff from it? Does it support versioning so I could pick maybe the second to last? Thanks again!
  14. I was doing some very time-consuming repetition work for a UI and I was now jumping back and forth between the Draw and Export personas when Designer crashed. I wasn't sure if it had crashed because it just disappeared, when I relaunched the Dock icon started jumping confirming the crashed and Designer asked me if I wanted to open the recovery file. Until then the application crash window from macOS popped up, I ignored it since Affinity D was already open. Opening the recovery file crashed Designer again... and again... and again for the third time, only the second and third times the dialog didn't popped up automatically but until I reopened the file from the recents list. I'd really love to recover my work, it's a custom automation system UI, but the system interface composer is limited and I have to be careful about everything from up to a hundred versions of the same element to positioning using the whole canvas as guide because it lacks positioning aides except for a very unforgiving non-customizable snappy grid. It is a very powerful system but I guess graphic designers and software designers don't quite mix, well..except for graphic software designers. I don't remember when it was the last time I saved progress, or if I did at all, I mean, since I opened it this time; I've been working on this file for about 8 months, it's got about 20 artboards. Could the graphics card factor in? I set it to use only the integrated to keep the computer cooler, maybe my project is too big and needs the beefier card--could that be it? I don't even know what I'm talking about here so that's why I came for help. Thanks!
  15. Hey guys, I was doing some icons and logos that are meant to be have the alpha channel and I want to give 'em shadows except since they're basically wireframes it goes through and through, is there perhaps some sort of eraser or mask that when applied above something it acts like a window so you see right pass through it to the canvas/artboard?? ...and maybe thus eliminating the shadows from inside. This is what the shadows look like, they're way overblown here to figura out placement, color, all that, but they're gonna be super subtle, maybe it's not an issue in the end but I'll know and I'll go insane with nightmares someone in the news or something zoomed in and saw them. I tried "air"-brushing what I want gone (except of course for the dark/black frame) but I just know discovered knowing a little Designer will get you nowhere in Affinity Photo. This is not the first time I think if maybe there were some filter, I don't remember when or what was I messing up but I remember thinking it, so if you know anything, a workaround even, I'll be forever grateful! <3