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On a dual-monitor setup in separated mode, it is still very confusing that so often you wonder, where the heck did the newly opened document window spawn, when it just hides on the secondary display - but (rightly so) underneath the panels. For the document at least the z-order is correct, but every modal dialog box should be drawn on top of the rest of the UI and of course on the primary monitor. This should be common sense, as dual monitor setups exist since the early nineties (...of the last century). I respectfully ask, does nobody at Affinity use dual monitors or the separated mode for his panels? I mean we got saveable studio setups which indicates that they would, so...
The position of the "Open..." dialog window is placed behind the studio panels and therefore invisible in some circumstance, e.g. when using two monitors. That means when opening a document it currently needs some workaround, e.g. moving panels first. (–> all 3 apps) This behavior of the "Open..." is similar to "New..." but with a relevant difference: While the "New..." dialog can get moved AND maintains its custom position (e.g. on 2nd screen) the "Open..." dialog may be moved, too, but does not remember its custom position. Furthermore especially in this situation (opened "Open..." dialog") the command "Toggle UI" is not accessible, too; it is greyed out as long the "Open..." dialog is opened, and this way additionally prevents to access the "Open..." window. Since the "New..." dialog seems to save its position in a preference file ... ( ~/Library/Application Support/Affinity Publisher/newdocumentpanelstate.dat ) ... therefore I assume for the 'Open...' dialog a bug which might be 'by design' but possibly not purposefully, intentionally. Even, maybe for both dialog windows their placement behind studio panels has no use and is not intended at all? 'Open' window position not saved – compare 'New' window.m4v