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I needed to go into separated mode today and was surprised to find that I couldn't get back to the normal view later. If I select merge under the window menu the checkmark remains on separated mode. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug? I don't use separated mode enough to know if this behavior is unusual. Seems like it should just snap back into the view that is just windows in front of a blank background rather then seeing all my other app windows behind me.
Hi, Photo tries to combine two document windows into a single tabbed window, but fails to clean up the blue overlay afterwards. You have to quit the app to remove the blue box. It even stays on top of other apps! Also, the implementation is a bit annoying as this always happens by accident, I never really meant to combine windows. I think there should be a little bit more of a "threshold" before it attempts the combining so you can move the windows freely around. Somewhat related: there is no optical distinction between an "active" window and the other ones which don't have the focus. (the traffic lights disappear as soon as you click on a studio panel... (macOS Mojave, metal, magic mouse) Bildschirmvideo AfPhoto.mp4
The app looks very promising! However: I use a 2 monitor setup, always. I arrange all the separated palettes on my left monitor, which leaves a nice, clean working space on my main (menu bar) monitor. Problem 1: When I open a document, it opens on the left monitor, BEHIND all the palettes, not on the main (menu bar) monitor. (If I remember correctly, this occurs in other Affinity applications as well) Problem 2: After a hard crash, the windows more often than not revert to the standard one monitor setup, and I have to painstakingly rearrange my palettes to my preferred layout. A palette/window setup manager is needed.
The ability to dock panels, toolbars, and the main window toolbar, in Separated Mode just like in the Mac version of Adobe products, Macromedia FreeHand, or older versions of Microsoft Office, would allow for much neater workspace organization. It would also make everything cleaner when placing panels on secondary monitors in Non-Separated Mode. A setting to have these screen-edge docks collapsed and only open up when moving the mouse to the screen edge (just like the OS X Dock with "Hide Dock" activated or the menu/toolbar sliding in on regular OS X applications like Safari in full screen mode) would further improve usability on small screens such as smaller laptops. The ability to arrange documents next to each other in all modes would be very useful. The nicest implementation of this is probably in Microsoft Visual Studio, where it is very easy to arrange documents in a variety of different ways just by dragging the tabs. Adobe products can sort-of do this, but not when using floating windows because it cannot dock two views in one window, it only works when activating their Application Frame. Currently, Affinity Photo has a very useful option "View > New View" that opens up a new document tab for the same document, but this is utterly useless in non-separated mode since there is no way to actually put the two views next to each other to work on detail while looking at the whole document. In separated mode, it would be useful to be able to split the tool options from the main window toolbar so one doesn't have to drag the bulky main window toolbar around with it In separated mode, currently the status bar completely disappears, and in non-separated mode on the other hand, there seems to be no way to hide it The Character/Paragraph buttons in the text tool options bar only show these panels, but they don't open them if they are collapsed. Chances are that a user wants to actually use them, so un-collapsing them would make sense. It might also be confusing if these are already on the screen in collapsed state since it will then appear to the user as if nothing happens when they press the button.