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IT seems like even basic design rules - already established by Microsoft 25 years ago - seems to be trashed by serif development ... Let's have a look at the dialog "Refine Selection". One starts to change the parameter "Border Width" ... entering a new percentage. As one would expect now the TAB key or a mouse click will bring you to the next entry field ( as defined by MS App design guide) ... maybe with every other APP following the MS Design Guide but not Affinity. Of course AP pretends to switch to the next edit field "smooth" ... until you press the next number key (expecting to change the value for "smooth") ... suddenly the layer opacity changes to whatever number you typed. Brainy AP took the focus away from the entry field to "live" update the latest setting changes - without giving it back to the field. So keypad now defines the layer opacity instead of changing the edit field values. You manually have to click in the entry field (again!) to change the "smooth" value ... and you have to repeat this really annoying procedure with every setting within the dialog field. To trick users the edit box for values even pretends to be active ... but of course isn't. So you end up in a mouse clicking marathon to change 3 edit box values. Seeing that even after 4 years of development Affinity hasn't managed to save dialog box values and setting as set the last time used (REALLY??) you have to start this procedure over and over again with every selection that needs to be refined. To be very clear: I like the idea of life updates when you change parameters but don't sacrifice essential workflow behaviour for it! And regretfully this is only one small example for a screwed up workflow ... I'm really happy to support you improving your workflow. Just don't keep ignoring it as you did in the past ... Cheers, Timo BTW: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/
I think it would better for the workflow to have the context toolbar as dialog boxes with the specific tool options for each tool on right mouse click, like in photoshop. Maybe also a keyboard shortcut to resize brushes, pencil etc with mousewheel :)