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Question:
Is it possible to have a 'icon size slider' similar to the one found in MacOS Finder?

Issue/situation:
I mostly find my documents in 'icon view' but I am not able to increase the icon sizes in the Affinity Photo open document dialog, similar to how I can in the MacOS finder. Is there a way to do so or is this a feature request for Affinity Devs?

Attachment:
See attached screenshot of the icon size slider for reference. 

Operating system:
OSX Catalina 10.15.3

Affinity Photo:
Version 1.8.3

Any help or input on this matter is much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

PS: if this post is in the wrong forum, then please let me know, and I will submit it in another.

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5 hours ago, Sofa Gas Rue said:

if this post is in the wrong forum

Since this is probably a "question", it would probably be more appropriate to place it in the Questions forum, where there is a better chance that someone will answer it for you.


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5 hours ago, Sofa Gas Rue said:

I am not able to increase the icon sizes in the Affinity Photo open document dialog

In my opinion, Affinity uses standard dialogs from the OS. I don't know how it is on a Mac (I'm a Windows user), but I'd be waiting for some choice there - I'd try to select the second icon on top.


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.8.3.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 2004, Build 19041.388.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200.

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It uses the standard Open dialog provided by the OS.  This is not a feature request for Serif, but for Apple.

 

Note that you can apparently do this by manually editing a plist file: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-change-the-open-save-dialog-icon-sizes.2050263/

Just be careful when making changes that way...

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13 hours ago, fde101 said:

It uses the standard Open dialog provided by the OS.  This is not a feature request for Serif, but for Apple.

 

Note that you can apparently do this by manually editing a plist file: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-change-the-open-save-dialog-icon-sizes.2050263/

Just be careful when making changes that way...

Hi Fde101,

Thanks for the input, I honestly thought the GUI elements from Finder could be accessed by developers as well, and not be restricted to Apple's own thing.
Not going to change anything as its not a killer just would have been a neat thing to be able to do.

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3 hours ago, Sofa Gas Rue said:

I honestly thought the GUI elements from Finder could be accessed by developers as well

Individually they probably can, but to do this Serif would almost certainly need to recreate the Open dialog themselves, which could be a problem for two major reasons:

  1. In the sandbox environment in play when the application is purchased from the app store there are permissions granted through the Open dialog which Serif may not be able to reproduce which could result in issues accessing the requested documents
  2. Apple tends to change things up from one version of the OS to the next, so for some version of the OS the dialog will be even more out of sync with other applications than simply the results of making this seemingly simple change

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