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Feature Wish list item:
"Clip To Canvas" toggle available in app preferences

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As-is / the problem

If I toggle "Clip to Canvas" so what I call the "pasteboard" is visible.

Then I leave the file going out the Home screen.

When I go back in, it Clips to canvas again, hiding whatever I left on the pasteboard. I have to reset it everytime I go back in.

To-be / solution

Ability to set it up as a default view in preferences. I suggest logical place for it is under "Interface".

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Why it's a wish

I often do a lot of boolean work with shapes. I'll do a whole sequence of boolean operations on one shape at times. I'll often do several versions too, before choosing one to include in the illustration.

Sometimes I clone the shape several times. As insurance incase it all turns out a bit "wut?" and to subtract/divide + manipulate + re-add (re-assemble). There may be a lot of cleaning up to do as well. So all-in-all, a fair amount of work. Once complete I move it back on to the canvas.

Sometimes, I'll leave a previous state on the pasteboard incase when I come back in with fresh eyes, I end up deciding the original was best.

As an illustration gets complicated, doing this kind of work insitu can become a bit tiresome. Visual noise, but especially selection easily becomes hard work (other shapes end up being moved or selected).

Being able to quickly drag a shape, or a clone of a shape, onto the pasteboard into some completely free uncluttered space in a moment of inspiration is what it's about. "The flow". Switching off/on or locking/unlocking layers is a distraction, tbh.

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In the scheme of things, it's a finesse....

I'm hoping it's an "easy win" that can be lobbed-in with other changes.


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iPad 12.9"/512GB Gen4 & Apple Pencil Gen2 + (soon to be replaced, hopefully) Macbook Pro 17". Nikon D7200 & Fuji X100F
Affinity Designer & Photo (iPad & Desktop) + Publisher (Currently Desktop only available).

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