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When are sticky settings for the tools finally coming??? (feature request since 2015)

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Dear developers,

It's unbelievable: since 2015, hundreds of users have asked here in the forum for "sticky settings" for the tools, but it is simply ignored by the Serif developers.
Sorry, but it's just annoying to have to reconfigure the tools again and again after opening each file!!!
...and with the selection brush it's even worse: here you even have to select the mode separately each time.

It can't be that difficult to integrate these functions into the app. Every other image editing app offers this by default.

Please, oh please 🙏 finally provide sticky settings with the next update!


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  • 10 months later...

I find that settings/options on tools do not stick around. For example, I often need to use Flood Select with tolerance at 0 but when I open a file I find it back at 20% rather than the last option I chose, which was 0.

Is there now an option somewhere I need to turn on or is this feature still missing? I even tried Edit > Defaults > Save but when I open a new document the tolerance is back at 20%. But this would not be the solution anyway since I do not want to remember to click through a menu and waste time to save what could be auto saved.

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To my knowledge Serif has never indicated that they will ever implement this, so constantly begging for a timeframe is kind of pointless as it may never happen at all.

Furthermore, this is a duplicate thread now many times over, and if I were Serif having to wade through all of these duplicates, I might be inclined to implement a policy of reducing the priority of any feature request for every duplicate thread that is created for that request, particularly as it violates the forum guidelines.


In fact, according to those guidelines, this thread should technically be deleted...



  • Please search first, it may well be that you have a suggestion that others also want. If so add your feelings to their thread.
  • If you cannot find your idea, make a new post. Try to keep your post as concise as possible, and for the title of your post to describe the request as best you can.
  • Please just do one suggestion per thread. If your post title is “Here’s a few ideas to improve Affinity Publisher” you’ll be asked to split them up.
  • Please understand we can’t possibly do everything which is requested, but we try to make the best calls we can in terms of prioritising our work. Constantly nagging or being overly ranty that we haven’t implemented one of your suggestions will not help your cause, and such posts will be deleted.


(emphasis mine)


Also, you are clearly aware of those other threads, so you have no excuse for having duplicated them:

On 9/17/2021 at 3:44 AM, süppel said:

hundreds of users have asked here in the forum for "sticky settings" for the tools


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