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I add some effects using the layer effects, lets say gradient overlay. The layer tells me I have effects. when I click on the effects the effects link the effects panel is displayed.  I click on gradient overlay in the effects panel but the edit panel on the right does not populate. The only way to get it to work is to restart affinity designer only to have the problem happen again after a few minutes. 



mac os  running Monteray

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Without a screenshot of what you're seeing, this is only a guess. But please look at this one:


The check mark on Outer Shadow shows that that effect is active for the layer.

The blue highlight on Inner Shadow shows that that effect has been selected for editing. Note that it is not active for the layer, though, as it does not have a check mark.

Perhaps you have checked an effect, but you did not click on its name to select it for editing, and that's why you don't see the edit controls?


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I have figured out what causes it to happen. If you look at the mov file I click on the layer effects then the gradient overlay then choose the colour I then close the colour picker and gradient popup box before closing the layer effects panel. If I don't close these and close the effects panel then the problem occurs as you can see later in the mov 


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