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Hi, I've been using AP for over three years, however, my issue (at least I think it's an issue) is when I open AP the tool windows from last session are all over the desktop and try as I have, they don't seem able to just stick to the image window as in other apps. Although I'm pretty sure this was not the case in previous versions (currently using AP 1.10.5) or in older OSX. Seems I noticed this when I got Big Sur and now Monterey.  Although my memory may be failing but I swear that at one time the tool windows stuck like magnitized.

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This sounds like you have detached many if not all the various Studio panels from the Left and or Right Studios. You can reset the studios by going to View > Studio > Reset Studio. Be sure you have View > Studio > Show Left/Right Studio checked in the menu. There is also the ability to save Presets for the different layout or arrangement of the panels you want, View > Studio Preset > Add Preset... I use this a lot.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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I’m not a Mac user, but I wonder whether Separated Mode has any relevance here.

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Excellent point Alfred. I don't use it very much so I won't comment. Oops I just commented....

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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3 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

You can reset the studios by going to View > Studio > Reset Studio.

You can also save & recall different Studio Presets as explained in https://affinity.help/photo/en-US.lproj/pages/Workspace/customizingWorkspace.html

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To save your workspace arrangement as a preset:

  • From the View menu, click Studio Presets>Add Preset.

For future selection, the named preset you save will be shown in the same sub-menu as the above command.

Panel arrangements are saved 'per Persona' so you have independent panel arrangements when swapping between Personas; presets are also stored app-wide rather than being per document.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

This sounds like you have detached many if not all the various Studio panels from the Left and or Right Studios. You can reset the studios by going to View > Studio > Reset Studio. Be sure you have View > Studio > Show Left/Right Studio checked in the menu. There is also the ability to save Presets for the different layout or arrangement of the panels you want, View > Studio Preset > Add Preset... I use this a lot.

Old Bruce, Thanks for your reply. I had tried resetting the Studio several times to no avail. The Show Left/Right Studio options are greyed out though. I did create a Studio preset but only the right floating window (Adjustments etc., another window returned to the preset location. The left tool window did not return to it's preset location.

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9 minutes ago, Secondwind said:

No, Separated Mode  did not help,

I'm sorry to hear that!

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7 minutes ago, Secondwind said:

The Show Left/Right Studio options are greyed out though.

That is very weird. Are you sure you are looking in the View > Studio submenu for those items? On my Mac they are not greyed out unless "Hide Studio" is ticked. If it is no Studio panel appears either on the left or right.

Also, for the Studio Presets, note that each persona has its own set of presets, so make sure you are setting them up for whichever persona you are using.

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