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AD has a convenient keystroke to create a new layer but once the layer appears I must click another time to name the layer. It would be very helpful and a time-saver if the new layer would come up with the label name area already selected (open), ready to type. It would seem to me that anyone creating a new layer would automatically want to name it. Naming and managing layers in AD is just a joy compared to Illustrator CC (which often crashes in the layer-naming process with my large files), and the above AD addition would be make it even better.

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"It would seem to me that anyone creating a new layer would automatically want to name it."

 

Not always true, but regardless of that it would be nice to have that option available.

Affinity Photo 1.9.3, Affinity Designer 1.9.3, Affinity Publisher 1.9.3;  2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
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I've had a problem naming layers with both Affinity Photo (including 1.5) and Designer. I'll double-click on the layer and start to type the name, then, after the first 1 to 3 letters are entered, it locks out the following letters (i.e. I type "masking layer", and the layer name shows as "mas"). When I re-click, I can sometimes enter the full name, but usually get locked out again after a couple of letters, or sometimes it only accepts the last letters entered. After several tries, with different typing speeds, I can usually get the full name entered. 

 

I cannot figure out what is causing this, or find a correlation with typing speed. There seems to be some correlation with the amount of time I wait before starting typing, but I can't trigger the behavior on demand. Sometimes it works fine, other times it will take 5 or more tries to get the name entered. In one testing session, I was able to trigger the problem every time by hitting two keys at the same time, then the next key strike would close out the field. I thought this was the problem, but after 7 or 8 instances, it started working fine again. 

 

Anyone else having this problem? I would think if this were happening to everyone, there would be a lot of reports as it's quite frustrating. 

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