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Mac or Windows? Works fine for me on my Mac -- it is 'sticky,' meaning it stays set on which ever setting I used last.

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For me:

  •   V1:
          The Fill color well always expands to the Swatches tab, with Grays. Thus, I usually have to switch to the Color tab.
          However, the Color tab starts with the last setting that I used, even across sessions. So, if I left it on the HSL Wheel, that's what I see next time.
     
  •   V2:
          The Fill color well always expands to the Color tab. This is a definite improvement, for me, though for users who preferred Swatches it might not be.
          However, the Color tab always starts on the HSL wheel in a new session. So, if I prefer one of the others (e.g., RGB sliders) I need to switch to it once.

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2 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

For me:

  •   V1:
          The Fill color well always expands to the Swatches tab, with Grays. Thus, I usually have to switch to the Color tab.
          However, the Color tab starts with the last setting that I used, even across sessions. So, if I left it on the HSL Wheel, that's what I see next time.
     
  •   V2:
          The Fill color well always expands to the Color tab. This is a definite improvement, for me, though for users who preferred Swatches it might not be.
          However, the Color tab always starts on the HSL wheel in a new session. So, if I prefer one of the others (e.g., RGB sliders) I need to switch to it once.

That's the thing, I prefer the HSL Wheel, V1 always defaulted to that for me. And since I installed V2, it has never defaulted to it. New project or old, even after changing it, once I close Designer down, it reverts back again.

That was, till now. Anytime I open a document now, it is defaulting to HSL Wheel. I wonder if that is because I changed the Color Panel this time as well? Who knows, it seems to be sticking now.

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There appears to be a slight inconsistency between Windows and macOS here -

On Windows:

When creating a new document without restarting the app, the Fill well from the Context Toolbar should use the same method that was last used in a previous document. For example;

  1. New file
  2. Draw a rectangle
  3. Set the Fill well to use RGB sliders
  4. New file
  5. Draw a rectangle
  6. Note the Fill well is still using RGB sliders

However, if you are restarting the app between creating documents, the app will revert to the default setting, which is the HSL Wheel. For example;

  1. New file
  2. Draw a rectangle
  3. Set the Fill well to use RGB sliders
  4. Restart app
  5. New file
  6. Draw a rectangle
  7. Note the Fill well is now using the HSL wheel

On macOS:

The colour well appears to retain the previously selected option, regardless of if the app has been restarted. For example:

  1. New file
  2. Draw a rectangle
  3. Set the Fill well to use RGB sliders
  4. New file
  5. Draw a rectangle
  6. Note the Fill well is still using RGB sliders
  7. Restart app
  8. New file
  9. Draw a rectangle
  10. Note the Fill well is still using RGB sliders

I'm not 100% certain which behaviour is expected - though macOS does seem to make more sense with it's consistency, so I will be logging this with our team now.

I hope this helps :)

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6 hours ago, Dan C said:

There appears to be a slight inconsistency between Windows and macOS here -

On Windows:

When creating a new document without restarting the app, the Fill well from the Context Toolbar should use the same method that was last used in a previous document. For example;

  1. New file
  2. Draw a rectangle
  3. Set the Fill well to use RGB sliders
  4. New file
  5. Draw a rectangle
  6. Note the Fill well is still using RGB sliders

However, if you are restarting the app between creating documents, the app will revert to the default setting, which is the HSL Wheel. For example;

  1. New file
  2. Draw a rectangle
  3. Set the Fill well to use RGB sliders
  4. Restart app
  5. New file
  6. Draw a rectangle
  7. Note the Fill well is now using the HSL wheel

On macOS:

The colour well appears to retain the previously selected option, regardless of if the app has been restarted. For example:

  1. New file
  2. Draw a rectangle
  3. Set the Fill well to use RGB sliders
  4. New file
  5. Draw a rectangle
  6. Note the Fill well is still using RGB sliders
  7. Restart app
  8. New file
  9. Draw a rectangle
  10. Note the Fill well is still using RGB sliders

I'm not 100% certain which behaviour is expected - though macOS does seem to make more sense with it's consistency, so I will be logging this with our team now.

I hope this helps :)

In my case on Windows, the default was not the HSL Wheel. And for a month no changing it would result in it sticking to that.

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