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Designer crashes on certain selection

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Affinity crashes when selecting multiple objects, one being a text frame.

Steps to reproduce (works reliably) :

  1. Select a text frame "entirely" (not editing it)
  2. Click near it, changing the tool for the text frame tool. (Why does Designer have a range this big to select text ??)
  3. Click again (doing a double click essentially).

The program will freeze (as I have seen, it can recover on small files if changing the focus window to anything else). It must be closed using task manager, simply closing the app brings the close menu, but it cannot be interacted, all unsaved progress will be lost.

This is not an edge case bug, I produce it regularly when selecting multiple text by not clicking precisely inside the text frame.

I am using the latest Affinity Designer 2 version ( on Windows 11.

Works both with hardware acceleration on and off.



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Hi ezrgmlaaz8585,

I'm not able to replicate this behaouir here at all I'm afraid and as far as I'm aware this isn't something that has been reported in the past if you reinstall the app does this issue persist?


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On 9/16/2023 at 10:00 AM, ezrgmlaaz8585 said:

(Why does Designer have a range this big to select text ?)



I can't help with the bug, but I have always wondered about this. It can be frustrating trying to select something adjacent. I find the target area of some other things, especially toggles and sliders in the FX tab, far too small when working at speed!

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