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(I'm not sure if this is a Bug or a Feature Request, so please feel free to re-file it as appropriate.)

 

Affinity Designer (as of 1.4.2) uses special black document windows that don't have a standard Mac proxy icon in them.  I can't, for example, open the containing folder of a document (a really common task!), without a lot of extra work.  Another common task I have is just figuring out where something lives: a file might be called "Logo", and I want to make sure it's in the right folder.

 

The quickest workaround I found to open the containing folder is: focus the AD document window, Save As, see where it's saved, cancel, switch to the Finder, Go to Folder, and type in the path.  Clearly, that's a pain.

 

In every other Mac application I have, it's simply: command-click the name in the titlebar (don't even need to focus the window), and select the first item there.

 

It would be great if Affinity Designer supported the standard/quick/easy Mac way!

 

In fact, that sentence pretty much describes all of my gripes with AD.  :-)

 

cheers!

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Wow.  OK, that's strange.  I never would have guessed that.

 

It's also not as useful as the normal way.  I can't see at a glance if my file is saved yet.  I can't see the whole path unless I Reveal In Finder and then command-click the proxy icon there.  I can't drag the file directly from the app, instead having to view it in the Finder first.

 

Thanks for the workaround, but it's still a pain, and I wish AD just used the normal way.

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I use Apple's standard Proxy icons every day. They have multiple uses, one of those being to quickly identify a files path. Most users will have files saved in any number of locations, so access to the files proxy icon is a real time saver. Please consider adding Apple's Proxy icons to Affinity documents. Examples attached.

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rusty - Macintosh: macOS Catalina 10.15.3. Memory 16 GB

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On 11/10/2017 at 0:54 PM, rusty5 said:

I use Apple's standard Proxy icons every day. They have multiple uses, one of those being to quickly identify a files path. Most users will have files saved in any number of locations, so access to the files proxy icon is a real time saver. Please consider adding Apple's Proxy icons to Affinity documents. Examples attached.

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Hear, hear.
 

I use that proxy icon and its folder shortcuts everyday. To not have them is, at best, annoying.

My favorite use for them is to navigate directly to a subjacent folder in its hierarchy. It's awesome.

 

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