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In the View > Studio menu in Affinity Designer for Mac there is an always greyed out "Show Left Studio" item. I can't find anything in the help topics about this so I would like to know what it does, how to use it, & why it is greyed out.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!


Affinity Photo 1.7.1 & Affinity Designer 1.7.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.0.135 & Affinity Designer 1.7.0.9 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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Hi R C-R,

Drag one of the panels from the Studio on the right, or open a new one not displayed there and drag it over the left side of the interface almost touching the left toolbar. A blue highlight area will appear to let you attach that panel to the Left Studio. You can then turn it on/off from the View ▸ Studio menu.

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Thanks! I guess I should have been able to figure that out for myself eventually but you saved me the trouble.

 

One tiny related follow up question: Is there any quick & easy (like one step) way to move everything currently in the right Studio to the left one?

 

I ask because I have a minor usability issue with the Studio on the right: because I have made the Layers panel free floating, full screen height, & prefer it to be to the immediate right of the main window, whenever I click on the Pressure popup in the Stroke panel (which is in the Studio), most of it is obscured by the Layers panel because it pops up under that panel. I know I could rearrange everything differently to avoid that but it seems simplest to just move the whole Studio to the left, so the Pressure popup will extend into the main window.


Affinity Photo 1.7.1 & Affinity Designer 1.7.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.0.135 & Affinity Designer 1.7.0.9 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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