Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I'm embarrassed to ask but I have been attempting to increase my workspace by removing (or minimizining_ the menu bar at the very top.  I don't see the 3 dots on the left (Red , yellow, or Green).  can someone tell this old guy how to minimize this so I can increase my workspace.  Thank You

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gary,

The Red Yellow and Green dots (often referred to as traffic lights) are the close / minimise / maximise buttons on a Mac. If you are on Windows, the equivalent are on the top right.

If you want to increase the User Interface of the app itself, then clicking the green maximise button (on a Mac) will expand the User Interface upwards, so that the menubar is hidden.

 

Hope this helps  :)

High-End Photographic Prints

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Or.. I'm not quite sure if you mean this:
View> toggle UI -Or simply press the Tab key. Press Tab to bring back the tools again.

 

A very quick way to minimise the app is to press Cmd H (on a Mac).

If I remember right you can press ctrl M in windows.

- Affinity Photo 1.8.6
- Affinity Designer 1.8.6
-Affinity Publisher 1.8.6

 

MacBook Pro 16 GB
MacOS Big Sur v.11.1

Link to post
Share on other sites

Or, maybe you mean this:

 

Windows> separated mode. This will separate  all the elements in the workspace, and you can expand the pictures you are working with.

- Affinity Photo 1.8.6
- Affinity Designer 1.8.6
-Affinity Publisher 1.8.6

 

MacBook Pro 16 GB
MacOS Big Sur v.11.1

Link to post
Share on other sites

Or, maybe you mean this:

 

Windows> separated mode. This will separate  all the elements in the workspace, and you can expand the pictures you are working with.

 

"Separated mode" is a Mac thing. On Windows we can click and drag on the title bar of an image to make it float.

Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows 1.9.2 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.9.2 • Designer for iPad 1.9.2 • iPadOS 14.4.2 (iPad Air 2)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gary, it would help if you told us if you are using Windows or Mac OS. The three color dots only appear on Mac windows, & only when the app is not in full screen mode, so we are still guessing about that.

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
Affinity Photo 
1.92.236 & Affinity Designer 1.9.2 (showing 1.9.9) for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 14.4 (18D52)

Link to post
Share on other sites

First, thanks to all of you that have responded thus far.  I looked in the upper right corner (I do use Windows) and the options are there.  What I'm trying to do is hide the File, Edit, etc menu bar at the very top.  Maybe that can't be done in Windows.  Any other suggestions would be appreciated.  You would think if it can be done on a Mac it should be available for Windows as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You would think if it can be done on a Mac it should be available for Windows as well.

One of the fundamental differences between the two operating systems is Macs have an (almost) always present menu bar at the top of the screen that does not belong to any one application. It has no direct counterpart in Windows. This menu bar contains items supplied by the current (frontmost) app like the File & Edit menus, but it also contains other things, some of which are supplied by the OS.

 

This article includes more info about this. As it says, this menu bar can be hidden in two ways, with a system-wide preference setting & by using full screen mode from within an app, which hides the menu, the Desktop, & everything else that does not belong to the app.

 

Because Windows does not have this shared menu bar, menu items like File & Edit must be placed in a menu bar in an app's window.

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
Affinity Photo 
1.92.236 & Affinity Designer 1.9.2 (showing 1.9.9) for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 14.4 (18D52)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.