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Loving my Affinity Designer, for me, so much more intuitive than PSD.


However, suddenly, my UI changed, and everything is gone, or floating. No side panels, no toolbars, nada.

I found under the view menu a way to turn on floating tool bars, but this is not the usual default screen I have become accustom to.


More weird, the Studio is mostly greyed out (see attached).


What did I do?  And how do I get my screen back?

Thanks for any advice.



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Under the Studio menu drop down you have Hide Studio selected, you want to deselect that

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It is handy to be able to hit CMD+Shift+H when you want to hide the Studio ... but doing that by mistake is not that hard to do & takes a lot of users by surprise.  :o


The other keyboard command even more like that is the Tab key. Try it to see what I mean. (It is a toggle so a second tap will return things to normal.)

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