jeff

Character - Positioning and Transform fields are missing

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I think I've come across a bug in Beta 1.5.5 b2. When I access Character panel > Positioning and Transform section, all of the Transform control fields are missing. (screenshot attached). This happens in regular and separated mode, if the panel is "docked" in a side bar or free floating, or if any tool is selected (Artistic text, Frame text or Move).

 

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Update: I have restarted Designer several times, tried switching back and forth between Separated and default mode, and the problem persisted. Today however, I restarted the computer, launched Designer in default mode, and the fields have suddenly returned, they also remain while in separated mode. So perhaps problem solved? At this point though, I have two suspicions, 1) a "memory leak" or similar issue on my computer of some sort that just needed a restart to clean out the cruft, or 2) there are some issues with switching between Separated and default mode.

 

The reason the second might be a possibility is I've noticed a couple of other odd behaviors. I created a previous thread about the tab order in the Transform panel. Shortly after learning that it was an issue with Separated mode, I switched back to default, and after a period of time, and even a Designer relaunch (I think), I discovered the tab order was behaving as if it were still in Separated mode, even though it was in default! Further, as I was testing my own sanity and the app, I discovered that when I was tabbing through the Transform fields, it wouldn't cycle back to the beginning. Meaning if I started in say W - tab - Y - tab - H - tab, etc. when I reached the end S - tab, nothing would happen. Tab did not take me back to X field.

 

With that said, the computer restart mentioned above has resolved the odd tab behavior and the missing fields. Not sure if this is specific enough to be helpful, but I did want you to know what I was experiencing. Let me know if I can provide any additional information that you might need.

 

Thanks! 

 

P.S. All of this is happening on a MacBook Pro connected to two external monitors. When in Separated mode, the canvas is on one external monitor and all the panels are on the second. 

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Jeff,

 

I'm not sure I'm following what your problem is but is it simply a case of going to the "View" menu and then "Studio" and checking the "Transform" studio? The "Transform" studio and the Character palette don't always have to go together, maybe you turned it off by accident or you docked it with another palette? 

 

Hokusai

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Hi Hokusai,

Let me clarify. It isn't an issue of not seeing Studio Panels of Transform or Character. They both show up; however, if you look at the attached screen shot in the original post, you will see in the Positioning and Transform section of the Character Panel, that the form fields are missing for Shear, Horizontal Scale, and Vertical Scale - the three items in the second column of that section.

 

Upon restarting my computer, the form fields have reappeared. My second post may sound confusing, because it is trying to describe confusing behavior that I'm seeing from the app. One of those "see it to believe it" things. As I mentioned, the computer restart seems to have fixed the issues. Next time I'll have to make a short video that shows the odd behavior.

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Jeff,

 

Sorry, thanks for the explanation. Now I understand (it was hard to figure out but after your last post, I got it!). I'm glad to hear that the restart fixed things. 

 

Hokusai

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