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Affinity Designer / Black Background around Canvas

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Hi Together,

maybe I havent used the correct search terms, but I could not find anything in regard to my problem.

In AD I see my canvas, but the space around it is always black. So I lose elements that I drag out of my canvas. I am used to place all my layout elements around the canvas and even explore design outside my canvas. Is there a way to change that view so that I can see everything that is placed around the canvas as well?

I hope my question is clear (not english native speaker). Feel free to ask if anything is unclear.

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Hi gestalt, 

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Go to menu View ▸ View Mode  and uncheck Clip to Canvas (this command is only available for non-artboard documents). For artboard based documents this is not necessary. You can simply drag the objects to outside the canvas. You can set whatever colour you want for the pasteboard area going to Affinity Designer ▸ Preferences..., User Interface section and adjusting the Background Grey Level slider.

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