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AP library panel behaviour

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Since Macros regrettfully can't be called by customized key-shortcuts (or did I miss out on an essential development step?) I need to have the workspace consuming Library panel open to work with my own Macros. I do have 5 categories within the library. Each of them contains quite some Macros (most of them provided by Serif). Since I don't need the first 4 Macro categories (with a multitude of entries) I close these categories to be able to access the few entires of my own categorie. Now each time I open up a new file all categories open up, forcing me each time to manually close all obsolete categories again and again for each document to be able to access my own macros. This drives my crazy! Even worse: when you switch to another document and switch back to your old document the categories in the library are automatically expanded again and I've got to start all over again .... this seems to be an job creation scheme on highest level

Having added your new category and you're trying to overcome the above behaviour at least to a certain extend (it makes no sense to close categories since AP will open them instantly again) best idea is to move it up to the top of the list. But this expanding-category behaviour really stresses it to the very end: Each time after moving your (new and therefor last) category one step up .... the library panel expands all other categories again .... forcing you to either close all categories again or find your own categorie some where ... forcing you to repeat the procedure unltil you finally got it to first entry in the panel.

Unless this is just an unlucky startup setting and it can be changed somewhere within the program (where I haven't found it yet): Please let the library panel save the customer selected settings of the panel automatically (this would be really helpful for many panels!).  Please keep it saved for each document seperately. Don't expand any categories automatically!

I know by know that many people here keep rolling their eyes when I start mentioning the word "workflow" since noone seems to care for such things or wants to improve in this area but I seriously hope this will change in future when more people will use AP on a daily and professional base .... 

Cheers, Timo


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