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I like to use white background on Affinity Designer. In the version 1.6, artboards don't have borders, so it's hard to see its area.

Is there a way to add borders again?

 

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Hi esaramago,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

This was indeed removed in 1.6 because some users found the border distracting in certain situations when objects crossed the boundaries/bleed of the canvas. Meanwhile we already had some requests to ad it again for other use cases so we are considering adding this back as an option eventually. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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1 hour ago, MEB said:

Hi esaramago,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

This was indeed removed in 1.6 because some users found the border distracting in certain situations when objects crossed the boundaries/bleed of the canvas. Meanwhile we already had some requests to ad it again for other use cases so we are considering adding this back as an option eventually. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Thanks!

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There are different use cases where a border may or may not be required.

I am a UX Designer and use Affinity Designer to design wireframes. One scenario is where I use nested Artboard.

for eg. A mobile device size Artboard and a Tablet device size Artboard is laid out within a larger page Artboard. It is important to be able to differentiate between the three Artboards visually. So an Artboard border definitely helps here. This should be a customizable option. Rather than making it a preference setting, one should be able to change the border colour of the Artboard similar to other objects. This way those who don't need a border can set it to none and people who need it can set a color or line properties to the Artboard border.

Thx for creating such an awesome software.

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