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Obviously, every person works differently. Is there a way to save your workspace?  It would be a shame if you spend all this time customizing all the panels (studio) just right and lose all those settings. This is especially important if you need to have different workspaces for different workflows. 

Side note:  Putting panels under something called "Studio" is very confusing. 

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Hear, hear. They've been bombarded with this request for years now. I don't know what the problem is--shouldn't be too difficult to "save the state" of the program. But we can hope, they can wish, and disappointment's a dirty lowdown dish.


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Hi erickp

We do not have the ability to save workspace configurations, but the app should remember where you placed the UI before you close the app.

The panels full title are Studio Panels so from that perspective it makes a bit more sense

Thanks


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1 hour ago, Chris_K said:

Hi erickp

We do not have the ability to save workspace configurations, but the app should remember where you placed the UI before you close the app.

The panels full title are Studio Panels so from that perspective it makes a bit more sense

Thanks

In that case, just asking, why isn't the full name spelt out in in the drop-down? There is room because you have 'Show Baseline Grid Manager' that is much longer than just 'Studio'. Personally, I prefer the term 'Window' as per InDesign, which is more intuitive for a computer user than 'Studio'.


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22 hours ago, erickp said:

Obviously, every person works differently. Is there a way to save your workspace?  It would be a shame if you spend all this time customizing all the panels (studio) just right and lose all those settings. This is especially important if you need to have different workspaces for different workflows. 

Side note:  Putting panels under something called "Studio" is very confusing. 

Also if you need to migrate your workspace to another computer this would help a lot.

And it is very frustrating when the app crashes and you lose all your workspace settings (happens sometimes).


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Although APub does remember your previous settings, there is that real possibility as mentioned that the app crashes and you lose those settings. Then there is the issue of migrating and carrying over those workspace settings. And last by not least, the fact that many people have different workspaces depending on the type of work/project they are currently working on. This is definitely a must from day one. You can't cover all the features of an app like InDesign right out of the gate but coming damn close will make this app a worthy alternative. 

As far as the issue with "Studio Panels", I would totally spell it out at the very least. I'm not a fan of the term "windows" (sorry @GRH ) ;), but panels are appropriate within an application.   If you want to be cool, then perhaps call them "S-Panels".  Sound sleek and fast. LOL!   

All this commenting is mainly because I really like what you guys/gals are doing over there and we need you in the space more than ever. Thanks! 

 

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12 hours ago, GRH said:

In that case, just asking, why isn't the full name spelt out in in the drop-down?

Just guessing but it is probably because short menu item names are generally considered quicker & easier for most people to identify & locate in a long list of menu items than longer ones.


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Also if you work with two monitors it might happen that the second screen is disconnected (e.g. from touching the cable)  and all of your panels are pushed to the primary monitor. And you have to rearrange all the panels.

The possibility of saving workspaces is mandatory.


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On 8/30/2018 at 6:50 PM, erickp said:

Obviously, every person works differently. Is there a way to save your workspace?  It would be a shame if you spend all this time customizing all the panels (studio) just right and lose all those settings. This is especially important if you need to have different workspaces for different workflows. 

Side note:  Putting panels under something called "Studio" is very confusing. 

Agreed. Should be able to do so via profiles e.g. Many reason like several workstations, send in to repair, setting up the OS again, getting a new machine...

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38 minutes ago, stmartin said:

Also if you work with two monitors it might happen that the second screen is disconnected (e.g. from touching the cable)  and all of your panels are pushed to the primary monitor. And you have to rearrange all the panels.

The possibility of saving workspaces is mandatory.

Completely agree!

Besides the missing ability to save individual option pane positions: imho the use of two monitors appears to force application crashes and makes the ability of saveable window positions more necessary. (see also  window/pane positions )


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