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Issue 1: Some Affinity Designer files default open in Affinity Photo. Also, for some files, the icon associated with a Designer file show the Photo icon.

Issue 2:  Adobe Illustrator files are associated with Affinity Publisher. Trying to change the association creates the error " {file name} can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer."

Issue 3: While working on an Affinity Designer file on my MacBook Pro, the Handoff icon on my iMac shows Affinity Publisher. 

I have attached some screenshots.

Thanks in advance.

-Bill

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Hi befehr,

I'm sorry to hear you have been having issues with the Affinity Suite I will answer your questions in the order they were asked :)

1. What happens if  you right click the designer files and go to Open With > Other > Designer and make sure Always open with is selected?
 
2. Please could you try going to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and allow Publisher to run from there ?
 
3. This is likely down to the app being in beta, as far as I'm aware (this could change as I'm not 100%) we don't plan on supporting hand off in Publisher.
 
Thanks
C

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39 minutes ago, hifred said:

Please move, if considered unrelated: I have issues with Affinity apps interfering with clearly assigned file types.
When I inside Photoshop click an embedded .ai file (smart object) I without exception want Illustrator to open.
Now I get this disambiguation dialog...

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I don't think that's Affinity interfering; I think that's just Windows giving you a choice, and ticking the box to always use your choice should take care of it.

Once you've opened that file, and checked "Always use this app", do you keep having the problem?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.145), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 and 1.7.1.404 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404 and 1.7.1.404 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.1.399 Beta

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You might be correct Walt – but while I'm aware that I'd bark at the wrong tree – I'd hate Windows for doing that as well.
If one uses a suite of programs and dozens of file formats (I now see it also for every RAW format i have on disk) one usually will
have made up his mind what should happen with files by default. And there's still "Open with" for all exceptions. It's a lot of superflous
Popups one needs to deal with...

Right now, while I own Photo and Designer don't actually work with Affinity – I want zero system integration.

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3 hours ago, Callum said:

Hi befehr,

I'm sorry to hear you have been having issues with the Affinity Suite I will answer your questions in the order they were asked :)

1. What happens if  you right click the designer files and go to Open With > Other > Designer and make sure Always open with is selected?
 
2. Please could you try going to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and allow Publisher to run from there ?
 
3. This is likely down to the app being in beta, as far as I'm aware (this could change as I'm not 100%) we don't plan on supporting hand off in Publisher.
 
Thanks
C

Just to be clear up front, it's not that I want Publisher to open properly, it's that I want to reassign Designer as the default to Designer and Illustrator files. 

1. Right click and selecting Designer as the application works as expected. Note that this does not change the default program.

2. Not sure what you are asking.

3. I don't care if handoff works, it's just that Publisher comes up as default app instead of Designer.

If this is due to Publisher being beta I can either deal with it for now or uninstall if it become necessary.

 

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