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Hello everyone !
Today i want to ask a question that can lead to something interesting for the Affinity suite (Publisher - Designer and Photo).
Well, we have all seen the recent updates and some brought satisfaction when other just brought tears but ... that's not my point here !

Just wanted to know : How will you feel if Serif comes up with a Home Persona or a Home Button ?
I'm asking because personally it would be very helpful to be able to see actual working/worked on or simply opened/created project on its specific section.
I've had hard time to find recent projects etc ... well i make use of the recently opened stuff or recent documents (whatever it is called)... it's good but it's not enough and dedicated place where i would be able to view miniatures of recent documents (i would limit this to .Af files only - no other format) and just click it to open it knowing what i"m opening.
if i'm not wrong it is possible on the iPad version (someone to correct me here if needed) so why not on the desktop version and the current Beta Cycle is the best season to test it.

Blessings !

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On 12/5/2018 at 12:39 AM, Uncle Mez said:

I'm asking because personally it would be very helpful to be able to see actual working/worked on or simply opened/created project on its specific section.

Hi @Uncle Mez,

this functionality is there at 'File > Open Recent'.

Or are you asking for a more visual representation of your recent files? This could be a nice enhancement of the startup panel.

d.

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4 hours ago, dominik said:

Hi @Uncle Mez,

this functionality is there at 'File > Open Recent'.

Or are you asking for a more visual representation of your recent files? This could be a nice enhancement of the startup panel.

d.

Exactly what i meant !
That Home Persona can be an enhancement of the Welcome/Splash Screen allowing us to view our recent using miniatures.
Don't laugh but we often give funny names to project thus making it a bit hard to find which one is the correct project.

So having a welcome screen where we can view miniature of the project would help us quickly decide which one to open.

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Windows 10 Pro N x64 20H2 + LibreOffice 7.1

My well suited Set of Apps [Production only]
* Affinity Suite [Designer + Photo + Publisher]
* Camtasia 2020 + Inkscape 1.0.2 beta + Blender 2.92 Beta

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9 hours ago, Uncle Mez said:

So having a welcome screen where we can view miniature of the project would help us quickly decide which one to open.

I can see that this would be a good enhancement. Whatever it will be called :)

d.

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this may help, 

make it a point to save all Affinity files to one folder, set the folder view to "Cover Flow".   I call it flip through....  

this allows fast thumbnail views, so if all the files in question are in that folder you will be able to 'flip through' them. 

see the one you want and double click it or "open with" 

flip view.png

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