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To give a small example - I edit an image and, at a minimum, I have open the Layers panel and the History panel.  Next day, I want to edit an image and open it up.  The Layers Panel usually shows, but the History Panel is not there.  How peculiar that I have to then go View>Studio>History.   Seems bizarre, because I would have thought that Affinity Photo would open up with the panels you have previously used as default.    Is there something I can do please?


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You have to save the document with history in order to see the history from close of file. File > Save history with document, when you next open the file the history will be there and you can scroll back and forth until you start to edit the file.

In the 1.7 beta history works a little bit differently.


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5 hours ago, firstdefence said:

You have to save the document with history in order to see the history from close of file. File > Save history with document, when you next open the file the history will be there and you can scroll back and forth until you start to edit the file.

That's certainly true. But it sounds like @Jaffa was saying that the History panel is missing, not merely empty. Shouldn't the panel have been present upon restart?

The topic title is a bit misleading, I think, because the Studio panel status is not saved with a document. It's an application-wide setting.


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Yes, Walt, it is not the actual history I am talking about, you are right.   Logic tells me that most, if not all, users would like a minimum of panels viewable immediately upon starting to edit a new document.  I would like Layers, Channels, History, Colours - indeed, any panel that I used with the previously edited document.  To go into Studio for the ones missing seems a terrible waste of time to me!


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Windows 10

Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

Nik Collection

Amd processor 6 Core,  8 Mgs RAM

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2 hours ago, Jaffa said:

I would like Layers, Channels, History, Colours - indeed, any panel that I used with the previously edited document.  To go into Studio for the ones missing seems a terrible waste of time to me!

It's not supposed to be "the ones used with the previously edited document". The studio settings are supposed to be application-wide, persisting across documents, and (to some extent) across restarts of the Affinity application.


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Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.257 Beta

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10 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

It's not supposed to be "the ones used with the previously edited document". The studio settings are supposed to be application-wide, persisting across documents, and (to some extent) across restarts of the Affinity application.

That is how it works for me (& I think for other users as well) so if it is not for @Jaffa then there is something unusual going on in his system that prevents it from working that way.


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