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walt.farrell

Affinity on Windows: Usability suggestion for floated image windows

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The Affinity applications on Windows have the ability to work on images either "docked" or "floated". When working on a floated image, one can use the Windows controls to minimize the image window. When that happens, the window disappears completely from the screen, and is available only from the Windows taskbar, or by pressing alt+Tab.

It would be very useful if selecting that window were also possible using Affinity's Window menu item. Window > (click on image name at bottom of pulldown) should restore that window to the state it had before it was minimized. That would help users who don't know about alt+Tab or who don't think about using the Windows taskbar to find the minimized window.

(Note: Alternatively, Affinity could do as some other applications do, and minimize the window but keep a small remnant visible at the bottom of the main Affinity window that shows the image name and has restore and close buttons.)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.518 Beta

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