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What does the "Toggle Master View" button on the status bar do?

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Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher 1.7.0.227.

There is a little "Toggle Master View" button on the status bar - to the right of the "Last Spread" button - which seems to toggle between the page/spread currently being edited and the last master page/spread that was edited.
Is this the expected behaviour of this button and, if so, is this the full extent of its behaviour or does it also do something else?
With the introduction of the new master page editing functions - Edit Linked etc. - it seems a little bit redundant. Also, if you are editing a page/spread that doesn't use the last master page/spread that was edited then its function is fairly irrelevant as you will toggle between two unrelated things.
I only ask as I can't find anything in the Help about it, so I just wondered.

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

There is a little "Toggle Master View" button on the status bar

I noticed this but until this post never really thought about it. I agree its utility is somewhat limited and doubtful but it could be useful in some manner or other.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.4

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I don't think I'd ever seen it until today when I found it by accident while I was looking for something else.
Maybe it's got a really good use that I just haven't figured out yet.

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27 minutes ago, GarryP said:

Maybe it's got a really good use that I just haven't figured out yet.

That is my thinking on it too. Perhaps if we had seen it earlier we would be using it all the time for some currently ineffable task.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.4

Affinity Designer 1.6.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 | Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.293 | Affinity Photo beta 1.7.0.120 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.9

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