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20 hours ago, TextusGames said:

increase valuable vertical space.

That's why I bought a 16:10 monitor. I recommend, it's a noticeable difference.


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3 hours ago, Pšenda said:

That's why I bought a 16:10 monitor. I recommend, it's a noticeable difference.

I am using the notebook , so buying new monitor is not suitable for me.

However in the text settings file you can disable status bar  by changing it parameter from True to False.

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15 minutes ago, TextusGames said:

However in the text settings file you can disable status bar  by changing it parameter from True to False

What text settings file are you referring to?


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20 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

What text settings file are you referring to?

 

Folder on Windows:

C:\Users\TextusGames\AppData\Roaming\Affinity\Designer\1.0 (Beta)\Settings

File: 

UserInterfacePreferences

Parameter:

<StatusBarVisible>True</StatusBarVisible>

Change that line to: <StatusBarVisible>False</StatusBarVisible> 

Than  save file.  

Than Restart Affinity Designer.

 

Finally bottom status bar will dissapear ;)
 

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That is how my Affinity Designer's layout is looking now without status bar and bottom horizontal scrollbar (Windows 10  175% scaling, than windows scale is set to 175% and bottom windows bar is hided the bottom part of Affinity Designer's unmaximaized window is  a little bit beneath screen (Issue). But it is good for me because it hides bottom horizontal scrollbar :) ) .

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@TextusGames Thank you so much ! Great tip.

UPDATE : I spoke too soon. I thought it had worked but the Status bar has come back. When I double checked the xml file the setting has reverted back to True.

How can I commit these changes permanently?

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On 6/2/2019 at 3:42 PM, razorpig said:

@TextusGames Thank you so much ! Great tip.

UPDATE : I spoke too soon. I thought it had worked but the Status bar has come back. When I double checked the xml file the setting has reverted back to True.

How can I commit these changes permanently?

I do not remember clearly, but this only happens if you use tab button on keyboard or menu command that allows to work without extra interface (kind of full-screen). If you do not use this commands status bar is not returning once you disable it.)

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Thanks carl123. That works and I can confirm that in the latest Beta the info bar remains hidden after a restart.

Great solution ! Although I can't help thinking this is another 'hack' for something that should be so simple.

Thanks again.

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