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3 hours ago, initrc said:

The hint text is only useful to new users. It's a waste of space and distraction to the rest of the users. It'd be great if there's an option to hide it.

I disagree with it being useful only to new users, and being a waste of space. It uses such a small space. Unless I specifically look at it, I don't notice it at all. But I guess if it would please the experts to have a toggle to hide it then I'd be for that.

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My frustration is that there is often too much information to show in such a small space (my screen is only 1920px wide).

Perhaps it would be better to have a Modifiers Panel that can be sized and placed by the user: docked to the bottom like a status bar, floated on a second screen, or turned off if desired.

This would allow for more space to show the various modifiers associated with each tool, would be far more customizable, and could even link through to the main help pages for the tool in question.

SketchUp has something similar to this, which actually shows small introductions to the basic use of each tool.

 

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Paintshop Pro has their Learning Center. You can opt to not show it, and by default is docked to the right. It can be drug out and resized. It is very content aware/topic sensitive. Selecting one of the topics in the Learning Center, provides more info on how to use tools, ect. If that's not enough it has a More hyperlink that takes you to Corel's on-line help, specific to what you're needing help with.

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@Ron P., although the space it takes isn't huge, I find it distracting due to the staggered bold and normal text styles. I'd always welcome additional vertical space.

Also, every time you change a tool, the hint text changes too.

Here's a screenshot of Clip Studio Paint. No hint text status bar, no scroll bars. Just the canvas that you focus on.

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On ‎4‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 11:26 AM, initrc said:

The hint text is only useful to new users. It's a waste of space and distraction to the rest of the users. It'd be great if there's an option to hide it.

As you probably know hitting the Tab key will hide most controls in the program, including the Hint Line

If you want to reshow all controls except the Hint Line then after pressing Tab

Use View > Studio to unhide the studio

also on the View Menu, you can then reshow the Toolbar, Context Toolbar, & Tools

The Hint Line will remain hidden

Unless you only plan to do the above once or twice a day you might want to invest in an external Macro or Scripting program that will do it all for you using a simple shortcut key

Edited: 4/6/19, Looks like the above persists even after restarts

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  • 2 years later...

Unfortunately its there again, when opening a document that´s been existing. Or a new one!

Affinitiy .......   why not making on little preference line for this option, so many want to get rid of? Just one klick for us, if we want it, or not, ................   !

And again I found a bug ...........   but I will not spend a minute to report this, cause Affinity does not really care about bugs! That´s my experience.

Listen what the customers want, ........  solve bugs  ..............   then you would be fine! It´s a love and hate thing between me and these apps ...... or lets say this company.

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6 hours ago, Kobold said:

Just found this awesome tip, .......  thanks so much, finally I can get rid of this hint line! 

Note that if you do that, you also remove the page navigator. That may not matter to you too much in Publisher, where you have the Pages panel that will also let you navigate from page to page. But if you open a Publisher document in Designer or Photo, and you've removed that line, you'll be stuck on whichever Page first opens.

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Just now, Cristobal Pohlhammer said:

Wuauuuuuuuuuuu amazing tip @carl123, thanks so much. Affinity had a lot to learn in interface customization, from Adobe and other software's. For example I used Cinema 4D, its amazing his interface and customization, are huge!

 

Thanks again @carl123

 

Just now, Cristobal Pohlhammer said:

Wuauuuuuuuuuuu amazing tip @carl123, thanks so much. Affinity had a lot to learn in interface customization, from Adobe and other software's. For example I used Cinema 4D, its amazing his interface and customization, are huge!

 

Thanks again @carl123

Its true, doesn't work, the hint line its back.....snif.

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