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[Fixed] Toolbar stays in edit mode forever in Affinity designer and photo

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In Affinity designer the toolbar stays in edit mode no matter what I do and I cannot use any of the tools in the toolbar and also unable to switch to another persona. In addition, the customize toolbar option is also greyed in the View menu. I tried to uninstall end reinstall the app but it just starts up with the toolbar in edit mode already. I managed to reproduce the issue in Affinity photo as well just to check but now that is also broken.


Select Customize toolbar in the View menu
Close the whole app while the customize toolbar popup window is open
Open the app again

I am using Affinity designer/photo on Windows 10.

I cannot seem to find any close edit mode button anywhere in the app.

Do you have any idea how to get out of this?


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Hi @daev,

Welcome to the forums. 

We are aware of this issue and it has already been fixed in the latest beta. For the meantime, you can bring it back by going to Preferences > Miscellaneous > Reset user defaults, followed by a restart of the app. 



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