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I am a musician and are an experienced user of the DAW program Logic Pro X. In most audio mixers, real or software based, there are two buttons that we users take for granted: a Mute-button and a Solo-button. The Mute-button turns off a particular track while a Solo-button turns of all other tracks except the one where you pressed the Solo-button. Wouldn't it be great to have this functionality in the Layers palette in Publisher? The equivalentof the Mute-button is already there in the form of the "is visible" check mark to the right of the layer name. By adding a Solo-button to the right of this you could make all the layers invisible except for the layer you "soloed". This would be a great feature when there is a lot of layers and you just want to view and work with one in particular. Please consult the screen shots I have provided, both from Logic Pro X and from Publisher:

The audio mixer in Logic Pro X. Notice the M(ute) and S(olo) buttons at the bottom:

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Here I have muted the track "Audio 1". This would be the equivalent to make a layer invisible by removing the checkmark next to it:

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Here I have soloed the track "Audio 1". The other tracks are automatically muted:

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And here is a mockup screen shot of how it could appear in Publisher. V = Layer visibility on/off, S = Layer is soloed and the other layers not visible.

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Please let me hear your comments. I think this would be a great featrure!

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All of the Affinity applications, including Publisher, support Isolation Mode.

Details in the Help, e.g., for Publisher see https://affinity.help/publisher/en-US.lproj/pages/ObjectControl/isolating.html

 


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3 hours ago, Steaming T said:

The equivalentof the Mute-button is already there in the form of the "is visible" check mark to the right of the layer name. By adding a Solo-button to the right of this you could make all the layers invisible except for the layer you "soloed".

Hello @Steaming T,

the function is already available, except that there is no extra button. Hold ALT when clicking on the thumbnail of a layer :)

d.

PS: walt beat me by the second.


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59 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

All of the Affinity applications, including Publisher, support Isolation Mode.

Details in the Help, e.g., for Publisher see https://affinity.help/publisher/en-US.lproj/pages/ObjectControl/isolating.html

 

 

yes, but this mode is pretty useless because it exits already when you just want to edit the next child object. 

 

 


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3 minutes ago, BennyD said:

yes, but this mode is pretty useless because it exits already when you just want to edit the next child object. 

Maybe you need to isolate the child object?


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I think the point here is not to just edit a single child object without context but rather to do it with the surrounding group. Imagine you've got 6 illustrated characters on a page and they overlap. Everyone is in a separate group and you just want to hide all the others in order to edit a specific one, ok? I could tell some more examples…


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