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Maybe you want to have a look first at my attached image? Sometimes it gets difficult for me to differentiate between all the Affinity applications. Often enough I pick a wrong panel which belongs to the other application. One should say, then switch to Dark UI or make them a bit darker, but for me a light UI is the best UI to work with. With the disadvantages of the light UI I can live. Maybe it would be a good option to colour at least the header of the panels to orange, pink and blue like in the icons for the applications.

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I agree.

The three apps already have their own colour (from the icons: Designer = Blue, Photo = Pink, Publisher = Orange) so a tint or even single pixel rule under the panel name would really help.


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This may seem odd, but having used the dark UI for ages, I switched to the light version because although I think the dark version looks better, I find the light UI easier to work with.

Having said that, I do find it a bit drab, so a different colour for each app would be quite nice!

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I think this is not a bad idea. It has happened to me that I have more than one Affinity app open and I briefly would switch to the wrong one because of their similar appearance.

Microsoft used this idea for their MS Office apps, and I do think it is helpful.

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As the Affinity apps are in the visually creative field, I think the color differentiation would need to be more subtle, lest it take away from whatever one is designing.

Probably some people would not like it, so it might be worth pondering whether to make such a change optional in the UI preferences.

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