Painter 2021 started freezing on me this morning. The first time this has happened to me. When I closed and reopened the program it opened blank screen with only the top menu bar (File - Edit, etc) showing. When I went to Window>Layout>Import and clicked on my saved layout called Cintiq 22 it opened it but all my custom palettes were blank and inside the Organizer they were all missing.
I restarted Painter and the same thing happened. So I did a cold boot of the computer but that did not help either.
I then did a "repair" of the program but that also did nothing.
So I tried the old holding the "Shift" key while opening the program and told it to hold all my customizations...but it opened a totally initialized and default Painter. No custom palettes and even my saved Cintiq 22 Layout was gone. So I am now having to start customizing everything once more.
I would like to know where Corel saves the "Layout," in what folder on the computer?
While I am here I have noticed one other quirk. When I create a new custom palette using the "Add Command" it sets the new palette on my default 4k monitor and not on my Cintiq 22 monitor. That is not a problem except for the fact that when I go to drag the palette into the Cintiq 22 screen it won't leave the 4k monitor. I have to actually drag the main Painter screen partially onto the 4k monitor. Then I can drag the custom palette onto the Cintiq 22 screen but it freezes at the edge of the monitor screen. When I then drag the main Painter screen back down into the Cintiq monitor I can only then drag the custom palette to where I want it placed. Pretty convoluted and time-wasting process. Must be a bug in the software.
I have the Cintiq set as monitor 2. I could probably set it as monitor 1 but I don't want to use the lower res Cintiq 22 for anything other than my graphics programs where I use the stylus and when I set it as monitor 1 it messes up my desktop icon arrangement.
Thanks for any helpful information on these topics.
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Aaron Rutten has a tutorial on how to fix this at https://youtu.be/EQz-Lwde_r4
Excellent...many thanks for that link FuzzyBoots. I will remember this one.
I found that if I just shift+drag a brush onto the work space it creates a custom panel. Then I can just do the add command to that panel and change the name in the organizer. Much easier process than creating a new panel with the add command.