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Why does the Firework main window always hide on MacOS?

Treken 8 months ago updated 8 months ago 2

I open Firework and then click on an App. The App opens but the Firework window hides itself. I need to open another App so I first have to reopen Firework... this is inconvenient. Am I doing something wrong?

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Hi Treken!

This behavior is how it was intended. Firework is just a small panel for quick launch, in most cases a user needs to hide it after the launching. The meaning is very similar to Windows "Start" button. Sometimes users ask to leave Firework open. We think to create a pin button for this. But there were very few such requests.

You can use [Alt] + [~] hotkeys to fast open Firework main window. I hope it will help you.

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Hi Treken!

This behavior is how it was intended. Firework is just a small panel for quick launch, in most cases a user needs to hide it after the launching. The meaning is very similar to Windows "Start" button. Sometimes users ask to leave Firework open. We think to create a pin button for this. But there were very few such requests.

You can use [Alt] + [~] hotkeys to fast open Firework main window. I hope it will help you.

Hi Alexey

Thankyou for the prompt answer.


I am using MacOS so behaviour akin to a 'Windows Start Button' is not really a good thing :P

Perhaps this behaviour could be an option. I would like to 

  1. open firework
  2. launch 5 apps in succession to get my environment loaded
  3. close / hide the firework window until needed again

If the "Auto hide firework app window" was a boolean option defaulting to its present behaviour it would be great for users like myself and very simple to implement.

In the meantime, I will use the [Alt] + [~] or on Mac [Opt] + [~] to unhide the Firework window.

Great App by the way, I am new but have come over from Fluid

kind regards

Trevor

[Treken]