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  1. #1
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    Default where are widgets found in the layer galley

    I am an occasional user
    Xara Designer Pro X 17.0.0.58732 DL x64 Mar 12 2020
    ( i think I paid for v18 - but never installed it = haha)
    anyway
    starting playing around to modify my site
    and one of the widgets works on desktop but not on mobile
    (I made no changes to the widget (either than adding the photos as designed))
    I seem to recall this happened a couple of years ago
    and I think I fixed it by removing the widget from group
    problem - It does not seem to be part of a group
    (if it is - how can I tell??)
    'so,
    I started to play around (ie learn) more
    about the page and later gallery
    (finally earned why some of my photos were never showing up when I cut and paste between variants
    *found them in page background or pasterboard

    found all my elements -
    but none of the widgets
    where are they hiding

    ps
    also found a lawyer called mask
    doubt I ever did that on purpose?
    what is it, how did I make it (did I?)
    and can I delete it
    it is marked red (ie locked and not visible)

    THANKS

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    Default Re: where are widgets found in the layer galley

    TD, a Xara photo Widget will appear in the MouseOff layer as a Placeholder.

    If you copied it to a Variant, it is possible you put it into a hidden layer (MouseOver or even Mask).
    As you found previously, even if visible on the Page or Pasteboard background, it might not work or show.

    If you could advise which Widget you are using, i might be able to work out what is amiss.

    If there is nothing in the Mask layer, you can delete it from the Page & Layer gallery.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPXv18 , XWDPv12/v15, XPGDv10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, and others back through time (to CC's Artworks).
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    Default Re: where are widgets found in the layer galley

    I kept looking and looking and looking and looking
    and found that it was in a group (that I made to move large blocks of text down)
    to make room for a text block above
    removed the 'group' and the animation started again
    widget is called "cycle group 4"
    and
    found the HTML placeholder - THANKS -
    it was hidden in a shadow group
    (I expanded EVERY little thing to I found it!)

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    Default Re: where are widgets found in the layer galley

    Quote Originally Posted by TheeeDragon View Post
    I kept looking and looking and looking and looking
    and found that it was in a group (that I made to move large blocks of text down)
    to make room for a text block above
    removed the 'group' and the animation started again
    widget is called "cycle group 4"
    and
    found the HTML placeholder - THANKS -
    it was hidden in a shadow group
    (I expanded EVERY little thing to I found it!)
    TD, I would have Ctrl+clicked on the Widget and with Locate enabled it would have opened all Groups down to the Placeholder.

    Glad you found it.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPXv18 , XWDPv12/v15, XPGDv10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, and others back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Technical remediation and consultancy for your web designs. TG Nuggets you might like. Report faults: Magix; Xara Cloud+/Pro+

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    Default Re: where are widgets found in the layer galley

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    TD, I would have Ctrl+clicked on the Widget and with Locate enabled it would have opened all Groups down to the Placeholder.
    Acorn
    Ta Dah ! Great Trick!
    thanks

 

 

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