In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
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Selection Tools in deviantART muro
- Elliptical selection options and a magic wand tool have been added to the marquee tool. Once the marquee menu button has been selected, the new options will appear in the bottom bar.
- Deviants can now create a selection based on the transparency of a layer by command/ctrl+clicking on that layer.
- Autosave will trigger more frequently, to ensure that your hard work is retained.
- Some behind the scenes changes were made to make deviantART muro more stable.
- In addition to the options added to the marquee menu, "select by color", "expand selection", and "contract selection" tools have been added to the Edit menu.
Blockquote Tool in Sta.sh Writer
- If one deviant's Collection was added to a different deviant's Collection, it could not be removed from the Collection it was added to. Fixed by $shahyarg
- It was not possible for Group admins to change some invitation settings from the defaults. Fixed by $randomduck
- Removing a deviation from a Gallery folder would hide the links beneath the thumbnail until the page was refreshed. Fixed by $shahyarg
- Film deviations were not allowed in Scraps. Fixed by $shahyarg
- On the Notes page, the select dropdown was showing in the wrong place. Fixed by $shadowhand
- On deviation pages, the link that showed which deviants favourited the deviation sometimes did not work. Fixed by $shahyarg
- The "Show All Groups" link on deviations was not working under certain circumstances. Fixed by $shahyarg
- "Failed to process transaction" errors occurred when withdrawing earnings as deviantART Points or via PayPal, followed by a temporary disabling of PayPal withdrawals. Fixed by $yury-n
- The PDF viewer would vanish if any of the header menus were hovered over. Fixed by $shadowhand
- The shopping bag icon and "Buy this Print" text in the new Prints menu on deviation pages were not clickable. Fixed by $shadowhand
- During Redraw playback, there were cases where the speed slider would display as slow, but the video was actually playing at fast speed. Fixed by $mudimba
- In comment drawings, deviantART muro could infrequently get stuck on the eraser tool and prevent drawing. Fixed by $mudimba
- Several cosmetic layout issues existed that would be visible when buying new brush packs. Fixed by $mudimba
- Sometimes a new layer could be created, even when interaction should have been disabled by a modal window. Fixed by $mudimba
- Stacks shared with other deviants wouldn't display file descriptions. Fixed by $drommk
- While renaming a stack, clicking on the title of another one to rename it would cause an error. Fixed by $kouiskas
- Editing Journals submitted to the Journal Portal would send new notifications to the Message Center, even when the "This is a minor edit" option was selected. Fixed by $drommk
- Literature thumbnails wouldn't stop scrolling when they reached the end of the excerpt. Fixed by $kemayo
- It was possible to break elements out of journal entries with advanced CSS. Fixed by $kemayo
- Several behind the scenes improvements were made to the way Sta.sh Writer handles typing and loading drafts. Fixed by $kemayo and $inazar
- Many users made suggestions for improvements to the mobile site that they'd like to see implemented.
- The most common suggestion we received regarding the new mobile site was for an easy way to submit art from mobile devices.
- Deviants would like to add thumbnails to their comments. Suggested by =Magical525
- Some members would like to be able to apply the same keywords and descriptions to multiple files at once. Suggested by ~frisbii