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deviantART muro Integration with Sta.sh

Sta.sh is your personal creative space on deviantART, a home to images, writing, animation and everything in between. For writers, creation has also been a part of the Sta.sh environment, with the inclusion of Sta.sh Writer. To help further the potential of creation, we've incorporated deviantART muro within Sta.sh!

Screen Shot 2012-11-01 at 12.44.51 PM by wreckling
 
The top bar of deviantART muro has been changed to white to reflect its function as a creation tool, and hovering over the deviantART muro logo in the top left corner will now prompt the Sta.sh menu to appear. In addition, deviantART muro can now be accessed in Sta.sh menu from the menu the top left corner, or by clicking on the "Draw with deviantART muro" button in the right column.

The other new addition is the integration of deviantART muro into Sta.sh Writer. When in Sta.sh Writer, you can pull images from your Sta.sh to include in the Writer document, and those images will have a pencil menu button in the top right corner of the image. 

An option labeled "Edit in deviantART Muro" has been added to the pencil menu. When selected, it will transfer you to deviantART muro. Once you click Done in deviantART muro, the file will save, and you'll be returned to Sta.sh Writer to continue where you left off.

Art in Journal Thumbnails

When encountering Journal thumbnails on site, the scrolling thumbnail will now also display thumbnails of the artwork included in those journals, so you can see the included artwork before viewing the Journal!

Screen Shot 2012-10-24 at 4.29.19 PM by wreckling

Change Log

  • The count on folders in Notes did not update when a note was deleted. Fixed by shadowhand
  • On deviation pages, only the image would scroll horizontally when zoomed in, rather than the entire page. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Notes containing some special characters could not be previewed. Fixed by jekor
  • The Prints shopping bag icon would not display under thumbnails when browsing in Grid View, and some were cut off in Wall View. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The animation for the Poll in the footer would not work on smaller browsers. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Prints menu on deviation pages sometimes rendered incorrectly and wouldn't load properly. Fixed by allixsenos, KnightAR, and shadowhand
  • Various enhancements were made to the display and appearance of discounts in the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear shop and Prints widgets. Fixed by yury-n
  • The "Add to Wishlist" button on Prints would not display properly when purchasing Prints for another deviant. Fixed by shahyarg
  • A very small number of My Earnings records showed an "Unknown" status for some users, and some status update emails were not sent. Fixed by yury-n

More Like This

  • The page settings button on the Browse page has been made larger, and will now show after first clicking the "Show More" button, in order to make it easier to change your browsing preferences. Fixed by helloandre

Sta.sh

  • Dragging literature items to make a stack would not work properly. Fixed by drommk
  • Hovering on an item and then pressing cmd+A to select all items would not visibly work. Fixed by drommk
  • Uploading new items in Sta.sh was briefly broken. Fixed by adahacker
  • Clicking on the ellipse button to jump to a specific page wasn't working. Fixed by drommk
  • When editing, the Mature Content setting couldn't be changed from strict to moderate. Fixed by drommk

Sta.sh Writer


  • For some categories, literature thumbnails were not building excerpts. Fixed by kemayo
  • The Edit Journal buttons were not appearing for beta testers on their Journal page. Fixed by kemayo
  • The "Open Last Draft" option in the File menu has been replaced with "Open Draft". Fixed by kemayo
  • Changes were made to the behavior of the Drafts folder when the folder is empty. Fixed by kemayo
  • Pressing enter in a blockquote would start a new blockquote. Fixed by Alisey
  • Fixed alignment issues of skin thumbnails in the "Skins" section of the Writer sidebar. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thanks very much for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Many members were pleased with the changes made to literature deviations.
  • Feedback regarding Critique varied. Some members mentioned that they don't use the Critique tool because they don't want their watchers to be notified of the feedback they leave.
  • THEDUDEWHODRAWSSTUFF suggested that it would be helpful to be able to filter searches based on whether or not deviations have Critique enabled.
  • Feedback regarding the Emoticons tab in Sta.sh Writer's sidebar was greatly positive. Some deviants mentioned that they would like to see that functionality applied to comments as well.
  • Several deviants were opposed to the suggestion regarding being able to watch other deviants' Favourites, though others liked the thought of being able to do so provided they could turn it on or off for each deviant they follow.
  • Some deviants would like to be able to reply to comments by drawing in deviantART muro from their Message Center. Suggested by Chibicorgi
  • It would be helpful if, when watching a deviant, the settings you choose for that deviant are retained when you watch other deviants as well. Suggested by Fehnwrites

Discuss!

Submitting Exclusively to a Group 
When you submit a deviation to a single Group and don't submit to your own Gallery, the deviation is labeled as being "exclusive to" the Group and cannot be submitted to any other Groups. This feature allows members to create content specifically for a Group they are a member or admin of. Do you use this feature often? Do you find the feature valuable? How would you like to see it improved?


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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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:iconaj6223:
aj6223 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  New Deviant
My DA Muro doesn't work it won't let me draw anything.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If this continues to be a problem for you, you'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk. :)
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woooo401 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
my muro doesnt have the wacom thing below
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SkyStar12 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My deviantART messages won't let me reply. When I press reply and type, the text doesn't show and the screen freezes and turns white. I need help?
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hollowkingking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
i cant go to next pages now it does not go to it and a line goes over the page numbers
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Writer
Hey there! We encountered a bug last night, it should be fixed for you now. :)
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JAID-SHADOW Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I overheard that there was a hacker here, can you all find him and or her and ELIMINATE the ENEMY for us all please? I don't want me or any of my friends to be next.:ninja::ninjabattle::mib:
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hollowkingking Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
k thanks
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39NomNomNom39 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Artist
My DA muro is not working any more! What's going on?!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Writer
Hey there! Muro appears to be working fine on this end. What happens when you try to load the page?
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39NomNomNom39 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Artist
It wont let me use any of the brushes. I tried to draw with it but it dose nothing :(
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Writer
I can't seem to recreate the issue you're having. If it continues to not work for you, though, please file a bug report at the Help Desk about it.
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39NomNomNom39 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Artist
Ok thank you any way :/ :)
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AleksanderaAeterni Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Did you solve the problem? I also have it.
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:icondaemoniumnocturnal:
DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seems that files written with sta.sh can only be uploaded as a journal. in the past you were able to upload it as literature, is this supposed to be or is it a bug you can't submit it to anything else but a journal?
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:iconwolfverin:
wolfverin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Bonjour mon devenir peindre tous ce que je voie .Mais faut il etre riche ! pour se permettre de voyager et de peindre!
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:iconrewea:
Rewea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I think it would be good if people could disable faves on their deviantions.
Also at comments, there should be something like it doesn't lets you to comment if you haven't written, for example, at least 150 letters. So it could avoid one worded comments or/and vague comments. Of course it would be just an option, so only people who don't like one worded comments would use it. :]
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BlueTheKawaiiDog Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
It would be better if you would switch back to the old ban system. The new one is awful.
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:iconpaintedcricket:
PaintedCricket Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The new Stash styled journal submission doesn't allow me to go back and uncheck the boxes for my journal and the journal portal. If I want to remove a journal from being available from the portal in the future, I should be able to. When I want to keep the journals from clogginf up my own journal, I should be able to remove them and have the important stuff on the front page. Please make them both options again?
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aymenjoe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PLEASE ADD TUNISIA TO THE LIST OF COUNTRY IM NOT ABLE TO BUY THINGS..
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:iconaymenjoe:
aymenjoe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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Sketchbookuniverse Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
My stash appears to be broken I can't upload!?...
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Several deviants were opposed to the suggestion regarding being able to watch other deviants' Favourites WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO WATCH FAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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IceFang100 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why must you change it, make it so hard?? How come we can't opt out of somthing we didn't volonteer for? I can't submit ANY art!
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lalalei2001 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Is it just me or are the descriptions underneath deviations looking different? they seemed to be formatted more to the left and I swear they used to have a lighter green box around them, which made for easier reading.
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CauseForDementia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So my suggestion is creating a better, more attractive home page for deviants. I think the page where we have our deviant ID, gallery, deviations, comments, journal posts, etc can be formatted better to give the page a cleaner more professional look. It feels a bit cluttered to me. I tried to change around all the widgets I wanted on my page but I felt no matter how I formatted them, I still didn't like the outcome of the layout. I think with websites all gearing more towards the Windows 8 modern look, I think it would be nice to see a new layout created. Not necessarily like Windows 8 interface but just something new and functional. I see that there has been hard work put into the display of how we view others deviations which is wonderful. I just think it's time to change the look of our deviants page as well.
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TheWolfsFriend Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be a good idea to be able to have subfolders in the favourites. It would likely help disorganized people, or people that tend to favourite a lot of stuff, such as myself, find what they want more easily.
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:iconkamranm102:
kamranm102 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hello, I was wondering if I could be a contributor? Thanks.
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:iconkamranm102:
kamranm102 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Or even an Admin? Thanks
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:icontomez:
Tomez Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to see the ability to rename the "Featured" folder in groups. Specifically, I would like to call this folder "Latest"
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:iconninefiftin:
Ninefiftin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... I didn't even know about that "exclusive to" thing... :XD:
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Yay-123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a suggestion for polls~ For the person who created the poll, can there be a button to see the results without having to vote?
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TheInvertedTower Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
How do you submit work done in Sta.sh Writer as literature?
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:iconinazar:
inazar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
As long as you don't have any stuff embedded in your Writer piece, the submission process will regard your work as literature, and you'll be able to pick a literature category when you submit. If you're embedding images or other things, submission will regard your work as a commentary piece, and only provide journal options for you to submit.

Hope that helps!
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TheInvertedTower Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I have two images included. Who can I ask to change the Sta.sh, so that it includes images in Literature?
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:iconntim007:
ntim007 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I would like to have a "download for a llama" feature. That would be awesome.
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MidNightsCastedAngel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I use the exclusive button a good amount.

And also , stash is driving me nuts. The new one. It's so hard to submit to groups you have no idea.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Writer
"It's so hard to submit to groups you have no idea." <- Submitting to Groups hasn't changed, you should be able to select the Groups you admin from the submit page, which is what I'm assuming you're referring to?
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MidNightsCastedAngel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I am. I mean, it looks the same and all, but when I try to submit it gives me an error like "Sorry , you cannot submit to this folder in //name of group here// " and I KNOW that's wrong, because I admin the group. And then I have to refresh and refresh or submit to the wrong folder, after I try all of them a first couple of times ^^;
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Writer
Hi again! Could you try once more, please? We fixed the issue you encountered, so it should be working properly for you now. :)
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:iconmidnightscastedangel:
MidNightsCastedAngel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Seems okay for now. Anything else I'll let you know ~
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:iconkracov:
Kracov Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a request- I have so many groups, it would be nice to add custom categories for the groups i've joined so i can easily find them and submit my art to.
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:iconbloodrace101:
bloodrace101 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
great see people no one ever tells me nothing NOT even the websites! DX
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:iconcharliethemew012:
charliethemew012 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
i dont know about this. but i guess its ok :icongoodjobplz:
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:iconaltermax777:
Altermax777 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Add email notifications already!
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:iconthewolfsfriend:
TheWolfsFriend Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They have email notifications. You must not have them turned on.
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
when watching a deviant, the settings you choose for that deviant are retained when you watch other deviants as well YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: yayz
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Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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