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over 4 years ago from Tim Knight, Director of UX @ GravityFree, Product Designer

  • Tomas Jasovsky, over 4 years ago

    Hey Marcus,

    Panels.app is running permanently on background for one simple reason. It’s just checking if you open Sketch, so it can display the Craft panel immediately inside it. Without going manually into Sketch and clicking Plugin>Toggle Craft.

    This app doesn’t run all plugins in the background. No need to worry about that. It’s simply just checking if/when you open Sketch.

    If you’re not comfortable with panels.app running constantly, you can totally remove it from Applications. The only difference is that every time you open Sketch you’ll need to press “cmd+p” to show the Craft panel.

    I hope this helped. We’re sorry for not explaining it enough and we’re putting it to FAQ asap.

    For future updates we’ll be getting rid of that app and all installers and change it for something super awesome and easy to use :)

    Cheers, Tomas from InVision LABS

    5 points
    • Marcus ZanonaMarcus Zanona, over 4 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback Tomas, that makes more sense now as I definitely wouldn't mind pressing cmd+p instead of having the process running all the time.

      2 points
    • sean savage, over 2 years ago

      Thanks Tomas.. The thing I want most from Craft now is precisely that behavior – do NOT open the panel until and unless I open it. Never open it automatically. (In other words: behave the way all the other panels in Sketch behave.)

      Sounds like, 2 years ago, there used to be a handy "panels.app" application that could be deleted to fix this – but in the current Sketch version I don't see it.

      How can I fix the Craft panel auto-on problem in 2018?

      Thanks

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