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Default setting to hide annotations

The canvas has 3 options as demonstrated by exhibit A:



The user settings can change 2 of the 3 defaults as demonstrated in exhibit B. The layout default and connection settings progress can both be defaulted for all new workflows:



Thus, I would propose that a user setting be added to the annotation box so that I can set the default to hide.


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6 - Meteoroid

yes we need this, everytime i start a new workflow i have to change this, i almost never want to see annotations.

7 - Meteor

Please allow us to default hide annotations....

Status changed to: Inactive

The status of this idea has been changed to 'Inactive'. This status indicates that:


1. The idea has not had activity in the form of likes or comments in over a year.

2. The idea has not reached ten likes.

3. The idea is still in the 'New Idea' status. 


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5 - Atom

Can we reactivate this idea? it now has 17 likes.

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: New Idea

Hi @smadariaga ,


Thank you for your comment! You're correct this has hit over 10 likes, which is the necessary count to return the idea to the new idea status. The status has been updated. 

5 - Atom

Manually flipping off each time we started developing a new workflow seemed a non-issue at first.  As utility and activity has increased, however, it is definitely something that seems to warrant a user-selected default.  Maybe even a shortcut-key to toggle on and off 🙂

8 - Asteroid

in searching how to change the default to hide annotations, I learned that there is no way to change the default annotation settings to hide.  Please like the OP so this stays on the radar!

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)
Status changed to: Revisit

Y'all are right about this idea, so we will keep it on the radar, , but there are other priorities in the near future. Our product team would like to revisit it when they can better speak on the timeline for this idea! 

5 - Atom

I find it very annoying that I have to manually hide the annotations every time.