Studio fails to open a place file as instructed if an update is available

Reproduction Steps
Currently, as of 3/22/22, studio fails to open the place file a developer instructed it to open if an update is available. This results in the developer having to re-open the place file again after closing studio, which is a mild annoyance.

Steps to reproduce (Windows OS):

  1. An update must be available for studio
  2. Open a local place file, either from the windows file explorer or from the commandline via the “start” command
  3. Observe that studio updates
  4. Observe that instead of opening the place file, studio opened up to the home-screen even though you instructed it to open the place file
  5. You now have to close studio and re-open the place file

Expected Behavior
It is expected that studio will open the place file you instruct it to open, regardless of if it has to update beforehand or not.

Actual Behavior
Studio opens to the home-screen after updating, instead of proceeding to open the place file you instructed it to open

Closing & re-opening studio

Issue Area: Studio
Issue Type: Other
Impact: Moderate
Frequency: Constantly
Date First Experienced: 2022-03-22 00:03:00 (-04:00)


Thanks for the report! We are looking into this and we’ll come back with updates!


This is still happening as of 6/22/22.

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UPDATE : A fix for this should be coming relatively soon.

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cc @MeshOfPaul this issue is still happening as of 7/12/23.

Thanks for the ping! A fresh update direct from the dev team:

There’s been a bunch of issues with this change. However, the final fix is in todays release and I plan to flip the flag tomorrow morning.


Unfortunately there was some other, unrelated issues with this week’s release that prevented this from getting out. But it will be out as soon as we can get releases out again.