Dedicated Hand Tool (without holding Spacebar)
Actual hand tool (in addition to spacebar). When viewing multiple artboards, it is important to be able to pan around the work area while being disengaged from the keyboard as a means of focusing on the work itself. Or just leaning back in a chair.
Bobbianne Stambaugh commented
Please make a dedicated hand tool without spacebar holding. It is hard enough to get things exact but when you cannot zoom in where needed, it is impossible. It is no wonder Figma came along, this issue should have been fixed years ago. Especially since there is a hand tool in Illustrator. You invented this concept and it is a shame not to use it in this software.
Takayuki Hosoya commented
Essam Ahmed commented
This is the first time in my life to see a design application without hand tool!
Umair Mughal commented
Please add a dedicated hand tool. It's impossible to use hand tool with a touchpad where you cant enable touchpad while holding a key and it's difficult for handicapped people.
Can you put a hand tool on menu bar?
i am handcapped and is VERY dificult hold bar space and move mouser at same time
PLUS it doesn't work on a windows (at least a touch) tablet.
without being able to pan, the tool is quite useless... to pan on my pc, i have to (no kidding) press and hold space and then while holding it, left click once, press the m key (who knows why) then left click once and hold. then and only then can i move around on xd.
just adding a hand tool that can be selected is a fine idea. or making the space+click work on windows 10 with a touch screen.
Frank Kremin commented
A very simple idea. Pls add free view "hand" from acrobat. It is better for complete view the sites at all.
Please can we have a dedicated Hand tool in XD
I can't believe there's not a dedicated hand tool to move around the screen. I'm a high-level quadriplegic and even with my accessibility tools, there's no way for me to create a function to hold the space bar while I pan with my mouse. I can't imagine a dedicated hand tool would be too hard to add to the program. Do you have any suggestions? I'm a disability advocate and I would like to review your accessibility.
M Y commented
A hand (pan) tool is "sorely" needed. I am a right-handed mouse user and recently have injured my left shoulder and it hurts to use it, so I'm trying to use it as little as possible. However, there is no convenient way to navigate & pan around large XD workspaces and lots of artboards without hunching forward to hold down the spacebar and use the mouse at same time. PLEASE add a hand tool. I actually noticed and lamented that this was missing a while ago before my injury, but was never motivated enough to write a feature request until now that this is even more difficult for me to use.
Probably THE most annoying thing about working in XD on designs across multiple artboards is not having a dedicated Hand/Pan tool.
Often I find that hitting space doesn't actually enable Panning, and so instead I end up selecting/dragging artwork, or zooming in immediately after I'd zoomed out!
Very annoying lack of functionality, and as others have said, something that is so common to other Adobe software.
Some Guy Online commented
As a new user this is the first thing I noticed. I highly recommend making this a native feature.
Jeremy Ley commented
Please lend a hand.
MOstafa Askarnezhad commented
In the long term use of software in large projects the human finger aches. Please add this item to the software
Please add hand tool!
Would be nice to hold the middle mouse button to use the hand tool. So it will also work when you need to be able to pan with using only a single hand.
Excellent idea. Especially for PC users. I need some way to LOCK the hand tool. This also means I don't need to use 2 hands to navigate around my artboard or workspace.
This is the least accessible tool, someone working with only one hand would never even be able to move around the screen.
Please add a dedicated Hand Tool