Detach/float the layer panel
I want to be able to undock the layer manager from the main Adobe XD window like in Photoshop etc. That way i can have Adobe XD on one monitor and the layer manager on the other one.
This would increase the productivity by a lot, because you dont have to switch between the components and layers, but can have them both open at once.
Not being able to dock the layers and libraries panel drives me absolutely insane! I can't believe this is not being addressed! EVERY single Adobe program I use (Photoshop, AE, Illustrator, etc) ALL allow custom user interfaces. It boggles my mind a software meant for designing UI's has such a limitation. I must click on the stupid toggle to get my assets hundreds of times and on a large monitor its a pain. Why can't we get dockable and custom layouts?
In XD, everything is permanently docked on the left and right of the screen. The left dock can be minimized to get kind of out of the way, but the right dock is always hogging up screen space. This is no good for designing desktop apps. I want to be able to see the app I am working on with less busy-work scrolling/ hand-grabbing left and right. In addition to more scrolling just to see what I am working on, I have to constantly scroll to navigate the right-dock’s content.
In Illustrator, I really like how I can undock the pallets/panes for things like the Font Pallete, Colour Pallete, etc. In Illustrator, I undock my pallets, and move them onto my left screen and right screen, and often work in full-screen mode, thus my center screen has the full dedication for looking at my artwork. This is probably my biggest complaint, as it slows me down having to scroll more, or trigger the play button/window. I’d really like this program to benefit from my 3 screen computer set up. I feel like a bafoon stuck on one screen…
The constantly changing right dock components keep my guessing and hunting.
Again, in Illustrator, I set my Character pallet to the bottom left of my right screen, whether in Photoshop, or Illustrator. This is where I place it on any computer, and this is where I know where to quickly look for it without thinking. Illustrator does have a “smart” dock of sorts too, but I opt out of that and use my permeant pallets. In XD, there is only this “smart” right dock. I constantly have to hunt for the thing I want, as the content in the dock is changing. I have to scroll up and down a few times to find it, and it wastes my time.
Be able to undock the Layers panel like you can in Illustrator so you can move it around the workspace, and have quick access to it since it makes navigating much easier when a project becomes large.
Seth Sherman commented
Please do this Adobe! I'm a multi screen user and would like to set all the pallets on my other screen so that I can maximize the design space.
Edu Couchez commented
Absolutely a must... when you have to jump between layers and components back and forth, moving pointer from object to panel, again and again, the "cognitive friction" rises exponentially, specially when you have to edit dozens of different objects.