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  1. Set spacing between objects to a specific number of pixels

    Adobe Fireworks style specific alignment in pixels.

    Set spacing vertically or horizontally, by typing a specific number value into the panel.

    141 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  14 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Collapse / Expand all folders in the layers panel.

    The ability to collapse / expand all folders in the layers panel, similar to photoshop (Hold Alt + Click on folder to collapse or expand).

    Most elements / symbols have a hand full of layers inside each. These add up after an artboard or so worth of design and having to manually collapse each individual group of layers individually can take up a bit of time.

    Would just be a bit of a time save for those of use who spend a lot of time organising our layers.

    136 votes
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  3. Shadow shouldn't show through fill color at reduced opacity (zero fill opacity should 'knock out' shadow)

    When the fill color opacity is lowered, the shadow should not show through.

    The fill opacity is also affecting the shadow's opacity. These controls should be independent of each other.

    I have attached a screen shots from xd that shows the issue and a screen shot from sketch that shows the desired result. The circle on both are filled with #ffffff at 50% opacity.

    134 votes
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    29 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is something we’d like to get more feedback on.

    a) Some apps (such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign) behave the way XD does now: reducing fill opacity (not overall object opacity) keeps the whole shadow visible but reduces its opacity in proportion with the fill color’s opacity. At zero fill opacity, the shadow is completely gone along with the fill (unless you have a border, in which case you have a thin ring-shaped shadow left).

    b) Other apps (such as Photoshop or Sketch) behave differently: reducing fill opacity leaves the shadow’s opacity at full strength, but clips the shadow so you don’t see it through the translucent fill. At zero fill opacity, in the middle of the shape you can see what’s behind it completely unobscured, but outside the shape’s edges you still see the drop shadow at full strength.

    Which one do people prefer? Do you need to…

  4. Change Fonts in Bulk - Find Type/Change All

    Quick font replacement is one my top needs in Illustrator, and thought it would be implemented in XD by now.

    In illustrator, I tend to have few artboards and that means fewer text strings. I could, replace fonts manually most of the time but it is awesome to have the Find Type tool.

    If this feature has a more appropriate place in the world, it is in XD because of the number of artboards UI design requires.

    132 votes
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  5. Apply gradient to text

    Hi,

    Would be really nice if you could add gradient to text as well as objects.

    /Iversen

    131 votes
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  6. Fixed elements should always be in front

    First, thanks for the great new feature of fixed elements / sticky objects. It's wonderful, and simple.

    I found that they're very easy to setup, but a pain to maintain. Once you add any other objects to a page with a fixed element, your new object is on top in z-order. So every single time you add an object, you have to remember to bring your fixed elements to the front again. If you forget to do this, your fixed elements will end up being covered up by the new one. Since your new objects may be way below the…

    124 votes
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  7. Identify unused symbols

    It would be great to be able to see which symbols are not used on any of project's artboards.

    Sometimes this kind of feature is needed to clean up symbols library.

    124 votes
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  8. Photoshop's "Scrubby Zoom"

    (Currently using Windows Beta Version: 0.6.8.6)
    I've seen newer implementation of the Zoom tool updated for the Mac version.

    However I don't think I've seen "Scrubby Zoom" implemented.

    Currently many users don't use a track pad. Using a marque selection is a slower multi-step process to zoom. Using the mouse wheel to zoom also isn't nowhere as fast as the Photoshop's "Scrubby Zoom".

    To see what I mean in Photoshop (Windows keyboard shortcut), hold CTRL + Space Bar, and use your mouse to left click & hold, and move from left to right. You'll see your document scrubby zoom, in…

    124 votes
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  9. Maintain text formatting when copying and pasting from edit mode (rich text)


    1. XD 0.5.4.51

    2. Inside a text block select text with either a multiple fonts or a font that is different from the target text block. Copy your selection. Next go into a different text block that has the different font selection than what you copied. Paste.

    3. It should retain the font selection from before you copied.

    4. It changes all the pasted font to the font selection of the target text block.

    117 votes
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  10. Defined border/stroke (or shadow) around the edge of a mask

    I am not sure if you already have a request for this, however, it would be nice if we could add a border on the outside of a masked circle or square.

    116 votes
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  11. Support for Variable Fonts

    Thanks for an awesome product and for valuing community requests!

    I'm very interested in incorporating variable fonts to our UI, especially for navigation states where font weights change on hover without changing the character/word/line width. But currently I have no way to design using these fonts in XD -- all of the style variations are set in CSS axes definitions, not by specing a font weight or transform element. Adding the font to my computer does load it to my list in XD, but there's only one weight: Regular. No italics, no weights, no widths, no serif variation, no nada.…

    115 votes
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  12. Select artboards + objects that are outside the artboards (pasteboard) at the same time

    I am creating a screen flow diagram with annotations between each artboard. I've pasted arrows between the artboards to indicate the flow of the experience between sreens.

    If I'd like to move multiple artboards I've noticed that all of my arrows / annotations outside of the artboards aren't selected with the multiple artboards. It is extremely time consuming to move the outside elements after moving multiple artboards.

    I read that other designers wish there could be a way to annotate or draw arrows between artboards. Perhaps that would solve my issue. I just want to show a screen / state…

    115 votes
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    Sorry for the false alarm! Someone pointed out to me that I interpreted the request incorrectly. While you can now select objects both in the artboard and on the pasteboard, you cannot yet select objects on the pasteboard and complete artboards themselves.

  13. 114 votes
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  14. 113 votes
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  15. Rearrange Component States in Property Inspector

    I'd love to be able to rearrange the component state order in the property inspector (the panel on the right in Design mode & Prototype mode). I would also love to be able to resize the section for component states. Currently it maxes out at 4 before you need to scroll.

    112 votes
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  16. Pin objects/groups to top of artboard layer order

    As you go through a design, objects are created and sequentially stacked on top of each other. This affects Z index and view.

    Using things like self created grid/layout systems or objects that are required to stay at the top of the z index get obscure and I spend an awful lot of time reorganizing my layers. Too much time.

    To save time - having the ability to "pin" the layer order of groups or objects would be amazing. Additionally, defining group/object stacking order by "pinnable" alphanumeric identification would be terrific. example:

    Top Layer — Pin1
    Second to — Pin2 …

    112 votes
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  17. Sort components in assets panel alphabetically

    It would be beneficial for us to sort the Components list by name (Alphabetically). Reason being, when we attach the Cloud doc to a new project file, components seem to be in a random order. If we could re-sort the list alphabetically on each file, it would make organization of large counts of components much easier.

    111 votes
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  18. Define layout grid by total width

    The new layout grid is great, however: it would be useful to be able to define the total width of the layout grid with a single value. Right now you adjust it indirectly by defining the margins on either side of the grid system, which is less than useful, especially for web design.

    109 votes
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  19. Em values for font sizes and line spacing

    Em values allows me to set relative values for font sizes and line spacing in a way that the line spacing is always relative and proportional to the font size. This is a great time saver.

    Please take a look at Typecast, you can set it in px and/or em. Amazingly flexible.

    108 votes
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  20. Add Custom Artboard Size Preset

    It would be great to have another section for Artboard presets that are your own. I have a few sizes I like to use that are not a preset and would be great if I could define my own name them and have a category of most used or user defined. Maybe Just a My category for presets. Thanks much I am loving this app a great deal keep up the awesome work!

    106 votes
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