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  1. Text selection highlight color on Windows should invert

    When selecting text (via drag selection or double clicking a word), it will display the blue highlight boundary. There are some UI kits that use this blue as part of their wireframing palette making it impossible to see the text highlight when you have text on top of this color.

    Ideally, the selection highlight should just invert the color underneath it so you can always see the boundary.

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  2. Create new document from clipboard dimensions

    If i have an image in the clipboard, i would like to be able to create a new document based on its size (similar to what Photoshop does). Idea: If an image is in the clipboard, Prefill custom size fields with image dimensions from clipboard.

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  3. Snap point to middle of a path segment by holding down shift

    while using the pen tool and adding a point to a line that already exists, if you hold shift the new point will automatically snap to the exact middle between the two points to the left and right.

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  4. When overriding the size of a component instance along one dimension, maintain link to master's other dimension

    This would be useful for e.g. resizing button instance widths, but maintaining the link to the master component button height. See image for an explanation.

    (And yeah, I know I can rig up something like this myself by going into the master component, putting an invisible rectangle behind the green button's rectangle, and then adjusting the height or width of the entire master component group or of the green button itself, but that's a pain. It would be nice to have this work on individual objects too, instead of just groups.)

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  5. Convert copied svg text into editable text - Adobe Acrobat can do this

    I've had to copy and paste text from Figma into XD and it would be really great if that text could then become editable in XD. Adobe Acrobat is able to auto-detect and convert text even in lowres PDFs

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  6. Stretch text

    I would like to be able to stretch text like in InDesign. This is possible in browsers with css transform so should also be possible in XD. Thanks!

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  7. Placeimg.com style mock assets

    The ability to designate a box as a dummy asset of a certain theme so that it displays an appropriate image (roughly the same size and theme). For example, when creating mockups on the web I've been using placeimg.com to show temp assets. If I had a nature web site and wanted to show a 340x340 image I would just reference https://placeimg.com/340/340/nature and it would show a random nature image for the demo.

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  8. Prevent pasting SVG into text area when an object is on the clipboard

    I frequently (at least once/day) hit CMD-V when I'm reaching for CMD-B while editing text. If I have an object on my clipboard, XD inserts the raw SVG code into my text area. (OK, Maybe using my left hand for B is bad typing form, but I'm old and it's never going to change)

    This is especially annoying if the clipboard contents are large, as my system grinds to a halt for several seconds, preventing a quick CMD-Z.

    I can't think of a scenario when this behavior would be desirable. I get the value of copying SVG, but the paste…

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  9. Allow border or fill color to be focused so I can use saved colors from components to apply to fill OR border

    Similar to the 'Color' tool panel from AI.

    This can/should also incorporate other features like seeing the hex or color build information of the fill or outline without having to click into a secondary panel.

    Tie in key commands like 'x' for swapping the focus from outline to fill, 'd' for resetting to base black/white, etc.

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  10. Add new colors and character styles to the top of the list in the assets panel

    When adding Character Styles the first character style stays on top and the other styles adds underneath that, but when adding Colors the latest added color "pushes down" the already added colors. Would like the first added Color to stay on top, I know you can change the order later but it would just speed up my workflow.

    All the best!

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  11. While renaming layers disable artboard interaction

    When renaming layers I often use CMD+Shift+arrow keys to highlight text. I have some custom keyboard shortcuts setup for the nudge+resize plug-in that use the same CMD+Shift+arrow keys to grow or shrink items. It would be great if while I was renaming layers I could use these shortcuts to highlight text without it affecting the item I have selected on the artboard.

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  12. Lock position of an element but keep other properties editable

    XD Version 20.2.12.1
    Windows 10 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.615)

    If there is a way to do this, I apologize for the post.

    Almost daily, I work with "grouped" elements that represent a section of a design. For example, a panel that contains sub panels, etc. Often I want to "marquee" select several items within the panel to adjust their locations, etc., but I end up selecting the panel background and moving it instead.

    It would be nice if we could lock, say, only the position of a certain element and only that element(so it doesn't move) instead of locking…

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  13. Remove raster smoothing at 200% zoom

    When there are raster images pasted in to the project and I want to move some objects around with pixel precision I do Cmd+"+" or Cmd+2 to zoom in (200%) which is enough for me. But blurry images make it hard to do a pixel-to-pixel alignments. 300% zoom though looks perfect (pixelated and sharp). Could you please just disable raster smoothing at 200% zoom?

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  14. Turn off spell check by default

    Of course it's set ot german and of course now I have to hunt down some setting somewhere which I dont want to do. Spellcheck should not be on by default, anyone who wants to use such a feature will actively search for it, the vast majority of users do not want it, especially not when it uses some localised setting from who knows where that is now constantly uppercasing all my stuff without me ever having this problem before.

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  15. Allow components to be used in boolean operations

    I would find it useful in creating more complex and easily editable components if they could be used in boolean operations and retaining their linkage to the master component.

    Right now, when I use a component in a boolean operation, the green outline becomes red and editing the master component does not affect the components that were used in the boolean.

    This is one way I've seen google's material design components being implemented in Sketch and I found that approach very handy.

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  16. Artboard thumbnail in layers panel

    hello, thank you very much I would like to thank you for this Idea

    I think it is better to make slide like powerpoint so it will be easy to view it

    I think when I try to view my page in xd I need to have zoom in or out to find my page but if it will be slide like powerpoint it will be easier to find my page

    without zooming in out until I get my slide

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  17. Artboard interpolation tool

    Picture the scenario. You have an art board, you copy the art board and completely alter the spacing. So now you have one art board that has a tight fitting UI, and one that has a spacious one (too spacious!)

    You might play around with it for a while until you find a good point somewhere between the two art boards. But these minute changes can be difficult to keep track of.

    My solution would be for art board interpolation. You select both art-boards and right click to interpolate them. This opens a screen with a simple slider that lets…

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  18. Mask button

    It would be awesome to have available a quick access button that triggers the mask option. Currently, we (windows users) have to right click to access it. Even though there's also a shorcut to it, sometimes I can't remember the combination that triggers the option. I'm pretty sure our workflow would speed if we have it handy 🤩👌

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  19. Set keyboard focus to the symbol name when adding a symbol

    When I create a symbol, XD current adds a symbol, but it does not set keyboard focus to that symbol's name.

    This means that I have to move my mouse over to the Symbol section of the Assets panel, double-click that symbol and then type the name. This is a pain, particularly when creating a lot of symbols.

    Instead, when I press Ctrl+K and a new symbol is created, I would like the field to be opened for renaming and my keyboard focus to be set to there. The same thing should happen if I create a symbol in another…

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  20. Copy & Paste without rotation info (from original)

    • draw a rectangle
    • adjust the round of corner
    • adjust width & height to fit the parent shape

    - drop an vertical image into the rectangle (all good)

    • select the group, rotate 90degree
    • copy the group of shapes (including parents shapes and the rect inside)
    • paste
    • try to drop a new vertical image into the rectangle (NOK) (we will find the image is rotated, as the new group is created with 'rotation info' inherited from the original one.)

    can we have 'paste as new'?

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