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  1. Remove automatic highlighting from "HEX" box in color picker after a color is chosen from saved swatches

    Right now, when you open up the color picker, the "HEX" box is highlighted. I get it, it's so you can manually type a value or copy the existing value easily.

    However, once you have selected a new color from a saved swatch, I think the automatic highlighting of the hex should be removed. That way, you could close the color menu by pressing "V" and returning to the regular "move" tool. Right now, I constantly type "V" to try and close the picker, but I end up typing "V"s in the hex box instead.

    Honestly, if there was an…

    1 vote
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  2. Horizontal-only-scale drag handle on short elements like text fields

    This small but frustrating issue has been such a common recurring problem for me. See attached. I know if I made the field much taller, the horizonal drag/scale handle would appear, but text fields are always short, I'm always tweaking the length, and it seems like there's room to fit the handle. Why not have it?

    1 vote
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  3. Drag objects to other XD files

    I would like the ability to drag between different XD files without having to copy and paste.

    2 votes
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  4. Symbol Search in Container

    A user adds a "Symbol Container" to an artboard.

    The container is a searchable field and the user can do a search (in context) to find the symbol they need.

    The search will auto-suggest the Symbol.

    And show a thumbnail of the Symbol prior to selection.

    The user selects a Symbo, which will 'load' into the container and resizes the container accordingly. The user could also change the Symbol by 'double clicking' the container to retype (with in the same container).

    5 votes
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  5. Allow multi-selection of an object in a symbol and an object outside of a symbol

    I can't select those two objects (Attachment / Red dots). The reason I want to select them is because I want to align them.

    3 votes
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  6. Do not change layers view on deselect

    I find it highly irritating that the Layer-Mode always collapses/closes the Artboard if you click outside of it.

    Some people are used to click outside the artboard to deselect.

    3 votes
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  7. Duplicate locked layers (Cmd + D)

    Make it possible to duplicate locked layers please.

    4 votes
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  8. Automatically lock shape aspects if you create an shape holding shift

    This is a simple yet time saving feature. If you create a new shape holding down the shift-key the little "Lock Aspect" lock-icon should be locked.

    Because in most of the time Users create shapes with shift to resize the width and hight at the sam time.

    8 votes
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  9. Create Symbol toolbar button for quick access

    It would be a great time saver to click on a layer and than on a "Create Symbol" button, instead of having to right-click or to switch to the "Symbol-mode"

    3 votes
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  10. Unwanted artifacts on PDF Exports

    Export options should be more robust. I also find unwanted borders on some elements (a tile design with shadow) when exported to a PDF.

    4 votes
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    I’m separating out this feature to focus on PDF export issues, as we have many export option suggestions already in the system. I highly suggest you search for specific features you’re looking for in export.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  11. Placing multiple images like in indesign

    It would be great if you could just drag multiple images into XD and place them one by one onto shapes (like in indesign)

    1 vote
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  12. Maintain scale when dragging symbol from panel

    v 0.6.2.7

    -when placing a symbol, the scale is not always correct, so I drag and drop from the symbols menu/bar, and sometimes the scale is ~70%.

    So when I release, and "place" the symbol, it grows, and isn't placed correctly, requiring me to re-select, and then re-place the symbol. Not a huge problem, but feels like an inconsistent experience, buggy, and was probably just an oversight.

    Symbols should always come off the menu bar @ 100% scale, so I only have to select and place it once.

    https://youtu.be/qXRQ8-WtlOM

    1 vote
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  13. Snap to 100% zoom when using trackpad pinch (or don't allow zoom past 100% at all with Cmd or Alt)

    I use a lot of zooming in/zooming out while working with XD, it will be cool if I can keep the button cmd or alt pressed and the zoom will block at 100%.

    So if I'm at 60% and pinch zoom with "alt" or "cmd" pressed, the max zoom will get to 100% and not over). Same thing when I'm on 200% (working on some details) and want to zoom out.

    Trackpad user will benefit from that, so easy to zoom in/out with a trackpad but sometimes I need 5 or 6 pinches to find the perfect 100%

    Thank you…

    5 votes
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  14. Dragging and Dropping Outside Items into Repeat Grids Instead of Cutting and Pasting

    After creating a repeat grid, if you have elements outside the grid that you want to add to the grid, it cannot be simply dropped into the Repeat Grid 'Group". You have to cut it and double click into the grid to paste it in.

    1 vote
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  15. Show measurements between objects when resize

    Show measurements when resize can be very useful when I resize a button. In this way, I can know the margin between button border and button text

    14 votes
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  16. Built-in Type Scales

    I would love to see type scales (type-scale.com) built in to the forthcoming(?) Style Guide. A quick way to set a base size, and establish your heading sizes/line heights.

    5 votes
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  17. Set grid to align bilaterally - align perfectly with all 4 artboard edges, with rounded / irregular grid cell size at the exact center

    The iPhone 6 has screen dimensions that aren't divisible by 8. As a result, placing a regular grid means that the last grid on the right and bottom and off.

    Given that UI designs are bilateral vertically, if you want to make the side margins 16pts and aligned with the grid, the left margin will be off the grid.

    To counter that you can make the center grid off by that 1pt, which normally doesn't affect the placement of objects as much.

    The same could be done for the horizontal grid, however since most apps aren't bilateral horizontally this is…

    2 votes
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  18. Content Options for Objects

    It would be great if we could assign a content type to an object (graphic, text, unassigned) and set the inset spacing you want applied as well like you can currently InDesign (see screenshots).

    It avoids the extra work to create an object and text field separately and group them. This also ensures that the text is always vertically and horizontally centered within your object (see button example in screenshot).

    3 votes
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  19. Change the text size in the layers panel

    Pls add options like in photoshop for layers, small/mid/big. And change layer panel size horizontally.

    Now it so small text size.

    Thx for your work! like your app!

    1 vote
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  20. Material color swatches


    1. Material color swatches

    2. An essential tool to conduct material design styles; it is available in Skecth, Illustrator & Photoshop.

    15 votes
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