Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Text Skew

    The ability to skew text and force italicized live text when using fonts that don't come with italic/oblique variants.

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  2. For Fast Scanning, Add Dropdown Arrow for Groups/Folders in Layer Panel to Mirror Other Adobe Products

    Hello,

    Currently, there are no dropdown arrows next to folders within the layer panel. These dropdown arrows are something we see in other Adobe products and have for ages.

    When scrolling through large documents, the folders/groups don't stand out enough for easy scanning.

    Please add a dropdown arrow to the left of the folder like Photoshop has.

    Doing this will allow for faster scanning and locating of groups, as it creates a subtle callout for these special layer panel elements by indenting them slightly.

    Further, adding an arrow is also an appropriate Call To Action for this type of element…

    1 vote
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  3. Text Border / Bounding Box

    The attached screenshot has the "System" text on top of the box.

    CURRENTLY: I need to create a layer underneath to break the line and make the system on top of it. This is troublesome if I'm working with a page that has 10000-000000-00000 input fields.

    ASK: If i have a way to make the text' border 5, i can effectively eliminate the need to create a layer underneath, the amount of work is going to be halved, and that will scale.

    ASK2: if not, can i have a solid box to cover the line where the text will be…

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  4. selecting objects doesn't move the entire window

    I have a very large list of groups, when I select a few of them at random down the list every time I select one from the bottom the panel scrolls back up to the top of the selection, so I have to scroll back down to keep going. It would be great if this worked like everything else where there is no automatic scroll back to top.

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  5. Lock asymmetric radii on rectangles

    When I use radius 0 10 10 10 for example, I wish to have option to lock the corners separately, so when I use handle to adjust the locked one doesn't change.

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  6. Organize, Edit & Name artboards in XD like you can in Illustrator

    It would be very useful to be able to Organize, Arrange, Edit & Name artboards in XD exactly like you can in Illustrator.

    Currently in XD you have to arrange the boards linearly from left to right in order to share and export them properly. If you could organize the artboards like you can in AI it would allow for smoother organization, grouping and exporting capabilities.

    3 votes
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  7. Reveal Components in Assets – filter to those assets only

    When user selects "reveal components in assets", the panel should filter to those components only within the assets panel.

    As it works now, it highlights all of the components in the asset panel without filtering the other components, and if you have many components, it makes it very difficult to find.

    I realize the components are highlighted in blue, but when the mouse cursors over the components, they're highlighted with a gray/black stroke, making it very very frustrating to find the component you're looking for.

    By filtering only to the component(s) selected, it would be far easier to find.

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  8. Duplicate artboard should avoid objects in the pasteboard

    You know how sometimes you take pieces off of your artboard and put them 'aside' for later? When you duplicate an artboard those areas that hold design items (like texts, icons, boxes) should be considered occupied so you don't end up duplicating an artboard and have those spare parts now part of it.

    1 vote
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  9. Automatically resize Area Text box height when changing width

    When using Responsive Resize, items will adjust according to their parameters but items such as Area text will not take into account their contents. When resizing an Area Text box, XD should provide the option to resize the height in line break increments to accommodate the text.

    An option for width could also be useful.

    The benefit of this is that responsive resize will now responsively adjust all other elements to fit.

    4 votes
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  10. Page for all master components

    Can we have a Page for all the Master Components?? Please

    Like
    Page 1 - Project Artboards
    Page 2 - Project Components

    3 votes
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  11. Better usability on selection of objects from left list. Select layer interferes with "expand" action

    The direct selection of objects/layers/groups/ interferes with the "expand" group/folder/components action.

    XD is missing something as simple as an "chevron" to tell that something is expandable. Nowadays is globally accepted in every app out there (even on illustrator) So why fool us each time we try to select a layer or expand any group or component? Specially, when Name of layer and folder icon are so near in big screens.

    See the comparation.

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  12. Alt+Drag to duplicate in the layers panel

    Drag and Drop Elements in the layer panel and copy them by holding ALT.

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  13. An option to not include text values in components

    Lets say you have a Button designed as a component but you want it to have different labels in different situations - the problem I have: every time I change something in the primary component, the label always sets back as well. It would be nice if I could set some "Lorem Ipsum" as a placeholder text that can be changed in child components without repercussions.

    2 votes
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  14. Arrange tools and their properties in separate Panels

    It should be possible to open tools and properties in separat panels like in every other Adobe Software ...

    So you can - for example - look at layers and components at the same time, having the font properties always open, having a different panel for pathfinder options etc.

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  15. Auto Scrolling Viewport Height

    Think of an "Auto" checkbox alongside Scrolling's "Viewport Height", that would fit the artboart to the device width, with free vertical scroll.

    Considering screen sizes vary wildly in every scenario we design for (design review, user testing and of course, production), it would be much better to be able to define the design only in terms of the artboard's width, and the fullscreen prototype preview would fit the design proportionally to the device width, and scrolling vertically using the device's viewport height (not a fixed one).

    This is the default behavior for the HTML world, the very presence of a…

    1 vote
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  16. Component instance size persists across state change

    Let's say I create a 128x128 Card component with multiple elevations as states. If I create a new instance of the Card component and resize it to 300x400, then change states, I expect it to retain my 300x400 size rather than reverting to 128x128 because I changed the component size, not the shape inside the Card component.

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  17. Intelligent Component States

    Let's say I create a simple button component. Then I want to have an outlined button. Then I want to have both buttons have a state containing an icon. Then I want all these to have a hover, active, and disabled states. On top of all this, I want a version of all of this for light mode and a version for dark mode.

    See where I am getting at? I am creating a design system that my team can reuse for their designs. Many of the components I am trying to create are fairly complex and creating a separate…

    2 votes
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  18. Auto layout

    There is one thing that frustrates me every time I work with XD.
    The moment when the height of an element changes and I have to adjust all margins and the height of e.g. cards. And all because the text of a line got shorter.

    Figma recently introduced "Auto layout". This allows to define the margins of elements within a "group" and thus complex list/grids that dynamically adapt to the content.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrKX46DzkGQ

    It would be great if, after "Content aware layout (padding), the margin could now be addressed.

    3 votes
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  19. Export to .ico format

    Is it possible to export icon as .ico format? I wanted to save save icon for "favicon"

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  20. Component closes when viewing component states.

    SEE ATTACHED VIDEO

    PROBLEM:
    When browsing through the states of a component, the component closes and you can no longer see the folders and layers of the component.

    RESOLUTION:
    When working out the states of a complex interaction, or revising the layers of an existing component, it would be really helpful if the folder structure of the component remained exposed while browsing through the component's states.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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