Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Horizontal and Vertical Stacks

    Using stacks in both horizontal and vertical orientations would bring the prototype much closer to to how development works, specially in mobile, providing much more relatable deliverables.

    A "spacing" property could also be used in the stack, providing better control over the design.

    A toggle between horizontal and vertical is something that would help but is not necessary.

    5 votes
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  2. Change text overflow UI

    Currently overflow text shows up as a filled blue circle. this is not a clear indicator when looking for errors. i believe making this at the least red will have a better impact. if it could also be a plus sign perhaps to indicate there is "more" below, similar to indesign.

    1 vote
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  3. local and linked components are still connected

    Scenario:
    You copy a component from a first xd document into a second one. You then create a local component out of the emerged linked one and change the name. If you now copy the same component from the first document again in the second, there does not appear a new linked component but the component is linked to the old (local) one.

    Problem:
    We want to create a WHCM for our software. And to show the changes we want to put both the localized and the newly linked components in one document. But currently we have to delete and…

    3 votes
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  4. Maximum/minimum element height/width when padding is on.

    When padding is on and you move some elements, the width/height of the grou changes. It's a problem when you want to for example have specific width of the element (i.e. background shoud be 1920px wide or button should be 48px in height, when you turn on padding and change font size your button is not 48px anymore).

    4 votes
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  5. Coedit Collaborate Save Notification Frequency

    When co-editing (collaborating), we are bombarded with the save and sync pop-up every 30-60 seconds. It is a major pain. Is it possible to set the save/update frequency? My team does not work on the same artboard or components at the same time, so we do not need to sync with each other os frequently.

    1 vote
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    It sounds like you don’t have coediting actually enabled. It is currently a per-document setting that the document owner need to opt into from the Invite to Edit menu. Once coediting is enabled, you should not receive a “save and sync” pop-up.

  6. Add new elements in Master Component

    Feature:
    There should be a way to add new elements to already created components.

    Requirement Reason:
    This way we wouldn't need to ungroup the component to add the new element every time. The requirement usually occurs in incremental design when we need to modify an already existing component and also when you miss out some elements before marking group of elements as your component.

    2 votes
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  7. Multi select in Searched / Filtered Layer List

    It is currently not possible to Shift-Select multiple items once the layer list is filtered or searched.

    It would be very helpful to have this feature as only relevant items are left and you probably want to select them all

    3 votes
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  8. Hover on groups not only components

    For small projects, it makes sense to add hover to components only, but for larger ones, you want to keep your assets clean with reusable components only.

    Now when hover can be added to components only, a number of my "components" has raised significantly. This causes huge performance issues as well as organizational. (workaround is not to add hover, but what would be the point of the feature?)

    I guess there is more than one solution to this problem, my suggestion is in the heading - give us the option to add states to groups.

    Another thing that could help…

    3 votes
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  9. Measure against content of repeat grid cells

    Sometimes when setting up a repeat grid, the boundary doesn't align with the edges of the objects within the repeat grid. This creates two different measurements of distance: one to the boundary of the Repeat Grid, and one to the actual objects within the grid. I'm assuming that due to how Repeat Grids are coded, that it might be difficult to have the boundary always correspond to the edge of the contents within the Repeat Grid, so I think having distance measurements prioritize the actual contents and/or completely ignore the Repeat Grid boundary would be a nice feature.

    1 vote
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  10. Type System Generator

    Allow users to define a base font size and scale ratio to generate a full type system in the typography asset window.

    Example:


    • I create my body type as 22px Roboto

    • I add the font to my typography asset panel

    • I navigate to the asset panel, right click the font and in the context window and select "Create system from type"

    • The asset panel is propogated by H1, H2, H3, etc. based on the original type

    • At the top of the typography asset section, there is a dropdown with different scale ratios to select

    1 vote
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  11. Reorder states' position

    I was creating states and I identified the necessity to create a state between others two. I tried to drag the new state but it didn't have any effect.

    It would be cool if we were able to reorder states

    7 votes
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  12. Renaming component's default state

    Components can be very different from one another and the initial state can mean different contexts to the user.

    Let us be able to rename the component's default state, so it can make more sense during the component building process.

    9 votes
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  13. Adding text alignment in character style edit

    When I edit an existing character style, I don't get to edit the text alignment that is left, center or right. It would be great to add this feature.

    1 vote
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  14. Highlight component in assets panel when instance is selected on canvas

    To right click on the instance and select 'Reveal Component in Assets' adds extra clicks and cognitive load on user. Please add a feature to just highlight or show checkmark on the used Asset when it's instance is selected on an artboard.

    3 votes
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  15. Animate separetely different element in the same component.

    When a component is made of differents other components this is not possible to keep hover animation of those inner components.
    Very annoying to animate properly a menu for exemple.

    3 votes
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  16. Negative Border Radius

    It would be amazing to be able to use a negative value as a border radius.

    2 votes
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  17. Copy and Paste at the same place as selected element.

    It would be great if we could copy an element, select an object on a new artboard, press cmd+shift+v and the copied element gets pasted at the same place as the element selected on a new or the same artboard.

    1 vote
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  18. Shortcut for creating "Hover State"

    Make a shortcut for creating a "Hover state" from components. Ctrl/command+H is available.

    Making component is easy with Command/Ctrl+K. 3 secs is wasted dragging the mouse to click on the (+) to create "Hover state".

    Implementing a shortcut would be productive.

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    3 votes
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  19. Hide selected layers with one click

    I'd like to be able to select multiple layers and hide or show them with one click.

    Currently I have to click on hide/show on each individual layer, wasting unnecessary time.

    1 vote
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  20. Warning before closing

    With autosaving documents in cloud, when I accidentally hit Cmd+Q it closes instantly the XD app and all opened documents without any warning. It is annoying because I have to reopen all previously opened documents.
    Google Chrome has this option that warns you to press Cmd+Q twice to close the Chrome (in case you hit it accidentally, which is not that difficult having W, that closes single document, sitting right next to Q). It also gives you the possibility to reopen all previously opened tabs, this might be useful too.

    2 votes
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