Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Shadow in Hover Effect / multiple states

    There are only few options in multiple or hover states. My request to add Shadows or other blending option in this multiple state. Thanks in Advance, keep the good work going :)

    3 votes
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  2. Detach/float the layer panel

    I want to be able to undock the layer manager from the main Adobe XD window like in Photoshop etc. That way i can have Adobe XD on one monitor and the layer manager on the other one.
    This would increase the productivity by a lot, because you dont have to switch between the components and layers, but can have them both open at once.

    2 votes
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  3. [Windows] Allow CC Libraries Panel to be moved outside the Workspace, like it did before

    The functionality added to libraries with groups is awesome! But why did you decide it was better to trap the panel within the bounds of the window? Now it's constantly in the way... I can't dock it and I can't move it outside the workspace... like I can with every other Adobe development software. I can't even adjust the size to see more or less assets at a time so it takes up less space.

    2 votes
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  4. Allow options to default color names in Assets to RGB, HSL, etc

    Now the colors in Assets are forced to have a hex code as the default name.

    Please:


    1. allow options to change default naming to RGB, HSL, or others.

    2. automatically convert the existing color names in the assets to the same type of color code, if they haven't been edited.

    2 votes
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  5. New state feature doesn't sync when assets updated

    I have a separated file for all assets and my actual project, so what I usually do is call the assets file from clouds (this is so my other team member able to use the same assets when they working on other pages).

    So with the new state feature where I can add hover and other states to my buttons, I change some of my buttons in the master assets file (the one i save on clouds) and then I click update assets on my project file.

    The default state is updated but not the other states (hover, inactive, etc..)…

    4 votes
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  6. Allow Component States in repeat grid

    Let's say we want to add a Radio Group and use our Design System Radio Button Component for that. Currently it's not possible to set one of the components to the selected state.

    As a workaround we can create the list with the repeat grid, then ungroup it and change the desired item. But that can't be how it's intended to work.

    ps: I feel bad for lodging a Feature Request days after you released such a great feature. It sounds lI'm ike complaining instead of being thankful - thats not the case, the component states are awesome,d thank you…

    17 votes
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  7. Create new Symbol from Existing Symbol (while preserving states)

    I'm using the new convert sketch library in XD to import all the different libraries i have. While I appreciate the ability to add states, it has one major flaw.

    I cannot create a new symbol from an existing symbol that already has the states i want in it.

    A good example of this is my button system. See screenshot for how it exists in sketch now.

    Basically i have 20 different types of buttons (this is an enterprise design system) each with 2 different sizes (big and small) and each of those button types comes in 5 states:

    Default,…

    5 votes
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  8. Component animations

    It would be nice to create different states of an individual component that can be transitioned in sequence, to create an animation.

    For example, if i want a button to pulse a glowing effect, I would create a component that looks like a button and then duplicate it and adjust it to look like a glowy button, and then link the two so that they transition back and forth into a loopable animation.

    4 votes
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  9. Resize on hover from center point instead of top-left corner

    Can we have it that if hover state is bigger than default state, it will resize from center point.

    I'm thinking of using cards components on my designs, and having them get bigger on hover. but to be honest with ya, having them resize from top-left corner on hover is weird AF.

    I can't think of a scenario where resizing from top-left corner on hover is expected. but def. resizing from center point is the more used up case.

    4 votes
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  10. 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.

    12 votes
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  11. Bring Back Nudge WHILE Viewing Distance Indicator (Previously Alt+Arrow)

    Please return the ability to nudge components with the arrow key *while viewing the pixel distance indicator simultaneously during movement.

    After the October 2019 update, users can no longer press alt+arrow key to nudge AND view the pink pixel distance indicator at the same time. The distance indicator only appears when tapping alt but not arrow (only on a static component).

    In the past, after I selected a component, then hovered my cursor over a different nearby component, I could hold alt to see the distance indicator between the 2. As I nudged the selected component with the arrow keys,…

    7 votes
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  12. Allow component instance overrides to be inherited by all states

    Currently (XD 24.0.22.19), if I drop an instance of a component and then adjust part of it (text in a button, size of the instance, etc.), that override is only applied to the selected state of the instance. So, if I have a button with many states (normal, hover, disabled, active, default action, etc.) I have to manually apply that override to each state of the instance. This is extremely tedious and error prone.

    Please provide the ability to have an override of an instance be inherited by all states in that component instance.

    69 votes
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  13. Keep Componet's Layers open, while switching between States

    Hey,

    when one has lots of States in component, then it's really frustrating, that the Component Group in Layer Panel just keeps closing, when I change the State. Would be really a great help if it is open all the time, unless I close it on my own...

    Plus it would be also a great Help, if I select some element inside of a component group (like in the video at the end -> close icon) and in properties panel I would have the following info -> name of Master Component and in what State I am working now. Coz…

    6 votes
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  14. Easily Swap Masked Images directly within XD, not just from Finder

    I really would like to have an ability to swap images inside already created masks... especially it's important when one works with components.
    The only way is to drag files from finder. (like in the attached video)... I wish I could do this with assets I already have in XD.
    The only way around it at the moment is to create shape and mask image from the very beginning... From this moment on, if I want to swap image, I have to cut it from outside mask and paste into the mask... and then to delete the old image under…

    2 votes
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  15. Library Component Overrides

    In Sketch, when you have a library component, you can easily override the color and text in the side panel.

    for example, I will use a button. In XD, if I create a button in a library and use the symbol in one of my files, in order to change the text of the button i have to edit the symbol instance. If I want the background of the button to be a different color, I once again have to edit the symbol instance. If I then make updates to the button (say, different corner rounding) in the library and…

    4 votes
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  16. Stretch grid/columns like in Figma

    In Figma I can set margins and gutters and then let the columns stretch over whatever the remaining amount of pixels is. Super easy to work with. Would be a great feature to add to XD :)

    1 vote
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    Thanks for your feedback! You can actually already do this – just set your margins and gutters in layout grid, and the columns will recalculate. The only caveat is that our columns are pixel-snapped, which means that you can’t have fractional columns. (Instead, we’ll add the remainder to the margin.) Given this information, can you clarify what you’d like changed about the existing layout grid system?

  17. Revert Adobe CC Library Panel to previous UI

    I wanted to cry when this new CC Library feature came out. It's UNUSABLE.

    I can no longer move it outside of the boundaries of the app - which means it is ALWAYS covering something else up or taking up space in my workspace. I certainly cannot keep it outside of the app UI or god-forbid move it to my other monitor!

    The color boxes are HUGE and take up so much space!!!!!!! The previous UI had nice small color boxes, so I could actually get to my icons (i.e. "graphics") quickly instead of having to scroll three times to…

    2 votes
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  18. Marquee select across groups

    I'm surprised this isn't a feature already, but marquee-select (click and drag) to select multiple layers regardless of what group they are in. At present doing so will select standalone layers and whole groups, meaning I need to de-group first to then do what I want, or leave grouping until the last possible moment in a design.

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  19. Naming a component according to the state name

    I like the new feature for components, which able us to give different states for a component. However, I think a thing is missing.

    In the design system I'm making for my company, we agreed with the developers about a naming system for icons and illustrations, for example : iceyebluenobg.
    But with this new feature, if a give a state to my "eye" icon, like red instead of blue on hover, I give the right name to the state, but the name of my component will be always the default state (ic
    eyebluenobg instead of…

    3 votes
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  20. Set custom view zoom % for artboards

    It would help to justify design of font (typography) and element sizing if XD allows to set a custom percent of zoom to enable viewing a true screen size on a device.

    Currently XD misleads with View 100% by displaying a larger viewport size because incorrectly detecting my monitor(s) resolution/pixel density. So I have to do extra work changing Zoom level (under View) from 100% to 68% for seeing an actual size of a phone viewport.

    2 votes
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