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  1. Copy and Paste top of list is aggravating

    It's very annoying anytime I copy/paste an item within a group or not, that it pastes it into the top of that group in my panel. Instead of right above the item I have selected. If I want to clean up my panel I have to constantly move my items down where I want them after pasting.

    5 votes
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  2. Highlight related symbol when an instance is selected

    As a designer (working in a complex document) when I select an item on an artboard, if it happens to be a symbol (if Symbol Library panel is open), I would like the corresponding symbol in the Symbol Library to be highlighted. This will help me to locate it so I can name or delete it from the library. Then, if I selected every artboard on a document it would highlight all of the used symbols in the Symbol Library. This would help me to identify any unused symbols - for deletion/cleanup.

    58 votes
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  3. Override styles in a symbol (allow symbol differences)

    Right now, you can override text and bitmaps in a symbol. I'd like to be able to override appearance properties like opacity, fill color, borders, shadows, and font style.

    421 votes
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    49 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    We’re excited to announce that with our May release, we have introduced Components (previously known as symbols). Components are design elements with unmatched flexibility that help you create and maintain repeated elements while varying the instances for different contexts and layouts.

    You can create a master component to define a reusable element, such as a button, and you can change any of its properties to customize instances of that element (Size & Layout, Style and Appearance, and Structural overrides). Changes you make to an individual instance are specific to that element, but changes you make to the master propagates to all the instances where the property hasn’t been customized.

    Components now could also be responsively resized with the same powerful capabilities of responsive resize baked in.

    Finally, you could link components across documents to maintain a single source of your components using the Link Assets feature or simply…

  4. UNDO

    we need an "undo" function please. honest to god, cannot believe this is not a function in this app...

    14 votes
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    10 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As multiple people have mentioned, undo is one of those critical features that we’ve had in the product since the first day. On Windows, you can right-click on the canvas to get the context menu and undo, or you can Ctrl+Z.

    Hope that helps.

    -Elaine

  5. Save symbols to be used across multiple projects

    Ability to save symbols so that they could be used on any project would be very useful. As of now, symbols added can only be used on that particular project only.

    432 votes
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    22 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Everyone!

    With XD May release, now you could create a single source of truth for all your colors, character styles, and components in an XD cloud document and reuse all your assets in your XD documents.

    With the linked assets feature, you can easily share and consume not only components — or what was formerly known as symbols — but colors and character styles as well. This is incredibly handy if you are sharing sticker sheet with your team or reuse design elements across projects.

    Linked Assets complement the workflow of linked components. When you modify a linked asset in the source document, all the consuming documents with those linked assets receive update notifications. From there, you can choose preview and accept the updates.

    Please give it a try and let’s us know what you think

    To learn more about this feature check out:
    https://letsxd.com/whats-new
    https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/linked-assets.html

  6. Add multiple symbols from the panel to the canvas

    Would be great if we could add multiples symbols at once rather than adding one by one. Maybe let grouped items be imported to the symbols section altogether.

    2 votes
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  7. Snap to Grid

    just like in Illustrator, Set grid, turn it on, any move using mouse or kbd keys will always snap the move to the created grid. very impt for UX design work.

    31 votes
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  8. Add a button to the first run start experience to open existing files

    The start experience on first run does not have a button that allows us to open existing XD files. Every other Adobe product allows this.

    1 vote
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  9. Resize handles disappear when object is still pretty large (Windows only)

    When an object is very small on screen -- either due to zooming out, or just because it's small -- XD hides some resize handles to prevent them from jumbling all together.

    On Mac, handles don't disappear until they're really overlapping. At 100% zoom, you can make a square as small as 16x16 and still see all eight handles (and it'll still give you four handles all the way down to 8x8).

    On Windows however, you can only go down to 64x64 before handles start vanishing. And it'll drop from 4 handles to 1 at any size below 32x32.

    This…

    4 votes
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  10. Padding and Margin limiters

    Each container should have a padding and margin delimiter and whenever you are dragging an element into a contanier, the container should limit the new child element so that you don't excede the padding limits, because in HTML it won't

    Additionally, it would be also good to have a margin delimiter between elements:

    if you drag one box with a padding of 10 px, then those 10 px should always be the delimiter for the next box in either direction.

    91 votes
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  11. Open XD files without XD

    When handing off designs to developers it would be great to allow them to view the XD file for font size etc. without actually paying or having an app installed.

    32 votes
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  12. Boolean operations

    As a designer, Boolean operations are a must have. I can't create nice clean curves/shapes for icons without boolean operations.

    Coming from Figma and Sketch, this is very frustrating not having this. Most of the best icon designers aren't using the Pen tool for icon design.

    Thank you!

    0 votes
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  13. Disable certain objects for Export

    Disable certain objects for Export

    1 vote
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  14. Individual styling of word in a paragraph for Windows

    I think this already existed in macOS version. The idea is you can style (color, fontsize, etc.) a certain word or character in a line for sentence (one text group). This is, for me, one of the most useful features in design.

    28 votes
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  15. Version Control - store history/timeline of revisions

    It would be nice if there was a way to have multiple versions of a design living in one document. Right now we'll have a v1 wireframe and will be reviewing features for v2. I typically lock that version and then create a new file called v2 and start making changes. Would be nice if they could be linked somehow verses multiple file versions.

    1,285 votes
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    134 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In this week’s release, we introduced document history for cloud documents, which enables you to review previous saved versions of your document within a window, and label and preserve these versions in perpetuity. If you have suggestions for improvements on this experience, please do file them as separate tickets!

  16. Copy and paste symbol into a new document, keep it as a symbol

    To not re-create symbols in a new document.
    Still a good idea to add the ability to insert different text on different screens in one symbol.

    35 votes
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  17. Name color favorites/swatches

    I'd like the ability to assign names to saved colors in my document's color palette library (the color picker "favorites" list).

    This makes it easier to identify the correct color to use when my palette contains multiple similar colors.

    This may also be useful for future features like making document-wide color changes (https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12869085-global-style-color-edits).

    105 votes
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  18. Dynamically refresh fonts on Windows (new fonts not available until quit & restart XD)


    1. Version 0.6.16.7 Beta

    2. Synchronize font from Typekit

    3. Sync'd font should be available in Xd

    4. Sync'd font is unavailable in Xd until after app relaunch


    other search terms: load fonts without restart, reload installed fonts automatically

    41 votes
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  19. Add context menu for copying and pasting when editing text

    When I try to copy a section of text within a text box, if I right click on the selection there are no options but if I use the keyboard shortcut cmd + c it will copy it to the clipboard for me to paste on to another art board.

    Is this by design or is it a bug? If it is by design can right click options on selected text be added please?

    1 vote
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  20. Shortcut to add new Symbole

    Shortcut too add a new Symbole

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