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  1. Override text or image fill on a specific instance of a reusable symbol

    NOTE: originally this request asked for the ability to override many different styles, not just images and text. If you want to override other styles, please upvote:
    https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/19626142-override-styles-in-a-symbol

    You may also be interested in these related requests:
    - Override entire nested symbols: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/19592509-nested-symbols-override
    - Multiple swappable states inside one symbol: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13031871-add-multiple-states-inside-symbols
    - Resizable symbols: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/16939339-scale-resize-symbols-individually


    Balsamic Symbol :
    Any group of elements than can be named and re-used across multiple artboards.
    Modifications to the symbol are reflected across all artboards that use the symbol.
    It gets better - you can override part of the symbol - text / color /…

    236 votes
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    47 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Symbol overrides are now available! Download the June release of XD today to get access to bitmap and text overrides (as well as the Apply command, which will apply your changes from the selected symbol to all other symbols).

    If you don’t see the update in the Creative Cloud desktop application, click on the gear icon and select “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  2. Blur

    I think it's quite obvious.

    Would be good to have blur option

    Also:
    - Bluring everything below some element is quite popular (like iOS menus)
    - Blur should stay solid on edges of element (quite often it fades there)

    227 votes
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    7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Zoom Tool

    Rather than fixed zoom amounts, a Zoom tool (in the toolbar - z to select it) would be a great addition - allowing marquee style zooming

    222 votes
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    36 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    feature-completed  ·  Tom Krcha responded

    Hi everyone,

    just wanted to let you know, that we have just shipped the zoom tool in the July update of XD.

    In addition to zooming with Alt+Mouse Scroll or Pinch-to-zoom on trackpad, you can now access the actual marquee zoom tool in the toolbar via the loupe icon (Z shortcut) or the temporary zoom like in PS and AI via SPACE+CMD, that allows you to do panning and zooming together when navigating the canvas.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Read more about the July update.
    http://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/july-update-of-adobe-experience-design-cc-preview/

    Cheers,

    Tom (Adobe XD)

  4. Round to Pixel command

    XD could really use a Round to Pixel command. Yes, I'm pulling this straight from Sketch, but it's awfully useful. The command simply rounds every anchor point to the nearest whole-pixel value, eliminating fractional pixels.

    213 votes
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    24 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This feature has been added in our November update (version 0.6.2): choose Object > Align to Pixel Grid to tweak the X/Y/W/H so the object(s) are crisply aligned with the pixel grid. You can use this command with a multiple selection or with groups selected to align multiple objects at once.

    Note: aligning to pixel grid does not always mean the X/Y/W/H won’t have fractions. For center-stroked shapes (lines and Pen tool, mostly), sometimes the X/Y need to end in .5 to keep the stroke crisply aligned on-pixel.

    I see some people in the discussion thread here are asking for snap to pixel “by default.” Adobe XD should already do that, with very few exceptions (see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353010/suggestions/16962847-resizing-multiple-selection-or-group-loses-pixel-alignment). If you’re encountering other situations where objects you created in XD are not pixel aligned by default, please file a new bug here in UserVoice.

    Thanks everyone for all your feedback and…

  5. Overlay positioning below "fold"

    I would like to be able to position an overlay so that it is connected to a specific element regardless of whether that element is below the "fold". For tooltip, dropdown menus, and other interactive elements, overlays are awesome. However, in doing responsive design work for enterprise applications, there are many instances where a dropdown or tooltip will appear below the fold.

    210 votes
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    39 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of MAX of this year, we’ve enabled component states, which will give you the flexibility you need to be able to create flyouts, dropdowns, and other interactive elements that will be contextual to its placement on the artboard. Check it out on letsxd.com!

  6. [Windows] Symbols

    I'd like to be able to create, use, and manage symbols using a symbols panel on Windows.

    198 votes
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  7. Shared Style Guide within members of a team (Object & Text Styles)

    Being able to create and share Style Guides to be used within teams. For instance, one member of a team can create a style guide with several object/paragraph/font styles to be shared with team members working on the same project. Within the object style allowing dynamic styles of say, a button, to be shared would be helpful as well.

    196 votes
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    9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. [Windows] Layers panel

    I'd like a contextual layers panel like the one we have on the Mac version of XD.

    194 votes
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    34 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Drag and drop in the layers panel is now available for Windows! Download the June release of XD today for the complete layers panel experience.

    If you don’t see the update in the Creative Cloud desktop application, click on the gear icon and select “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  9. Show color RGB / RGBA value

    In our development, the programmer needs to use the RGB value to label the color, but in this update,the version removed the RGB color information, we have to need for an additional conversion to get the results.

    175 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  12 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. copy paste styles

    Ability to copy an object's style and paste it to others

    169 votes
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  11. Color swatches

    Introduce swatches so I can keep colors consistent. When a swatch is updated every instance of the color changes.

    159 votes
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    20 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Radial Gradients

    Add Radial Gradients support. Let's discuss.

    (Btw: Linear Gradients are now shipping. https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12925683-add-gradients-to-appearance-panel)


    Note: radial gradients are shaped like concentric circles. If you're looking for gradients that sweep around like the hands of a clock, please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15902767-angular-gradient instead!

    157 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Show measurements between objects using hotkey

    Holding a hot-key like option (⌥) would display measurement guides between the selected object and other objects. Similar to how Sketch handles this now... http://www.sketchapp.com/learn/documentation/10-canvas/3-measuring.html

    153 votes
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  14. Strikethrough (crossed out) text

    Crossed out text feature needed for pricing purposes

    137 votes
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  15. Regular Polygon Tool (triangle, octagon, star, etc.)

    The ability to create polygons, such as Triangles (most important), Pentagons, Stars, Hexagons.

    124 votes
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    21 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    I’m glad to announce that the polygon tool is now available with the XD 19 release. You can create a variety of shapes from triangles, pentagons to polygons with any number of sides, change corner radius or auto-animate the shapes in your prototypes. We also have plans to add the star shape in an upcoming update.

    You can learn more about the polygon tool and our May release here: https://theblog.adobe.com/xd-may-2019-update-create-design-systems

    Enjoy and let us know your feedback!

    Best,
    Dan

  16. Responsive Resizing of Symbols

    The new responsive resize function seems pretty great, but it would take it to the next level for me if I could use it with symbols. This would make form fields and components super easy!

    121 votes
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    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…

  17. Resizing elements within components should resize bounds

    Give us the ability to re-size master components after we create them. Currently if you add/change anything outside of the master component initial size, it gets masked off with no way to resize the master (and then all the instances) of the component.

    110 votes
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    31 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi XD Community -

    Thanks for your feedback!

    With XD’s August release, you could resize/move/add/remove objects inside a component, and the component bounds will automatically adjust to fit those objects.

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

    -Sherif

  18. Constrain proportions (aspect ratio) when resizing numerically

    The ability to constrain the proportions of an element, but change the dimensions, say width, to an exact number value.

    110 votes
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    17 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    feature-completed  ·  Tom Krcha responded

    You can constrain proportions for objects directly via a lock icon in the property inspector.

    Enjoy.

    Tom (Adobe XD)

  19. 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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  20. Return the Fill eyedropper to its previous location and add a keyboard shortcut

    I rely heavily on the color picker, and it is now two clicks away instead of one. Furthermore, there's no keyboard shortcut for it. Returning the color picker to its previous collection and/or adding a keyboard shortcut will save me a lot of time in the long run.

    This is a crosspost of "Color picker now 2 clicks away" under the Bugs section: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353010-adobe-xd-bugs/suggestions/32248015-color-picker-now-2-clicks-away

    92 votes
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