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  1. While renaming layers disable artboard interaction

    When renaming layers I often use CMD+Shift+arrow keys to highlight text. I have some custom keyboard shortcuts setup for the nudge+resize plug-in that use the same CMD+Shift+arrow keys to grow or shrink items. It would be great if while I was renaming layers I could use these shortcuts to highlight text without it affecting the item I have selected on the artboard.

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  2. Lock position of an element but keep other properties editable

    XD Version 20.2.12.1
    Windows 10 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.615)

    If there is a way to do this, I apologize for the post.

    Almost daily, I work with "grouped" elements that represent a section of a design. For example, a panel that contains sub panels, etc. Often I want to "marquee" select several items within the panel to adjust their locations, etc., but I end up selecting the panel background and moving it instead.

    It would be nice if we could lock, say, only the position of a certain element and only that element(so it doesn't move) instead of locking…

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  3. Remove raster smoothing at 200% zoom

    When there are raster images pasted in to the project and I want to move some objects around with pixel precision I do Cmd+"+" or Cmd+2 to zoom in (200%) which is enough for me. But blurry images make it hard to do a pixel-to-pixel alignments. 300% zoom though looks perfect (pixelated and sharp). Could you please just disable raster smoothing at 200% zoom?

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  4. Turn off spell check by default

    Of course it's set ot german and of course now I have to hunt down some setting somewhere which I dont want to do. Spellcheck should not be on by default, anyone who wants to use such a feature will actively search for it, the vast majority of users do not want it, especially not when it uses some localised setting from who knows where that is now constantly uppercasing all my stuff without me ever having this problem before.

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  5. Allow components to be used in boolean operations

    I would find it useful in creating more complex and easily editable components if they could be used in boolean operations and retaining their linkage to the master component.

    Right now, when I use a component in a boolean operation, the green outline becomes red and editing the master component does not affect the components that were used in the boolean.

    This is one way I've seen google's material design components being implemented in Sketch and I found that approach very handy.

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  6. Artboard thumbnail in layers panel

    hello, thank you very much I would like to thank you for this Idea

    I think it is better to make slide like powerpoint so it will be easy to view it

    I think when I try to view my page in xd I need to have zoom in or out to find my page but if it will be slide like powerpoint it will be easier to find my page

    without zooming in out until I get my slide

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  7. Artboard interpolation tool

    Picture the scenario. You have an art board, you copy the art board and completely alter the spacing. So now you have one art board that has a tight fitting UI, and one that has a spacious one (too spacious!)

    You might play around with it for a while until you find a good point somewhere between the two art boards. But these minute changes can be difficult to keep track of.

    My solution would be for art board interpolation. You select both art-boards and right click to interpolate them. This opens a screen with a simple slider that lets…

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  8. Mask button

    It would be awesome to have available a quick access button that triggers the mask option. Currently, we (windows users) have to right click to access it. Even though there's also a shorcut to it, sometimes I can't remember the combination that triggers the option. I'm pretty sure our workflow would speed if we have it handy 🤩👌

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  9. Set keyboard focus to the symbol name when adding a symbol

    When I create a symbol, XD current adds a symbol, but it does not set keyboard focus to that symbol's name.

    This means that I have to move my mouse over to the Symbol section of the Assets panel, double-click that symbol and then type the name. This is a pain, particularly when creating a lot of symbols.

    Instead, when I press Ctrl+K and a new symbol is created, I would like the field to be opened for renaming and my keyboard focus to be set to there. The same thing should happen if I create a symbol in another…

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  10. Copy & Paste without rotation info (from original)

    • draw a rectangle
    • adjust the round of corner
    • adjust width & height to fit the parent shape

    - drop an vertical image into the rectangle (all good)

    • select the group, rotate 90degree
    • copy the group of shapes (including parents shapes and the rect inside)
    • paste
    • try to drop a new vertical image into the rectangle (NOK) (we will find the image is rotated, as the new group is created with 'rotation info' inherited from the original one.)

    can we have 'paste as new'?

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  11. Assign an object/group to an artboard for auto animate

    If I want to use auto animate to have an object/group move onto the screen from off of it (or vice versa), I have to group it with an invisible object that stays on the screen so that XD knows the object/group is a part of that artboard when it is off-screen. I could be totally missing a way around this but I can't find anything about it online. If there was a way to assign an object to an artboard even if it isn't touching said artboard, that would fix this problem.

    Essentially this makes adding new animations a…

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  12. Artboard tool in side bar should be higher up

    Workflow would suggest that the create Artboard tool should not be second to last on the side bar but closer to the top since one of the first things you do is create an artboard.

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  13. Character isolation mode to control individual text properties

    1- I know that might not sound like a priority but sometimes when I am using multiple text layers and converting them to paths, I would love to have a character isolation option in order for me to make it easier to then control each character, rotate, reflect or whatsoever on its own. Having nodes once converted to path is great, but I also believe that having an element isolation mode will be very helpful for quicker flow.

    2- Having an option to control the parent anchor point of an object will def come in handy.

    Lastly, not trying to…

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    Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, UserVoice works best when you have only suggestion per ticket instead of multiple. I’ll edit this one to focus on the character isolation issue, but would you mind filing the parent anchor point as a separate issue? (Specifically, is this anchor point for the purpose of path drawing, or is it for the purpose of alignment?) Thanks!

  14. modifier key to disable alignment to pixel grid

    It would be nice to have modifier key that you could press while positioning an object to disable alignment to the pixel grid.

    e.g. holding down x while moving a object would let you move it freely without it aligning to the pixelgrid.

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  15. Font re-sizing feature similar to Figma

    The resizing is very intuitive in figma
    where I could just press alt+drag to increase/decrease values

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  16. Cmd + Z to deselect in multiselect situations

    When selecting multiple objects, it could be helpful for cmd + Z to deselect one by one, instead of undoing the last thing you changed.

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  17. Dual window mode to be able to see 100% preview

    In PS it is possible to create another window for the same document.
    It is very convenient when you're designing icons.

    You can work in the first window having like 500% zoom, and preview the result in the second window having 100% zoom at the same time.
    (see the attached image for details)

    Adobe XD totally needs such feature!

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  18. Paste Appearance by dragging and holding element over frame

    Additionally to right clicking and selecting paste appearance to drop an image into a frame, it would be awesome if you could drag an image onto a frame and hold it there a second and it will ghost paste it to show what it would look like, then let go and it pastes appearance onto that frame. I find this to be a very intuitive way to paste appearance!

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  19. Drag an image into the Welcome Screen to create a custom template with that size

    Instead of manually input dimensions for a custom size, it would be much easier to be able to drag'n'drop a file to the custom size icon so it automatically would adapt the size.

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  20. Font Matching

    When I design, I put a prototype screen, with a look and feel that I like, next to my artboard, and use this as inspiration, like I guess many people do. It would be great if I could get the attributes of the font on the prototype (png or jpg) and quickly use that font in my own design.

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