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  1. Update Component Preview in Assets Panel when Master Component is edited

    Currently, after creating a component, there is a preview image of that component in the assets panel. But if you make a change to that master component (for example, changing a green object to red) the preview in the assets panel does not update. So even though I now want this component to be a red object, it becomes very hard to find it in the assets panel, at a glance because it is still green in the preview image.

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  2. Master Component

    Creating master component (Not a normal way we do now) If I can copy and paste a Master component and create the copy version the master component...

    or relocating master component to a new file.

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you explain a little more how you would imagine this working? It seems like you could move a master component into another document if you copied/pasted/converted to component, then shared the new document’s assets panel into your original document and then swap the symbol.

  3. 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 :)

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    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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?

  4. Text selection highlight color on Windows should invert

    When selecting text (via drag selection or double clicking a word), it will display the blue highlight boundary. There are some UI kits that use this blue as part of their wireframing palette making it impossible to see the text highlight when you have text on top of this color.

    Ideally, the selection highlight should just invert the color underneath it so you can always see the boundary.

    1 vote
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  5. Object alignment not working!

    When trying to align objects, object won't align to the same edge as something else, Example box and a line dont align for half pixel!

    When will this issue be fixed? This same bug is found from Bugs section but it shows there that it is resolved even it is not!

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  6. Improve search results to locate found item/artboard on pasteboard

    If I'm using the find/search feature to find an artboard, or to find some text on an artboard, it would be great if the search results allowed me to go straight to that found item and also to locate the artboard on the pasteboard. It's a partcilar issue when I have files with a large number of artboards.

    Currently, I get the search results, and whilst I can click and edit the properties of found items in the results, locating the item or even the artboard on which it is contained can be tricky. Some sort of 'Go to' context…

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  7. Define fonts family for a project or for an artboard

    It would be great to define font families that will be used in a project by adding them to the artboard property panel.
    This would help to
    - limit numbers of font used in a webdesign
    - change the font of a whole project
    - maintain character styles easyly
    - avoid to miss some font replacement

    2 votes
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  8. swapping a nested component should change name in layers

    When I have a component like a card with a button in it (button is a nested component) and I drag a different button in to swap it out, the card component should update the original button name with the new name in the layers panel.

    3 votes
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  9. reveal color in assets panel available when assets panel is not open

    I would like to be able to reveal the color in the assets panel, even if the assets panel is not open. If I have the layers panel open the option is currently not in the context menu. It would be great if it was an option regardless of what panel is open and if clicked it would automatically open the appropriate assets
    panel.

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  10. Delete non used component

    Sometimes I no longer use a component I have made, but it continues to show in my components list making it so long.
    It would be great if we have an option to exclude these non used components. Or, maybe a tag / icon showing it.

    1 vote
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  11. add shadow to components

    When I have a component I would like to be able to add a shadow to the component. Currently there is only fill and border available.

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    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sherif has a response for you: Alan,

    Today in XD, you could select any layer inside the component and add a shadow to it, and it render outside the component bounding box. Does that solve your use case? if not, could you please add more detail into what you’re trying to achieve.

  12. Alexa Preview plugin + Adobe XD skill

    Due to 7-22-2019 news regarding XD and alexa...

    I have download Plugin Alexa preview for Adobe XD, however, skill Adobe XD at alexa app does not exist! When will it be available?

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  13. Create character style sets

    It would be great to be able to create character style sets that can be used in e.g. UI kits and Design Specs for developers

    Styleset for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile.

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  14. Design Quality

    I think the design quality in PS is more crisp in compare to XD can you do something for it?

    1 vote
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  15. Allow border or fill color to be focused so I can use saved colors from components to apply to fill OR border

    Similar to the 'Color' tool panel from AI.

    This can/should also incorporate other features like seeing the hex or color build information of the fill or outline without having to click into a secondary panel.

    Tie in key commands like 'x' for swapping the focus from outline to fill, 'd' for resetting to base black/white, etc.

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  16. Show full list of features in on Windows 10 Hamburger Menu

    It is a serious pain when there is no View/Object/Edit/… menu on Windows 10.
    I know that there is not top menu in UWP design principles, but it means that menu will be present as hamburger menu, does NOT mean that there aren’t necessary feature in menu.
    There are too many features which become inaccessible on Windows 10 (as screenshot). Missing these menu items make Adobe XD on Windows 10 look no functionally at all because of missing many basic necessary features.

    It is not acceptable that user is forced to remember all shortcut keys from Mac then translate to…

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    I’m going to leave this open, but everything from the Object menu is actually surfaced in the context menu (right click on an object or a selection of objects). You can find out all of the shortcuts there as well. The hamburger menu is really there on anything that is document-level (as was defined by Microsoft). We’re reevaluating what this looks like in future versions of XD, but I wanted to give you a heads up that you can find these shortcuts on the canvas itself.

  17. Adopt a more 'elegant' style for scrollbars on Mac

    Plugins, Layers and Assets panel at its minum width is a very narrow column on Mac. I think scrollbars are too large, also for XD's properties panel.
    It would be great having narrower scrollbars, as thin as in Windows or in the font menu, even better with a show/hide effect.

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  18. Color Plate

    Adobe team please add a features in Experience Design (Adobe XD) Colour Plate Because a same project we make many of file Like

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    There are many files not in one place so request is copy color plates features add in Adobe XD this is really help full

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  19. INTUITIVE / Gesture ALIGN

    Move asn object to a "snap grid" then move to another "snap grid" then the object auto aligns to the behaviour and no the command. becoming more of a gesture to align. Zoomed out I could move an object to the boundaries of where I want it to align and it would centre to the snap boundaries.

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  20. Opacity in master component

    I would like to see opacity value added to the component functionality, so that if I adjust the opacity in a master component, all the child components will have the same opacity value.

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