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  1. Option to switch from thumbnails to list view on recent projects on opening screen.

    Most file names are too long to be read in thumbnail view, I would prefer to see them in a list. I would be useful to have the option to switch just like in PS' opening screen.

    7 votes
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  2. Cannot select object underneath in Design Specs

    オブジェクトの選択について

    「デザインスペック」画面で、
    重なっているオブジェクトの枚数が多いと、
    オブジェクトが選択ができないようです。
    (階層が下のオブジェクトが選択できない?)

    オブジェクト間の正確なマージンが取れずに困っています。
    修正のご検討、よろしくお願いいたします。

    About selecting objects

    On the "Design Spec" screen,
    If the number of overlapping objects is large,
    It seems that you can not select an object.
    (Can not select object with hierarchy below??)

    I am in trouble because I can not get an accurate margin between objects.
    Consideration of correction, thank you.

    4 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  1 comment  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Colors assets

    When you add colors to the Assets panel
    The same colors should show up in the Saved Swatches in the color picker box.

    10 votes
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  4. Option to publish all screens even without prototyping

    If I started prototyping and publish design specs without the prototype linking all the screens the design spec shows only the screens that are linked in the prototype. The specs link doesn't get updated even if I remove all the links.

    206 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  67 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Show the layer names on design spec mode

    When the developer clicks an element, the layer name is not shown. Today he can only see the type of that layer ("Rectangle", "Text", "Group", etc). If the layer name was shown the designers could append information on that layer like the asset name or the color variable that should be used on that element.

    51 votes
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  6. Single link for design specs and prototype

    Great to see design specs working! Will add some ideas for it here. The first of them is:

    As a designer, I need to send to developers a link with the working prototype and another with the design specs. Would be great if I could share a single link and design specs and prototype worked as tabs on that page.

    92 votes
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  7. Cancel publish during upload

    By mistake i choose publish proto and update link - how to cancel it? - i have to close the file to cancel an activity.

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. show date of last update for each screen

    At this time one can see "The date when the design specs was last updated"

    When working on a living project, with constant improvements, or in general during development phase, it would be pretty handy for
    - developers (identify what to do)
    - testers/customers/responsible persons (what to review)
    to easily see that there where changes on special screen since last look by showing date and time of last update for each screen.

    33 votes
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  9. Activity stream in shared files

    I'd like to see an overview of all the activities and comments on all of the pages within a document that is shared. Otherwise there's quite a good possibility of missing some.

    Something like Invision has would be great:
    https://support.invisionapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000633426-Activity-Stream

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We are looking into the possibility of something like this. If you’d be willing to chat more about what your needs are around this activity stream, please ping me at tan@adobe.com

    Joan Lafferty (Product Manager)

  10. Share Again – don’t copy URL on Saved-As

    I often ‘save as’ my app, and rebrand it for a different client. Despite renaming the saved-as file, if I SHARE AGAIN, it will remember the old URL – and sometimes I’m tired enough to accidentally over-write the file. This would be disastrous with clients! Please forget the URL of a saved-as file.

    7 votes
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  11. Allow multiple people to share a link to the same URL (multiple owners of a prototype or design spec)

    Collaborative work: Updating 'share link' of an .xd file not possible on another machine

    System: macOS Sierra 10.12.6
    XD-Version: 0.8.22.17 Beta

    We are working with different people on the same .xd file. Updating the prototype link is only possible on the machine with wich the .xd file was created. The other people can only create new links.

    1. Create an .xd file
    2. Publish prototype
    2. Save the .xd file
    3. Open the same .xd file on another machine
    4. Updating the published prototype link not possible (only creation of new link)

    126 votes
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    37 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Sorry for the confusion. This behavior in XD is intentional. Only the user who created a prototype link is able to update that link. The thinking is that the owner for the link may not want others making changes.

    At the moment, the only way for multiple people to update a prototype at the same URL is to be logged in with the same Creative Cloud account. We are however discussing adding the ability to specify more than one owner for a prototype – and we could then allow all owners to update the prototype link. It sounds like this is what you were expecting and the behavior you would like to see, is that correct?

  12. Update interaction wires across symbols (keep in sync)

    Adding a wire to an object inside a symbol or changing a wire inside a symbol should create/change the same wire/link across other instances of that symbol in the same way styles/text etc changes other instances.

    This would allow navigation to be edited throughout a project.

    I love the convenience of symbols, and I love that we can now add links to objects within a symbol, but not being able to propagate that interaction to other symbols is a problem for me.

    318 votes
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  13. Drop shadow binds to border

    When adding a drop shadow to an object it binds to the border.

    This means that if an object does not have a border or a fill (in the instance where you would want to create a glass like effect it is not possible)

    We have tested and verified that this is counter to how the browsers behave - this is the test example we used:

    https://jsfiddle.net/j911t7kp/1/

    8 votes
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  14. Ability to view team prototypes

    Ability to view team prototypes. Similar to how you can view team assets. So that I as a creative director, or other team members can quickly find and reference prototypes completed by other team members

    19 votes
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    4 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are exploring some ideas around this. If you have more ideas on how you think this should work, send me mail. How would you define your team, for example?

  15. Add some basic editing features for mobile app

    Hope to see some basic editing features for mobile app. This could be really helpful for prototyping.

    17 votes
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  16. Embed fonts for 'untethered' mobile preview from Creative Cloud

    Would be nice if fonts were embedded into the XD file. If not you aren't able to preview the app design with the correct font from iOS or android when syncing from creative cloud.

    155 votes
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  17. Reorder artboards or hide navigation buttons in shared prototype

    When sharing with a less tech-savvy client, they see the arrows and automatically go to click through like a PDF reader. It would be good to have a way to either change the order of the pages for that view (you can't always guarantee that the order the artboards are built in will be the order they appear in the user journey) or the ability to hide them in the share settings.

    hide/turn off "slide" feature on prototype

    16 votes
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    8 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There was some negative feedback received when we removed the navigation arrows from prototypes, so, this change was reverted and other solutions are being considered.

    Joan Lafferty
    Product Manager

  18. Consumers of shared prototypes tend to use arrows instead of using interactions

    I have been using XD a lot and have been publishing prototypes for developers and stakeholders.

    I have found that more often than not they are using the bottom page scroll more than using the clickable links inside the prototype.

    This is causing confusion when the workflow isn't linear as they are view the prototype as a slideshow instead of an interactive prototype.

    6 votes
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    5 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There was some negative feedback received when we removed the navigation arrows from prototypes, so, this change was reverted and other solutions are being considered.

    Joan Lafferty
    Product Manager

  19. Sync Mobile Preview to reflect desktop Preview window or viewport / scroll position

    I like the live editing on mobile, that's a good case.

    However, I'd like the ability for the mobile device to reflect where I am in my artboard when working in XD on my Mac.

    Example -- I'm designing a mobile page and I scroll down to the footer; currently I'd have to manually scroll to the footer on my device to reflect what I'm working on.

    Example II -- I'm in prototype mode on my Mac, and I click a button to move to a linked artboard. I'd expect this interaction to be mirrored on the mobile device, but…

    33 votes
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  20. When creating a text field, automatically fill it with lorem ipsum.

    Well, just as the title says. When selecting a text field and dragging across an art board, fill it with lorem ipsum automatically. If you don't need a dummy text - simply start writing to overwrite it. Would make prototyping text rich websites much faster.

    371 votes
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