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  1. LottieFiles in design and prototypes

    Possibilities of use lottiefiles (json files) on design and prototype modes with micro interactions and animations.

    Lottie

    184 votes
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    9 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support Opentype font features

    Allow users to select Opentype features supported by a given typeface. This would be especially useful for anyone designing for ecommerce (tabular lining numerals), or text-heavy sites (small caps, proportional old style numerals), or rich typography in general (alternate stylistic sets, swashes, superscript, subscript, fractions). Common ligatures seem to be enabled already, but there's no way to access discretionary ligatures.

    https://klim.co.nz/blog/towards-an-ideal-opentype-user-interface/

    182 votes
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    15 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Kerning options for text

    Splitting off from the typographic features (https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12927885-typographic-features)

    Let's discuss what control over kerning you'd like to see in XD.

    178 votes
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    15 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Set width and height in percentages

    When you enter a width for an object, also be able to set the size using a percent.

    178 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  17 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Locked objects should be completely disabled

    At the moment a locked object can still be selected, hindering the ability to select an object underneath.

    It would be great if locked object would be completely disabled, similar to how an illustrator locked object behaves.

    177 votes
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    feature-in-the-backlog  ·  48 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Nested Overlays

    Allow an Overlay to be applied to another overlay. For example, you have a dialog box Overlay and inside you want to have a drop-down menu which has an Overlay of a list of options. Currently what happens is the drop-down Overlay replaces the dialog Overlay.

    I think this is something fundamental that would make Overlays even more powerful. Its omission almost feels like a bug.

    175 votes
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    13 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Relocating master components

    Sometimes you need to reorganize your design system files. Once you have created a master components, you cannot move it to another file, and you are stuck with the current file forever.
    It would be great if you can just move your Master Component from one document to another.

    175 votes
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    25 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Fixed/sticky after scrolling

    First of all, congrats on the new update, it's awesome!

    One of the most awaited features for me was the fixed/sticky option. One thing that got in my mind after trying it was making something "stick" after scrolling, like a "go back top" button, which you don't want to have before you actually start scrolling.

    171 votes
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    35 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Round corners on path anchor points

    It's currently possible to round corners on primitive shapes. As soon as additional anchor points are added, or a shape is created from scratch using the pen tool, the ability to round corners is removed.

    It would be nice to have this option at all times.

    169 votes
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  10. Show scroll bar in published prototypes

    When you share a prototype with a client, it isn't immediately obvious that the design is scrollable. I have had a couple of instances of clients not knowing that the designs continue below the fold. An obvious scroll bar added to the prototype view when shared would solve this.

    167 votes
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    58 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Scissor tool/slice vector path

    Making more complex vector drawings is difficult without a tool like the scissor tool from Illustrator.

    Creating arches like the attached image in Illustrator is super easy with the combination of the scissor and circle tool, but in XD it is very difficult.

    165 votes
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  12. Full featured top menu for Windows 10

    Get rid of the hamburger menu, and give windows users a full on top menu like in Photoshop or Illustrator. Hiding options behind an icon is a major pain. As a user of both Mac and Windows, I'd love for the program to be the same across both operating systems.

    164 votes
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    83 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re crafting a purely UWP experience, which means following UWP design guidelines. We hate to disappoint, but it’s unlikely that we’ll be moving in the direction of including a top menu bar any time soon, as UWP removes the top menu bar entirely, pushing file operations into the hamburger menu and object commands into the property inspector and the context menu.

    -Elaine

  13. Dedicated Export workspace to extract CSS styles, measurements, assets

    It would be very useful having one more tab after Design and Prototype called "Export" for example. It would let developers easily see all the necessary information about any element like the size and color of the text, the size of a button and it's position on the screen, and so on, and then easily export any element. From there

    163 votes
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  14. Display online comments in desktop application

    It's great to have add and see comments in the online prototype. But even better (for the designer) would be to see those comments in the design file.

    I envision a third tab next to Design and Prototype: Comments (or Feedback). When you go to that tab, you see all your artboards, but you also see any comments that have been made on the online prototype. Pin or bubble icons (or whatever) appear next to artboards with comments, which you can click to pull up the comments in a comments panel (similar to the layers and symbols panels, but perhaps…

    159 votes
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  15. Options for viewport vs fixed overlay

    Be able to choose between an overlay that appears over the viewport or an overlay that is fixed to a specific position within the artboard. This way we can account for two types of overlays:
    1. Overlays that are persistent like menu navigations
    2. Overlays that are situational like dropdowns within a form

    153 votes
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  16. Preserve corner radius when resizing

    If I'm drawing a rectangle and setting a corner radius of X, and need to resize that rectangle's width, I'd like to just be able to push one side without having the other side's corner radius "squashing" up.

    Currently it's possible to do so by editing vector points and just selecting the left or right-side point group, but it wastes a bit of time. Thanks :)

    153 votes
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    8 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Got it. Currently, that’s expected behavior, as double clicking and adding points converts it from a rectangle (which will maintain the corner radius) to a path, which has a different set of rules for resizing (for things like icons). I think what you want is this behavior: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12962355. If this looks good, I’ll go ahead and merge this story with that one.

    -Elaine

  17. Show preview in OS X Quick Look

    OS X's Quick Look doesn't work, I can't look content

    (macOS Finder spacebar / space shortcut)

    153 votes
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  18. 152 votes
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  19. Paragraph spacing / Soft Returns

    User should be able to use a soft return (shift+return) to break a line of text without adding paragraph spacing .

    150 votes
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  20. Integration with Adobe Animate CC

    If i create an artboard in photoshop, illustrator, etc i should be able to import those artboards into XD without having to access the original file to make edits such as text changes, images swaps, vector shape edits...

    also, i should be able to use animations from flash/after effects to bring in loading screens, sliders, reveals, popups, etc that work within XD (and iphone)

    148 votes
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