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  1. Global color swatches across the application

    Introduce a feature to Swatches, where you can access all your colours that you've saved in other projects and be able to view them in all projects, similar to Photoshop

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  2. Separate symbols from other assets

    Especially in bigger projects it can be necessary to create many symbols or global elements (like a header which appears on each document, or a footer - so it should be given more space for these things.

    Also it would be helpful to have the possibility to categorize symbols as well. So for example there could be different forms, buttons (add new, send, post, etc.) different types of bundled in one category - so they can quickly be placed on each place in the document.

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  3. Display file's last edit date and time beside file name

    Either display the last edit/change in the window title where the file name resides or better yet, each artboard also displays the last change time and date. This is very important for large companies which has multiple designers working on a single file.

    Please see attached mockup, refer to the middle window title.

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  4. Design Standards for each file

    With a consistent design system, I have mapped all the standards we need to use on each project. With that, on XD I'm not able to set those as standards on a file so for an example, each different text element created need to be changed from the standard XD font to the one in my design system.

    With that, we would be able not only to document the general standards for the dev team but also would allow us to keep the standards tightly without the chance of forgetting to change something That could work for:

    - Standard font…

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  5. Could we have versions and comments aligned to versions?

    At the moment I realise a prototype, everyone comments on it and if I update the prototype the comments are lost.

    I think it would be really cool if comments were maintained if i republish a prototype.
    Maybe the comments could be labelled with a page release version number or date so i can hid them - but I don't want to lose the comments, i want the person who left the comment to be able to marked the problem they highlighted as solved.

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  6. Asset panel - Right Click/Context Menu additions

    The addition of a few features to the right click menu in the assets panel would definitely improve productivity.

    1. Rename - The ability to right click and rename objects in the assets panel would greatly improve the ability to organize objects instead of the current method of navigating to list view and then renaming objects.

    2. Edit - The ability to right click and edit any asset (as is currently possible only with colors) would be extremely useful for assets that are used infrequently in large projects that would have to be found manually and changed on the canvas.

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  7. 50% zoom keyboard shortcut

    Similar to Zoom In Cmd+1=100%, Cmd+2= 200% it would be nice to have Zoom Out, say Cmd+Shift+2 = 50%

    Currently the only way to go 50% from keyboard is hit Cmd+- twice.

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  8. Automatically average/modify uneven gaps for dashed border strokes

    If a dash and gap lengths do not evenly go around the circumference of an object, a merged dash will occur, making it uneven. To avoid the merge or the incorrect gap on the top, XD would have to average/modify the gaps or the lengths so to automatically change values for those. I hope to see this option implemented for border strokes in the future.

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  9. warning window before create a new link

    Hi,

    I love XD but I do have one comment when updating the button to create a new link is right next to it, and it's been many times that I click the create a new link by mistake and then I need to resend the last link and or add all the emails to the invite list. Should be good if there is a warning window that you need to double check before create a new link

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  10. Measure between individual edges of objects

    Currently we can only measure the distance between the two objects that either don't overlap or are entirely separate. It would be nice to between the top edge of two object that overlap (for example, between object B side E and object A side A, labeled as measurement 1). I would like to be able to select the edge of the object I want to measure from and see the measurement to the selected edge of another object.

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  11. Widen Scroll Bar on Layers Window.

    The scroll bar for the layers window is narrow and takes precise mouse work to select it on a laptop or high resolution screen. Double the thickness so it is easy to select and drag. Great app.

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  12. Show reload icon when a new prototype has been published

    Mark the guide with new(or refresh) icon when there is a renewal in the file.

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  13. Display how many instances of a style or a symbol has been used

    Custom title styles and symbols, display how many been used, locate elements where symbols /styles used

    Custom-title styles and symbols displaying how many instances of a style or a symbol been used e.g. Component Title (23).

    Ability to locate elements where the symbols are used or styles been applied to similarly to how InDesign and Illustrator do with Linked/Embedded images.

    Ability to select/delete unused styles or symbols (organizational clean up) will help to design process.

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    Thanks for your feedback!

    I’ve changed this to focus on how many instances of a style or a symbol has been used. You can focus on what objects are using a particular style by right-clicking on the symbol or style and selecting “Highlight on Canvas.”

    As for your last suggestion, you should upvote this story to support it: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/18939286

    Finally, just in general, UserVoice works best when you file your ideas in separate tickets so that we can better aggregate your feedback with other people in the community.

  14. Notifications on comments to appear on online prototypes

    Currently when someone comments on a online prototype i get a notification through my create cloud. When i click on it it opens in a new window. But if a get multiple notifications I have to open up a new window, or search the screens for the comment.

    Could we include a notifications dropdown in the online prototype to show new notifications. This would make the online prototypes friendlier to use, more efficient (especially when collaborating).

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  15. Add Fixed Position to right click/context menu

    The fixed position option is fantastic but could benefit from being easier to access. Adding the fixed position option to the context menu or just adding a a keyboard shortcut would greatly benefit many designers' workflows.

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  16. Preview Window Behind Context Windows

    If context windows (color pickers, preview, publish, etc.) appeared in front of the preview window, but everything else remained the same (i.e. the preview window is still always in front of the canvas) I think the annoyance of having info unexpectedly hidden by the preview window would be avoided.

    This applies to both Design & Prototype mode.

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  17. Parametric design options

    Let users control/design specs and dimensions with text inputs.
    Example uses are:
    - text input for rectangle corner rounding
    - text input for positioning objects relative to the nearest object
    - text input for scaled resizing
    - text input for the number of times the Repeat Grid repeats and object

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  18. If you set the top layer including transparency, you can not select the elements below it.

    Even with any design tool, it is necessary to make it impossible to select it when locked.
    I have many such situations, but I will give up if there is no demand

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  19. "Hide Layout grid" shouldn't turn it off in Design Spec

    When you hide layout grid in Design mode, you don't just hide it - you turn it off completely. That is a problem, becaouse when you do it, it disappears from Design Specs. So, either rename the command to "Turn off Layout grid" (because that's what really happens) and add another function for just hiding it, or allow its visibility in design spec even when its turned off.

    Point is that when you do design you often hide the grid for better visibility. But - when you publish your design spec, you must remember to turn it on in all…

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  20. Touchpad slide optimization

    触摸板滑动优化

    在支持多点触控的电脑上,使用双指在触控板上进行滑动时会出现bug,导致控件乱选择和位移,希望优化对双指滑动的支持——当使用双指在触摸板上滑动时,自由滚动画布

    On computers that support multi-touch, there will be bugs when using two fingers to slide on the touchpad, causing the controls to be randomly selected and shifted, hoping to optimize the support for two-finger sliding - when using two fingers on the touchpad Free scrolling canvas when sliding

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