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  1. 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.

    70 votes
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      feature-under-review  ·  16 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hide all panels

      Ability to view only stage, some kind of preview mode, no toolbars & right panel. It will let you focus on content.
      (like F in Photoshop)

      54 votes
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        9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        feature-under-review  ·  MrTalin responded

        Hey Ryan! Definitely something I’ve been looking for as well!

        I can safely say this is a feature we’d all like to see in XD.

      • Comment inbox in web prototype

        I would like to have an inbox with all the new comments listed and each one linking to the appropriate page/screen.

        Right now you have to go through each page to see if there is a comment or not. This is tedious if you're using XD as a client review tool.

        43 votes
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          5 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Design Specs for Enterprise customers

          I'd love to see a way for for Enterprise customers whose companies have chosen not to permit sharing to be able to take advantage of the Design Specs feature. We need a way to export a local file that shows the specs that we can share on our internal, private networks. Without this, your largest customers are still left drawing design specs by hand.

          42 votes
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            feature-under-review  ·  1 comment  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Set width and height in percentages

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

            41 votes
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              feature-under-review  ·  7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Set spacing between objects to a specific number of pixels

              Adobe Fireworks style specific alignment in pixels.

              Set spacing vertically or horizontally, by typing a specific number value into the panel.

              30 votes
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                feature-under-review  ·  4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • [shortcut] Option + shift + arrow keys to duplicate objects

                1. Similar to the rest of the creative suite, the ability to click on an object (text or object) and holding down option + moving that object with arrow keys (while also holding down shift) to duplicate the object.

                2. Quickest and most painless path to duplicating objects over click + copy + paste imho.

                30 votes
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                  feature-under-review  ·  3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow multiple people to share a link to the same URL

                  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)

                  27 votes
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                    6 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?

                  • 22 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      20 votes
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                        feature-under-review  ·  7 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        19 votes
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                          feature-under-review  ·  1 comment  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Access camera on mobile device

                          What if you through the link could acces the camera for apps where photosharing is key ?

                          18 votes
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                            feature-under-review  ·  2 comments  ·  05 : Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            14 votes
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                              feature-under-review  ·  2 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              14 votes
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                                feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Unhide all layers

                                Elaine, where in UserVoice should we put this request, if not here? The implementation of hide and show objects needs to be very much improved. It really needs to be like Illustrator where you can hide one object at a time but also unhide all of them. To unhide 10 hidden objects in XD, you currently have to click 10 times in the "layers" palette. When these items are near all adjacent to each other on the artboard, but all mixed up in the layers palette it is extremely frustrating. Especially when in AI it just requires one simple keystroke…

                                13 votes
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                                  feature-under-review  ·  4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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…

                                  13 votes
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                                    feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  08 : Mobile (Android)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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

                                    10 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Comments are hard to discover

                                      - Comments section is very valuable, but people have been missing that during handoffs and discussions. Its not clear that tapping the icon is will open up the comments panel. A first time learning curve.
                                      - Also replies are not easily discovered. It might make sense to collapse when we have a lot of comments/ replies in a thread, but to start with can we have everything opened up. Or a switch to full collapse/ open
                                      - It also not evident if new comments are placed. I do get a notification but would need to go to each screen to…

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  07 : Mobile (iOS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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

                                          9 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

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