Customize Keyboard Shortcuts
I know that your design team probably had some rationale when defining shortcut keys for actions. For example, Z does not bring up the zoom tool, A is used for artboard creation instead of direct selection, etc. On the And that's fine - you can't design for the convenience of every user. But it'll be super duper awesome if you can let us define our own shortcuts... and sooner rather than later please.
Please add this! Switching between Illustrator and XD is tricky since the shortcut keys are drastically different.
Still no news on this?
I have a spanish keyboard distribution and this absolutely destroys my workflow.
that is ridiculous. with all the different keyboards out there and a tool for professionals who are very used to work with shortcuts. Please big Adobe, hear your crowd and dont loose touch to the base and integrate that feature. thank you
I'm very much used to the shortcuts used in Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop. Almost every shortcut in those programmes are the same as one another. Xd seems to be very different and I don't understand why. Customising the shortcuts would definitely solve this problem!
By the way, why is there a 'preferences' button when there's no 'preferences' menu?
Glenn W commented
Come on, this cannot be so difficult to manage. I can imagine it's a little bit tougher than implementing a UI around changing entries in an XML file, and applying those changes on the fly, but this has really been one of the most requested features for XD. Any design/development tool worth its salt has this by default on release.
What frustrates paying users is that (on top of usefull stuff) every single update releases insignificant minutia no one asked for in lieu of something meaningful like editing keyboard shortcuts, on which there is no ETA.
Lewis Wilson commented
Why are there no Preferences? Custom Keyboard Shortcuts specifically.
I would really use this. I have having to show the layout guides manually every time I need them on/off (every few minutes).
Mike L commented
I would love to be able to assign keyboard shortcuts for all the tools, states, color swapping, fill/border toggle, and tons of other UI elements that I use all of the time.
Thanks for reading and thanks for XD.
Ghaith Ayadi commented
people, this isn't an optional feature.
Elmo Allén commented
I would really like this feature. I use a Finnish-Swedish keyboard, so for example the Bring to Front and Send to Back commands don't work (the [ and ] keys are behind an Alt Gr modifier). The only way to circumvent it is by changing Windows keyboard layout (thankfully you can nowadays do it quickly with Win+Space), but it's still a hassle and not very good UX. I'd be better if I could just config different keys to shortcuts.
L.chand Shrestha (Devin) commented
Its a basic feature that should've been added long time ago. Its silly not to include this already. If XD is a UI software, What type of UX is that for the adobe users? Giving no basic features such as custom keyboard. LOL!!
No more hold back please
Majid Enjedani commented
Please Do it
Evol Ution commented
Hey any update on this??? Seriously adobe making me press Shift+Crl+P forever to access plugin panel??? What in the hell??
I have to move my right hand so frequently to press silly shortcuts. When are you going to implement this???
or is it like @Waleed said "Adobe just loves to make designers suffer, they will release 1 keyboard shortcut per month and call it a new feature! Sad!"
I never need any new features but customizing keyboard shortcuts.
In backlog for 3+ years! Seriously!
Adobe just loves to make designers suffer, they will release 1 keyboard shortcut per month and call it a new feature! Sad!
Gonzalo Men commented
I need custom shortcuts so badly! Hope this feature will be released soon.
Amazingly, this feature request will soon celebrate its three year anniversary. This most basic of features. I want to love you Adobe, but you are making it very hard. I find myself missing the awesome powers of InDesign every single time I work in XD.
Renan Mayrinck commented
Would be nice to have an option to edit the keyboard shortcuts of the application. I'm used to work with Inkscape and Illustrator and I have some keyboard shortcuts I use in both applications to work faster when creating layouts. If I could edit the shortcuts on XD to match my workstyle with other applications, would be easier to work and switch between them.
Jason Hollister commented
There are so many things like this that were standard features for EVERY app 20 years ago. It boggles my mind that I cannot change the shortcuts. You create such a well designed, powerful app, and forego stuff like this? Why would you EVER build ANY app of ANY kind without allowing users to customize their hotkeys? This is truly mind-boggling. There are so many blatant UX faux paws in an app made specifically for UX people.