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.
We absolutely need this, it is now impossible to select items underneath. Just hiding it is not an option, because we still need to be able to see the object, since it's sometimes semi transparent. Basically it should just work the same as Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
Please give us the option to lock layers the same way we do in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign etc... it's absolutely ridiculous and impossible trying to select an underlying layer by locking the top object, just to find that it will still 'select'. Absolute no-brainer. Why is ADOBE so inconsistent across its own programs and workflows?
Mike L commented
Yes! If layers are locked we should be able to selected unlocked layers beneath the locked layers.
I also agree with Robin King's point in a post before mine - it is very convenient to be able to select locked layers to quickly unlock or get info about them. It would be great to add a option or control or alt to the click to select locked layers and/or a right click menu allowing selection of locked layers.
Robin King commented
Sounds like I’m in the minority here, but I actually sometimes find it useful to be able to select locked layers (to quickly unlock them for example). So this feature would be great if it is an option - so I can choose either way to work.
This is extreeemely annoying on a daily basis. If I lock it, it should be completely locked, not selectable. If it's on top of something I can't click anything underneath.
Deanna Greyoak commented
Wow this hurts so bad. I am also perplexed this is not in the base design. Please add. Or at least an option for hidden items to still be viewed in Play Mode?
PRAJESH SHRESTHA commented
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH a'kshd'aksd'asd'a nsp'dn apisd DAMN YOU LOCKED LAYERS. I am going to kill myself.
Jeremy Mayes commented
PLEASE FIX THIS. So obvious...
+1 fix this pls.
Locked layer should be completely ignored just as in Illustrator or Photoshop.
Or maybe make the feature more hidden (requires the use of keys) if it is indeed necessary in certain cases.
Blu Doc commented
SERIOUSLY - WTH,
This shouldn't even be a request, it's basic expected behavior. how can any team trying to promote a tool used for ux development not get the basics right. Even the new "click into a layer" concept is straight up user friction and a major user stumbling block to any power work flow.
The XD development team needs to re-think rethinking. Lock is lock and let me see everything in my layers panel if I choose too.
Deepak Patel commented
The reason we lock a layer is because we can peacefully work on other objects underneath and above it. Using layers to select them, even after we lock the object above is not the right way.
For example, to move an object using your mouse, you will click on it and drag (i shouldn't have to tell you guys this). But, with a locked layer above that object i cant do that, only way is keyboard arrows or the x and y values. How is this user friendly.
Plus, using layers to unlock objects are better way as we have chosen to lock that object, so that we can work on others.
Tayte Boss commented
+1 plz god damn
Zaki Sayed commented
Worse is when you got lots of locked objects in the background and you're trying to select an unlocked object, all the gray bounding boxes of the locked objects that got selected in the process create a visual mess making it difficult to focus on what we're actually working on.
Dan Good commented
What is also infuriating is when I have a large locked background image being selected over an item that is unlocked and above the locked image in the artboard.
Josh Klpa commented
Two years in the backlog? This is unacceptable.
One of two scenarios is possible:
- Either it's incredibly difficult to change (which is a failure of design)
- Or they just don't care about the little things (which is a failure of management)
Who has to get fired to get these important details fixed?
Dylan Cyr commented
Surprised this is as low as it is. My use case is that I place an image of a design from another program over the XD artboard to make sure all the design elements match up and didn't get mistranslated as it's imported.
Andrew Gordon commented
note: I've had a gander around, but cant seem to find another request for this, which im surprised about, but correct me if im wrong.
I have a 30% opacity layer above an image - but when i go to select the image underneath, i need to do it on the layers panel -
However! I select it in the layers panel, then go to right click on the image on the actual design window - it then auto selects the opacity layer above. This also happens even when the opacity layer is locked, which i find a bit odd.
I know you can right click on the layers panel, but the menu's are slightly different - (for a start, the right click on layers window is missing 'Cut')
A solution i would be happy with would be to make locked layers actually locked, and not selectable unless maybe a ctrl+click or something?
(it would be much better though if it worked the same as illustrator... not comparing tools though ;) )
Any who, trying to get my head round XD still, so please correct me if i'm wrong.
Gavin Stokes commented
Jesus is this not fixed yet, what moron let this out in the wild. For a product that's meant for UX/UI work it clearly had no user testing....thumbs out of asses please and get this sorted