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.
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
Sarah Sorensen commented
I typically draw a marquee around a group of items that I want to move around or group together, locked layers should not be selected. I think this is more a bug than a feature request as well.
Austin Andrews commented
Kind of viewing this a bug not a feature. Definitely backwards to any other design software. Not expected at all, got really confused that it can't be turned off.
+1 please :)
Brice Tuttle commented
+1 Pretty please with a cherry on top!
You can change this setting under general preferences. Select "prevent selection of lockable objects"
This may be because of the way Adobe is using its layer and artboard pages, a bit of an odd method, but dines't allow quick ability to view everything across all artboards. I don't love Sketches way, but it is way better than the interaction you have with the Adobe method. Adobe, please review your own products, then your competitors, lastly leverage what is amazing about all and then come out with a product that blows your users' mind instead of what you came up with. I think it will 2-3 years until Adobe may do this or catch up to Sketch and InVision Studio, once it is too late :)
Feature upon feature being retarded is getting me annoyed now. Basic functions you take for granted, until you notice they are either missing or work like s**t! When I have an afternoon to spare this week I'm switching to Sketch. I'ts not like it will hinder my work in illustrator/photoshop, since the compatibility to XD is virtually non-existent anyway LOL!
why is this in the backlog? It's just common sense... at the moment i can't move elements behind locked items (for instance my top layered gradient)
Igor Mikelic commented
For me, this is not a feature, but a way of lock layer should behave in the first place. So what's the point of the locked layer if I can select it anyway, and all layers below are inaccessible because of that behaviour? Compare to all other Adobe programs like Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop when I locked some layer I don't wanna work on it until I unlocked it. That is common sense of how locked/unlocked layer should it behave...
Currently, a locked layer will block the ability to select an unlocked layer behind it. Can we change this so if you click on the area of a locked layer, it instead selects any layers that occupy that same space?
Yes, please! Please totally lock the layer or object when it's locked. It's very frustrating to have a locked item appear highlighted when I am trying to click on something beneath it!
Especially with grids; I need to keep the grid on the top layer locked but visible so a design can be aligned to it.
Yes! This would be useful! Especially when working with grids.
I agree with Lior Bar-David's comment below. It's helpful to sometimes be able to select a locked layer, and I do like that you can unlock from the artboard, and that you don't have to go find the locked item in a list of layers. The problem I'm having is that sometimes I want to lock something so I can get to an object underneath it, and the way it works now, I'm not able to select the unlocked item that sits under a locked layer.
When I try to catch an item underneath a locked object, It does not let me do that. I have to hide to object in the front and then drag the object that was underneath.
Would be great if the locked objects were ignored and the mouse arrow get the unlocked object underneath.
Ok, when my bootstrap grid is on the top of all layers it doesn't allows me to select everything underneath of it, even if grid layer is locked - I only can hide grid layer to select anything! Ai and Ps works perfect with locked layers - just for example.
The one option that drives me up a wall is that I can't lock and object. yes, there's an option to lock an object but I don't want access to it until I unlock it. I create my grid patterns and I'm constantly fighting with my so call Locked Object. On Windows is the worst because layers option is missing.
chuong huynh commented
I think having a locked object be completely disabled is a good idea. If you have a responsive grid overlaying the whole art board, and not wanted selected while you are moving objects underneath to align them to the grid.