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.
+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
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...