Illustrator "Select Same" functionality
Wouldn't be easy if I were select similar object like Adobe Illustrator does?
I was just to write a rant on twitter this was posted in 2016 and it's still not here, #AdodeXD needs better selection tools like Illustrator
I would like to select multiple elements and link them to the same page. Also, an automatic selection of every identical objects on the artboard would be somewhat helpful (same as in Illustrator).
Selecting SVG line icons or non-solid icons require clicking exactly on the line/path.
It is not just about selecting similar objects but the selection itself. I can click on an opaque object anywhere and it is selected. But if I have a thin SVG line icon, I have to sharpshoot my mouse exactly on the path instead of clicking anywhere within the vector's perimeter. I should also make sure the background layer is locked to avoid selecting whatever is underneath. This is working like Illustrator's Outline View mode. It is exhausting to select icons in places where drag multi-select can't be used. Like if I have to select random icons and move them.
It is a long process to change color in Adobe XD. I.e. I want to change the same color in multiple Pages, It's hard to do this process either you make a symbol or you go to multiple pages and change it.
If possible can you please integrate an option in Adobe XD to change similar color in one command like we are doing in Adobe Illustrator Select> same color> change..
This option will help users and make their work easy.
Adam Rickman commented
I've been trying to find this and cannot believe it isn't there. Really a beneficial tool in illustrator. I think to have a pallet window would be beneficial as well. My idea would be, the colors within the palette can be selected and change all of those colors within the project. I would want my palette to reflect the project. Oh! Much like inDesign's color swatch section. I forgot about that as an example. I would love that option to change my whole project should I change my color palette later on.
Hannah Milan commented
Upvoting this as I see it more beneficial and saves a lot of time.
Dan Shapiro commented
Functionality identical to AI. Would be very beneficial to change multiple objects that have the same color applied to them.
Ideal options would include Select>Same>Appearance, Fill, Stroke, Fill & Stroke, Fill Color, Stroke Color, Opacity and Typeface.
ps- the leading in this text input window is freaking me out.
Wont work when you have same colour in symbols or groups. Only works <within> a group/symbol. Come on Adobe fix the basics or bring back Freehand.
Cameron Sagey commented
We need the Select Same functionality for fills, strokes, and appearance like Illustrator. This is essential for a fast workflow.
Use Case 1: You have a highlight color across every page of the site. Many of these elements are not created with symbols or type styles. Select Same Color lets you change all of these elements at once, saving huge amounts of time and ensuring you don't miss anything.
Use Case 2: Select all your divider lines with Select Same Stroke Color and change the weight of the stroke.
Use Case 3: Select all image overlays with select same appearance, change blending mode, opacity, etc.
This functionality is incredibly useful, and one of the main reasons I prefer Illustrator over Sketch.
Another useful color management method comes from InDesign: deleting a swatch and replacing it with another swatch. This is a great feature and another good addition to XD, but we still would need Select Same functionality for all it's other great uses beyond color.