Change default fill and stroke settings (color, etc.) used when drawing new shapes
It's quite frustrating that every time I use the shape tools, I have to remove the stroke and change the fill.
Like in ID and AI, it would be useful if the object fill and stroke remembers the previous settings, or a default could be somehow set.
Nadine Gin commented
most times creating a box shape i have to deselect the border style... is it possible to save a preset without border. In PS and InDesign there is a possibilty for that if I open the program and make my presets. When I create a new project I have this settings. Or: In every case without a border.
As well I dont understand that keyboard shortcuts are so different from Adobe product to Adobe product. A lot of people comming from PS or InDesign... (Illustrator is worst in terms of shortcuts).
I miss a proper masking option in XD... One Shape, 2 elements I wanna place inside...
The way standard elements in Adobe XD look, when I use the tool for the first time (rectangle, circle, whatever) are not how I want them to be. I would love to define a style of an element, let's say dark grey color, no border as a "Default". It can be for all shape-tools but it would help me since the current default "only outline" is not working for me since I rarely use outlines for shapes. See Sketches feature for this.
shawn starr commented
the stroke is only one click so it doesn't bother me too bad HOWEVER having to manually add a pure white and pure black swatches to each document is a pain. Would be nice if they were there by default.
Jason Merrill commented
Joining the band wagon here - pretty ridic we have a stroke added as the default. As every other designer has said, 99% of the time, we don't need that. Please fix.
+1 infuriating. Also likely the reason I can't delete certain colors from the swatch palette that are not within a project but holding somewhere in space.
PLEASE FIX THIS. The default is literally the opposite of what you're going to do 99% of the time.
PLEASE FIX THIS. It's already Indesign 2020. Come on!!!
This is infuriating. I have to turn off the border every single time because I NEVER want this by default. Please turn this off by default so we can all star saving time and enjoying the software more.
A fix for this would be very welcome.
Can't remember ever having a shape that required both a stroke + fill by default… Most commonly unchecking the stroke box 99% of the time when drawing solids.
Some big features are missing, but this is one of these small things which could be picked up from AI and ID. I'm loosing time writing feature request to this small things which should be a given. Please do not force your clients/community to request this things … that's frustrating … This should be fixed in 2016, And now it's 2019 ………
Jeroen Bruijn commented
Seriously Adobe? Undo color stroke and fill color for Every. Single. Object ???????? Getting frustrated after being patient for a long time with the software
InDesign is becoming a garbage program, FIX THIS
Yeah, it is a bit annoying when I have to uncheck the stroke every time I use the shape tool. It will definitely be great if you guys change it so that we could just add the stroke when we need it, same as in illustrator. It will also be awesome if we could color pick the style of the stroke, like object styles. Keep up the good work guys. XD is definitely shaping up to be one of the best application out there.
Yeah, this seems pretty basic. I waste a lot of time unchecking stroke. Also, I wish there was an easier way to eye drop colors for the stroke color.
Cindy Kee commented
I can't believe this feature request has been around for 3 years and it's still "Feature-Under-Review"! This definitely needs to be implemented - where is the typical Preferences menu item that is available in most other Adobe products for things like setting defaults?
I can't believe this is still a thing. At a bare minimum, please remove the stroke as a default style option on every shape and change the fill to a shade of gray.
Please let us apply the default graphic style to new shapes.
Brice Tuttle commented
This is especially curious given the text tool in XD already does have a "memory", and will continue making text boxes with the last used style. PLEASE apply this behavior to the shape tools!!
Yes give us a shortcut (keyboard) to let us change the default fill and stroke easily and definitely let us use RICH BLACK instead of 100K Black.
I have set my Preferences to Display All Blacks as Rich Black and Output all Blacks as Rich Black, I'm working already in RGB and still the default is white and 100K Black.
It's a waste of time. Can't wait for Adobe to show us they're cutting edge.