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.
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.
Remember and use the last settings for shape and fill. How is this not completely obvious? When would it ever make sense to default to some hard coded values? As it is, I have to change Fill Color, Border Color, and Border Size every single time I draw a shape. I spend way more time doing that than I do with my actual design. I love this tool and have been waiting several years for it, but like others have said, this is a major SHOW STOPPER.
Tara Price commented
How is this not a thing? For an app to build user experience the UX on this program is an atrocity.
Jeroen Bruijn commented
Common adobe this takes way too long for such a simple setting, i am a full pro designer, and for EVERY goddamn object i draw, i need to set outline to 0 manually. This is such a time consumer every single day. Expected more from you guys. #adobeux
Solution can be found here: https://creativepro.com/setting-defaults-indesign/
joseph schuster commented
I am disappointed that Adobe would release an application that lacks such basic features as being able to make and preserve basic settings for line weight, color, text, font type etc. This is the kind of Beta version I would expect from a startup but not from an industry leader.
Another feature that would be appreciated is when copying and pasting that the object not appear directly overlapping the source. Isn't is more useful have it offset or to paste in under the current pointer position? Grabbing a dragging under the current build is tedious
Steve Rekhler commented
+10000; I'm trying to make a Radio Dish Icon, specifically the waves portion... and I'm using a circle tool, to build one on top of the other, and because they are set to fill by default, I can't quickly create them relative to the center origin. Pls have a default setting for shape tools.
I beg you, XD Team – please make this happen. This is one of these small but super annoying things that are making our life miserable. – sadly there is many more, way too many of these in XD. At the first glance, it may look like a low-priority, not-so-important feature but in the long run, it's really unbearable. The current solution is forcing us to perform stroke and fill edits over and over again, hundreds, thousands of times while working on a project. It's time-consuming, and what's even worse it feels like a sophisticated, sadistic torture – quite like the punishment the mythological Sisyphus was sentenced to. BAD UX! Please have mercy and fix it.
Benjamin Watkins commented
+1 Changing this each time I draw a rectangle takes up a huge percentage of my work time. You could let us change its default in preferences, but beyond that please just have it remember what I last set it to because chances are I need that again right away.
Agreeing with roblack here. Constantly having to uncheck the stroke for new rectangles gets pretty annoying.
This needs WAAAAY more votes. It is insane that every single time i need to check-of the stroke thing :/
Having access in preferences to a setting that would allow the user to switch from the default pale grey for everything would be very valuable.
I am working on a prototype wireframe that means all the detail is quite small, so currently I have to change every element to black to give it higher contrast. If I was able to change the default grey to black that would save me heaps of time.
Seigo Kanazawa commented
It is troubled because I can not initialize it though the color to use often is decided.
Since there are frequently used colors for each design, please be decided to come out every time in the initial setting.
Also, when drawing a rectangle it is troublesome to have to turn off the line every time a line is not needed.
Please make initial settings so that the color of paint, color of line, ON / OFF of paint, ON / OFF of line are like grid.
Daniel Blake commented
+1. It does become a little frustrating ever time I create a new shape it has the same fill color and border. What I find more frustrating is that a border is always included. It would be extremely beneficial and efficient to be able to control the default settings of the fill and border colors and whether a new shape even uses a fill and/or border.
Jagadis Natarajan commented
+1 for this feature. If XD is able to remember the last used setting that would be great.
Nino Höglund commented
+1 on Joseph's comment.
Use the style of the last selected object/last used style. Would help a lot without use for new UI elements/settings. Works for fonts as well.
For Text defaults, please see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13371732-set-default-style-for-text-tool
Joel Cory commented
I would also add that Font selection, or an ability to set a default is important. Most designs will use the same font over and over, and as much as we all love Helvetica Neue I need Xd to remember my project's font.
AdminDemian Borba (Admin, Adobe) commented
1. As a designer, I can change the border and fill colors and if I switch to another tool and come back, the color settings are saved.
2. It is valuable because I keep having to change it over and over, the defaults are not good.
Filed on behalf of Travis Neilson
The Artboard tool seems to be a case of "one of these things is not like the others"
When I click on the artboard tool with nothing selected, I can choose at the right from multiple artboard default sizes (e.g., Apple watch, Surface Pro 4) and this becomes the default setting for the artboard tool when clicked on the canvas. This artboard default is maintained even if I have a different sized artboard selected when I click the artboard tool onto the canvas. No other tool behaves this way.
Example: the rectangle tool with nothing selected always draws the stock gray-bordered white rectangle, with no way to set its defaults at the right like you can for the artboard. Also different: if a differently styled rectangle is selected while drawing a new one, the rectangle's default style is ignored and it draws with the selected one's style. Not true for the artboard tool.
Shouldn't all tools use the same model? E.g., conform to the selected object's style when an instance of that tool's object is selected regardless of default; allow resetting of the tool's default when no such item is selected.