Full featured top menu for Windows 10
Get rid of the hamburger menu, and give windows users a full on top menu like in Photoshop or Illustrator. Hiding options behind an icon is a major pain. As a user of both Mac and Windows, I'd love for the program to be the same across both operating systems.
We’re crafting a purely UWP experience, which means following UWP design guidelines. We hate to disappoint, but it’s unlikely that we’ll be moving in the direction of including a top menu bar any time soon, as UWP removes the top menu bar entirely, pushing file operations into the hamburger menu and object commands into the property inspector and the context menu.
Deniz Etikan Akman commented
I think having a full menu in Mac and just a hamburger menu in PC is not fair. If there was an option to choose in between, that would be better I reckon.
Vuk Ninic commented
My opinion is that one can't push changes against customer habits. Remember Win8 and start menu trouble? C'mon Adobe, bring us back top menu.
I would like to point out that even Microsoft UWP apps have top menu bars. See for example the UWP OneNote app. It's because Microsoft's designers know it makes no sense to require an extra click to do any advanced function. Adobe XD's insistence on not including a top menu bar just gives an unfair advantage to the Mac version of the software.
Ayman Jalabi commented
What is this nonsense? Why does Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign have the Menu Bar option still available?
Don't tell me you're trying to remove the Menu Bar from them as well? is this some sort of a joke?
Jeff Curtiss commented
Whoever made the decision to remove the top menu should be fired. You don't even have the scroll bars at the bottom and side to move around your main windows. It truly makes learning this app a chore. This new UWP experience is awful! Terrible!
Johnnie Khax commented
We want the menu. Simple! You make products for us, not yourselves.
Edu Couchez commented
"We’re crafting a purely UWP experience, which means following UWP design guidelines."... hehehe what kind of UWP experience? What is such "experience" that totally forget user centred design to satisfy the interests of Microsoft? We invest in expensive 4K 32” screens to waste our time looking for hidden features, because somebody thinks that tablet users will be happy with hamburger menus?
Once upon a time, UX meant "User Experience Design"... and it meant something valuable for user's cognitive processes and productivity. Still remember my self avidly reading Donald A. Norman books, learning about the exhaustion of facing hundreds of daily simple cognitive dissonances like a door that says “Push” but his handle is of the “Pull” type.
Sadly, UX today is focused more about trends and marketing, than make us our life easier.
Adobe XD isn't friendly with Windows 10 users. Are you kiddnig me XD with no nevigation? It wasted lots of time. You need to prepare for the worst.
Courtney J Rasmussen commented
I feel so frustrated. I really want to use Xd. I've used Window's for 10 years now, I'm self taught in Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign. But I can't be self taught in Xd with no navigation.. It's such a simple design, but for Window users, it's completely pointless. Even when I watch tutorials, I'm sitting here scratching my head because I don't have the same tools as other users.
And what expect next? Photoshop with hamburger menu? Illustrator, AE. Are you kidding?
It's annoying to work with such deep menu levels. Please save health for your users, every time i want to work with plugins i feel anger.
Talha Zahid commented
XD (create beautiful user experience) lacks the basic UX top menu functionality lol Great!!!
So developing a design tool but ignoring basic UX.... .. .. .. . really!?
Andrey Bogatyy commented
ебанныйврот, сделайте стандартное меню, как все ваши продукты, срать мы все хотели на новые рекомендации винды и т.д., следуйте рекомендациям своей же компании...
Daniel Ito commented
Then you are crafting a software for designing interfaces moving in the obvious wrong direction with your own interface due to development constraints. Are most of XD users even designing on small screen mobile devices or anything that justifies the loss of usability caused by the hamburguer menu? I doubt it.
Who cares what YOU are crafting... WE the user want the toolbar!!!! Stop shoving #$# down our throat!!!
Joseph Pothen commented
where is the make shape to mask in hamburger menu?? Top menu would be so much easier
All the tutorials have a menu bar. I was baffled to see it was because I was on windows it doesn't have one.
If you say its not UWP then give me an example of one UWP app that isnt something basic. Because without menus you are left with something that is way to basic and unusable.
ALL GOOD MICROSOFT PRODUCTS HAVE A TOP MENU. The only one that doesn't have a top menu is their paint app which is so basic and replace by A TOP COMMAND BAR with all of the options.
This is the only reason I am abandoning XD and moving to sketch even though my entire team is in adobe illustrator and photoshop and it makes it really nice with library's
I have to hunt down all the damn shortcuts just to do things that would be in an object drop down or send to back. The hamburger menu is fine as a general menu but horrible for general work purposes.
VS Code, Microsoft product, UWP, TOP MENU.
I was really enjoying learning and using XD especially with library's because my whole team uses illustrator for art but this is so annoying. I am learning sketch now just because of you don't want to make your product like it is on the other platform (apple) where all the tutorials are and looks so easy with the menus.
Edu Couchez commented
UWP?... why not simply stick at basic UX principles? Consistency is without doubt one of the sacred ones: “Your users don’t spend all their time just with your product – the majority of their time is on other products, and all the while they are generating ideas and expectations from these other experiences”
For short... the “Principle of least astonishment” for your loyal Adobe users. This principle aims to leverage the pre-existing knowledge to minimize the learning curve, for instance by designing interfaces that borrow heavily from functionally similar or analogous programs with which your users are likely to be familiar. User expectations in this respect may be closely related to a particular COMPUTING PLATFORM or TRADITION.