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Showing Layers AND Assets at the Same Time

I can't believe this suggestion doesn't already exist, but I work on a 32" or a 27" monitor all the time. I have plenty of screen real estate. Why not let me view both Assets and Layers panels at the same time?

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've just started using Adobe XD, and this is already the most annoying limitation I foresee. Especially when I'm placing multiple placeholders on different artboards.

  • Jess M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm trying out XD for the first time and this is glaring... can I please have some control here?

  • Brad S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this being worked on? This feature request is 20 months old and it hasn't been addressed. What is going on Adobe? Xd UX is driving me mad.

  • Maciej Besler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is insane. It's 2019 and those panels are still as they were. I'm on 21:9 monitor and it drives me crazy.

  • Jason Quiz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding another comment to this because this is becoming more of an issue now with with Components, Character and Color styles. Switching back and forth between Layers/Assets becomes a complete pain.

    It would be great to have a way to show both.

    It would be even better if the panels could float outside of main work window. This way I can put them on a second display and have a larger canvas area.

  • tapps commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is adobe software, correct? so why doesn't the window / panel functionality follow the standard pattern WITH EVERY OTHER ADOBE DESIGN PRODUCT? i want to move my panels around. i want to put them on a second monitor. i want to show/hide the panels as i need. i know this isn't too much to ask since it's been my workflow on *adobe* products for over 20 years.

  • Jason Hollister commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would really, really like to see this... as well as a re-thinking of how we can access plugins, such as a dedicated panel for those as well (and let me open all 3 at once please!)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I finally gave Adobe XD a chance to prove itself against their competitors and already after an hours work I realize that it has the dumbest interface of them all. To be forced to tab between my styling and layers is a pain and a very troublesome way to work.

    If I have the assets tab open all the time, then the kinda dumb way of selecting elements, selects the incorrect layer or folder, and I will over time have tons of randomly duplicate items. If I on the other hand have chosen to have my layer tab open, I can work way quicker with my objects and I make sure I select the correct items, but each time I would like to apply a styling (quite normal to have a libraries of design rules), I need to tab back to my styling tab each and every time?

    Not sure who came up with the usability in this software, but that part needs to be changed or it is impossible to work professional with this tool.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah if we can break this into a separate window/pane/etc so we can get to layers and assets at the same time that'll be a huge help.


  • AT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Or even detach them so I can place them on any monitor I want

  • Ivana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I totaly agree with this request. Please implement this feature. It's realy anoying to switch all the time between the two panels. It woud be great if I can organise my panels like I can do in all ofter adobe programms.

  • Brad S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Been using XD for a couple days now and the user experience is soul destroying. A UI this bad should not come from a company designing tools to make UIs. It's completely illogical. Please fix this ASAP!

  • Kieran Kelly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    is this not a thing? just trying XD out instead of Sketch and I really like the feel of it. But seriously? why can't I see these at the same time?

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