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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 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.

        Thanks!

      • 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?

      • . commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If they made it dockable containers like in photoshop, then you could either have split view in one column of the Layers and Assets panels, or if you prefer (like me) I would personally have two columns, one for each.

        Please can you implement this?

        Also photoshop import into Xd is extremely buggy. I am having to do everything manually as import keeps crashing with NO indication as to what layers are causing it to crash. Grrrrrr! Back to manual re-doing of everything again!

      • . commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        over a year later and this basic thing isn't done?

        I've only just started on Xd since yesterday and this is extremely frustrating!

      • Brody commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a terrible user experience - being forced to toggle between layers and assets panels constantly. Please I'm begging you, fix this!. :D

      • Christopher Johnston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i am a little amazed that this feature has not been implemented. For those of us that work on large 1440p or 4k monitors, not having this feature is really annoying. Please implement the ability to show the assets and layers panels at the same time.

      • Jason Quiz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, I work on 3 large monitors 99% of the time, and it would be super useful to have both Layers and Assets panels exposed.

        I am also in favor of making them floating windows so I can move them onto another screen if needed, or just arange them as I see fit.

        Another suggestion on this topic, would be to put the buttons for Layers and Assets as tabs at the top of the panel. The bottom left is super awkward to access on a large monitor and not where I usually look for items.

        For now I am just trying to make the most of the toggle hot keys

      • Louis Diekmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also make the panels moveable, so we can create our own workspace much like in Photoshop.
        This would increase the overview of all panels to the extent of your own will.

      • Alan Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree this is needed. And perhaps place them on the right, or make it configurable, like AI and Ps

      • Jeff Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please. I thought I was the only one that found it really annoying to have to switch between these two. Offer the ability to have them both open, or at least split the real estate.

      • Steve Rekhler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I to would like to see this feature. In fact while this tool is not as heavy as PS, I would love for its own UI to have the same functionality (in regards to re-arranging panels and being able to see multiple panels on the same work-space view.

      • Renee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that constantly having to switch between these two panels is very tiresome, not sure why Adobe doesn't see the importance of having both open at the same time. Hope to see some progress on this one to speed up my work.

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is BIG. I hate going between the two. Need to be able to get to both really fast without keystroking or clicking. Please consider this!

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