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?
Rob M commented
panels should work like all the other Adobe programs.
Sterling Bourne commented
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.
Adam M Babkes commented
There are too many times where I need to be able to have BOTH Panels active at the same time.
Jason Hollister commented
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!)
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.
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.
Or even detach them so I can place them on any monitor I want
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
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!
Please, all-hallowed XD overlords, add this feature!
Kieran Kelly commented
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?
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!
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!
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
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.
Jeff Scott commented
This simple idea is over a year old. Come on, this seems like a no-brainer.
HEAR HEAR! Us big screen users would love this feature!
Jason Quiz commented
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
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.