Pin objects/groups to top of artboard layer order
As you go through a design, objects are created and sequentially stacked on top of each other. This affects Z index and view.
Using things like self created grid/layout systems or objects that are required to stay at the top of the z index get obscure and I spend an awful lot of time reorganizing my layers. Too much time.
To save time - having the ability to "pin" the layer order of groups or objects would be amazing. Additionally, defining group/object stacking order by "pinnable" alphanumeric identification would be terrific. example:
Top Layer — Pin1
Second to — Pin2
Third to top — Pin3
Newest created layer —
and so on..
Yes~~ Need it!!
Blair Robert commented
I need this feature for my current design. I can work around it, but with a lot of extra work and time. Layered pins would simplify things.
Marlin Prauss commented
It would be great to have the ability to choose layers, which will always be on top of others.
Sometimes, I build a site, open the prototype and see I forgot to put the Navigation bar on top. Then later I change something or paste new layers on an artboard and the same happens again.
Maybe in the Layers Panel, there could be an option to separate "background layers" and "top layers".
I could use this feature right now. I have a document with 95 wireframes and probably 2/3's of those have three components that I have fixed and have to go through and re-select all of them and arrange to front if I make changes. This would save me so much time!
YES PLEASE. I am desperate for this feature.
Totally agree with everything said here. This would really speed my work flow up if I didn't have to worry about fixed elements slipping behind all the time
Adrienne Stevson commented
Lock content/group to top or stick to top of all layers. For example, headers and status bars should always be on the top layer/front of all content within an artboard.
Any comment on this Adobe? It seems a relatively straightforward implementation. If you select 'fix position' it defaults to be pinned at the top of the layer stack and if a user doesn't want it pinned there they can move it to where they want and the pinning function is removed. (I suppose, on reflection... the best way for this to be implemented in fact ti to add a 'pinning function' to the layer stack.
Any solution to this?
Leo Lagdameo commented
Hi! this is exactly what I submitted last week I did not notice there is already a pending request anyway I vote for this as this is really important and needed by designers.
Miikael Volkonski commented
Really needed! I waste so much time update'ing the preview link again and again because of this. And then, of course, I must remind the client that they need to refresh as well...
Jerimy Brown commented
I can't believe this isn't a thing already... Especially with sticky nav items, I usually want things to scroll under navigation for example... Anyway found this while trying to find this feature, so it's got my vote hahaha ;)
Mike M commented
How has this not been upvoted more?! This is super annoying as you update and paste items on a design board, then you have to select all navigation that should remain at the top and being to front.
This thread should be merge with this one: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/34615318-fixed-elements-should-always-be-in-front
We need this!
Simple fix for this:
1) Default behaviour: On click of 'Fix position when scrolling' checkbox it actually 'pins' any 'fixed' layers to the top of the layer stack no matter what new objects are created.
2) Custom behaviour: If a user wants to move it manually within the layer stack they can but then newly created layers get created above.
That satisfies bother users cases. Those who generally expect fixed items at top of stack and those who need to actually tweak the placement.
Yes to all of those comments – and also super helpful with keeping guides at the top of the artwork.
I would add that it would be ideal to be able to lock layers on top and in the background. Using the keyboard shortcut to send an element to the back of the pack also sends it behind the background.
Ideally, I'd like to be able to create 3 layers: a top layer (headers, footers, overlays, etc), a middle layer (content), and a bottom layer (background). Then be able to stack/order elements within those layers according to need.
This is an excellent request. I always spend time moving my fixed positioned layer to the top. Happens when I add new objects or elements to the page (those become the highest layer).
When switching to prototype to test, the new elements are above the "fixed elements".