Ability to disable keyboard navigation in shared prototype
There is nothing worse than people flicking through your interactive wireframes as if they were looking at a PDF or PowerPoint presentation. I see this all the time where people forgot to INTERACT with the wireframes and just press the arrow keys on their keyboard to navigate.
It's imperative when sharing interactive wireframes that people shift their mindset to that of a user, and use the built navigation.
Please can you add some option to disable "navigation" using the cursor keys. Having this feature on a fully wired prototype goes against the very point of creating interactive wireframes.
Update: The keyboard is disabled by default if you select "User Testing" in the Link Settings.
This is now available as an option when you share an item (and if you pick "Usability test" as an option).
Alex Krastev commented
Opened similar topic in Adobe Community, without knowing about this one: https://community.adobe.com/t5/adobe-xd/new-feature-request-keyboard-controller-navigation-improvement/m-p/10778292
It seems there is lack of understanding on Adobe's part how bad this actually is - I was ecstatic when I saw the keyboard/controller navigation but my hype was very soon dulled when I realised arrows keep on moving between screens even if they are not mapped to any actions.
Let's hope they listen, as this really is the only tool I know that can natively and effortlessly simulate a controller or RCU, and is absolutely invaluable for my field of work.
So, that option is not available to me but I see it in screenshots in other places. I am on Mac with XD updated to current version. Is there something else I need to do to enable that option?
This was added in XD 17 in March 2019. See "Show Navigation Controls" checkbox when sharing/updating a prototype https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/work-with-prototypes.html
This option will remove the left/right arrow buttons below the prototype (home button stays though) and will also disable your left/right arrow keyboard keys.
Dmitry Teplov commented
Hi, this was messing with the opened page when I was switching between Windows' virtual desktops so I've made a simple userscript to disable arrow keys on the shared prototype page if you're interested.
Would be much appreciated if the feature is provided
Malay Dasadhikary commented
Yes I need this feature.
Alessandro Falchi commented
Would be much appreciated
And also please give us the option to just completely disable the navigation bar beneath so they also can't have access to this with the mouse!
I wish there was an edit button on Feature Requests! A few typos above, but hopefully the pain is conveyed clearly enough.