better highlight on canvas with next / previous fit-to-screen the result or highlight it more efficiently
When having a big canvas with multiple artboards it's very hard to spot that highlighted elements. Let's make it more visible :)
Ken M. Haggerty commented
This other feature request also highlights an issue with the current "Highlight on canvas" functionality where components on hidden layers are being ignored. Especially when updating all instances of a deprecated component, I need the ability to be able to see every instance of that component currently in my project regardless of whether it's currently visible.
I'm a new user and was having this problem as well. I figured out a solution / workaround. Instead of clicking on 'highlight on canvas' click on 'edit master component' then Ctrl+3 to zoom in on it.
This will take you straight to the highlighted component.
Christopher Rider commented
highlight on canvas is nearly useless in large documents.
Yes ! More visible highlights and maybe a shortcut to go from an highlight to another one
Younkyo Jung commented
To whom this may concern,
I am one of the Adobe XD users and just have few questions regarding any planned updates for the functions of “highlight on canvas” function in the Assets Panel.
Currently on the artboard, it is clearly indicated where the function is on the Assets Panel, but for the large-scale projects, where many artboards are maintained, it is difficult to determine where exactly the component is highlighted, even when the function is used.
Also, during the execution of a large-scale project, it is difficult to determine where each personnel has used the canvas.
If I can suggest an updated version, it would be great if the “highlight on canvas” function works as similar to the “word finder” or “Find” function on chrome or on Microsoft Word, indicating the components on canvas clearly as possible, perhaps using the cursor to locate them after the “highlight on canvas” function is applied.
Please let me know if there are any plans for the update of the Asset Panel functions.
+, this feature needs improvements. Maybe it's something like Symbol Instance Locator, maybe better visualisation would be enough (bigger highlight mark for smaller zoom, dim all other areas of the canvas, etc).
It's hard to find a component on canvas when you have 20+ artboards (for FHD screen). Slow or impossible.
Agreed. A small blue outline is practically invisible in my largely blue designs. :)
As a stopgap solution perhaps let users customize the highlight color. I would go with hot pink or fluorescent green.
And/or dim all other areas of the canvas.
Another idea: make it a highlighter-style highlight rather than an outline, that can only get so small as you zoom out so you can always see it at any zoom level.
I agree, my colour in my assets panel is blue and the highlight on canvas is blue... it's like I need to have very good eyes to spot where these elements are....
This. Could we also get a feature that works like cmd/ctrl + F, so you can locate where the assets/character style/symbols etc more easily and effectively.
a bar at the bottom would be also great! :)