Lock a layer to the top of the layers panel
Now that we can fix layers for prototyping, it is important that those fixed layers, for elements like headers and footers, are on the top of the layer hierarchy when viewed as a prototype. Otherwise, elements appear on top of those elements as the prototype is scrolled.
Currently, every new shape is created at the top of this hierarchy. So, if a new object is made after the fixed elements have been defined, the user has to keep selecting those elements and moving them back to the top of the layer hierarchy.
It would be great to remove this necessity from the workflow by locking a layer to the top in someway, so that all new object created appear beneath it on the hierarchy.
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.
We need this!
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.
Jeffery Adoga commented
I really felt the need to have this feature ever since it became possible to have fixed layer position when scrolling. As new layers get added, by default they get added to the top of the most recently active layer i believe.
It would be a tremendously good idea to have a fixed layer hierarchy position to make the fixed headers and overlaying components stay on top at all times.
David Hicka commented
I think it would be great is we could specify certain layers to always be top most in the stack. This would be really helpful for items that are selected for "Fix position when scrolling". For example the header is usually fixed and on top of everything. It would be great it I could make this topmost.