reveal color in assets panel available when assets panel is not open
I would like to be able to reveal the color in the assets panel, even if the assets panel is not open. If I have the layers panel open the option is currently not in the context menu. It would be great if it was an option regardless of what panel is open and if clicked it would automatically open the appropriate assets
Thanks for your feedback! Is your expectation that you would hot-swap to the assets panel when you hover? This means that you’d lose visibility of where you are in the layers panel currently.
I was thinking when you right click on an asset you would be able to select reveal in assets (currently that option is not there if asset panel is not open), not during hover. So yes you would lose where you are in the layers panel but it would be of your choosing because you would have clicked reveal in assets panel. I would assume then if you switch back to the layers and you have not clicked on another element, the same layer would be selected so you would not "lose" anything.
I’m more wanting to be able to right click on an object and be able to click reveal color in assets regardless if the assets panel is open or not. Right now if layers panel is open and you right click an object the option to reveal colors in asset panel it is not there, you have to switch it to the assets panel then go back to the object and try again. I don’t think it would be a problem for anyone losing where they are in the layers if it hot-swapped you right on over to the assets side of things because you would have intentionally clicked to go there.
Right now even though I know this is how it works I find myself forgetting to check to see what panel is open before I check out a color. Like I’m in the zone looking at stuff and I’m like hey is that the right gray color, so I right click and I’m like oh snap! The option isn’t there to reveal it, now I gotta mouse down to the corner and switch panels. (the CMD Y shortcut is too far and confusing for one handed use). I don’t think anybody loses anything by allowing that kind of interaction and it just seems easier to not have to remember what panel is open when you are making sure your colors are spec’d out.
I could see an improvement to this kinda thing by allowing both the assets and layers panel (plug-ins too) the ability to be open all at once by converting them to floating panels that can be docked side by side, or on another monitor, similar to illustrator and photoshop. Just last week I was going back and forth over and over again double clicking through groups and layers making sure I was on the background of a button, then going back to colors, changing colors, then to the next screen...rinse and repeat. The way the shortcut cycles through and closes the panel just wasn’t making sense so I was constantly mousing back and forth from artboard selecting and object, showing layers, double-checking the right layer was selected, then back down to switch to colors, selecting colors etc. just thinking aye! there has to be a better way every time!