Remove Share in keyboard shortcut when tabbing between Design, Prototype, Share
Love the new update with states, versioning and co-editing!!! Awesome!!!
Though there's one thing in the new update that is quite annoying. When working I always tab between between Design and Prototype mode using Ctrl + tab. The new update expects me to Design then prototype and then share. I feel the share screen gets in the way when toggling between design and prototype.
For me my workflow is:
Design -> Prototype -> Design -> Prototype -> Design -> Prototype (and then Share after many iterations)
The new change "forces" me to go to the Share screen after each prototype revision (if using keyboard shortcut). When entering Share, the screen jumps since the share screen doesnt have a left panel. It's pretty annoying because it takes me to place I dont want to be and makes me loose my focus.
I don't mind the Share-links' position in the navigation but I hope it will be excluded from the keyboard shortcut (perhaps divided by a subtile visual element).
We’ve changed the keyboard shortcuts so that you can directly target Design and Prototype so as to toggle back and forth. On US keyboards, this is Alt+1 (Design), Alt+2 (Prototype), and Alt+3 (Share). Hope that helps!
Grace Mosley commented
Prior to the addition of the Share tab along the top of the window, I would frequently toggle back and forth between the Design and Prototype tabs using CTRL + TAB.
Now that there is a third tab, it would be nice if I could go to the previous tab using CTRL + SHIFT + TAB. As is, I am constantly having to toggle through Share and back to Design when trying to get from Prototype to Design.
This sounds like a minor inconvenience, but it has become irritating due to the frequency of this action.
Any way I can vote for this a thousand times? ha. It really is fundamental for a fast workflow. Share should really be placed somewhere else, like a right-tab, imo. It distracts the left tab function between design and prototype completely creating a poor user experience.
Tomáš Řihošek commented
how come this isn't a major PITA for everyone? what am i missing?
from where i stand, switching between Design and Prototype is central to XD* and it's now hampered by the Share tab which is used like 1000 times less than the other two.
*) maybe so much that it shouldn't be two separate tabs at all, but i leave that decision to the devs.
yes, for a time I tried to bring that issue up, but to no avail.
these are all the somewhat related issues I found around, some of my own:
Martin Klausen commented
Also surprised I dont see more comments about this issue
garcia Robert commented
i hate swicing share tab.... im not use that menu
David Bruggink commented
"Share" should probably be right-aligned rather than a left-side Tab.
100%. Dedicated keyboard shortcuts for each mode, as Gino suggests, would be nice.
Made a new suggestive post ... this is driving me away from XD
Yeah, it bothers me a bit too. I was used to alternate between Design and Prototype simply using CTRL+TAB, now there is this new tab.
It is impossible almost nobody else is annoyed by it .... it is such pain for me ....
Another suggestion would be direct shortcuts for the workspaces, like Option 1 (Design), Option 2 (Prototype) and Option 3 (Share).
The way it is now, constantly having to go through "Share" is turning out VERY, VERY annoying ...
Yes my workflow also is an insane bounce between Design and Prototype, using Control+Tab. Then I share every once in a while.
The third workspace is breaking this bounce, which used to be logical and very productive.
I suggest using the Share as a toggle button for the Share mode, apart from the Design / Prototype workspaces.