Bring Back Nudge WHILE Viewing Distance Indicator (Previously Alt+Arrow)
Please return the ability to nudge components with the arrow key *while viewing the pixel distance indicator simultaneously during movement.
After the October 2019 update, users can no longer press alt+arrow key to nudge AND view the pink pixel distance indicator at the same time. The distance indicator only appears when tapping alt but not arrow (only on a static component).
In the past, after I selected a component, then hovered my cursor over a different nearby component, I could hold alt to see the distance indicator between the 2. As I nudged the selected component with the arrow keys, I could see the pixel distance numbers rise or fall as I moved towards or away the other hovered upon component.
The XD team replaced this functionality with a "resize via alt + arrow key functionality" which I find less useful given a component size's futile relationship with the pixel distance indicator.
This was my favorite feature in any design software I've used, and I found it to be a critical tool in being pixel precise when spacing 2 components from each other. I hoped they'd bring this to Illustrator for years, and Sketch has had it forever. This further illustrates the need for users to configure their own keyboard commands (go vote for that too!)
I'd be fine with using a different key than alt to do it, but please vote to bring this feature back.
Thanks for your attention Andrei! Glad to hear you're considering.
Thank you for raising this issue.
We'll be looking at providing another shortcut in a future release for the nudge-resize functionality so that it doesn't conflict with the nudge+view distance.