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  1. Hold spacebar to move shape while drawing it

    While drawing a shape, you should be able to hold the spacebar to adjust its position. I use this shortcut all the time in Photoshop and Sketch.

    13 votes
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      4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Scale repeat grid from center without moving items upward

      Could you add the possibility of scaling a repeat group without moving the child items from their position on the artboard?

      Holding down ALT scale from the center of the group but all the children move along with the top left corner which is annoying.

      2 votes
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        2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change image only in single repeat grid item

        Would be nice to be able to change images of repeat grid items. At the moment if I drag & drop on a repeat grid item, all instances will change …

        11 votes
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          5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Here’s how it works currently:

          • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid where all grid cells show the same image, the image will change in all the grid cells.
          • If you drag multiple images onto a Repeat Grid, you will set up a repeating sequence of different images. For example, if I drag in 5 images at the same time, the first 5 grid cells will show different images and then the pattern will repeat (e.g. every 5th grid cell will show the same image).
          • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid that already has a repeating sequence of images, you’ll replace all copies of the image you dropped onto. For example, if you had a sequence of 5 images repeated 3 times (15 total grid cells), and then you drop a single image onto one grid cell, you’ll see 3 copies of that…
        • Dynamic content spacers/content aware object placement

          I attached an image explaining the idea. In short - cut our design time by 50%. When adding content to content blocks you almost always need to do the tedious task of selecting everything beneath and moving it to create space for the changes. I want to eliminate this task by using Dynamic content spacers. Just hover over a border and connect that border to another - lock it and type in your prefered px / point or % - your preference and voila. Every time you make changes the design just moves magically with all the content :)

          7 votes
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            1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Custom / Multiple Nudge Distances

            Being able to create custom nudge distance (mapped to a hotkey + direction key) in addition to the standard nudge would be very useful.

            Use Case: The site uses 30px multiples for spacing. We set the custom nudge distance to 30px, create a new element and nudge it down once for 30px or twice for 60px for fast uniform spacing. This also works well for measuring out distances; create a 30px tall rectangle and select the bottom edge with the direct selection tool (another feature we need), now nudge it down 3 times for a 4x height. Or change a…

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Snap text box edges to edge of text

              When using the Text Tool, it would be good if the edges of the automatically created text box snapped to the edges of the text. This would ensure distance between elements is calculated from the text itself, rather than the text box it sits within.

              11 votes
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                2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Warning for missing fonts

                When opening a document there needs to be a warning if the fonts used are not currently active.

                At this time it involves a lot of guess work to remember which fonts a used in a specific project to have the active before opening the document.

                thanks!

                13 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Transform Text Size - multiple at once

                  I want to scale groups of text or text with images in one group and make all of them big or small at the same time.

                  I don't want to scale each one of them in order to get the size I'm looking for.

                  12 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • When resizing (or editing text), automatically shift neighboring items to maintain same distance

                    Hi. Thanks for the opportunity to try out Adobe XD!

                    One thing that takes up a lot of my time designing is when I change the height of one object and have a lot of content beneath it. Then I have to select all that content beneath and move it regarding to the height change earlier. Well that I can live with. But...

                    ... what about when you change the font size in one block. Then I would like that block to adjust the height according to the content. And I would like all the content beneath to automatically change…

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Outline mode to show all objects as strokes

                      Would be great if illustrator's outline mode could be used in XD as well.
                      cmd+Y would switch the view to outlines.
                      Benefits:
                      • Easy selection of objects no matter how deeply hidden they are
                      • Great overview of the construction of the scene

                      12 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Design contradiction intelligence between devices & design approach

                        As a product manager, so far loving AXD & can't wait for few top feature requests like UI, Icon libraries etc. It has made prototyping so much faster.
                        I would recommend, if a Product manager or designer picks a certain design template such as iOS flat design or Android Material Design then recommend or suggest possible issues across web vs mobile design during design mode. For e.g. width or placement of a grid element that is responsive, recommend best practices in design mode based on the device selected.

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                          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Alt + scroll mouse wheel zoom is opposite of PS/AI/etc...

                          1. I noticed that alt + scroll mouse to zoom has an inverted behavior from the existing paradigms that the rest of the creative suite (like Photoshop and Illustrator) set. For example: scrolling up zooms in within XD while it zooms out within PS/AI. The request is to make XD's scroll consistent with the paradigms the rest of the creative suite has set with mouse scroll zoom.

                          2. Inconsistent and unexpected feature behavior, especially when moving between PS/AI and XD.

                          9 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edit Color of Imported PNG (color overlay)

                            Transparent PNGs do not allow color edits. Editing fills will extend to the rectangular bounds, not just the object

                            32 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Export: PNG 8 and PNG8 with alpha channel

                              Would like support for PNG8 and PNG8 with alpha channel. (as an example, I exported a single asset from XD and it came in at 4 K. I took that same asset and opened it in fireworks, and exported as PNG 8 with not loss of quality and it exported at 1.5 KB... this becomes even more useful with larger assets or sprite sheets where the difference could be between 400 KB vs 150 KB.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Export to an APK file

                                Export APK file...

                                5 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better Anchor Point Manipulation

                                  - Anchor Points are a bit tough to manipulate. The manipulation right now is too 'free'.

                                  - Points only align to other points within the same vector object and not boundaries, points or edges of other shapes.

                                  There should be object and point snapping as well as holding shift to snap to axis etc.

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Record only a portion of the Preview window

                                    I'd like the ability to crop a section of a prototype when recording.

                                    For example, if I want to record a video of clicking through a form, I don't need to show the entire layout — just the relevant section.

                                    This would result in a better visualization tool, as well as smaller video or gif file sizes.

                                    11 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show width/height of multi-selected objects

                                      Measurements in the PI for multi-selected objects (show width/height of overall selection)

                                      When selecting multiple objects, XD doesn't show width/height of combined elements! It only shows it when objects are grouped. This is valuable because I can see the quick measurements of, for example; grouped images that spread for 12 columns. That way I can eliminate possible measurements errors.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support game controller navigation

                                        There are many applications where the interface is navigated with input devices like game controllers. It would be great if we could get some support for these.

                                        5 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Emoji in text

                                          I'd love to be able to include emojis in texts when I'm designing.

                                          In fact I'd love to be able to include my own icons, pasted into texts, similar to what you can do with indesign!

                                          5 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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