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  1. Pin objects/groups to top of artboard layer order

    As you go through a design, objects are created and sequentially stacked on top of each other. This affects Z index and view.

    Using things like self created grid/layout systems or objects that are required to stay at the top of the z index get obscure and I spend an awful lot of time reorganizing my layers. Too much time.

    To save time - having the ability to "pin" the layer order of groups or objects would be amazing. Additionally, defining group/object stacking order by "pinnable" alphanumeric identification would be terrific. example:

    Top Layer — Pin1
    Second to — Pin2 …

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      1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Exit full screen mode on shared prototypes

      When prototypes are shared online they look best in full screen mode, however there is no way to exit full screen mode except using the .esc key which isn't intuitive to clients. So many of them just close the browser and start again, or just give up.

      Can you please add a button to exit full screen mode.

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        0 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change color for all artboards

        If you have a color palette and need to change a color a little you need to change the color for every layer with the old color again.

        It would be nice to have a set color palette and if you change one of these colors all layers with the old color get updated.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Save Notifications

          Please integrate some kind of visible save notification. The beta version took several seconds to save my 50MB file, but the latest release appears to do this instantly, but I don't really think that the process has sped up that much. I find myself clicking several times on the save button just to be save that my work was actually saved.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi,

            We worked a lot to improve the saving process. Depending on the Beta version you had installed on your machine, the speed difference between 1.0 and Beta can be significant.

            When the file was saved, the file name displayed in the title bar loses the “Edited” suffix. Is that helpful for you?
            Did you experience any save glitches or information loss with the new faster save process?

            Cheers,
            M.

          • Copy InDesign's Character/Paragraph/Object styles and much more

            Right now it's much more intuitive to do in InDesign whatever Xd is supposed to do.
            Because there we won't have to reinvent the wheel on every single document and every single page. Ok, InDesign has Pages rather than Artboards, which semantically is not as good, but there we can work much better than in Xd.
            Then, the whole thing with a single pane for Artboards / Layers and then Assets is way counter-intuitive, if not confusing. Given InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, it's like another company designed all this. A company that didn't take a single clue from these three…

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              0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Option to scale design in live preview to match phone width

              At my agency we don't necessarily design at the exact dimensions of the phone we preview with. This results in pillarboxing (a black border around the entire screen). For example, we will create pixel perfect grids that make our workflow much faster, but it makes the screen size something like 360px wide. When previewed on an iPhone 6/6s/7, which has 375px dimensions, there is a border around the screen.

              Adding an option to scale the design to match your device's width would solve the problem.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  07 : Mobile (iOS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Adobe XD CC Standalone Installer For Educational Lab Mac Deployment

                This is a duplicate request, but I was advised to make the request again in a chat with one of your Support representatives.

                Now that XD has achieved a full release as part of Creative Cloud 2018, could we finally have a standalone MacOS installer package, (or the ability to create on using Creative Cloud Packager), so that we can automate distribution of the application in the same way that we can with all other CC suite applications?

                Thanks Very much

                Alex Drinkwater

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                • Show device folds

                  It would be really handy to be able to view fold lines as the artboard height increases so that designers can accurately design for each view.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Highlight related symbol when an instance is selected

                    As a designer (working in a complex document) when I select an item on an artboard, if it happens to be a symbol (if Symbol Library panel is open), I would like the corresponding symbol in the Symbol Library to be highlighted. This will help me to locate it so I can name or delete it from the library. Then, if I selected every artboard on a document it would highlight all of the used symbols in the Symbol Library. This would help me to identify any unused symbols - for deletion/cleanup.

                    51 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Gradient over multiple elements

                      I am happy the gradient fill is finally possible. What would be great is the ability to add a single gradient to multiple elements, like in the attached image.

                      Thanks!

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                        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make "None" the default transition, not "Dissolve"

                        I would really like the default transition for wires to be "None," not "Dissolve." I have almost never seen a real website or app or desktop software do page transitions with a dissolve transition, so I don't understand why it's the default transition. I have to change the transition from "Dissolve" to "None" every time I create a new project. I could be the only user who wants this, but I wanted to make this request.

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                          6 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Wacom Zooming support

                          Have zooming behave the same as on illustrator on XD. The behavior is when I click and drag on my wacom tablet i can zoom in and out. If i click and drag away from the origin then zooms in and the opposite zooms out.

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                            0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to select a particular layer

                            Well, I'm using Adobe Xd for a week. Previously worked on Photoshop. I've started loving xD.

                            But I am facing difficulties when selecting a layer which is under another layer.

                            It's really annoying always "hide" the first layer then select the 2nd/3rd layer. After that finding that "Hide" layer to unhide.

                            Photoshop has an option for that. Please see attached.
                            Thanks :)

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • move artboards with pasted content

                              I noticed that if I pasted in content from another source (in this case, Sketch), everything imports properly but if I try to move the ARTBOARD it merely stays in place and the pasted content moves. However, if I select 2+ artboards, no problem.

                              This may just be a bug.

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                                1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Scale border proportionally to object

                                When resizing e.g. an icon, the border stays the same thickness in pixels instead of (optionally) scaling in proportion to the whole object. This makes resizing icons a total pain.

                                In other programs I use this feature regularly. It's a small must have. I'd love to see it in XD too.
                                :)

                                2 votes
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                                • Lock CC Libaries Window

                                  CC Library window currently open in its own window and just appears over the top of XD it would be great if we could lock it into XD like you can on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc...

                                  Currently very annoying when you go off XD and then go back on again to find your CC window has 'vanished' because it's in its own window...

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                                  • Export to iOS and Android simultaneously

                                    Right now, if I have an icon that I need to export for both iOS and Android, I have to run through the export process twice. It would be nice if "Export for" was a multi-select checkbox instead of a radio button.

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                                      0 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Pipette

                                        Why did you remove the pipette next to colors on Adobe XD!? It is counter intuitive to have to click on the color to take the pipette!

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                                        • Can't publish prototypes that don't contain interaction?

                                          I just updated my XD to 2.0 (2.0.32.10). I'm using a mid-15 MBPr. I just realized this morning when I tried to get a sharing link of the prototype for my colleague that XD now does not allow me to generate a sharing link because the home artboard doesn't contain any interaction.
                                          Somehow I can understand the design logic behind this, but still there's something that doesn't add up. If XD are preventing prototypes that contain no interaction to be published and get their sharing links, then what's the Previous Page / Next Page buttons being in the online preview…

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                                            0 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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