Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Add a bit of snapping lag when moving objects with a tablet pen

    I've been using XD with a wacom tablet (Intuos 5) for several weeks and I have the same problem as with other design software: the pen input is too sensitive to movement!
    Often times I click with the pen to select an object and I accidentally move it at the same time (a few pixels) which is really annoying and sometimes I don't even notice it if I've very zoomed out.
    In Paint Tool SAI, which ironic is not even a design tool, there's an intentional lag snap when dragging stuff so you don't move things accidentally. Maybe something like…

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  2. Embed color data in property inspector

    Please expand the dat that the property inspector shows to include color codes, transparency percentage and the option to select (maybe even edit) this straight from the inspector screen instead of having to open every individual color box if you're specifying colors for a design.

    Kind of goes hand in hand with earlier requested "blue print" modes to make it easier to share designs with developers.

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  3. Double-click app window to expand it

    When you double click the title area of an app window on macOS, the window expands to fill the screen either vertically or both vertically and horizontally (depending on the contents of the window). App windows do this in Windows as well. But XD doesn't do this. Please add this to XD. Thanks!

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  4. Disable certain objects for Export

    Disable certain objects for Export

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  5. Detect/search and standardize different styles

    After a wild layout period I often have tons of different font-sizes, colors and so on … Now I have to reduce this for the developer. At this point it would be very helpful to let me show which colors+fonts+font-sizes+font-styles I have used in my project and where! If I know the place, I can decide to change a style to a common one.

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  6. Remove automatic highlighting from "HEX" box in color picker after a color is chosen from saved swatches

    Right now, when you open up the color picker, the "HEX" box is highlighted. I get it, it's so you can manually type a value or copy the existing value easily.

    However, once you have selected a new color from a saved swatch, I think the automatic highlighting of the hex should be removed. That way, you could close the color menu by pressing "V" and returning to the regular "move" tool. Right now, I constantly type "V" to try and close the picker, but I end up typing "V"s in the hex box instead.

    Honestly, if there was an…

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  7. Horizontal-only-scale drag handle on short elements like text fields

    This small but frustrating issue has been such a common recurring problem for me. See attached. I know if I made the field much taller, the horizonal drag/scale handle would appear, but text fields are always short, I'm always tweaking the length, and it seems like there's room to fit the handle. Why not have it?

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  8. Different icons to differentiate between point type and area type in layers panel

    It may be helpful to see which text objects are point versus area at a glance in the layers panel.

    Just a thought.

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  9. Placing multiple images like in indesign

    It would be great if you could just drag multiple images into XD and place them one by one onto shapes (like in indesign)

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  10. Dragging and Dropping Outside Items into Repeat Grids Instead of Cutting and Pasting

    After creating a repeat grid, if you have elements outside the grid that you want to add to the grid, it cannot be simply dropped into the Repeat Grid 'Group". You have to cut it and double click into the grid to paste it in.

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  11. Maintain scale when dragging symbol from panel

    v 0.6.2.7

    -when placing a symbol, the scale is not always correct, so I drag and drop from the symbols menu/bar, and sometimes the scale is ~70%.

    So when I release, and "place" the symbol, it grows, and isn't placed correctly, requiring me to re-select, and then re-place the symbol. Not a huge problem, but feels like an inconsistent experience, buggy, and was probably just an oversight.

    Symbols should always come off the menu bar @ 100% scale, so I only have to select and place it once.

    https://youtu.be/qXRQ8-WtlOM

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  12. Change the text size in the layers panel

    Pls add options like in photoshop for layers, small/mid/big. And change layer panel size horizontally.

    Now it so small text size.

    Thx for your work! like your app!

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  13. Pressing enter to "move" object shortcut like Illustrator

    When an object is selected, pressing enter produces this shortcut where you enter the amount you want an object to move. Super excellent stuff, but sadly is missing from XD, would love to see this in XD

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  14. In-app protips

    Add a tips button above the rate us options!! so people can see the better shortcuts or tips will help them work better!!

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  15. Line Height and Font Size fields are too similar looking (easy to confuse/mistake for each other)

    When I want to change the size of text, I keep changing the line height. Everytime! I think this part of the UI could do with a bit of a rework to address this.

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  16. Share Online needs to be able to work through corporate proxies/firewall

    The Share Online features need to be able to navigate a corporate firewall or proxy that requires user authentication.

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  17. Remove spaces from Artboard name when duplicating

    When drag-copying dartboards to create new ones, a 'space-hypehn-space-number' is added to the name. These spaces carry over to the exported files. Obviously this is not good practice as spaces should be used in files intended for web use. Are you planning on removing these in a future update?

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  18. 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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  19. Stop making it so difficult to inspect

    There used to be an inspect mode, confusingly-hidden in that "fullscreen" button. Now it's just gone completely.

    It's now a useless static photoshop-esque mockup.

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  20. Link to specific pages/artboards in XD document

    Because we are using the XD file as a Source of Truth for the product team (Zeplin for the developers). Each feature is spelled out in a ticket, and I would like to link to the page referred to thereof. It's cumbersome for everyone to have to navigate to it for each ticket. This is a dense dashboard product.

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