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  1. Copy artboard using handles

    To keep my design clean and tidy I always copy my existing artboard with all appearances to the next spot up/down/left or right from it. I alwas have to take into consideration my zoom then to make sure the snap will keep my distance the same as from other artboards, while this could be done without careing about the zoom, nor using alt + drag.
    Part of the functionality already exist as when you copy paste exactly this wil happen, you cannot though nor choose the direction (always paste on the right from prev) nor change the distance.
    Of course…

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      0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option-dragging from a group should not add the item to the existing group

      I often will make a box with text in it. I want to be able to opt-drag that text to make a copy in a different box. This works, but the text is part of the box+text group I've made rather than being created outside of the group (as doing a copy/paste command would do).

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        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Select nothing" shortcut in text edit mode

        Many designers are very used to the shortcut for selecting nothing (cmd+shift+a) especially when editing text instead of clicking away. Would be great if that worked in XD as well.

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          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Copy object properties for locked objects

          Hey Guys, sometimes i want to copy the coordinates of a locked Item, but i have always to unlock the Item to copy the Coordinates. What about, when u change it to make the copy possible but forbid to change the coordinates of a looked Item.

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            0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Keyboard shortcut to launch interaction pop up

            Key command to go directly to «Target» dialog box.

            I want to be able to launch the interaction pop up after selecting an object with a keyboard shortcut.

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              2 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Switch back to layers panel when selecting an element

              After I've added a symbol from the symbols panel it would be a real timesaver if XD automatically switched back to the layers panel when selecting another element. This would remove the need to navigate to the bottom right of the window and switch the view.

              From my experiences, users tend to drag a new symbol to their artboard then manipulate it or another element, very rarely navigating back to get another symbol.

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                0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • RGB565 colour spectrum support

                Working on UI on embedded hardware, sometimes there are limitation about the colour spectrum that can be used.
                Above all, the RGB565 (16bit total, that means 65.000 colurs) is very often used. Could be possible to implement this palette native in the software and also in the export options?

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                  0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Incorrect centering

                  The attached screen shot shows, mid-click, the centering numbers the program provides. However, the numbers above and below (and left and right of) the image don't match, meaning that it's not centered. I'll admit, I'm extremely zoomed it, but if I can center it by changing the decimal values on the left, I should be able to snap it to the centered grid.

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                    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Multi select/deselect shapes by Ctrl+click instead of Shift+click

                    I know I can draw a box around multiple items ('m using lines) to select them, but I'd like to select them by Ctrl + click as well. I have another shape behind the 2 I'm trying to select, so selecting multiple items by dragging a box selects the item behind it, and I can't deselect it... that's also another suggestion; deselect by Ctrl + click if multiple items are selected

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                      2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Shortcut to adjust stroke width

                      I'd like to either have a scroll bar or +/- arrows to let me change the stroke without having to guess a number. Also, if I do change the value by typing a number, I'd like that result to be automatic, without me having to press enter to see if it fits my needs.

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                        1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Better export options for graphics with effects

                            If I, say, create a round icon at 150px without any detail such as a drop shadow or glow, it will happily export at 150px.

                            However, this size is increased on export with the addition of a drop shadow or glow detail etc. For example, to 168px. (The same principle would effect a shape or text element.) Currently, using the same 150px icon with drop shadow example, the asset size on the artboard does not take this into account, but still shows as overall size as 150px, even though exporting increases this.

                            It would be useful to have an option…

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                              0 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Move Resize Handles, so that they stay on screen

                              Picture the following scenario: You have a very large object and a very small one. You want to resize the large object with some relation to the smaller object, which requires you to zoom in. However now that you have zoomed in, the handles for your larger object are off-screen.

                              It would be nice if you could either, resize an object using the entire edge as a handle, or just make the handles move along the edge so that they are always on screen, even when zooming in.

                              to illustrate my problem I have attached a screenshot with an indication…

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                                0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  • Comment input field hard to find in the shared prototype comment panel

                                    "As a web viewer, it was not clear that I can add comments." It appears that the input field for adding notes may be so far down on the page on large monitors that it is being missed. See attached screen shot with notes notations.

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                                    • Move Help menu in the Windows 10 hamburger menu further up

                                      Menu organization in Windows 10
                                      Please don't bury your help menu at the bottom of the main menu.

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                                        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Adobe XD Wireframing tool as InDesign Rectangle Frame Tool

                                        Adobe XD has the rectangle tool, but the rectangle is an element which is a shape itself, destined to be used as a design element.

                                        The feature suggestion is to have a rectangle frame tool, which it's main function is to serve as a wireframing tool, rather tha a design element. The addition is to upgrade the rectangle tool for supporting converting to text.

                                        The wireframing tool should be able to be easily converted to other elements, like a rectangle, image frame or text box:
                                        a) If you set colors, you convert to a rectangle design element (as it currently…

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                                          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Widgets and Interactions built on Cases

                                          I'd like to have the ability create/download/share interactive widgets that work on logical cases and states. The cases would also allow a wide array of interactions styles (on click, on mouse drop, on drag, on release etc.). The states would allow widgets to respond to cases (for example a set of controls can be active or inactive depending on the state of a particular widget). Without the ability to create logical cases it seems like XD is very limited.

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