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  1. Missing basic mouse accessibilities like pan, zoom, scroll. XD shouldn't force using keyboard for panning

    Issue: Unable to scroll / pan & zoom out without keyboard in the design mode

    As demonstrated in the screengrab, I wasn't able to pan in the design mode without using keyboard. At ~00:20 I also tried the usual panning technique as in other Adobe applications (PS, ID, Ai, etc), that is to click and drag the mouse from any point on canvas to outside the currently visible area of the canvas, but I wasn't able to.

    I was able to scroll vertically using mouse wheel but to do horizontal scrolling Adobe XD forces us to use a keyboard. There…

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  2. Adjust layout grids with the mouse

    The way I would like to see it is like this:

    1. First it should have 2 modes: auto and manual. Auto would generate all columns equal based on single column and gutter values. Manual would let you set your columns and gutters at whatever values one wishes.
    2. It needs to be draggable with the mouse and you should be able to see near the grid line the values of the column you are changing.
    3. After the grid is made mouse interactive, the way you would create one grid could be something like this: First you set the…

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  3. Drag Position and Scale Values on MacOS

    Position and scale values can be dragged with the mouse on Windows. It seems like this is not working on MacOS, which is really frustrating.

    I wasn't sure if it is a bug or a left out feature, maybe somebody can clarify that. Seems like a very small fix.

    Thanks!

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  4. Apply global color to selected element with keyboard shortcut

    When I have an element selected, it would be great to apply one of my global colors to it with a keyboard shortcut. XD could give all my global colors a number from top to bottom and then I could reference it with ⌘⇧1 , ⌘⇧2 ... (just an example). In that case I can sort my global colors in the order I use them most and the shortcut automatically references the respective color. Optionally pressing ⌥ could change the border color.

    This would save me a lot of mouse movement and time.

    Thanks

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  5. Separate transform tool from selection tool

    Frequently, when I'm just trying to drag and drop a small object, I end up accidentally resizing or transforming it. For example, notice in the attached file how small my target is if I just want to drag and drop. If SELECT were a different tool from RESIZE/TRANSFORM (like in Adobe Animate) this problem would be solved. The direct manipulation points are great when I need them, but get in the way when I don't.

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  6. drag canvas

    Balsamiq mockups uses the ctrl +scroll keyboard shortcut to zoom in and out. Then by simply adding Shift to that, I can click and drag my canvas around. So Ctrl+Shift+click does the same thing as Spacebar. Why is this useful? I don't need to move my hand from the Ctrl Key over to the spacebar to move around! Adobe XD feels clunkier because it's missing this AWESOME keyboard shortcut. If you don't believe me, try out Balsamiq mockups and tell me that isn't easier.

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  7. Support fractional values in the grid layout

    we are working on 1200px width: 12 columns, 30px margin and 72.5 column width but cant work with xd cause of decimal value problem. It is not prossible to enter 72.5 at column width.

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    While I understand the need for precision, creating grids that snap off-pixel actually makes designing for screens less accurate, as it often forces elements to anti-alias, leading to less crisp artwork when you output. Are you absolutely sure you need columns that are off-pixel? If so, can you explain why?

  8. (Command + Scroll) Push Away vs Pull Toward, in Design Tab

    Scroll direction isn't natural (see Mac OS Gestures x Google Maps ixd). If I hit Command and scroll up, the art board pulls toward me on screen. It should push away from me as I scroll up. Considering we're all interaction designers here, likely designing interactive experiences, this seemed like something you'd want to address in the XD experience or at least allow as a preference.

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  9. Set scratch disk

    Adobe XD needs to allow users to set a custom scratch disk. XD has no preference settings and, as far as I can see, no way to change the scratch disk from the primary drive.

    As such, when I am working with large XD documents, I quickly run out of drive space on my primary drive, as it's almost full.

    All other Adobe applications, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, allow you to set a different scratch disk, or even multiple scratch disks, which I have a 60 gb SSD for this sole purpose.

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  10. Repeat Grid spread over multiple sheets-allow pieces to auto seat into layers - then reselect all based on similar features or symbol

    Repeat Grid should allow you to spread over multiple sheets. Then "undo-grid" seats each pieces into a proper layer on each sheet.

    Once ungrouped and in separate layers, you should be able to reselect all shapes/groups based on similar features or symbol.

    XD would keep track of the grouping/ungrouping/Grid/Ungroup Grid actions and be able to reselect all or some (manually) NOT using symbols.

    I got lost in initially thinking this Grid tool was to spread from one sheet over many sheets versus using a symbol which doesn't give the same design behaviors as the grid tool.

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  11. Share for Development - More Control Over Asset Exporting

    Under "Share for Development", I want to mark what an asset was designed for (in my case, always xxhdpi).

    1) Determine on a by asset basis if this is for Android or iOS, instead of the entire project to be either iOS/Android/Web.

    2) When the developer selects to export the asset, I cannot specify for them what the asset was "designed at", but I can if I export it myself from my XD project.

    I design everything so it natively fits on the devices it will be demoed on, which is often xxhdpi. I also prefer how that displays on…

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  12. Tile artboards

    Remove the visible border between artboards when transitions are activated.

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  13. Search icon is the zoom icon

    Hello Guys,

    I am a visual designer and exploring adobe Xd suddenly one thing noticed my eye icon has been used for zoom in/out functionality actually use for search but adobe XD is using for zoom in/out. I was little bit confused so I chose to test this some of UX designer and visual design or normal people they got his as search icon not for Zoom in/out.

    For research prospective I checked this in photoshop CC so I found zoom icon little bit different form Adobe SD and in photoshop top left corner presenting the both zoom in and…

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  14. Preview Artboard in browser

    The ability to preview the current Artboard in the browser to see how the webdesign looks in the right context. Thanks :)

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  15. Selecting and highlighting type is difficult

    Whenever I try to highlight type so I can make a change, the type does not get highlighted, instead it creates a new text area. XD should work the same way Illustrator does when it comes to highlighting, selecting, editing type.

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  16. [Win 10] Resetting size of the window

    On Windows 10, tested on Win 10 v1803, Adobe XD 14 (but also in previous versions), the size of the window resets to a certain size (coming from the "start/splash screen"). The size annoyingly also resets whenever an existing file gets opened. However, this size means that, e.g., the plugins submenu in the hamburger icon gets below the fold, which is annoying to me as a user and as a plugin developer regularly accessing this menu.

    Since all other Windows applications I know remember their window size, I'm filing this as a bug (if it's intentional, please see this as…

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  17. Define batch actions

    Photoshop has an Actions panel, which enables users to create custom triggers for commonly used batch actions.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/actions-actions-panel.html

    Adobe XD action like photoshop

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  18. Send to After Effects - Choose where to save images

    Ability to save images in a specific location when sending to AE. I noticed it gets saved to the local disk, but our team works on a server so that isn't ideal.

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  19. Keyboard shortcut to discard when saving Cmd+D on MacOS

    It's common in all other Adobe and MacOS products to have Cmd+D to discard saving the document when closing it. So I can quickly hit Cmd+W and Cmd+D to close document without saving changes instead of working with both keyboard and a mouse.

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  20. Associate asset display type (grid, list) with the document

    It would be nice to be able to memorize the type of display of the assets by document: I often use the "grid" type and each time I open my document I have to switch.

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