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      GREAT !! Thanks.
      There's so much to say for having a native feature, in stead of forcing users to hunt for plugins. And of the three plugins I found and tested, (a few weeks ago), two were just horrible to use, with unexpected flaws or drawbacks...

      Peter Villevoye commented  · 

      @Deep @Andrew
      Oops, I'm sorry – I got the plugins mixed up !
      Ink and Change Case are the better ones (and I prefer the latter).
      Text Toolbox is the less capable one.

      Peter Villevoye commented  · 

      @Deep @Andrew

      Shift F3 is even quite impossible to invoke on a Mac. On most Mac models, these 'lower' F-keys are assigned to system features, so an application is not supposed to address them.

      The plugins are super easy to install, and try, and get rid off again. Text Toolbox and Ink are currently capable of changing cases (and back) of a whole text frame, but not of any selected text within a text frame. The Change Case plugin offers just a one-way ticket – it can't revert any capitalised text back to lower case.

      Peter Villevoye commented  · 

      I just tested THREE plugins which are capable of performing such actions (Text Toolbox, Change Case and Ink). And although upgrades have improved some of them drastically, all three left something to wish for. E.g. none of them offers their feature on a highlighted text (just whole selected text frames). One doesn't offer a way to change text (back) to lowercase or Title Case...

      This is -again- an example of how silly it is to leave such simple ideas to external developers. Isn't there anyone at Adobe who is able to envision how it should work and make it so ? Or is Adobe just waiting for those developers and designers to stumble over terrible first versions and half-baked solutions, to eventually by-pass them all with a full-blown native feature ? I hope so, but such scenarios are not very friendly towards these third parties...

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        Peter Villevoye commented  · 

        Yeah, the idiomatic approach of this issue is worth another Bug Report or Feature Improvement. Why "Ungroup" something which isn't a true group, and which doesn't even need to consist of multiple elements ? Let's call it "Release", to prevent any more confusion, and use "Override" as the command for all kinds of actions which don't release the symbol but cleverly allow for certain edits.

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          2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Peter Villevoye commented  · 

          Thanks for chiming in !
          Unbelievable how UN-logical this useful feature is... and STILL in the most recent version.
          It's just a matter of correct wording. How many developers would that take ? JDI !!

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            10 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Peter Villevoye commented  · 

            This is actually a required feature of the Mac OS, being by-passed by Adobe.
            The drop down from the Title bar only offers the option to change the file's name.
            Microsoft also changed this Mac behaviour, by using the Control key in stead of Cmd.
            I hate it when developers have their own "unique" way with such things, confusing me as a user...

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              4 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              We're almost in 2019 and XD still doesn't use an easy way to zoom in incrementally on a selection. It's either Cmd+ (one step closer to the screen's centre), or Cmd3 – BAMM!! Right in your face, far too large ! So always followed with a replacing of the hands and fingers to take a few steps back.

              Okay, you partly mimicked Sketch with its Cmd3 (though it merely centers an object – no full zoom), now take a look at Flinto (and Illustrator, and InDesign) and do the right thing.

              Not every user has a touch screen, allowing me to simply drag a zoom area...

              Peter Villevoye commented  · 

              The Zoom to Selection (Cmd-3) is indeed too much IN YOUR FACE !! An incremental zoom would be a much smoother transition to the desired magnification level.

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                        2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Got it! Thanks for the clarification and the suggestion. I’ve edited the title to be more concise and applicable to your suggestion, and I’ll leave it open for others to upvote.

                        Peter Villevoye commented  · 

                        Actually, in my example the secondary button is just replaced by the lock icon, so it doesn't look so much like a button to get started with setting rounded corners, because that's what causes most of the confusion. A blue underline of the single value could also help to draw users to set it right away in stead of hitting a button.

                        Note: the lock icons are very tiny ! When using a finger on a touch screen, it's almost impossible to hit...

                        Peter Villevoye commented  · 

                        I guess the solution which is the most obvious one and consistent with other parts of the XD interface and other applications, is to use a Lock icon (like the one for the proportional size constraint) as a button to toggle the status from unified to separate and v.v.

                        Of course, you can add that blue-line behaviour again to reflect which value and corner is being edited.

                        I also rearranged the order of the settings, and adjusted the vertical space between them, just a bit, to reflect their associations. This helps understanding and using them at a glance.

                        https://www.studea.nl/downloads/rounded_corners.png

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                          Peter Villevoye commented  · 

                          I also think this 'feature' is not a one-trick pony or a case-closed request. It should be an ongoing subject within the growth stages of XD. Just like having assets and styles (both file and cloud-based) for visual and typographical content and settings, designers need to be able to create, re-use, and adapt 'styles' for transitions and animations.

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                                6 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Peter Villevoye commented  · 

                                I also posted a request for another "Paste..." essential: Paste into !
                                Please vote for that one separately, since it's not a totally new feature, it just needs a tweak.

                                In the recent update, the "Paste Appearance" command can be used to copy/paste an already placed image into another frame or shape. It is very useful, but I'm afraid no user will expect the feature to be named and used in that way. I've tested it with a few course attendees (by asking them "what would you expect?") and they all answered "Paste Into". Even with the "Paste Appearance" command available to them in sight (under the right-click or menu command), they overlooked it.

                                Users don't expect such an image to be an aspect of "appearance". And besides that, it took Adobe Illustrator about 15 years to get users to understand the "Appearance" term – and they still don't.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    9 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Peter Villevoye commented  · 

                                    It's indeed a crucial feature, to have those popular fonts immediately available, next to your own fonts, and the licensed TypeKit collection. And yes, it needs to be the whole Google repository ! Not just the Edge Web Fonts. Just do as SkyFonts does – yes, I know my dear Adobe, that hurts, and them too. But that's how those free cookies crumble, nowadays. By trying to ignore the obvious, you'll end up as the one being ignored...

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