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Figma Desktop App Beta Testing (January)

October 7, 2019 at 5:21pm
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Figma Desktop App Beta Testing (January)

October 7, 2019 at 5:21pm (Edited 1 year ago)
Hello!
We have a new desktop app beta build for you:
(links removed because we're released the update to everyone, thanks for testing!)
The changes are internal, mostly consisting of upgrading the underlying Electron framework to a newer version. The most visible effect should be faster performance when opening files.
We would really appreciate your help in testing out this build. Please let us know if you notice anything unusual.
Thank you!

October 7, 2019 at 5:25pm
Hi—I have some downtime, and will be testing it out on MacOS. Once I move out of some 32-bit app frameworks, will also be running this on a macOS Catalina system.
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Testing ;)
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When will there be a version for Linux (for example, Ubuntu)?
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Load file seems faster, but there's a brief moment where the UI (mouse) freeze right before the file load
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Recently load times for some files (small ones) seem super slow. Like it takes probably 30 full seconds to open. Running 81.4
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October 8, 2019 at 7:55am
Recently load times for some files (small ones) seem super slow. Like it takes probably 30 full seconds to open. Running 81.4
Same here.
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October 10, 2019 at 2:23pm
Update: Running more quickly for me now. Takes about 30 seconds to open a file with hundreds of instances. Opens smaller files in 3-5 seconds
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October 15, 2019 at 8:45am
Installed! Initial load time is an annoying issue indeed. Once I have some feedback on the new version, I'll share here
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October 15, 2019 at 5:50pm
Thank you! Any reason why I’m getting much snappier performance when using Safari instead of the desktop client?
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October 18, 2019 at 7:44am
Official release 76 build 4 is ok. But release 81 today starts with absolutely blank screen instead of drafts/recent list. Yesterday it was ok, but with today's improvements the start screen is broken. Nothing helps. I tried to clean all figma files, restart macOS and reinstall again. Blank screen in release 81, and all ok in release 76.
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Same problem. Already back for the final version
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October 18, 2019 at 6:31pm
+1 on blank screen beta, had to revert back to release build. Worked fine otherwise until today.
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I wanted to see Dark Mode
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October 19, 2019 at 6:09am
The file browser got empty, though it was fine just recently.
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October 19, 2019 at 12:29pm
I wanted to see Dark Mode

Dark Theme //Everything is already prepared.

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And silence from the Figma
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+1 on blank screen
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October 20, 2019 at 1:08pm
+1 on blank screen
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+1 on blank screen :(
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+1 4 #fff
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the issues with overlay and switch have stil not been resolved. Bummer. Realy. I tried everything from clip content to mask components and frame still no success. This makes me look bad when presenting my prototype to my stakeholders last friday. yep. not happy. I so wish switch will literally only switch that very one element
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October 21, 2019 at 9:39am
Official release 76 build 4 is ok. But release 81 today starts with absolutely blank screen instead of drafts/recent list. Yesterday it was ok, but with today's improvements the start screen is broken. Nothing helps. I tried to clean all figma files, restart macOS and reinstall again. Blank screen in release 81, and all ok in release 76.
+1 same
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October 21, 2019 at 5:12pm
Thanks for the reports! Please use the stable desktop app for now: https://www.figma.com/downloads/
We'll post a fixed beta desktop app later today. Apologies for the trouble!
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October 22, 2019 at 11:32am
The problem with the title bar being not respondable in the top side of it is still not solved...
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