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July 16, 2018 at 8:51pm

Figma Desktop App beta testing

July 16, 2018 at 8:51pm (Edited 8 months ago)

Hello!

EDIT: The update has been released. Thanks for your help!

We're planning to release an update to the Figma desktop app soon and we'd appreciate your help testing the new builds.

The most notable change is that large files now load faster.

Please let us know if you run into anything weird with colors or with loading files! You can always downgrade to the public version at https://www.figma.com/downloads

Thank you!


July 16, 2018 at 9:21pm

Just tested it and it is pretty fast. Even making new files loads quicker. That's part of it, right?

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Also, is there any changes to the developer API coming off of this?

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Testing (Windows 10 - not insider preview) - Control-Wheel is much jumpier than the chrome version. Is there a setting for this?

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Horizontal wheel (left/right) not working at all.

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July 17, 2018 at 7:43am

Do you plan to realease linux version anytime soon?

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Linux Version would be great, indeed.

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Just tested it and it is pretty fast. Even making new files loads quicker. That's part of it, right?

Yup.

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Also, is there any changes to the developer API coming off of this?

Nope, this does not affect the API at all.

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Testing (Windows 10 - not insider preview) - Control-Wheel is much jumpier than the chrome version. Is there a setting for this?

Thanks for the feedback. I don't think this is specific to the new build (the stable release from https://www.figma.com/downloads will probably also suffer from this), but we'll try to get it sorted out in a future version.

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Do you plan to realease linux version anytime soon?

No promises, but would a Snap package (snapcraft.io) work for you?

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I've just tested this and now I can't design anymore in wide gamut with my UltraFine display. All colors appear dull.

I know this is sRGB but this makes it now officially impossible to design in wide gamut with Figma. Is this really coming in a future update? 😨

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Comparison between colors in two builds. This should at least be an option, while waiting for proper color management https://www.dropbox.com/s/reforsium2xcxjy/Comparison%201.png?dl=0

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files load much quicker!

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Our largest files seem to load a couple of seconds quicker. Still not too fast. I did notice that some of our color styles now look really dull or really bright, almost like I made a GIF out of them and it approximated the colors to compress the file size.

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I've just tested this and now I can't design anymore in wide gamut with my UltraFine display. All colors appear dull.

I know this is sRGB but this makes it now officially impossible to design in wide gamut with Figma. Is this really coming in a future update? 😨

This post explains what's going on: https://www.designernews.co/comments/267248

The colors appear dull because they were previously incorrectly oversaturated. You're right that you can't use Figma to design in wide gamut, but this has actually never worked properly! We hope to properly support extended colorspaces in the future.

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This post explains what's going on: https://www.designernews.co/comments/267248

The colors appear dull because they were previously incorrectly oversaturated. You're right that you can't use Figma to design in wide gamut, but this has actually never worked properly! We hope to properly support extended colorspaces in the future.

It actually worked perfectly for me. I transitioned a huge project where the accent color is a popping green from Sketch to Figma, and the green remained exactly the same (very saturated thanks to wide gamut) because I work on wide gamut montitors and delicer to wide gamut displays (iOS devices$.

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This update would basically break my ability to design properly in Figma for iOS devices.

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This update would basically break my ability to design properly in Figma for iOS devices.

Based on the update from Google it sounds like Sketch has this issue and will eventually be updated as well.

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Is this right? This is a button that used to be brighter in Figma:

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And here is the same hex code, shown in Chrome:

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And, moreover, it looks like the antialiasing in Figma is using the same brighter, more cyan-ish color that Chrome shows...the white text on the button appears to have a brighter-blue-ish fringe, especially when I zoom out.

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Large files loads almost instantly. So far so good 👍

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Can we also expect a perf improvement like this coming to browser?

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