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February 20, 2019 at 6:58pm

I am trying to map the zoom commands to use cmd instead of navigate to the corresponding tab. I've gone into the macOS level settings to map my desired shortcuts and the new shortcut is shown in figma's mac menu, but it doesnt seem to be actually mapping the changes.

You mean using + and - to zoom the view, or at the window level, to fill up the entire screen?

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mainly zoom to fit and selection. I dont have a problem with the regular zoom in and zoom out

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Even if those shortcuts are specifically assigned to only be applied when using figma? I'm pretty sure I've remapped those key commands previously. Sketch also uses these by default.

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Even if those shortcuts are specifically assigned to only be applied when using figma? I'm pretty sure I've remapped those key commands previously. Sketch also uses these by default.

Sorry, correction … yeah, this is probably a bug unless Figma are reserving Command-1 and Command-2 for future functionality in the app.

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Hi Max! FWIW I re-created your design in Figma and got it to scale to the grid OK. I tried this with constraints set to as both a group, and then component. Did you try setting your constraints to something different, then setting them back?

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Hmm. Yeah, I tried that and it still didn't work. BUT with your success, I explored this a little more and think I discover the problem? Interestingly the file that I've been working with is an older file from several months ago. I noticed when I recently opened this file all the constraints were reset and I had to go back and reset all my attributes on everything. (kind of annoying). This is when I discovered this grid pinning problem. I took my same design above, started a new file and recreated this - works as it should! So something in my original file has become buggy for some reason?

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Thanks for the exploration and feedback!

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February 21, 2019 at 9:50pm

Is there a setting that makes it so that the keyboard shortcut applies to Figma only, and not the browser window? For example, I want to use command+R to rename a layer/frame but instead it refreshes my Safari window. I want to use the desktop app, but I can't for in-house security reasons -- it gets blocked and automatically opens in the browser whenever I try. Not really a Figma problem, it's our crappy mandatory SSO.

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Is there a setting that makes it so that the keyboard shortcut applies to Figma only, and not the browser window? For example, I want to use command+R to rename a layer/frame but instead it refreshes my Safari window. I want to use the desktop app, but I can't for in-house security reasons -- it gets blocked and automatically opens in the browser whenever I try. Not really a Figma problem, it's our crappy mandatory SSO.

Interestingly enough, this only happens in Safari, but not Chrome. Going to switch to Chrome for now.

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February 25, 2019 at 4:31pm

My desktop app got an update on Friday and it wasn't clear what changed. Is there a place I can go to see release notes for the desktop app? I know about http://releases.figma.com, but that doesn't mention anything from last week.

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My desktop app got an update on Friday and it wasn't clear what changed. Is there a place I can go to see release notes for the desktop app? I know about http://releases.figma.com, but that doesn't mention anything from last week.

Hey Ben, we didn't realease an update to the desktop app on Friday. Do you remember what kind of notification or modal you saw?

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Hey Ben, we didn't realease an update to the desktop app on Friday. Do you remember what kind of notification or modal you saw?

It was a modal that said something like "An update for Figma is available. Download and install it now". Clicking the about option in the Mac menu it says "Figma Desktop App release 68. Build 5."

This might have been earlier last week, but regardless was strange without release notes.

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Hmm. We're investigating this now. Would you mind emailing support@figma.com with as much information as possible? Thanks

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I got the exact same thing as @ben-bot this morning

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Mmm.... and got it again at this precise minute, lol

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Version did not change after update though.

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@sebastien-giroux @ben-bot The "Update" button simply reloads the page after saving your changes. It doesn't reflect a new Desktop version, but just ensures that your tab is running the latest web version. (Occasionally we need to ask y'all to reload tabs like this to ensure that your client and our server are running compatible versions - speaking the same language, if you will.)

Sorry the in-app comms are little confusing!

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@sebastien-giroux @ben-bot The "Update" button simply reloads the page after saving your changes. It doesn't reflect a new Desktop version, but just ensures that your tab is running the latest web version. (Occasionally we need to ask y'all to reload tabs like this to ensure that your client and our server are running compatible versions - speaking the same language, if you will.)

Sorry the in-app comms are little confusing!

Thanks for clarifying!

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February 26, 2019 at 7:31pm

I don't suppose there's a way to detach the components sidebar to its own dedicated window panel? Finding it a little cumbersome to switch from layers to components sidebar with no ability to have both open at the same time.

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I don't suppose there's a way to detach the components sidebar to its own dedicated window panel? Finding it a little cumbersome to switch from layers to components sidebar with no ability to have both open at the same time.

Absolutely agree. In addition to: You should be able to detach and move any panel you want IMO. I want the entire left hand panel to be on the right next to the D/P/C panel. Very unintuitive to select a layer from the left then have to go all the way across the screen to the right to edit it's properties. Back and forth back and forth, ad nauseum, barf.

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Ah, I'm used to it since I select my layers on the canvas, rarely from the layers panel. But sometimes I need the layers panel to rename my layers or organize in specific ways. I can see how it's cumbersome for Adobe users where you can have the layers and properties wherever you want.

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Apps just need to give users plenty of options IMO—and these are easy options. There is a lot of sparseness in the UI and plenty of room to allow for personal customization.

It's one thing Adobe has always done pretty well for the most part—tons of options and settings and ways to do the same thing for people with different workflows. Figma is used by probably thousands of people all with unique workflows, not everyone uses it the same and I'm sure people would appreiciate the ability to make it their own.

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