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Components turning into frames

July 3, 2018 at 3:51pm
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Components turning into frames

July 3, 2018 at 3:51pm (Edited 3 years ago)
Hi Everyone,
here is my issue: I have a global component. When I copy paste it to create an instance everything is fine. But when I try to copy paste the instance of the global component, it turns into a frame :/
Please let me know if i'm making a mistake or missing some kind of trick!
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July 19, 2018 at 8:28am
I'm not sure it is related to this. But there is more hiccups going on when copying components. For example -> https://cl.ly/0l1f45000e0n (It wouldn't copy the component for the first couple of tries so bear with it when watching the video)

July 23, 2018 at 8:14am
this is still a problem, and it probably needs to be upped in priority :( Basically styles are being disconnected all the time, and components as well.
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For example, if you copy a component, from another component (basically if you copy a nested component), it gets pasted as a component, but if you copy this component from a standard frame, it gets pasted as a frame.
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https://cl.ly/471Y1d162c0U also, there are cases when copying components across different files gets stripped of their styling. I've just noticed that half of my screens have detached styling.
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I understand, that Figma is gaining in popularity, features are requested all the time, and the community is very vocal, but since we have no control over what version of Figma we use, you need to double down on ensuring that features that might delete hours or maybe days of work are properly tested. Because there is no point of using styles, if they get randomly detached.
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I am certain I am experiencing this issue in some way or another: https://spectrum.chat/thread/22b431a9-6929-4838-9581-5089a4d455aa
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July 23, 2018 at 4:37pm
I'm experiencing this as well, if I copy a Frame (e.g. screen desktop frame) that has a bunch of components to another file, all the components turn into frames. My team library is also shared.
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but sometimes some components survive, it's definitely a bug
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can this be related with using the "Figma Desktop App beta testing"?
This is a known bug that we have logged and are working on a fix. We're hoping to get to this soon. Thanks for all of the reports. :)
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August 6, 2018 at 12:17pm
Any update? ETA? Anything? This is seriously impacting our workflow, not in a positive way.
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Hey Denis, unfortunately this is quite a complicated issue. We're working through some possible interim solutions, but overall this fix will take some time. With that being said it is something we're actively working on.
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August 16, 2018 at 8:05pm

August 17, 2018 at 10:23am
I'm not sure whether I have the latest version or not (the linked document does not say which version it is related to and both Figma and Figma Beta are saying that I have the most up to date version), but the issue is still present.

August 28, 2018 at 6:44pm
Any updates?

August 29, 2018 at 4:12am
As mentioned right above that comment, it wasn't.

September 6, 2018 at 5:50am
Will this ever get fixed?
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September 6, 2018 at 1:10pm
its been working fine for me!
Ahh I totally get how frustrating it is. It really gets in the way. I wonder why you're still having the issue after the update
Hmm I spoke too soon. Complicated components are still falling apart in some random cases

November 6, 2018 at 4:45am
Just wanted to pitch in that this bug still exists today.
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