Such a good question.
A new innocent sketch update followed by 15 Craft plugin updates...
As soon as I read your comment, I got a Craft Update notice. Ugh.
Yikes, it auto-updates though, right?
Usually, I never set up to auto-updates... sometimes sketch (or some plugins) are so buggy ... so I'm updating them after a bunch of days or when the bug-fix version is released...
When measuring the distance between text layers, holding the Control key now measures the distance from the baseline and cap height, rather than the bounding box of the layer
Hallelujah! Invision and Zeplin people, if you're listening, will your products be updated to reflect these measurements, rather than bounding boxes for text?
But doesn't CSS only respect measuring against the "bounding box" ?
With CSS, it's possible to manipulate the bounding box in order to align to baseline - which highlights why this is a dumb enhancement. Type should be aligned from baseline to baseline, not from baseline to cap-height.
What I'm imagining is particularly tall ascenders/low descenders that will crash into other lines when we're adjusting spacing to ignore the entire typeface area.
I'm guessing this enhancement was aimed more toward iOS & Android designers.
This is a really stupid idea. Why would you do that? It's not Photohsop that doesn't work with real development at all.
Surely this must be a total n00b question, but how does one "measure the distance between text layers"?
We just dropped a new video explaining this, as well as Sketch Cloud, and a bunch of other changes (totally free to watch). https://designers.how/episodes/improved-text-alignment-sketch?autoplay=1
Next time, just give him the answer instead of plugging your website. Or both, if you insist — that way you don't look like a spammer and someone might check out your link.
Select any layer, hold Alt, and hover over any other layer.
The new measure variant is Control + Option
Using the Ctrl combo has no effect on non-text layers. Option to measure and Ctrl+Option only if you're measuring a text layer and want to change from bounding box to baseline measurement.
Warning - plugins are broken, again.
Removing and reinstalling Sketch (sans plugins, settings) seems to resolve the issue.
I was ragging on Figma, I may end up eating my words just yet.
Especially as my role as unofficial Sketch beta tester has cost me two hours this morning, and my patience and understanding grow thinner.
Particularly under the circumstances that this is a major (even) release. I'm surprised their support isn't on standby for these type of releases given the impact they have on users.
This issue has been unaddressed for 12 hours now with no status update.
Should have learned my lesson by now with their updates.
I've had quite a bit of instability today after downloading Sketch 46. I typically build wide files (lots of artboards on a single page) instead of tall, and performance feels like it's slowed down today. Additionally, this is the first time I've experienced significant crashes with all my plugins turned off and autosave is a few minutes behind my 'current' state.
Not sure what changed for this update, but 45 was working much better all the way around for me.
Anyone else having an issue seeing distances between elements with one element selected + Alt?
This used to work for me before now I can't see how far away elements are from each other. This is really screwing up my workflow.
I have to restart Sketch all the time to make the Option key (measure) work :/
Mine still doesn't work at times. Does Sketch team ever read these threads, this bug is making it impossible for me to work.
While I'm pleased with the improvements, this version doesn't show any of the plugins I had previously installed. It also shows a weird “Debug” menu :? I'm running El Capitan (10.11.6).
I had to rollback to version 45.2 for the plugins to reappear. I guess I'll have to wait for a new update before moving to 46.x
yep, have the same issue too
...also seeing this issue.
I contacted Sketch support. The fix is to remove any plugins that do not have a version number. I just did this, and it fixed the problem.
The worst thing ever:
Had shortcuts set really nicely for: Arrange / Align / Top, Bottom
But with this new "bounding box" feature, those shortcuts are triggering: Text / Align / Top, Bottom
Can we define which path this shortcut takes? Or just the end word matters "Bottom"? With this latter case I'm basically loosing the most used shorcuts in Sketch. Might as well cut my right hand off.
According to https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21534?locale=en_US, you can set the name for the shortcut to 'Arrange->Align->Left' and it'll use the right item (use 'Text->Align->Left' for text)
Oh bless you mate! I tried working around this for almost an hour before I realised my lunch break's over and I just reverted to the old Sketch version. Works a charm for that one, it should do the same for the new one!
Hey Marius, did it work for you? I setup "Arrange->Align->Left" with ctr+cmd+arrow left but even if I see the shortcut in Sketch menu Arrange/Align, it doesn't align when I press it. Very annoying, same as you I was using this every 2 seconds
Seriously folks, don't upgrade until at least a week or two after a release when bug fixes can be addressed. Sketch releases almost always have bugs, and BC unfortunately hasn't done much about it. Always, always wait.
I'm always tempted to buy Sketch. Then these threads throw me off... :/
Sketch 46 consistently crashes when I try to change the symbol artboard size.
This is what I get for upgrading on day 1.
UPDATE: This only happens when I try to manually enter the dimensions in the side panel, if I drag the artboard with the cursor it doesn't crash.
UPDATE 2: Symbol artboard panel is buggy, I can't increment pressing up/down button anymore. This release is very unstable, I'm going to downgrade.
this isnt a beta. we shouldnt feel scared to upgrade to a major rounded revision number ;/
Experiencing the same thing. I hope they issue a patch asap.
My shortcuts for alignment of the layers crashes with the name of the text, which brings me trouble to use the shortcuts like before. So how to fix it? By the way, how to set a shortcut for one differ from the other one with the same name in the manu bar?
Finally brought back the Resize to Fit option, but I am immediately seeing poor performance in a very simple file. Everything is slower.
That never went away, it was just tucked behind the "Custom" size menu. Glad it's back as an easy-to-reach button though.
Not a fan of the update to the overrides menu for symbols - I don't want to have to cycle through each parent of my nested symbol in order to change the override..?
It can be useful if you maintain a big icon library as symbols, though. Here Shopify Polaris pre-Sketch 46
Sorry, what update? I didn't notice anything different.
Yes, makes this hack for buttons with a leading icon work again: https://medium.com/sketch-app-sources/hacking-the-button-in-sketch-5cbce8526b3f