AMA: Christopher Downer, Designer at Sketch

almost 8 years ago from Christopher Downer, Designin’ Sketch

  • Andrew FiorilloAndrew Fiorillo, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Are there any improvements planned for the layers panel?

    I'm specifically interested in some way to move layers in and out of groups with the keyboard. Currently, without using the mouse, layers are trapped in their group. Is that behavior an intentional design decision, or an improvement that just hasn't been considered/implemented yet?

    Not a massive pain point, but would be helpful. Thanks for building such an awesome tool!

    2 points
    • florian fangohrflorian fangohr, almost 8 years ago

      Slightly related, I'd love to be able to escape a layer when selecting items inside it. Currently tab and shift-tab cycle through the items inside layers, but breaking out of the layer always requires the mouse. What is a conscious decision to limit that behavior? And if so, could you share why you decided to do this? Thanks.

      1 point
    • Christopher Downer, almost 8 years ago

      The Layer List has been completely rewritten for 3.4. Some of the wacky behaviours have been fixed, as well as the hidden hide/lock icons, but as for keyboard control, that's an interesting idea... I’ll take a look into that one.

      4 points