Seriously Sketch, what the f*** !

over 1 year ago from , Senior designer, Shopify

I feel like screaming out loud everytime. Are you experiencing the same issue? It's been a bug since version 0.000000000001 and still isn't fixed. I feel like... Gnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Screenshot here

64 comments

  • GrumpyUX Man, over 1 year ago

    Never seen this! I've seen other things though... I've seen other things...

    29 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, over 1 year ago

    Then stop using it.

    People having a big old moan, and throwing their toys out of the pram every time they have a bug on Sketch is much more annoying than the bug itself.

    Here's the deal; find a workaround.

    If finding a workaround offends you, or makes you think "why should I have to find a workaround, I paid for this bla bla bla" then stop using it.

    Of course there are bugs, and yeah they annoy me too. But I just suck it up, and move on to the nicer, happier and intriguing wonder of posts here on DN.

    14 points
    • Frédéric Audet, over 1 year ago

      Waiting for Comet.. :)

      2 points
    • Luca Candela, over 1 year ago

      The fanboysm for sketch in this forum is absolutely ridiculous. Let me flip the suggestion: if it bothers you that much, don't read the posts. If you can't avoid it, don't come to Designer News. If you can't avoid that, throw away your computers and go live in a cave. If everything else fails, there's a mission to Mars leaving in a couple years.

      2 points
      • Tom WoodTom Wood, over 1 year ago

        Ohhh, you're the chap that wrote that angry post about Sketch and the goodwill of the design community..

        That certainly went down well.

        0 points
    • A Paul, over 1 year ago

      I'm wondering where these "intriguing wonder of posts" exist on DN and how you find them. Maybe you can do an AMA?

      1 point
  • Andrey Grabelnikov, over 1 year ago

    Looks good, though. Keep it!

    10 points
  • David Thurgood, over 1 year ago

    Looks fresh as.

    kidding, that's super weird but not experienced that once.

    6 points
  • Aaron CalzadoAaron Calzado, over 1 year ago

    I stopped using Sketch because of this. It made me cry evertim.

    5 points
  • Quintin Carlson, over 1 year ago (edited over 1 year ago )

    Was seeing this happening on my files recently. It has everything to do with the line height relative to the font size. If you make the line height big enough, the problem should disappear.

    4 points
    • Frédéric Audet, over 1 year ago

      Yep, you're right, line-height causes the issue. This is really annoying.

      1 point
      • Quintin Carlson, over 1 year ago (edited over 1 year ago )

        No problem. It's non-obvious. My co-worker Christian showed me, and it was like the angels just started singing.

        Maybe update the description to let others know about the solution.

        0 points
    • Sam Bible, over 1 year ago

      Ah, thank you! I was pulling my hair out on this yesterday and could have sworn I tried that, but apparently not so.

      1 point
  • Yannis SteriotisYannis Steriotis, over 1 year ago

    I 've also seen this several times...unfortunately text rendering and text manipulation in Sketch, including the so so so bad "text on path" feature, are awful.

    3 points
  • Kyle GillenKyle Gillen, over 1 year ago

    Lord knows I love Sketch, but I'm on the verge of going from 'one of those users that will forgive them anything' to being 'one of those users that tells others to hold off', because they're making some spotty software in comparison to other small design software companies, like Affinity.

    These type of threads show up weekly - that's too often.

    3 points
    • Christian Krammer, over 1 year ago

      I'm in the same bat lately. Totally loved Sketch before, but almost no day without a new bug. Almost no feature that works as expected or where you don't have to find a workaround to do what you actually want.

      But then, I used Affinity Designer, and came back to Sketch so happily. Not to say that AD is bad (it's actually quite good), but especially for UI design, for clever shortcuts, for these "little" things, Sketch is so much better.

      0 points
  • Trevor CurtisTrevor Curtis, over 1 year ago

    I'm sure glad I didn't end up buying this thing.

    3 points
  • Freckley FrecklesonFreckley Freckleson, over 1 year ago

    I've experienced it. I emailed them when I had the previous version and they said it would be fixed in the next update but the issues still exists amongst many others. Does anyone know if there's a more public space where we can view and lodge bugs?

    2 points
    • Christian Krammer, over 1 year ago

      This is also a major problem of Sketch respectively Bohemian Coding. They do their best to keep the bugs as secret as possible, no forum, no bug tracking software, no nothing. They just don't want us to see how buggy Sketch actually is. I mean, we all know how buggy it is, but if all of the bugs would be exposed to the public then they would be quite fucked up.

      0 points
  • Matt ScheurichMatt Scheurich, over 1 year ago

    Really? The biggest issue I had with Sketch was when anything got moved off the canvas it'd then get ripped out of the hierarchical structure. It's the reason I haven't touched it since.

    2 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 1 year ago

    this... is actually kind of beautiful. Like glitchwave De Stijl

    2 points
  • Abhishek SureshAbhishek Suresh, over 1 year ago

    I wonder how effectively does a ***** "censor" a word.

    I mean, would anyone say - "Oh well since he used the asterisk I am going to read it as What the Fleh."

    ¯\(ツ)

    2 points
  • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, over 1 year ago

    I get that all the time, too. One amongst 1000 bugs.

    2 points
  • Ali DemirciAli Demirci, over 1 year ago

    same here. I am afraid to get back PS.

    1 point
  • Daniel SchwarzDaniel Schwarz, over 1 year ago

    I've experienced this although that was several versions ago. Haven't seen it in forever. Random squares keep showing up ultra contrasted though and it takes a zoom in or out to fix it.

    1 point
  • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, over 1 year ago

    I am just happy they fixed the bug that kept crashing Sketch every time I hit undo. Although, now I am having trouble with styles updating. We can't win.

    1 point
  • Robbert EsserRobbert Esser, over 1 year ago

    I have this quite often as well.

    1 point
  • Jonathan SimcoeJonathan Simcoe, over 1 year ago

    That is bunk sauce, my friend!

    1 point
  • Bruno BarrosBruno Barros, over 1 year ago

    Actually, I think the glitch looks pretty good. I'd leave it like that.

    1 point
  • Katarina RdultovskaiaKatarina Rdultovskaia, over 1 year ago

    all the friggen time especially in large sketch files.

    0 points
  • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, over 1 year ago

    I think is a rendering/memory bug

    0 points
  • Tom RantalaTom Rantala, over 1 year ago

    That's annoying! Tip: when working on big font sizes put line height to auto so it will adjust it big enough and shouldn't glitch.

    0 points
  • Cihad TurhanCihad Turhan, over 1 year ago

    Happens sometimes but I haven't experienced so much. When I zoom in and out it's fixed again.

    0 points
  • Martin KMartin K, over 1 year ago

    Never seen that.

    0 points
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 1 year ago

    It looks good actually.

    0 points
  • Brad McNallyBrad McNally, over 1 year ago

    I haven't seen it! Kinda looks like part of the design tho :D

    0 points
  • Kenneth JensenKenneth Jensen, over 1 year ago

    Never experienced this bug.

    0 points
  • Frédéric Audet, over 1 year ago

    I know Sketch people will look at this thread, keep on posting your frustrations!

    Will Comet be the solution or Sketch will be fixed?

    0 points
    • Luca Candela, over 1 year ago

      I completely lost faith in Bohemian at this point. I know I'm in the minority, but I have no religious affiliation, I just use what's necessary to do my job. Personally I would rather save the money for the Creative Suite (quite expensive) but it's still the most reliable and powerful set of tools out there, much to my chagrin.

      I'm hoping Affinity is going to get better rapidly, so far they have been more stable than anything else I've ever used.

      1 point
      • Christian Krammer, over 1 year ago

        Fact is: Sketch is still so much better for UI design, even with it's countless bugs. AD is good, but not as far as feature-complete and optimized for this kind of task. Just used it today, and everything felt so fresh and uncomplicated when I got back to Sketch.

        Project Comet, be our savior.

        0 points
  • Chris ArnoldChris Arnold, over 1 year ago

    Haven't seen that over the last couple years on this end. Though I have definitely seen the wonky text editing stuff, which usually resolves itself with a zoom-out and zoom-in to clear the app's mind. Text is a weakness in Sketch.

    0 points
  • Cory MicekCory Micek, over 1 year ago

    I experience this quite often as well. not fun!

    0 points
  • Paul MorelPaul Morel, over 1 year ago

    Could it be a specific font file issue? I've had similar experiences with certain malformed/corrupted font files. Outside of Sketch as well.

    0 points
    • Frédéric Audet, over 1 year ago

      I'm currently using Calibre by Klim. I don't think it's a font issue, but a rendering - getting the same results in other fonts...

      0 points
  • Luis da SilvaLuis da Silva, over 1 year ago (edited over 1 year ago )

    (insert Sketch trollface here)

    I can confirm that this is VERY annoying! +1

    0 points
  • Alex Dave, over 1 year ago

    Brace yourself, Comet is coming.

    0 points
  • Jonathan PoritskyJonathan Poritsky, over 1 year ago

    Weird. o͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡╮༼;´༎ຶ ۝ ༎ຶ༽╭o͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡͡

    0 points
  • Jaison JustusJaison Justus, over 1 year ago

    One of my friends showed me this bug before..

    0 points
  • Carl HauserCarl Hauser, over 1 year ago

    Ohhhhhhh yes! It feels like every time I zoom in and out that this happens

    0 points