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Absolute position in Auto Layout

This would take auto layout to the next level. Needed oh so badly. When needing to do asymmetrical layouts or add design elements ‘randomly’ placed behind text etc with non-standard offsets, we really need the ability for elements within auto layout to essentially ignore all positioning. Absolute position as the title states is exactly what is needed to be applied to elements. Help us, Figma Team. You’re our only hope.

+1 for this

+1 for this. would really help to add stuff like three-dot-menu dropdowns to components/variants

There’s also the option to hold spacebar before dragging elements on top of auto layouts to ignore positioning. But there’s no solution when it’s already inside.

I should probably create another thread because the spacebar behavior is a bit bugged too.