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Aligning elements each other vs aligning them within parent container

When selecting and aligning several elements in a frame, those will align each other, but sometimes there is the need of align them within the frame, like horizontal centering. I just came up with the idea of a shortcut that make the trigger for align within the frame instead of each other. For instance:

  • Selected elements + align = Each other alignment.
  • Selected elements + Shift + align = Parent container alignment.

Hi @Luis_Chacon!

There are some plugins that may achieve what you’re looking for. Here’s an example to check out:

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Thank you!

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