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Auto-layout reverses the order of my layers! 😳

I like to arrange my layers from top to bottom. But when I apply auto-layout to a bunch of layers, it reverses their order. Why on Earth it does that? It messes up with the way I‘ve been arranging layers for years.

For example, first comes Head, then Body, not vice-versa.

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I also arrange the layers from top to bottom, and I don’t like that Auto Layout changes the order. By the way, this is the problem we face if we arrange the layers in reverse:

Hmm that actually makes sense.

Here’s Figma’s answer to the “why?”:

I definitely appreciated reading the above thought process that landed them at the current implementation.

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