Related: Why not Stay in Connector Mode?
Problems to solve: required hover and “Shift + C” repeated
- “Shift +C” to enter Connector Mode.
Hover over a stic…
->…Wait, first, remember that you must hover over a sticky in order to see any connector nodes. Didn’t remember? Be stuck for a few seconds. Move your mouse. Try to remember. Happen to hover over a sticky? NOW you remember that requirement. Recover. Don’t become distracted writing a forum post about these woes. X^D)
- Now that you’ve hovered & see the nodes, click & drag one.
Drop it onto the target sticky.
- REPEAT STEPS #1-4 for every sticky. (Hopefully #2 takes less time this time.)
Solution: Connector Mode stays through multiple connections & always shows nodes
- “Shift + C” to enter Connector mode. (not repeatedly)
- Click & drag one of the always-visible connector nodes
→ Mimic prototype nodes: they’re visible without a hover.
- Drop it onto the target sticky.
- ONLY REPEAT 2 STEPS (#2-3).
- Make connector nodes always visible only while in Connector Mode. It both streamlines Connector Mode UX, and maintains a de-cluttered Edit Mode UI.
Options & Related:
Option: connector nodes at a ~50% opacity but always visible (again, only in Connector Mode). Subtle, but existing & targetable. Upon hover, boost a node’s opacity to 100%. Or mimic prototype node styling.
Related: “CMD + D” = duplicate & connect: dupe the original and connect the two. Anybody have related ideas to solve this? Duping contexts could differ.
Related: Tab to select the next sticky.
Nice to see a conversation going on these fronts!
P.S. I’m loving Figma! It is impressive, and it’s a joy to use most of the time. Thumbs up!