Content jumps up and down with using of smart animate and AL

I use some components in footer, that have two states: collapsed and expanded. All components and the main frame have Auto Layout. When I click on the collapsed component in the prototype the screen jumps up and down before the list expands with animation.

As I understand, the problem is connected to constraints of the contents. When I choose Smart Animation, I can’t set checkbox “Preserve scroll position”, because there is no checkboxes.

When I choose “Instant” and choose the “Preserve scroll position” option everything works well. But I want to do it with animation.


I also have this issue, have you found the fix yet?

Me too. I was having the same issue and I was wondering if I was doing something wrong.

I have the same :frowning:

“the top level frame name should be identical with the target frame, otherwhise the preserve scroll won’t work.”

It works for me


also have this issue, have you found the fix yet?

testing this

Me too. I was having the same


I was having a this problem and after some troubleshooting, I realized that I had a frame (in my case, this was a background design) that wasn’t set to Clip in the same size as all the other frames I was prototyping.

TLDR;Making sure all my frames, groups and autolayouts were clipped in the same size fixed this issue for me.

OK. Bit annoying but tested. I had this issue with smart animate within a mobile prototype that jumped to top/didn’t maintain scroll position; made sure frames were in the same name and position, and even tried evening out the outer frames (‘pages’) height. Didn’t work.

FIX: I renamed the artboard/pages frames - to the SAME NAME; it works like magic.
format should be “FrameName” or “FrameName/Name” (the issue here was that I used dash-” instead of slash/”, use Slash).

I Hope Figma would fix this transition regardless of frame names.


I don’t understand your solution - you’re saying you’ve renamed the frames to the same name, but what if I’m having this issue with a component on a single page? There is nothing to rename there, I’m assuming your problem was between multiple pages somehow, but I’m having this issue while staying on one page and simple clicking between two variants of a component.

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True, separate pages. However I also encountered similar issues on multiple components within a single page, in most cases the issues were with components with multiple variants and inside elements with auto layout. Try breaking apart or place complex components outside of autolayout elements, might do the trick.

That’s going to be a problem, because I need the auto layout for the content to be pushed. Essentially, I’m in a very similar position as OP, and it’s frustrating. Not a big deal, because it’s just a prototype and doesn’t have to look perfect, but it’s a shame that there are so many bugs in Figma.

I suppose I’ll try breaking down the components within components that I have and see if anything changes. This is what I’m opening up, and all those checkboxes etc. are components.

Was having same issue (jumping up and down, on same page, with auto layout).

Seems like having a fixed height on the main container fixed it. So try the following:

  1. Add auto-layout on the main, outer most frame (let’s call it “main-frame”).
  2. Set the main-frame’s height to “Fixed”.
  3. Adjust the height of the main-frame to match your prototype device size. I typically use 1440x1092ish. So, 1092 height.
  4. Uncheck “clip content” on that main-frame. (Not necessary, but allows you to see what’s below the cut off height.)
  5. Check that it’s working as intended.

That fixed the prototype animation issue for me. Unfortunately, the editor view doesn’t look as slick now for the devs or presentations because the content is spilling out of the main-frame container. This can be managed though by having a separate file for interactive prototype that only you’ll see.


Thanks for this. Feels pretty silly if I’m honest, but this helped me fix the issue.

When it comes to things spilling out of the main-frame container: Turning off “clip content” on the main frame and allowing vertical scroll overflow allows for the entire page to be viewed. Just need to ensure that the auto layout / hug frame contained within the main doesn’t also have overflow and you should be good

In short - using auto layout with the main frame seems to be the culprit with my use case

Thanks, Brian

Wow… Tried to recreate the issue and could not until I turned off scroll overflow again. Appears that the extra nesting (in this case anyway) wasn’t necessary as it seemed. I can watch the issue arise and disappear each time I turn vertical overflow for the main page

Conclusion - Main frame can be auto layout w/ hug as long as scroll overflow is turned on

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Wow this worked… ty!

Thank you, It’s fixed mine

Thanks Brian! This fixed it🙏