In XD and Sketch, when you Cmd + Click on an item, you go 1 level deeper incrementally. How do you do this in Figma? It works only in a group, and then goes back to the to level.
How the heck do you select a group, that is covered by another group?
An example below: how do you select the photo backdrop in here? Without doing it via the layers panel (which is very time consuming in huge files with many many layers…)
I would use ⌘ Command on Mac or Ctrl on windows + right click on any frame. You should then see a layer menu where you can then select your specific layer.
But here comes another tip: mostly I use Enter and Shift + Enter to navigate between the layers.
- Enter = select children = from the current selection, highlight all items on the same level below
- Shift Enter = select parent = from the current selection, highlight all items at the same level above
I hope this helps.
Thank you! That helps a little. But i am really wondering how one uses Figma professionally without spending half the day looking at the layers panel. I was hoping I was missing a feature…
Really hope Figma will add this (deep clicking through will go to next group and so on) because it appears to be so essential for a quick workflow.
The keyboard shortcuts don’t really help much because you need both hands. Might as wel click the layers tab then.
I recently transitioned from using Adobe XD to Figma, and I had been missing the feature of deep selection. Until now … not as XD but good enough.