Figma desperately needs to expand the overrides that can be reset.
For overrides that are not in the list, “Reset All” is a massively inconvenient alternative as it resets things you had no intent of resetting.
Every property would be great, but notable top priority:
Reset Height Individually
Reset Width Individually
Reset Autolayout Resizing (Fill, Hug, Etc).
Reset Autolayout Spacing
Reset Autolayout Padding
Reset Clip Content
Reset Border Radius
Being able to reset on a more granular level is the takeaway here.
I feel this doesn’t get enough love, but is a daily annoyance for those trying to retain a source of truth with their Components.
If anything, open up the capability for a contributor to build a plugin. If one exists, please point me in the right direction.
I agree. This would be a great update. Without it, I’m having to manually adjust the auto layout properties for all instances of a component on all pages if I don’t want to lose all my other overrides and most importantly, prototype links.
Voted. There is a very useful plugin called Maximum Override by @Michael_Daross that shows you how the instance differs from the main that might be helpful depending on what you’re trying to accomplish.
It would be nice to have the Reset menu expanded natively, though.
In the meantime, I wonder if Michael could add that as a feature in his plugin… Like a right-click > “Reset” for all the “reset-able” overrides that are listed.
Yes! would be very handy right now that i have a bunch of button variants, i update the base component “space between” and just realized i can’t reset the variants’ “space between” without hitting “reset all overrides” first
end of story, i had to update all the space between manually which kinda defeats the purpose of having the base component 🥲
Hey all, I thought it’d be great to have a way to reset overrides to a component that was swapped out, without reverting back to the original component. The below screenshot explains it better than I can with text:
It works fine if you changed properties in nested layers of the text field because you can just select those layers and reset all overrides. It also works fine for things like fill because the override menu has an option to just reset fill. But for things like padding which don’t have their own reset option you’re stuck with having to reset back to the original component.
Ideally you’d have another option (not sure what you’d call it) that would reset any ‘property’ overrides of the selected component but retain the component type. Or you’d just have more options in the reset overrides menu so that everything has a way of being reset.
It’s a very frequent workflow for me, where I swap out a nested instance and try a few things, and the only way to reset my overrides makes me go through the trouble of swapping again and just stretches the task out. Does anyone else have this issue?
Adding on here a related use case. I use the Themer plugin to swap between light and dark mode colors. The problem is when you mix this with components, it’s constantly adding overrides so components get out of sync with the main component unintentionally.
Say I have a component example which default styles use light mode colors.
Normal instances will update when I update the base component
If I use Themer to swap to dark mode, it will now have overrides on all the colors. This is a little annoying but I can live with light mode being the source of truth so it is not a huge issue. If swapping back to light mode and back to dark mode again fixed it I’d be happy since swapping is so easy with Themer.
However, if I take the dark mode component and use Themer to swap it back, it now looks like the main component but actually has a bunch of color overrides. This means if I update, say, the background color of the main component it will no longer update in this instance and thinks get confusingly out of sync.
I wish if an instance had an “override” that matched the main component style, it wouldn’t actually be considered an override. Maybe I’m missing something of why this wouldn’t be desired, but I think this is what I’d always want for my use cases.
If not, I wish I had a way to select a bunch of things, and have an option to quickly reset ALL FILL overrides. Currently I can only reset all overrides, but that also would reset text, size, swapped icon instances, etc etc.
Currently I have to select every little thing (backgrounds, text, etc) in the instance in the right side panel, click the ... and select Reset fill on every little part for all instances I have. It’s very tedious.
In my mind, Figma should treat “content” completely separately from overrides. For example, a component might have a static label + variable content. If I change the label text, sure, makes sense to reset when I override. If I change variable content, meaning that I linked using the “content” text property, I would expect that to be handled separately and be able to “reset” the component without losing the text.