Figma Support Forum

Feature Request: Preview components before inserting

When searching for a component, you get the small thumbnails in the sidebar on the left. Especially with larger components and/or if you have several fairly similar components, it can be hard to see what the correct one is and you end up having to place and then delete the component.

It would be great if there was some way of previewing a component at 100% size. Basically I imagine something like Quickview on the mac, where you hover of a component and press Space or something similar and it overlays a 100% preview of that component. That way it could also show the full name of the component, since at the moment the name is usually cut off in the thumbnail view.

Something like this:

Thanks for considering!