Figma Support Forum

Jumping to a specific page/frame using a search box

1. Describe the problem your experiencing and how your idea helps solve this

There is no way to search for a page/frame in a given project. A user should be able to quickly jump to an arbitrary page/frame by typing the page/frame name in a search box. Introducing a “Jump to…” feature similar to Zeplin’s CMD+J would solve this problem.

2. Add as much context as possible (screenshots, Figma files, mockups, etc.)

Zeplin’s “Jump to”:

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Great idea :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

If it helps, while there’s no native feature, you can use the Find & Focus plugin:

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It would be awesome to have a way to search for a layer in the layers panel. Currently, you have to hunt and peck for a layer if it is hidden or overlapped by another layer. Having a way to search for a specific layer would help us to find the layer we are looking for quicker. (Sketch has this feature, it’s great)

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I can search between pages in chrome browser with CTRL + F shortcut

However, I can’t search on the desktop App on Windows between pages ?

How can I search between pages in the desktop app (Windows) ?

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Yes, that would be awesome. And ideally, we could keep the search open and jump to each instance of the layer we are searching for similar to how you can do it in Chrome.

And then the next evolution of this would be to have a better find and replace. Not only do I want to find layers, I often want to replace them with a component.

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This is a nice hack that I’ve tried before, but it really does not solve the problem completely. We really need a true “jump to” feature, which implies search, pick, navigate.

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Found the plugin that helps you navigate between pages. It works on desktop app too @AlexPrykhodko @Christian

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Searching in Miro is also great to use. And for the record, the share Inspect Mode needs it, too! If it can be implemented in the future that would be much ahead of all UX design tools!!

@AlexPrykhodko @Brian_Clay @Hossein_Boroji @Christian @Ben.Ko (not sure if I needed to tag you all but if this is annoying, sorry :confused: )

Just found the exact plugin that does this for you all.

It works exactly as the Miro search experience, and while there’s no native feature, this works pretty well :smiley:

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Or this one :

Butler

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The problem with plugins is that they run in Editing mode only. All of our engineers have view-only accounts which makes the navigation plugins useless.

Another problem is that there is a mixed success among Figma macOS users when trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to menu items (see Figma plugin shortcuts - Johan Ronsse).

Figma is used with projects that contain hundreds of pages, sometimes thousands of frames. Being able to quickly navigate and search those should be a core feature.

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I was looking for this thread~
This feature would be really helpful, especially to quickly navigate between a large amount of components files:

However, my first assumption would be to press CMD+K because of Slack, Discord, Telegram, etc. usage.

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I often use this plugin to solve page search problems and it’s great! :handshake:

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Often I would like to search the contents of a Figma page to find a certain frame or layer, like I would in Sketch (among others). That’s not possible in Figma. It should be. Right now you can only search through your assets, as far as I’m aware.

This seems like a relatively simple feature to add. Please do so!

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Using the plugin can solve the problem but it is not a convenient way.

  • Using Plugin: take some steps to open the plugin and wait for it loading
  • Using directly on Figma: easier if we have a search box next to the Pages title, we can just click and enter the page. name
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It would be better if we have individual search for the projects.

All of our engineers have view-only accounts which makes the navigation plugins useless.

Yep, ours too. That’s why we’ve built Figma Search browser extension. Give this link to your developers, maybe they will find it useful:

github.com/igoradamenko/figma-search-extension

Works with Firefox, Chrome and any Chromium-based browser (Edge, Opera, etc.)

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Yoo this is cool, you should post it in the #plugin-api:show-and-tell category.

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That’s really helpful.