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Jumping to a specific page/frame using a search box

For me the Sketch way is really the best one, combined with a filter by type is such elegant.
I really miss… every day, hummm… no every hour…

Can you please check this related post and vote for it!

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Searching by a file’s name is helpful, but It would be fantastic to be able to search WITHIN a file, including pages, artboards and assets.

I have hundreds of files / pages, and thousands of artboards. It’s quite challenging to find the right item at times. Being able to search the artboard or item name would be a huge benefit, as would being able to search text within those pages.

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Same, I have no clue why having a search in a file (layers at least) is so hard. I reported it as a feature a couple of months ago and still no go. But it is so weird because it seems so obvious… Everything in Figma has a search, apart from a file. So weird. I didn’t know how much we depended on the feature.

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Funny thing is: there’s already a Search bar in Figma… but it’s in the Assets Tab. :man_facepalming:

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Large, complex pages in Figma are difficult to navigate in terms of finding layers, groups, and frames using the layers panel.

I’m looking for a layer panel filter with typeahead to filter out everything but the layer, frame, group, component that matches the text typed into the filter so that the layer panel is less difficult to navigate.

Does anybody else need to find a specific frame, group, object, component, etc. in the layers panel but instead of quickly locating the thing you’re looking you spend a lot of a time scrolling up and down in the layer panel and/or zooming in and out or panning around the canvas?

I know there was a similar thread last month, but I find it odd that Figma doesn’t have this feature. Sketch has had this for years and it’s a huge help in navigating files created by a large team where you may not have created the file, or the file is older and the page is super complex with tons of layers.

Just a command-f (control-f) to pop the cursor into a search field that would live-filter layers based on the text input. The layers panel would convert to displaying only those that match the search field.

it seems a bit difficult to navigate between the frames when there are a lot of them

Allow search by frame

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Hahaha,I just realized it,that’s true

Besides the Search Layer feature, the share link file strongly needs a search in the “Viewer Mode” Otherwise, the handoff document is inefficient navigation for non-designer users.

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@Josh Sorry, just have to disturb somebody on this. I just can’t wrap my head around it that there is a search almost everywhere in Figma, but not in the layer list. Is this something very complicated to build? Is there some sort of principle choice behind it? I am flabbergasted, but just trying to make “some” noise to hope somebody will see this and just pushes the button on this.

Cheers :slight_smile:

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I was thinking about this idea of an Flag or mark or checkpoint. Often when I’m editing a frame, I go around searching for some elements from other frames and after copying that element, it gets tedious to get back to my initial frame. How about a shortcut to jump back to that Flagged/marked frame? It’ll save loads of time.