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Move and resize layers within instances

Only certain parameters of instances can be modified. For some reason, you can’t move or resize layers within an instance. There are some workarounds (i.e. using auto layout within a component to move the X,Y position of layers, or duplicating the layer resizing it, and using visibility to turn it on or off), but these workarounds require a lot of extra steps. This is a basic feature in other programs (i.e. Adobe XD). I’m confused why this isn’t an option in Figma.

*No pic included because I think this is self explanatory. Let me know if it isn’t.

You can do this super simple, using my plugin instance utils

Also I believe there is already a voting for this Fully Editable Component Instances

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