Redesign layers panel for laptop use

Disclaimer: I’m a laptop user (16" macbook) and everything below is related to using the app on a small screen.

Here’s the thing: Figma has auto-layout, complex components and variables which allow us to make complex designs, right? And objects on canvas can easily have million layers inside.

Now, layers panel is… “underthought” I’d say. Because it’s not actually made for anything complex. It has huge paddings and no horizontal scroll which makes me resize the panel to almost half-screen width to see all my layers. And resize it back because I also need to see my canvas.

Here’s my suggestion:

  1. Smaller paddings.
  2. Horizontal scroll in layers.