Remove automatic absolute positioning in autolayout

I’ve noticed Figma adding absolute positioning to certain elements in an autolayout frame automatically. This is unexpected, unpredictable and simply annoying behavior. Adding several more steps to creating a simple autolayout.

Most autolayout frames don’t have an absolute positioned element. So it would be best to leave this button as a manual toggle.

I’d be happy if we could turn this behavior off via a user-setting.


I’ve noticed this too, it’s very frustrating.


Hey there, thank you for your feedback! I’ve changed the category from “General Discussion” to “Share an Idea”. I am going to share this feedback internally with the teams for consideration.
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Thank you!

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I have the same issue, very confusing

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