You cannot resize columns inside variables

When you open the variables panel, you get columns to enter labels and values. It seems that there is no way to make a column larger, in case you have long variable names… Would this be possible in a future version?? (Actually the same is true for the properties panel, also no way to make this bigger)

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Hi Stephen! Thank you for sharing your feedback! I can’t guarantee anything on our end, but I can give some visibility to our team for consideration. :slightly_smiling_face:

In the meantime, do not also forget to vote up your idea :arrow_up:


I don’t know why this doesn’t have more votes. You guys explicitly recommend variable names with full words and no abbreviations, which makes for some long variable names. But the default column width is very narrow making it incredibly hard to search through long lists of variables?

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This is a pretty annoying issue that I hope gets resolved. I feel like it would actually be a quick fix too… Pretty please with a cherry on top, can we allow for the columns in variable be resizable.

To be more thorough - the entire variables experience is pretty rough. I know it says “beta” but I feel like there hasn’t been much change since it was introduced, and it’s a fundamental part of Figma now.

It’s hard to see at a glance of what’s going on. Selecting tokens (let’s say) forces us into this tiny little window to do this important work.

Here’s to hoping!

Maybe it helps if we add a design proposal?

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