UXPin Tips and Tricks You Need to Know – Part 3

Today, we’re coming back with another tour of some extra tips and tricks. So you might like to open up a fresh UXPin prototype and try them out or continue working on the current design you created yesterday.

Ignore snapping

When moving or resizing elements, you can ignore snapping by holding down the Cmd key on Mac and Ctrl on Windows.

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Lock or hide all layers

To lock all layers in a group, just hold down Alt and click on the lock icon. To hide all layers, also hold down Alt and click on the eye icon – the layers will stay hidden even if you pull them outside the group.

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Rename layers

To quickly rename a selected layer, use the Cmd R shortcut (Mac) and Ctrl R (Windows) and start typing. Press Tab to go one layer down and Shift and Tab to go one layer up.

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Drag labels to change values

There’s a faster way to change input values than typing – you can just drag the label to increase or decrease the value. Holding down Shift when dragging will change the input value by 10.

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Hide UI

To toggle the visibility of the entire UI,  hold down Cmd and \ on Mac and Ctrl and \ on Windows.

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Collapse all groups

To collapse all groups in the Layers panel at once, use the Cmd Alt L shortcut (Mac) and Ctrl Alt L (Windows). This will close all groups in the layers panel.

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Expand and collapse multiple groups

To expand or collapse multiple groups at once, hold down Alt and hit the arrow next to the group’s name. This will open up or close absolutely everything within the chosen group.

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Julia Haleniuk

by Julia Haleniuk on 9th April, 2020

Julia is a UX Writer at UXPin. She loves the intersection of language and design. Her background spans UX copywriting, technical documentation, and content strategy. Empathy is key to her work, not just for the user but for all involved.

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