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Select which artboard shows in the open XD file dialog box

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Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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When opening an XD file, the open dialog window shows a thumbnail of the artboards. I assume the thumbnail selected is the first artboard (top left of the page) but I'd like to know if there's a way to select another arboard without placing it on the top left of the page? Does the numbering them work? Does naming them alphabetically work? Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020
Hi, unfortunately it is not possible to change the artboard in the preview through other systems. The only way is to place the artboard on the top left.

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Community Beginner , Aug 10, 2020 Aug 10, 2020
Hi Cy233, thanks for your reply.The problem occurs when you mark an artboard as the HOME artboard (icon with the house) in prototype mode and not if an artboard is renamed to "Home". The problem also persists when I save the file locally.Here you can see the behavior: No HOME set in prototype mode:NO home set Top left artboard is shown in preview => correctCorrect Preview of top left artboardArtboard "Screen – 1" is marked as HOME (the blue icon with the house)Prototype HOME set The HOME-Artboar...

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Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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Hi, unfortunately it is not possible to change the artboard in the preview through other systems. The only way is to place the artboard on the top left.

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Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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OK, thanks for your reply, italosan.Much appreciated.

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Jun 18, 2020 Jun 18, 2020

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Hi,

I have noticed that placing the artboard on the top left does not work if another artboard is marked as prototype "Home". Unchecking the "Home" state of the artboard and saving the file again, shows up the correct preview image of the artboard in the left top corner. It would be great, if an artboard could be marked as the "preview artboard". 🙂

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Jun 18, 2020 Jun 18, 2020

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Thanks gustav. It still seems to show the top left thumbnail even when I rename another artboard "Home" on the prototyping tab?  ?  ? Never mind. It might be different with the cloud-based files. That seems to be what you're using. I only use local files. Anyway, it's good to remember about the prototyping side of it. I hadn't thought about that. 

 

I've decided to make a copy of the artboard I wanted to show in the thumbnail, rename it to 'thumbnail' (or something) and place it at the top left of the page. Now I know exactly what design the file refers to. It's not the best solution but at least I can see what the file is without having to open them all.

Cheers.

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Aug 10, 2020 Aug 10, 2020

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Hi Cy233,

 

thanks for your reply.

The problem occurs when you mark an artboard as the HOME artboard (icon with the house) in prototype mode and not if an artboard is renamed to "Home". The problem also persists when I save the file locally.

Here you can see the behavior:

 

No HOME set in prototype mode:

NO home setNO home set

 

Top left artboard is shown in preview => correctCorrect Preview of top left artboardCorrect Preview of top left artboard

Artboard "Screen – 1" is marked as HOME (the blue icon with the house)

Prototype HOME setPrototype HOME set

 

The HOME-Artboard is shown in the preview instead of the the top left one:

HOME Artboard is shown in previewHOME Artboard is shown in preview

Regards,

Gustav

 

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Aug 10, 2020 Aug 10, 2020

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Awesome. Thanks Gustav. I hadn't been working in prototype mode so I didn't even think of that (the home icon in the prototype mode). I just checked and it works as you said. Thanks again, much appreciated.

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Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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This thread is very helpful, thank you! Do you know if there is a way to set a thumbnail for a folder with multiple related projects in it? The automatic image is a grey folder icon.

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