Top menu bar with options ('File', 'Edit' and 'Object') are missing in XD on windows.

Community Beginner ,
Dec 28, 2016 Dec 28, 2016

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Hi,

I recently became very interested in Adobe Xd and I just discovered this problem. Mine does not have the bar at the top of the page with the File, Edit, Object View, etc.... This is annoying and is very hard to work without. It is also hard to work with tutorials on projects. I noticed this in a youtube video on how to do something. Here is a screenshot from my computer:

XD 1.JPG

Here is a screen capture fro youtube:

XD 2.JPG

I don't know if this has to do with it being in Beta stage or windows vs. mac, but this is highly annoying.

 

Thanks,

H.

 

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Adobe Employee , Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021
Hi All, Good News  Update: In XD 38.0 version, we have the top menu bar in windows as well. Please update to the current version and let us know if you don't see it. We really appreciate your patience.  Thanks, Harshika

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Valorous Hero ,
Mar 01, 2020 Mar 01, 2020

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On Windows (and as well on Mac) the right-click or otherwise invoked contextual menu will let you create a Mask from Shape, for as long as the Object menu is still missing from the dreaded hamburger on Windows. But you're right – there's still no way to release this construction afterwards on Windows ! This is not a matter of a paradigm, but a long-standing overlooked hiatus...

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New Here ,
Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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Currently (Version 33.3.12.4) there is no "Mask" in the object menu and the keyboard shortcut doesn't work either.

Any ETA?

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New Here ,
May 03, 2020 May 03, 2020

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No need response, i solved

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Community Beginner ,
May 04, 2020 May 04, 2020

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How did you solve?

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Community Beginner ,
May 04, 2020 May 04, 2020

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That is beyond stupid.

I understand simplifying UI for a functional app to a consumer.

But this is a B2B product. And you're just adding another step of work for people.

HATE THIS.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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Hi there,

 

We understand it could be frustrating for you. We have seen a similar request has been raised here: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/18478660-full-feat... Please submit your feedback and upvote the request to add your voice.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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New Here ,
May 14, 2020 May 14, 2020

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Hi Harshika,

 

Does that even worth doing or is it just a polite way to ingore what we are asking for? that post that you linked was opened more than 3 years ago. Since then XD users have been adding comments about how much they hate the current menu and they gave several good reasons and ideas to solve this problem. How much longer do we need to wait for this to be seriously reviewed again?

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New Here ,
Jan 01, 2019 Jan 01, 2019

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Hi

 

I started working on XD on a windows system, I have noticed there is no top menu except the blank space.

 

can someone help me how to enable the top menu for Adobe XD.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 01, 2019 Jan 01, 2019

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Hi Prasadv,

Could you please check the Hamburger menu on the top right corner? Please update this discussion in case you need further assistance.

Thanks,

Atul_Saini

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New Here ,
Jan 02, 2019 Jan 02, 2019

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Hi Atul,

Thanks for your reply.

I am talking about the top menu bar which shows File, Edit, Object, View, Window, and help, refer below screenshot from one of tutorial video from Adobe site.

I don't see this menu on my windows system, it has an empty place instead of the menu.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 03, 2019 Jan 03, 2019

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Prasadv, that is specific for windows and it is like this by design, please check Elaine comment mentioned here for some more details about it: - menu – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs.

Thanks,

Atul_Saini

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New Here ,
Jun 25, 2019 Jun 25, 2019

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this is not showing up in the hamburger for me either.  not sure what to do.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 25, 2019 Jun 25, 2019

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anitadhe, What specifically is not showing up in the hamburger menu?

Only File functions such as open, export, etc show in the hamburger menu. For other features look in the following places:

  • The Property Inspector on the right
  • When the correct element(s) are selected, Right-Click on them and look in the Right-Click menu.

— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 26, 2020 Jan 26, 2020

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The open, export, etc are missing from the Hamburger menu.  I understand UWP app design but core items are not showing up anywhere not even in the Hamburger or anywhere.

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Explorer ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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where is the edit, redo and undo menu smart guy?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Having only a hamburger menu is the Windows UWP design paradigm that Adobe has chosen to use. You can ready more in their response here. Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2019 Nov 01, 2019

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I have the same issue on Windows. The hamburger menu is missing the edit, object, and view menu options. When I right click on different objects, there is NO right click menu. I used to have these menus before I upgraded to the latest version. What happened?

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 01, 2019 Nov 01, 2019

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Hi there,

 

I have replied to your similar query here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/Adobe-XD/What-File-Edit-and-Object-options-missing/m-p/8806328#M968. Please let us know if that helps. 

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 26, 2020 Jan 26, 2020

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The issue is the Hamburger menu is missing items.  

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 26, 2020 Jan 26, 2020

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for me too.   its not there for me either. 

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New Here ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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So what? there is no solution for windows users?

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 27, 2020 Mar 27, 2020

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Hi there,

 

XD Keep on developing it's UI. For windows, user you will find all the menu items under Hambuger menu. Please see attached image below.

 

Menu XD.png

Please let me know if that answers your question. I would be happy to help.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

 

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Valorous Hero ,
Mar 28, 2020 Mar 28, 2020

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Harshika's image is a splendid example why this whole paradigm of "ditching the menu bar" (and swapping it for a measly hamburger menu) is a BAD IDEA !! You simply can't fit a growing array of commands in one stupid hamburger. The Windows screen isn't always tall enough to display all featured menus ! The cost per action (to access a certain command) increases enormously by this stupid menu. 

 

As a matter of fact, Adobe noticed that problem already about 30 years ago, when screens were not wide enough to accomodate all menubar items. So that's when Adobe came up with floating panels and (later on) the less obvious side menus. Now they try to ditch the floating panels and menubar paradigm, and get stuck in a vertical hamburger menu (on Windows).

We're full cycle, after 30 years... 🙂

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New Here ,
Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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This is pure trash. I can't even turn on the guides or the rulers or anything from this new menu bar. Basically unless you know the shortcuts for everything there is no way to do simple things anymore. The best part is that i can't even access settings to looks those shortcuts up or change them or do anything really. 

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Explorer ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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where is the edit, undo redo and all of the other top level menu items from all of the other adobe apps on winodws?! stop blaming windows crappy UWP for your lazy, incompentant software developers. JUST add the option to use this with a tradiotnal UX, you knwo the same top menu UX that still works in all of your other adobe apps on windows 10?  ALSO fix it so it doesnt crash all of the time on windows 10 and so that text editing / entering a contextual menu doesnt bugg out 70% the time. THANK YOU

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