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:

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Here is a screen capture fro youtube:

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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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New Here ,
Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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Sorry, but it's a bad design. Can you please suggest if there is any way to get back those top menu bar, if yes, how?

Regards.

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Valorous Hero ,
Apr 04, 2020 Apr 04, 2020

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I'm afraid Adobe is keen on following the new Windows paradigm,

though you won't hear me applaud that idea or their current execution !

 

One general idea of UWP is to get rid of the application window and menus, and let software appear more like apps on mobile devices. So you're entering and working in document views and leaving states, which are automatically retained and saved in cloud-based documents. That's also why there's no Close command in the menu on Windows, and why (according to Windows and Adobe) you shouldn't bother about saving files. In a perfect world, this might work.

 

And in a not-so-perfect world, internet access isn't always available or as stable, so files are unavailable or get corrupted, authentication goes astray, and work is lost. And when a cloud-based file is closed (by hitting X), it doesn't retain its Undo and I'm stuck with a version which isn't always what I'd like to keep. These are just a few of the problems I've run into with UWP on Windows and cloud-based files (on Mac as well).

 

Usage on mobile devices is often restricted to quick and dirty tasks. For the real power-lifting and handling multiple projects, I want to be able to know the exact where-abouts and saved states of my files, and have the guarantee that no work will be lost. That's something Adobe XD doesn't deliver, yet. And the need for doing heavy-duty work, is something which isn't distinguished and facilitated enough in most of these 'hybrid' tools and environments. Once they start to grow and users are getting more more demanding, many of these quick and dirty mobile paradigms break...

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Community Beginner ,
May 04, 2020 May 04, 2020

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This is the dumbest interface change I have ever seen. Just takes functionality away. Remember this is a B2B!!!! service. I need tools!!!! This isn't a B2C UI decision. This just adds further confusion. AWFUL.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 05, 2020 May 05, 2020

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Hi there,

 

We're so sorry for the inconvenience. I understand how frustrating it could be. I will share this feedback with the engineering team and you can do that too by upvoting this request: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/18478660-full-feat...

 

This is the best way of communicating with the Engineering and Product Management teams regarding issues and suggestions so they can be implemented in future releases. 

 

Regards

Rishabh

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New Here ,
May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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WHY CANT U MAKE 2 DIFFERENT VERSIONS/KEEP ALLOW 2 OPTIONS WITH MENU & TOUCH FRIENDLY. WHY IN THE NAME OF TOUCH FRIENDLY U R ABANDONING/UNFRIENDING UR TRADITIONAL USERS. IF THERE WAS A DAY & AGE WHERE ALL DEVICES WERE INITIALLY TOUCH FRIENDLY, THEN U MIGHT HAVE ADDED THE MENU BAR TO MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE TO TRADITIONAL USERS TO MAKE IT MORE USER FRIENDLY. CHANGE TAKES TIME, U NEED TO BE ABLE TO TRANSITION TO IT RATHER THAN ABRUPTLY DISALLOW SOMETHING WHERE THE WORLD HAS SO MANY MOUSE USERS EVEN WHEN WITH TOUCH. SO THE BEST COULD BE TO KEEP BOTH, ITS NOT ASKING FOR SOMETHING NEW RATHER USING THE PAST ONE SO IT MUSTNT BE DIFFICULT TO KEEP BOTH OPTIONS PROBABLY IN DIFFERENT WORK MODES LIKE e.g. Essentials Classic

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New Here ,
May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

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Options like file objects edits plugins and etc that which is supposed to be appear at the top of the page is niot available for my use.

can someone help me out with this

 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. The top menu options of File, Edit, Object, View, Window, and Help are only available on macOS. For Windows operating system there is a Hamburger menu on the top left-hand side corner. For more information, you can refer to this similar discussion: https://community.adobe.com/t5/adobe-xd/top-menu-bar-with-options-file-edit-and-object-are-missing-i...

 

Regards

Rishabh

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New Here ,
Jun 03, 2020 Jun 03, 2020

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THIS PROGRAM IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO USE ON PC NOW. Adobe, seriously? Ever heard the phrase if it ain't broke then don't fix it? All of your programs have a very similar menu bar layout which makes jumping between the different programs seamless and intuitive. This is by far the worst UI change in any program I have ever seen. Did you guys even bother doing any user testing? I can understand you guys wanting to implement support for Windows UWP experience but to completely jump ship and only have that one layout is just ridiculous. Just because Microsoft has a silly idea (which I imagine will also cause them nothing but grief from their users) to remove the menu bar doesn't mean you guys should too. Hand on my heart if you ever thought about removing the menu bar from Photoshop or Illustrator I'd be canceling my subscription. 

 

Has anybody figured out where 'edit' and 'object' are? As I have no idea what is going on here. Your 1 place for everything hamburger menu is absolutely useless. Whoever's brain wave this was at Adobe should hang their head in shame. Please provide an option to revert back to a usable, normal, consistent layout. 

 

Thanks 

Barry

 

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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Well, oddly enough, the hamburger menu contains New Open, Save, etc., ONLY when you start a new design, or when you open something, being by double clicking on a XD file, link, or such.

 

So, to open a file on your computer, you first have to start a new design, just to access that elusive hamburger menu.

 

 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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it is the middle of 2020 and you still couldn't add the top menu bar???? shame

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New Here ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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You've wasted your time, XD became useless on WIN... In hamburger menu missed a lot of function. I was very excited to learn new software, now I'm very disappointed... looking for something better than this.

 

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2020 Aug 04, 2020

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So where is objects cant find that option omg

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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Office still has a top menu bar, in 2020.

Why should I have to click twice to access a menu item, when I could click once?

There is plenty of real-estate at the top that is not being used...

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2020 Aug 28, 2020

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i can't find the "edit, print, file, object, plugin..etc" in the burger menu

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 28, 2020 Aug 28, 2020

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Hi Olamide,

 

We apologize for the frustration. We had a discussion in past regarding this. I would request you to please check the correct answer to this post where Elaine has provided the details about the menu bar.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

 

 

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2020 Aug 30, 2020

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Five years and this STILL hasn't been fixed? Not all windows users are interested in getting fingerprints all over their screen to use basic features. 

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2020 Sep 09, 2020

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Neither the pen or touch are particularly accessible to those with physical impairments - I NEED a menu bar.

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New Here ,
Oct 04, 2020 Oct 04, 2020

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following microsoft for design ideas? That's rich! Wasn't it one of them who came up with comic sans.  Just saying. Microsoft has not shined brightly since their beginnings.  Most of Windows is awful built on awful.  Layers upon layers. adobe should just stick to their own thing

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New Here ,
Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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Is there any timeframe for Masking in Windows? The <Ctrl>+<Shift>+M doesn't work and it doesn't show up in the context window. I'm using [Windows] verison 33.1.12.4

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2020 Oct 07, 2020

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It's so sad to see Adobe ignoring the needs of windows users by hiding behind Windows UWP experience. It might be the future, but as of now, 2020 it is a no brainer that not all designers work from what Adobe considers the future unless they have an Apple product. I don't have the time to invest in software that is not user friendly to my operating system. This is another piece of software that has become an Adobe product that has become less than desirable because Adobe refuses to listen to users. Good luck Adobe. I will now, again find another software comapny to serve my design needs. I'm very sad to say this, because I use to be a champion for Adobe.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2020 Nov 22, 2020

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It's not sad,

I'd say it's pathetic.

They're introducing sh*ty features no-one cares about instead of actually looking at what really hurts people. I'm really thinking of switching to something else, pity it's the only alternative.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 27, 2020 Nov 27, 2020

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I agree this is terrible. It's just a no brainer function. It's so simple. They wasted more effort in doing a different menu than just doing similar to Apple's. I'm gonna have to try to switch to other programs.

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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Should be able to Add menu bar as option for those who like using it.

 

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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A toolbar would be so much more helpful. I am trying to create an inner shadow through masks. I would create a mask through "object-mask with shape". Without a toolbar this is effectively impossible. Forums posts say all functionality can be found through context menus. Okay.. well that does not help me. I have no option to create a mask, and no way to access it as this is the ONLY adobe software without a toolbar.

Design is communication and benefits from consistency. Id rather that consistency be with adobe programs than Microsoft programs.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 27, 2020 Nov 27, 2020

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Woaaahh. It's nearly the end of 2020 and still no simple toolbar for Windows? This is crazy.

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