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Grid

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Use the grid to align your widgets to the nearest pixel. Change the size of the grid's squares to the right number of pixels for your project.

Next: Read about changing the view settings and managing the Fluid UI camera controls to speed up your workflow.

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Snapping

fluid ui snapping controls

Find the controls for snapping and grid in view settings accessible from the page menu.

Widget groups in Fluid UI

Selecting multiple widgets

  • Start dragging on the page frame (the dark grey area around the selected page) or on an area that does not already contain a widget other than the background.

  • All widgets that are contained in the blue box after dragging will be selected.

  • You can now align, copy, paste and group everything inside the selection.

Creating groups

  • Use the group icon to group or ungroup selections of widgets.

  • The group/ungroup icon will become available once you have selected more than one widget.

  • Groups will be clearly indicated by a border when selected.

  • In order to edit widgets in a group, they must be ungrouped first.

Handy keyboard shortcuts for grouping and selecting

  • Ctrl + A (Cmd + A) will select all the widgets on the focused page.
  • Holding down Ctrl (Cmd) while clicking on a widget will add or remove that widget from your selection.
  • Cut = control + X
  • Copy = control + C
  • Paste = control + V
  • Delete = control + delete
  • Clone/duplicate = control + D

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Symbols will speed up your design process for every project.

  • Reusable designs are stored in your symbol library.
  • Save whole screens and use them in other projects.
  • Save your customised widgets and cards ready for quick access when you need to mock up a similar project.
  • To delete a symbol, drag it to the red trash bin in the bottom right of the screen.

Saved symbol library in Fluid UI Tip: You can access all of your saved symbols from any project.

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Select any widget or widget group and use the arrows to send them to front or back.

  • Send to Front - places the selected widget behind all others on the page.

  • Send to Back - places the selected widget in front of all others on the page.

  • Send Backwards - moves a widget behind the previous widget.

  • Send Forwards - moves a widget in front of the one above.

You can change the transparency of widgets to get some cool effects.