Beta Latest version: 51 (57255) - Released
21 June, 2018
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New in Sketch 51 Library Styles Text Styles and Layer Styles defined in Libraries are now available in all documents, just like Symbols are. Headers & Footers Prototypes can now include fixed elements such as headers and footers that will stay above the rest of the content as you scroll. Arrows We’ve significantly improved the appearance of arrows and other markers on paths. Enhancements Improved performance when working with shadows in complex documents Text layers will highlight on their baseline, rather than their contents in the Canvas when hovered Improved error readability in the Sketch Cloud preferences Improved behaviour of Sketch Cloud popover in the event of an upload failure Improved baseline alignment for font previews in the Typeface popover You can now apply math operations to multiple selected items in the Inspector Improved performance when expanding or collapsing large groups in the Layer List Sketch now checks for updates to Shared Libraries more often Sketch plugins will be temporarily disabled when relaunching if the app had quit unexpectedly Improved performance for large documents with many linked prototypes There is now a URL protocol for adding Sketch Libraries backed by RSS feeds to Sketch Improved the speed when dragging Artboards that contain Symbols with many overrides Improved performance for layers using background blurs Increased performance when drawing small portions of large images Improved snapping when adjusting the Rotate tool’s pivot point Improved handling of overrides on rotated text layers inside a Symbol Improved performance for certain documents containing many nested Symbol overrides Text alignment is now also remembered in the default text style Text transformation options can now also be found under the Text menu item Sketch now properly accounts for vertical alignment when changing text layer width from fixed to auto, and when editing rotated and flipped text layers Holding the Shift key when dragging vector points will now snap to adjacent points Fixed a bug where the preview for certain Text Styles wouldn’t be displayed properly in the Inspector The thickness of a line will be taken into account when distributing horizontally or vertically with other layers Improved the path readability for Symbols and Shared Styles in the Inspector Holding the Shift or Option keys when clicking and dragging a label to change a value in the Inspector will adjust its value in increments of 10, or 0.1 respectively The Magic Wand selection tool has now been removed Improved the look of all the cursors inside the app Improved behaviour when rotating layers, including fixing a bug where rotating a shape inside a flipped group would rotate it in the wrong direction Improved the look of multiple export previews in the Inspector Bug Fixes
Fixed a bug where you couldn’t Union two small shapes properly if they contained overlapping curves Fixed a rare bug where prototypes would not play back as expected on Sketch Cloud Fixed a bug where copying and pasting text from Sketch to Keynote would offset and clip the text vertically Fixed a bug where pasting icon fonts into Sketch could give the wrong result Fixed a bug where the incorrect cursor would be shown after rotating a layer Fixed a bug where the Inspector wouldn’t immediately reflect changes made to a slice’s arrangement in the Layer List Fixed a bug where resizing a text layer would not adjust its contents within Fixed a bug where the Color Picker wasn’t scrollable when adjusting Artboard background colors Fixed a bug where rotating an object via the Inspector while the Rotate tool was active would always rotate the object around its center rather than the specified anchor point Fixed a bug where you couldn’t change the color of a range of text when using the Color Picker Fixed a bug where the Inspector preview for an exportable layer wouldn’t update when Control-clicked Fixed a bug where entering a negative value in the Inspector would subtract that value rather than applying it as a new one Fixed a bug where rotated layers could end up on the X/Y value of
Fixed a bug where emoji in layer names could be cut in half 😱 Fixed a bug where certain nested overrides would be reset when applying Library updates Fixed a bug where applying updates to Symbols from complex libraries would take too long Fixed a bug where Library Updates would not be applied instantly in some complex documents Fixed a bug with Sketch Mirror that could cause Sketch to freeze when editing Artboards in certain documents Fixed a bug where the rulers would not update when a layer was moved via the Inspector Single page PDF files imported to Sketch are no longer placed in their own Artboard Fixed a bug where a remote Library would incorrectly show an available update in some cases Fixed various bugs that could cause shadows to appear as if they were clipped Fixed a bug where rotated images could appear pixelated Fixed a bug where a blur applied to a layer could appear clipped Fixed a bug where text layers could be repositioned when changing their alignment Fixed a bug where removing a Shared Style while editing its name would rename an adjacent Style Fixed a bug where one couldn’t draw shapes on fractional pixels because of overly aggressive snapping Fixed a bug where some layers would not snap to other layers correctly when inserted Fixed a bug where measurements on the Canvas would appear flipped when moving objects within flipped groups Fixed a bug where shadows applied to vertically aligned text layers with fixed widths could appear to be clipped Fixed a bug where text underlines wouldn’t be displayed in some cases Fixed a bug where a text layer could become a Fixed width when switching between the Width and Height text fields Fixed a bug where inserting points with the Shift key held on rotated shapes would behave unpredictably Fixed a bug where the vector editor’s path preview would not update when nudging vector points Fixed a bug where holding the Shift key when adding a new point in the vector editor wouldn’t behave as expected Fixed a bug where holding a tool’s shortcut for too long wouldn’t do anything Fixed a bug where distance measurements were shown between selected layers and hidden smart guides Fixed a bug where duplicated rotated layers could end up being offset unexpectedly Fixed a bug where resizing a line to a negative size would lead to unexpected behaviour Fixed a bug where View › Center Selection wouldn’t work when the Inspector had focus Fixed a bug where the Scissors tool would not work for small path segments when zoomed in Fixed a bug where the Touch Bar wouldn’t reflect adjusted rotation values Fixed a rare bug where Sketch could crash when changing a shared layer style Fixed a rare crash that could occur when showing Text Style menus Fixed a bug where a group’s bounds wouldn’t update when undoing a resize of a layer within Fixed a bug where layers wouldn’t highlight correctly when hovering over them with the Slice tool to insert a slice around those layers Fixed a bug where images could appear blurry after adjusting the zoom level to 100% Fixed a bug where the wrong cursor would be displayed when hovering over a selection handle on a rotated layer Fixed a bug where Artboard background colors wouldn’t be exported to SVG Fixed a bug where rotated objects could shift unexpectedly when being tiled in a grid Fixed a bug where resizing multiple rotated layers would undo the rotation