How to Find Lost Elements

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When working on a big page, hiding and showing elements on desktop or mobile, or working with bright white panels, it’s easy to lose the element you’re working on. Luckily, there are a few ways you can find your lost elements again.

Show Element Outlines

If you’re working with transparent elements or elements the same colour as your page background, or you’ve lost your place on a large and complex page, switch on Element Outlines to turn on a pink border around every element on your page. This will not work for elements hidden in the current view.

  1. Click the Display button in the top toolbar.
  2. Switch Element Outlines to On.

Scroll into View

If you’ve hidden the element on desktop or mobile and can’t find it in the other view, firstly, go to the view in which it is visible.

  1. Click to select your element (remember you can turn on Element Outlines if it’s transparent or hard to see).
  2. Change to the view where your element is hidden, and you’ll see a message will display explaining why your element cannot be seen in this view. Switch back to the view where it is visible, and it will scroll into view.

Arranging Elements

Sometimes, small elements can get lost underneath more complicated ones, such as a panel with many contained elements. You can sort through these elements by arranging them from back to front.

  1. First, select the largest element you think might be covering the element you’ve lost.
  2. Click Send to Back. If the element goes too far, beyond the background for example, click Bring Forward once or as many times as you need.
  3. If you still can’t see your lost element, repeat these steps for the second largest element in the area or within the panel.