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  1. Enable Full Speaker View on iOS

    The main reason I want to use Slides is to use my iPad to both *see* and control a presentation on a remote computer. As things stand, the remote control replaces the full “speaker view” on iOS. This isn’t what I need. As it requires one to turn around to watch the screen content, defeating the purpose of using Slides.

    My classrooms are equipped with a Windows PC plugged into a projector, not allowing for installation of any piece of software. I want to use that computer to project slides, controlled via an iPad, but I also want to see…

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    iPad users will now see the full speaker view, rather than the simplified mobile version of the page.

    Let us know if you run into any problems with this.

  2. Change transition effect per slide

    Add the posibility to define a transition effect for certain slides which overrides the global one.

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  3. Move slides

    Make it possible to drag and drop slides. To reorder the slides.

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  4. Link to another slide

    Provide ability to link to another slide instead of just a website. I'd love to use this format for a portfolio but don't want to make others have to scroll through to find what they want.

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  5. Custom HTML and custom Fonts

    I'd love the ability to add custom code, like for embedding an iFrame.
    Also, be able to use custom fonts, usually via services like Typekit, Google Fonts etc.

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  6. Don't darken background when the 'Slide background' menu is opened.

    https://gfycat.com/AnotherIllCirriped

    When I try to change the background colour I can't accurately see it until I close the menu. It darkens the slide and doesn't provide show the accurate colour.

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    Thanks for the feedback. We’ve changed how this works so that only part of the screen is darkened while applying a slide background. Hope that helps!

  7. Better iframe error messaging

    Improve error messaging when embedding iframes into a deck.

    Right now, if I embed an iframe that causes it to not load via setting a bad X-Frame-Options value it shows the same message if the iframe fails to load because of a mixed content error (e.g. trying to embed an HTTP page inside a frame on an HTTPS page)

    Would be great if I this could be improved. Spent 15 frustrating minutes messing about with X-Frame-Options before I realised it was mixed content and the message was too generic!

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    Thanks for reporting this Joe!

    We already had an error message in place for mixed content but it was being replaced by the X-Frame-Options message. We’ve changed it so that the mixed content error takes precedence.

    Let me know if you have any more comments on how that works.

  8. Hide sidebar in editor view

    On laptops with small screens the black sidebar takes up too much space. When editing large slides, the editable space is clipped and you can't access the entire slide because there is no way to scroll the editor or hide the sidebar. Please add a toggle to the top level and contextual options in the sidebar to hide them when editing slides.

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    Thanks for the suggestion! We decided to address the clipped workspace when editing large slides in a different way instead.

    As of today, the editor will automatically scale slide content down to fit any display size. That means no more clipping or unreachable content on small screens.

    Demo: https://twitter.com/slides/status/1015162515263770625

    We don’t have any plans for adding an option to hide the sidebar at this time but hopefully the above change solves the layout issue for you.

  9. Position the grid in front of the slide

    In the editor settings one you can check the "Grid" option which "displays a grid *behind* the slide to help aligning". It would be nice to have an option for positioning the grid *in front of* the slide because when I want to overlap several larger elements then the first one already covers the grid and since that part of the grid is not visible anymore it consequentially doesn't help aligning anymore (apart from snapping).

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  10. To fix the broken "zip" export

    "Creating ZIP" for several minutes, then back to "Download ZIP" without download.

    Same behaviour on various browsers and OS.

    Pro Plan.

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  11. Make Buttons and Text optional in Presentation mode - e.g. enabled full screen button, disabled share button and by author line

    Status quo: There are 3 styles to choose when embedding the iframe.
    1. Dark style with by author line, share and full screen button
    2. All the same but in Light
    3. Hidden. All Elements are hidden

    Why is it useful to make the elements (by author line, share and full screen button) optional?
    E.g. our use case is to embed the slides on our page as teaching material.
    Of course it's really useful for the students to make the slides bigger --> full screen, but as there is already our logo on our web page we don't want the…

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    Hey! We’ve added two new embed options that let you hide the byline and share button. Try generating your embed code again with both of those options turned on and you should only see the fullscreen button in the footer.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  12. Fragment on outlines (nested lists)

    Add the possibility to add fragments to the lines of an outline, ie a nested ordered or un ordered list. This already work at the first level of a list but doesn't work if you have a lists inside a lists inside a list...

    - first
    - first on first
    - second on first
    - second
    - first on second

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    We just released a major redesign of the fragment mode to address a few different issues:

    1. There’s a new sidebar where you can see all elements on the slide listed out. This lets you reach overlapping elements and enables you to create nested fragments (useful for nested bullet lists).

    2. As soon as there are two or more fragments, a new interface will appear that allows you to preview fragments without leaving the current view.

    3. There’s a new button for resetting all fragments.

    Let us know if you run into any issues or have any comments.

    Thanks!

  13. Speaker notes react to user agent

    Tried using the speaker notes in VR (High Fidelity), but a problem is that Slides.com seem to react to the user agent of the browser in a way that makes it difficult to use the speakernotes. If the user agent contains "mobile" it seems to default to the mobile, touch screen, setting even if the screen is large.

    If there was a way to override the mobile version by using some kind of string in the url (like "?not-mobile") it would be possible to use the notes even on devices that happens to for some reason send the mobile user…

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  14. Bug: Subscript and superscripts (sub/sup HTML tags) should make text smaller

    Using HTML editor on developer mode I add some sub and sup HTML tags, for example to add an exponent. The text is moved up/down but with the same font size. Maybe this Wikipedia text is helpful: "the superscript *is about 60% of the original characters*, raised by about 44% above the baseline".

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  15. Copy to clipboard from code snippets

    I show code snippets a lot, and it would be convenient for the audience to be able to have a copy-to-clipboard option. Yes, they can drag and select, but for larger code samples, that's awkward.

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  16. New drag and drop slide arrangement broke my edit workflow

    The new drag and drop feature for the slide arrangement is awesome, but it broke my editing workflow.

    I move between slides a lot during editing, so I used to press "esc" -> "arrow keys" -> "enter" to move from one slide to another. With the current version (Feb 2018) "enter" is not recognized anymore when opening the "slides overview" in edit mode.

    Works perfectly in presentation mode, btw.

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    Thanks for the feedback! We’ve revised the keyboard navigation so you should be able to use the arrow keys followed by Enter to jump between slides again.

  17. Add Twig to the list of languages for syntax highlighting

    Twig is a pretty popular template engine for PHP and it misses in the list of selectable languages in the code editor although highlight.js supports it: https://github.com/isagalaev/highlight.js/blob/master/src/languages/twig.js

    Would be great, having it on the list.

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  18. BUG: Objects move when entering text box

    Suppose there's an object (e.g., arrow) directly below a text box containing LaTeX math stuff, in such a way that:
    when entering the text box to edit the text, the formula expands to the original LaTeX source, taking up more text lines than the formula itself.

    The textbox is made larger (expanded downwards), and the object directly below it is pushed down. When leaving the text box, the LaTeX source is replaced by the much shorter formula, the textbox shrinks, but the object below it doesn't return to the original position.

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  19. code padding

    It would be nice if I could set padding for code blocks

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  20. Let fragments fade out partially to lead focus of observers

    I would like to let fragments on slides readable but losing some opacity when fading in the next fragment. So viewers follow my speed of speech, but may still see the last topic on that slide.

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    We’ve added two new fragment styles for this. The first option starts with the element visible and then fades it out 50%.

    The other starts with the element hidden, shows it when it is the current fragment, and then fades out 50% afterwards.

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