Before you Start
Who can use this feature
Supported on any team or plan
Anyone with can view access to a file can explore and move around the canvas
The canvas in Figma is the backdrop on which all of your frames, groups, and other layers live. It has a finite size of -65,000 through +65,000 on each axis.
By default, vectors are rendered as resolution-independent paths in the canvas though you can turn on Pixel Preview at 1x and 2x resolutions to enable pixel-precise editing for raster assets.
The default background color of the canvas is determined by your current theme: light or dark. While in light mode, newly created files default to a light-gray background color #F5F5F5. While in dark mode, they’ll default to an off-black color #1E1E1E. New pages determine their background color based on the current page’s background color, and don’t rely on your current theme.
Change a background color by de-selecting any layers and using the color picker from the Background section of the right sidebar.
If you like having rulers visible on your canvas, you can use the Shift + R shortcut to enable them. You can also use the search feature under the menu icon to search for rulers.