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  1. Illustrator 2020 (version 24.0.3) for MACOS

    Now Illustrator 2020 (version 24.0.3) doesn't use Apple Metal API. they just use OPENGL that means gpu performance are slower. why aren't they use Metal API? it's not faster than open gl api? It's very shame that they aren't using a metal api.

    smooth. it's smooth because they are not using a apple ui framework. if they use apple ui framework it will run smooth and faster.

    8 votes

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  2. Purge clipboard

    It would be good to have "Purge clipboard" command in order to prevent lagging after copying/cutting large amounts of data. Currently the best way is to draw a simple shape and cut that to the clipboard, which feels very dumb but does the job.
    Or just somehow solve the lagging when the user has data on the clipboard :)

    8 votes

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  3. Zoom in Option doesnt work through touch pad

    Hello Team,

    I use microsoft surface book 2 for designing and to zoom in and out from touchpad, i need to hold Alt key and zoom in/out. Please let me know, of there is a option to get rid of alt key and directly use pinch option in touchpad to zoom in/out.

    Regards,
    Harsha.S

    7 votes

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  4. Option to have Anchor and/or Control Points always visible in Preview and/or Outline modes

    Sometimes it would be nice to see the anchor points of other objects, when drawing a new object. It would be nice if you could add an option to the outline mode that would not only show all lines but also every anchor point, no matter if the a path is selected or not.

    7 votes

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  5. Connect/weld/glue points to another point/path

    It whould help a lot if we can weld three or more ponits on illustrator and if a path can be welded on the middle of another line

    6 votes

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  6. Enable Content Aware Defaults is an All or Nothing option

    Checking the Enable Content Aware Defaults option in Preferences controls 3 features: Crop Image, Puppet Warp and Freeform Gradient. It would be nice to be able to turn them on/off individually. Now it is all or nothing.

    6 votes

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  7. Less bugs, better perfomance, less bloat: bring back your a team on Illustrator!

    On the general course of Adobe (and especially Illustrator and XD)
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    - I've been defending Illustrator as a viable alternative to Sketch for screen design for years now within my team. But I am about to give up. Bugs and slow performance make it border unusable and make me look bad!
    - Please put your A-team back on Illustrator (and give it the XD engine) OR move faster with XD (probably the wiser option).
    - On XD: fantastic vector engine, but you guys are getting your *** kicked by Invision Studio (state-to-state hifi prototyping) and Figma (collaboration).

    Step it…

    6 votes

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  8. Clean, uncluttered interface

    How about designing a user-friendly, intuitive vector app with a clean, uncluttered interface? You know, like Freehand used to be!

    6 votes

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  9. There should be a way to Unlock All items in opacity masks

    Stock agencies reject artworks if they have locked items in their opacity masks.
    It means that these agencies probably have automated solutions to check for issues like that... meanwhile, Illustrator, the leading software to create vector artwork, has none.
    The workaround would be to check each potential object manually, or use scripts that still have no chance to fully check the problem because of certain limitations.

    Basically we need a strong Preflight tools. There are some (like Vector Inspector Pro), but a native one could be faster and more efficient, if done correctly.

    5 votes

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  10. Illustrator CC 2019 after updating software says it ran out of memory

    New version of Illustrator CC 2019 installed, but the software keeps crashing and says not enough RAM to open file or work on the file. But my MAC has enough RAM. ??
    How can this be fixed?

    5 votes

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  11. Assets Export - Good but could be better

    The assets exporter is a good idea but:
    1 - As name it takes the top-layer/group name. I have everything sorted in groups and what I need is in the 3rd level, thats the name and the layers I want to export as an assets, but is imposible right now.

    2- Why it works only dragging from the canvas? It would be SO good if we could drag them from the Layer tab, more handy.

    3- Why the asset preview hide if you hide the layer/group? Makes no sense and makes it more confusing.

    Those are so common sense things,…

    5 votes

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  12. presentation screen mode

    Add presentation screen mode, similar to Indesgin

    5 votes

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  13. Alt + Cancel Button will Reset to Default Settings

    Click Alt + Cancel button will Reset settings to their defaults - specifically in "Transform Each" command ,I use this Command on a regular Basis where it has many Fields to be set to their default every time.

    5 votes

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  14. Add hotkey (key command) option for panel flyout menus

    There are a number of (small) requests for specific items in flyout menus — I’d like to consolidate that, here, into a GENERAL request in the hopes that it will get a larger response. You may not care if Cmd-J (Ctr-J for PC folks) will duplicate a layer as in Photoshop, but maybe you want to be able to create a new swatch with the key press of your choice.

    Hotkey users of the world, unite!

    4 votes

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  15. Resize Images Shortcut

    When resizing images or objects, there should be a way to constantly have things stay proportionate without having to hold down shift the entire time. I would suggest the caps lock key since it carries the same function when typing out letters.

    4 votes

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  16. Please add support for AMD Radeon Pro 5700

    I have a new iMac 27" 2020 and just learned, to my disappointment, that my graphics card is not supported. I have an AMD Radeon Pro 5700, I think the standard for the new iMac is a Radeon Pro 5500 XT (which is also not supported).
    This causes Illustrator to crash at least once or twice a day with a GPU Error report and it then automatically deactivates GPU Performance, which makes Illustrator super slow and laggy.
    I know the iMac 2020 is very new, but since more people will be getting it over time it seems reasonable to support…

    4 votes

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  17. NO consistency between products

    In Illustrator zoom is with "cmd+scroll" while in most other products/programs (e.g. Acrobat reader) the combination is "ctrl+scroll". This would be nice if it would be consistent in all products!

    4 votes

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  18. Lagg, slowdown and crashing.

    Illustrator starts lagging all the time on my a brand new, fully upgraded MacBook Pro. It also crashes almost every day. It's embarrassing that Adobe are charging for a software that barely works. Especially when competitors like Figma is free and also feels like 10 years ahead overall. Solve this or I will end my subscription for good.

    /Arvid Johansson

    4 votes

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  19. Please optimize the performance of illustrator as whole, panning & zooming on macOS.

    Adobe UI experience is like you are remotely connect to a computer and using illustrator on it. Frustrating...

    4 votes

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  20. Add a plugin manager on start up

    A simple plugin Manager on start up would be helpful. Maybe hold down the Space bar on Startup that gives you an option to enable or disable, any third party or memory hungry plugins.

    4 votes

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