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  1. zoom in/out percentage scroll bar

    Please add zoom in/out percentage scroll bar back to navigator . Illustrator 6 has it and both Photoshop 6 and cloud have it.

    3 votes

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  2. Ability to Designate Target Folder for Scratch Disk

    At the moment, the user can only specify a target drive which provides limited control. I have a specific 'cache' folder on one of my drives which I use for other programs and I'd like to be able to point Illustrator to this folder as well. If applications don't let the user designate a specific folder, you end up with dozens of cache folders springing up all over the place. In today's data heavy world, keeping things organised is more crucial than ever.

    3 votes

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  3. Develop an even better tool for illustrator like Zeplin

    Can't you develop a tool like Zeplin or Sketch Measure for illustrators? For a long-term support illustrator users feel very disappointed!

    3 votes

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  4. Illustrator CC often crash if GPU Performance is enabled on Macbook Pro Touch Bar 2016

    Actually, turn it off will solve the issue, but sluggish zoom in/out.

    3 votes

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  5. Ability to Set Scratch Disks on Startup

    Our users need to change their Scratch Disk settings from the default Startup to a different drive in order for Illustrator to work correctly in our environment. This is more problematic now since our Mac Pro's have small SSDs. The fact that users have to launch Illustrator, navigate to preferences, change this setting, and then relaunch Illustrator before the Scratch Disk settings take effect is irritating. Unfortunately, in our environment this setting does not stick, so every time our users log in to a different computer they need to make this change.

    Please add a feature, similar to Photoshop's OPT…

    3 votes

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  6. I would really like a drop down menu to pick which graphics card I want to use

    I would really like to be able to pick which graphics card I want to use in a drop down instead of illustrator automatically picking. Even though my 1080ti is the primary in my bios, illustrator insists on using the 780ti and I have no way of changing it without disabling my 780 all together. There needs to be a simpler way to change this

    3 votes

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  7. Adobe Please Update Image Trace

    Totally understand the business aspects of focusing on tools which have the most users. However Image Trace appears stuck in a time warp, and not moving forward. May be stretching but with the AI, ML tools Image Trace should be far more capable than the current form. The inability to distinguish lines in an image is of concern. You should be able to draw more interest to take raster drawings to the next level with Illustrator. Has been almost 24 years when this was released. Definitely time to take to the next level.

    2 votes

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  8. Pattern Editing Mode - Add options copies 1x2 2x1 and 2x2 - Disable Thumbnail - Performance Enhancements

    For more complicated patterns, 3x3 is too many copies to at least visualize how something tiles. If it's a brick, 1x2 or 2x1 would even be helpful, but at least 2x2 so you can see all seams.

    Please create an option to disable the preview thumbnail in pattern editing mode. The thumbnail redraws for every edit, so more complicated patterns not only have to redraw on screen, but also create a miniature version. Hopefully those previews are images but if not, may be causing further issues when scaling down vectors.

    Would it be possible to make a draft quality preview…

    2 votes

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  9. Render performance problem with missing links

    If you have a document with missing links then Illustrator show proxy images instead of originals. But when I want to work similar files then display performance is bad. Pan, zoom very very slow.

    I am working with Macbook Pro M1 Pro, Adobe Illustrator Version 27, 28 or 29. View using CPU or GPU same results.

    2 votes

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  10. Animated Zoom for Mouse wheel

    Please add the Animated Zoom function for the mouse wheel, now this can only be done using the "Z" key and the mouse movement. It is very inconvenient to scroll using alt + mouse wheel when the percentage of increase jumps from 66% to 100% in one turn of the mouse wheel. The trackpad on the macbook zooms very well, but it is not convenient to use. Add a switch to the "General" settings next to the scroll wheel " Use Animated Zoom to scroll with the mouse.

    2 votes

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  11. 3D and Materials raytracing: Support GPU rendering

    When enabling raytracing for the 3D and Materials effect, use the GPU to render instead of the CPU.

    2 votes

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  12. Shift + click on menu items (File, Edit, Object, etc) w/o closing menu after click

    Whenever I use the menu items (File, Edit, Object, Text, Select, Effects, View, etc) sometimes you go into a submenu, and select one option, e.g:
    1. Go to View Menu
    2. Select Perspective Grid sub-menu
    3. Select Hide guides
    4. Go to View Menu (again)
    5. Select the Perspective Grid sub-menu (again)
    6. Find and click my option (eg. "Snap to guides")

    Now if I could for example "shift+click" to keep the menus open after the click:
    1. Go to View Menu
    2. Select Perspective Grid sub-menu
    3. Shift+click "hide guides"
    4. Click "snap to grid" (without shift when I…

    2 votes

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  13. Adding gizmo feature in the 3d options

    It would be nice if the scale, move, rotate gizmo would be added as an option. As we have in dimension. I found that it is more user friendly than the existing panel.

    2 votes

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  14. A few requests for accessibility.

    A few requests for accessibility.

    As we know, Adobe market themselves as the premier in editing software - the best of the best.

    This is simply untrue. Illustrator is such a difficult program to access and this leads to more people being unable to use it.

    Firstly, the custom brushes are nearly impossible to make as a pattern brush if you don’t want a ridiculous amount of tiling. How about instead of making it tile in a grid, you give the option to have it only tile vertically or horizontally? This would help people who are on fashion and architecture…

    2 votes

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  15. "Multiple Record Layout" data merge feature.

    I love the "Multiple Record Layout" data merge feature in InDesign. However my merged documents are often opened in Illustrator by the end user to make changes. Currently my client wants a full vector file for laser cutting shapes with custom etched names. They do not translate well with strokes becoming their own object and lines of text disconnecting. The idea to data merge 200+ names in IN makes perfect sense, but in this case the client asked they be done in AI and each name and custom info needs to be brought in by hand manually one name at…

    2 votes

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  16. 「カンバスを左右/上下に反転」機能の追加も希望します。

    1.説明
    今回のベータ版ではビュー回転機能がつきとても嬉しいです。可能ならPhotoshop同様に「カンバスを左右/上下に反転」機能の追加も希望します。

    1. 機能のメリット 鉛筆ツールとペンタブレットでフリーハンドでベジェを描く際に反転機能があることで手首のスナップを活かしやすい向きで描画ができ、ストロークを活かしてより良いイラストが描けます。
    2 votes

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  17. Preference setting for a common "root" folder for add-on files

    It would be great if the Illustrator Preferences had a way to specify a central root folder for the location of (and default save location) for add-ons, such as Brushes, Graphic styles, Swatches Templates, and others. (Similar to the existing "Additional Plug-ins Folder" setting).

    Illustrator currently seems to have very scatterbrained way of handling files, which I am sure there is some history or reason for, depending on the team that happened to develop that section of code.

    Examples:

    If you save Brush, Symbol, Graphic Styles, ..., libraries, when it defaults to want to save under a long winding path,…

    2 votes

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  18. Implement a "quit function" command

    Often there is no way to quit an intense function that is taking too long to complete. One needs to quit the entire program in order to get it to stop. Why isn't there a "quit function" command that immediately overides all other processes and stops the function that is not working?

    2 votes

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  19. Can we please have a drop down menu for different measurement entities on the control bar next to transform values of Height and width?

    Can we please have a drop down menu for different measurement entities on the control bar next to transform values of Height and width rather than having to enable ruler and click on the ruler to change measurement units?

    2 votes

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  20. 2 votes

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