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  1. 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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  2. Better performance over networks by automatically copying files locally...

    We store all our files on a network drive. Now I know that illustrator performance improves if I copy the network files locally before opening them in illustrator, but this is a major pain because I have to copy them back afterwards and if there are linked assets involved it becomes too much having to verify that all the links are pointing to the correct location.

    It would be nice if AI had an option to do this copying automatically so that all non-local files that are opened are copied first into a temporary local directory and then saved back…

    3 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Lock objects but keep them editable

    Macromedia Freehand had a feature that let you lock an element (like a text block) so it would'n move, but you coudl still edit the content. That was an exelent feature that let you edit a text serval times with out moving it by error.

    2 votes

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  7. 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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  8. "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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  9. 「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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 2 votes

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  13. 3D Extrude & Bevel shouldn't have a depth and rotation by default

    I think it's annoying that every object that I want to apply a 3d effect to already has a 50 pt extrude depth and axis rotation by default + preview option checked.
    Sometimes it takes forever to render the preview for something I don't even want, but the preview is checked by default so it immidiatly starts rendering when I open the effect window.
    Would be great to open the Extrude & Bevel window with zeros in every field, saves a lot of time, especially when working with complex objects.

    2 votes

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  14. Illustrator 2021 Won't Open

    Every time I try to open AI/2021 the icon just bounced and the App Panel just hangs and nothing happens. I'm using a 2017 version of the 2013 desktop, with plenty of RAM, all my other apps work except this - any tips boffins?

    2 votes

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  15. Adobe Illustrator 2020 is often getting logout. It's frustrating!

    Adobe Illustrator 2020 is often getting logout. It's frustrating!

    2 votes

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  16. Little display problem with GPU enabled

    Hi, I bought an Imac 27" with 5K Retina display.

    I noticed that when I zoom some vector shape, the lines are not too clean. They seem like bitmapped. When I click Command+Y (show outlines) and I click it again, the lines appear clean. I uploaded a little video about my problem.

    I wrote in Adobe community, they suggested me to turn off GPU Performance. If i do that the images appears fine but Illustrator become too slow.

    So they recommended me to report my issue here.

    Thanks for your time.

    Alessandro

    2 votes

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  17. Illustrator 2020 tarda demasiado en cerrar los archivos

    Se tarda hasta 4 segundos en cerrar un archivo ya guardado, suelo abrir 10 archivos al mismo por mi trabajo y es insoportable esperar a que cierren sin poder hacer nada más, en Windows 10.

    2 votes

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  18. Keyboard shortcut for Asset Export

    Please allow an assignable keyboard shortcut for the action of dragging something to the asset export panel. Once dragged the focus should immediately change to the asset name.

    2 votes

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  19. AI & Indesign saving slow

    sbh@mifamed.com
    After recent update ai files & indesign files are still saving very slow. We are working from with Phone data or local network issue. Kindly give us fresh new updates so we can save files fast.

    2 votes

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  20. Power Efficiency

    Since I've moved to working remotely entirely, I've noticed how quickly using several Adobe programs burns through my laptop battery. I'm running a brand new 16" Macbook Pro with the latest MacOS Catalina version, and I'm lucky if I get an hour and a half of battery life while running InDesign and Illustrator at the same time. When I review what is using the most battery life, my Mac lists InDesign, Illustrator, and Core Sync as the main culprits.

    Now, I understand that these programs at times are fairly graphically intensive, but the battery life I'm getting is absymal, and…

    2 votes

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