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  1. 맥 버전에서도 윈도우버전과 같은 단축키를 쓸 수 있게 부탁드립니다.

    윈도우 버전에서는 알트 키를 이용해 메뉴에 접근하고 주요 메뉴는 연속된 키 입력으로 접근이 가능합니다. 예를 들어 문자 전체 선택을 하기 위해서는 알트 sop를 누르면 됩니다. 이러한 방법이 맥 버전에서는 불가능해 너무 불편합니다. 동일한 방식으로 단축키를 사용할 수 있도록 업데이트 부탁드립니다.

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  2. Add nudge buttons to Pattern Options / Width and Height

    Add nudge buttons to Pattern Options / Width and Height

    It's inconvenient to type in vales to try/finetune.

    2 votes

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  3. Better ui for 'All Tools'

    The All Tools addition to the Tools had great potential, but the implementation is not intuitive imho.

    Why doesn't it allow to select the shown tools directly?

    Why not make a search box / let it react to the keyboard, so a tool can be selected fast, without having it to add to the Toolbox?

    E.g. a Spiral is needed once in a while, but is not necessary in the Toolbox.

    2 votes

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  4. Change behavior of scrolling out of bounds or overlapping panels

    When dragging an element to the page or screen edge, the scrolling rate goes from 10px/second to 1000 and you spend most of your time trying to figure out how to go back far enough but not too far. If you go too far, you scroll 1000px in the other direction. All while you are holding a bunch of important elements that you don't want to release. It's unnerving and makes no sense. Make the scroll rate consistent even when scrolling out of bounds. Either that or don't let us scroll further our of bounds than the width or height…

    2 votes

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  5. Put Tool Options in a Panel

    Put all Tool Options into a panel instead of a modal dialog. Stop interrupting workflow to get settings that could easily be encapsulated into a panel.

    Also, quit with the 50 different ways of asking the same thing. The blob tool, warp tool, any brush tool all use different ways of getting at the same setting:

    Brush Size, Brush Shape, Brush Angle, Brush Roundness, Intensity Pick the best one and stick with it in all the tool settings.

    2 votes

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  6. Open Library file

    It would be great if the initial Illustrator screen included an "open from Library" option. This may already be there but if it is, it was not obvious enough for me to find 😬. I often want to edit or open library assets and I think it would be great if I didn't have to create a new file in order to be able to open library items.

    4 votes

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  7. Try to Eliminate Modal Dialogs

    There are entirely too many Modal dialog boxes in Illustrator. It would be nice if there were none. Everything that currently pops up and steals focus (completely obscuring everything behind it) should be done in a "settings panel" that can be opened or closed as necessary.

    For example, there is nothing so urgent about the line tool that it should require a modal dialog box to open. If I want to configure the settings, they should appear in a panel called "settings" and I should be able to change them easily without having to stop everything, fill out the form,…

    3 votes

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  8. Allow eyedropper to ignore locked layers.

    Allowing the eyedropper to optionally ignore the contents of locked layers would be very useful. Having a locked layer with transparency above an active layer and trying to sample a line weight, only to sample the fill or other attributes of a transparent object that you're working "through" is very frustrating.

    3 votes

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  9. Absolute mode that always sets a fill a single click and stroke with the Alt+click/right click

    Setting a color for fill and stroke depends on what is 'active' in the toolbox. This is a relative mode mode and it's unique for Adobe apps (and their imitators/imitators).

    What about giving a direct way of setting fill/stroke, without remembering which is in focus now? somewhat like Corel Draw does?
    Give us an option to be able to set a fill with a single click, and a stroke with the Alt+click (and additionally bringing it to focus), or right click.

    6 votes

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  10. Add copy/apply choice to Offset Path

    Most of the time, when using the Object > Path > Offset Path tool, I need to replace the original path, rather than add an offset copy of it. Currently, this requires me to offset the path (often multiple at once) and then delete the existing paths.

    It would be much easier if Offset Path offered the same choice of "OK"(Apply and replace original path) and "Copy" as the transform tools.

    4 votes

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  11. Rotate artboard with all objects

    It's possible to rotate the artboard, but the objects are still on their old positions.
    I found the is a button to bind artboard and objects for MOVING the artboard together. Why does that not work for rotation?

    In the mean time I have written a small javascript to solve this: https://www.behance.net/gallery/125369255/Javascript-for-Illustrator-RotateArtboard

    I hope, we can use a rotation of an artboard with it's objects soon in AI.
    – Jens.

    3 votes

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  12. Arrow key operation for move view or and rotate view

    Move view (<h> key) and rotate view (<shift><H> key) should also be operable with the arrow keys when one of these keys is pressed. This is how it works when moving objects.
    This would be helpful for people with disabilities and users of graphics tablets, who can then place the keys on the graphics tablet keys.

    3 votes

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  13. Cloud file Versioning

    I know this would be a huge lift, but cloud file versioning would be great. Beyond the obvious workflow advantages, it could facilitate working with cloud documents offline and syncing later without risking clobbering what's in there or attempting any sort of complex and error-prone diffing process.

    1 vote

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  14. When preferences are changed by user, make them permanent so they do not revert back!

    What is the point to setting preferences in your application when the app will just default back to original settings when reopened?
    Make preferences permanent once set until user changes them.

    3 votes

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  15. Bring back menu highlighting feature in 'HELP' menu

    Please bring back menu highlighting feature for Illustrator and Photoshop! In previous versions, you could type a word in the HELP dropdown (i.e. "offset path in Ai"), and the menu where the item is located would drop down and highlight the item. This is very useful because designers sometimes remember the name of a feature, but not where it is located. Also for learning it is very useful.

    2 votes

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  16. An option to select only points in paths with a hotkey, lines are ignored

    In a sea of lines and points an option to select only points could be a solution for more speedy and accurately selecting what you want.

    Let's say I have a lot of lines next to some points you want to select, wouldn't it be cool to hold a hotkey and dragging across the screen even over the lines and just selecting the points you wanted, not the lines?

    Selecting only lines, not the points could also have benefits, although I havent had the need yet.

    1 vote

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  17. New file preset

    Add a button to add a preset or save presets, that would save in the right folder without have to navigate deep in Windows Explorer.

    I used to have it working on my PC, but because I tried to revert to a previous version of Illustrator, it is not working anymore and it's frustrating that I have to troubleshoot something that should be simple and easy because it help a LOT to speed up workflow.

    Please consider this feature!!

    1 vote

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  18. Select a stroke using its preview bounds

    Stroke is immune to a selection. To select an object with a bold stroke, you have to precisely click the actual edge of it or marquee through it.

    There is an option to make the bounding box include strokes, 'Use Preview Bounds', but it doesn’t affect this behaviour.

    It’d be nice to have a separate option that allows users to click anywhere on a stroke and select the object with it.

    10 votes

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  19. This might actually be useful in other products but have an "open frequent" as well as open recent, if you have to load a file alot

    I was thinking you could add hexadecimal count in file so only adding a byte of data but then what happens when you share files ect, I don't know if there is already a easy way already in the metadata you could implement it

    Now I know you can create libraries to sort of do what I'm saying or bridge.

    A couple of situations where it would be useful loading up logo for a frequent client or company you work for.

    If you have been working on a project with a few different files day and night for months, then…

    2 votes

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  20. It should be possible to insert default values manually. Eks : Stroke weight or default font by my own choosing

    It should be possible to insert default values manually. Eks : Stroke weight or default font by my own choosing. I would like a different font as default.

    2 votes

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