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  1. Change values with scrubbing sliders

    It would be great if, as Photoshop, we can just click and drag on the text dialogs to quickly “scrub” values.

    39 votes

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  2. Make Animated zoom and Scrubby zoom as two different settings, as in Photoshop

    I love the GPU animated zoom when scrubbing/dragging the canvas.
    BUT no that it starts zooming automatically when the mouse is pressed down less than a second.
    It’s extremely annoying.

    In Photoshop when you deactivate the Animated Zoom you can still scrub/drag the GPU zoom.

    If you deactivate the Animated Zoom in Illustrator you can only do the classic stepped zoom, but not drag to have the animated zoom.

    Can you add the feature to make it so that you can disable the automatic Animated Zoom but still keep the animated scrub/drag zoom please, just like in Photoshop.

    3 votes

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  3. [View / Outline] low-contrast mode

    Hi,

    It would be really helpful for those of us working in low-light environments to have an inverted/low-contrast option for the 'Outline' view.

    As it is, working on an all-white screen is very fatiguing. Having a simple switch to change the display from light to dark would be a welcomed QoL improvement.

    I've attached two images showing how I see this implemented.

    When "invert" is active I'd prefer the background not be pure-black but a dark shade of grey (shown as #1E1E1E here).

    Another option could be to make the alternate mode adaptive, where the color scheme matches the users…

    19 votes

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  4. In the new properties, have the overflow menu at the top opposite the panel name.

    Feels odd seeing the overflow menu at the bottom, where it almost looks like it's part of the panel above it. Also, by placing it at the top of each panel, this could have space.

    1 vote

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  5. Highlight the layer that is selected on the artboard

    When selecting an object, it's extremely hard to find the layer. Can the layer be auto selected/highlighted when selecting an object?

    3 votes

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  6. Allow tool bar to be fixed horizontally on either top or bottom

    Now that the properties has been finally set in the right panel, I love it! This allows me to have the layers set in the left panel. Next step, It would be nice to have the ability to set the tool bar above or below horizontally.

    16 votes

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  7. Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

    I am new to CC 2017 however I am getting a very annoying error message each time I open the CC up.
    The heading is: Assertion Failed!
    I have attached a screen grab for your attention.
    Look forward to hearing from you!

    2 votes

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  8. Add more options to preferences

    Every time you guys change something on these programs it seems to affect me. Most of the time it is not in a good way. I believe this could be solved by allowing the user more options in preferences to turn on and off these options.
    For instance.
    You changed the way the the zoom in and zoom out works. It used to be it would just zoom out directly from where you are but now it zooms out from the object selected which is very annoying.
    I'm sure that works for some people but if it was a preference…

    4 votes

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  9. Dedicted buttons for: Undo - Delete - Redo.

    Dedicted buttons for Undo /Delete /Redo. either at the top or on a floating toolbar. I'm sick of having to go to the keyboard or:
    Edit > Undo
    Edit > Clear
    Edit > Redo
    Sure I could use keyboard shortcuts- but I don't want to.
    Virtually every other program has these buttons.
    it cannot be hard to add them, even if only in that new properties panel.
    You have to assume its bloody mindedness on Adobes part, continuing not have this basic feature and thinking everyone gets a thrill out of Command Z

    30 votes

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  10. Right-click Contextual menu with Layers panel (same as in Photoshop)

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Illustrator had a similar contextual menu as in Photoshop?

    It would be much easier to e.g. duplicate a layer, using right-click, than via tiny-hard-to-point-at hamburger menu at the layer palette.

    Please…

    32 votes

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  11. Can you fix this?

    Hi,

    I have this problem, I don't know whether this is a bug, but I really need you to fix this or is there any solution for this.

    Some how there's ripped effect on my artworks but when publish it looks fine, only during editing.

    Thanks,

    1 vote

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  12. Prevent illustrator from selecting an object by clicking on its shadow

    Currently Illustrator will select an object if you click on its shadow. It's quite annoying wanting to select an object affected by another object's shadow, and ending up selecting the object casting the shadow instead.

    142 votes

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  13. Paste Remembers Layers: Keyboard Shortcut and Visual Indicator

    I would like to see a toggle option for "Paste Remembers Layers" I switch frequently between having it on and off and it would be nice to have a visual cue - and toggle button - to facilitate easier working between modes.

    12 votes

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  14. Let me turn off the obnoxious alternate glyphs popups

    Because experienced users hate popups popping up all over their work!

    154 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  15. Select inside marquee window

    Create a toggle-able feature like the one found in many CAD programs:
    Select ONLY the objects ENTIRELY inside the selection window marquee via the following methods:
    1. hold Shift+drag
    2. Dragging left-to-right enables "select inside", dragging right-to-left enables "select touching" (as per most CAD programs)

    81 votes

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    Excited to share that the requested functionality is now available in the public builds starting from V 28.3.0.

    WIth the new Enclosed Mode, you can now select ONLY those objects which are completely INSIDE the marquee. 

    To activate the Enclosed Mode, just press 'E' ONCE after you start doing the marquee with the Normal Selection Tool or Group Selection tool. 


    Please note that, 

    1. The button E acts as a toggle, which means you just have to press E once, to get into or out of the enclosed mode.

    2. You have to press E only after doing the marquee, pressing E in empty canvas will invoke the Free Transform tool or the tool the shortcut 'E' is assigned to.


    We made a lot of effort in building this capability, so please try it out and let us what you all think!

  16. Highlighted cursor markers on rulers

    I would love to see an option to enable a highlighted cursor marker on the ruler. To explain what I mean by cursor marker, I mean the small, light gray line that follows where your cursor is along the x and y ruler. This light gray line is very hard to distinguish its exact position against the background ruler markers, since there is literally no contrast between them. I would love to see an option to change it to any of the system swatches.

    2 votes

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  17. Color themes scroll bar

    The Color Themes panel in Illustrator does not have a scroll bar. I am using a Wacom tablet, but the Color Themes panel does not scroll even when I have assigned the function "scroll" to its scroll bar. I can scroll in other applications, both Adobe and others, so it doesn't seem like the fault of the tablet or tablet driver. The fact that there is no scroll bar in the default UI so it can be used with any input device is a glaring oversight. The panel is nearly useless without one.

    1 vote

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  18. Customizable zoom levels for mouse wheel zoom

    The current mouse wheel zoom (ALT + wheel) only navigates between zoom presets, making it incredibly difficult to use since the scale factor only doubles/halves most of the time. This is especially true when using touch mouse wheels (e.g., Microsoft surface mouse).

    A setting that switches between this mode and a finer grain zoom (e.g., +/- 10% of current, possibly user-preference defined) would make this much more useful.

    20 votes

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  19. Keep items selectioned/highlighted visually apparent for efficient editing/manipulating

    In CC2017 the element(s) highlighted do not remain “visually” highlighted, nor do the guides. I can highlight several thing — text, boxes, guide — and I want to be able to see what is highlighted and move them with my arrow keys. It’s very disconcerting to use the direct selection tool, click on something (highlight it) and when I ,move away from that item it no longer looks visually highlighted. When I am working on complex charts/graphs/figures I need to be able to see everything I highlighted/selected as I am moving or editing them.

    1 vote

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  20. Make a quick-key or toggle for “Scale stokes & Effects “

    I find myself diving into Preferences to toggle this setting on & off many, many times. I’d love to be able to toggle it with a keystroke.

    Thank you.

    8 votes

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