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  1. 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.

    17 votes

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  2. Add a calculator panel!

    A simple calculator panel to basic math. This would be great in ALL Adobe products, in fact.

    5 votes

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  3. Standardize Illustrator interfaces, tool boxes, panels AND shortcuts like CMD-H with indesign, photoshop !

    CMD-H should be HIDE ILLUSTRATOR -- it is so fricking annoying that this is not fixed yet. Really inefficient and time wasting that it is not. What is up w/ you guys -- especially the mac os x interfaces/panels/etc. Read up much on UX for macs? sheesh. this is a hateful (lack of) feature you have devised (or not employed). Ridiculous it is not fixed after all these versions since it once worked -- like the other adobe apps.

    7 votes

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

    6 votes

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  6. Adding more brushes to the touch workspace...

    I would like to be able to change my brush style while I'm working in the touch workspace. I can go into the essentials workspace and it reverts back to a simple brush when you change back to the touch workspace. It's extremely frustrating. Other programs can use other brushes and change layers, so it makes using Illustrator for drawing very difficult.

    25 votes

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  7. Photoshop & Illustrator - still no visual keyboard shortcut window???

    I just read that for its impending Fall update, After Effects CC 2017 is finally getting a visual keyboard shortcuts editor window like Premiere and Audition already have. Does anyone know whether Photoshop and Illustrator will be updated with this type of window as well? It would be so great to be able to make our own keyboard shortcuts in these programs the way we can in Premiere with an easily searchable visual keyboard window.

    10 votes

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  8. Resize ruler for Illustrator

    I know Illustrator has the 'For High PPI Displays . . .' option for higher scale factors but, that is reliant on the OS custom graphic scaling.

    1 - Either allow for custom/pre-set ruler size or
    2 - Make it like Photoshop.

    6 votes

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  9. Constraint needed for 'Transform Each' and 'Transform' effect dialogs

    Please add an option to constrain the horizontal and vertical values when scaling objects using 'Transform Each'.

    I almost always use 'Transform Each' to scale proportionally, and right now you have to manually set horizontal and vertical to the same value.

    97 votes

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  10. layer palette

    In a previous edition of Ai, when in the layers palette and having a layer with no content, the thumbnail square didn't have an outline. Now it has an outline and leads you to believe there is content there.

    Why did you change it? Leave it without an outline so you can delete it without the extra steps of looking for content you might not see (being white) or want to delete.

    I feel both Adobe and Apple make changes just to makes changes and justify someone's job. I really resent the accumulation of constant unnecessary changes and this is…

    3 votes

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  11. Easy portability of customization

    I really want easier customization portability in AI.
    Workspaces and Keyboard Shorts specifically.
    I'd love to be able to use any computer and just by signing into CC have these come along.
    And if not that at least a far more straight forward/intuitive method of moving them from one computer to another and from one version to the next.
    It literally takes me a half hour to set things up as I like if I have to do it from first principles (and longer for keyboard shortcuts — I usually don't even know what I have until I try and…

    2 votes

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  12. Customize Illustrator Menu

    You've added all sorts of stuff to Ai menu that I don't use.
    Let us remove Bridge, Stock icons, GPU from topmenu.

    I'd love to edit the left toolbar as well.

    Thanks,
    -e

    3 votes

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  13. A hotkey to make the Transform tool only transform fill patterns.

    When dragging with the selection or direct selection tools, or using the rotate, and scale tools to transform an object, you can hold down ~ to only transform its pattern fill. But the free transform tool doesn’t do this. Can we get it to do this?

    (As with the rotate, scale, and selection tools, holding down the other modifier keys whole holding down ~ should act as they normally do with the Transform tool.)

    There is a ‘transform pattern only’ option in the free transform panel’s menu, but that’s a lot of clicks far away from the thing you’re actively…

    9 votes

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  14. Assignable keyboard shortcuts for EVERYTHING.

    In the 'keyboard shortcuts' dialogue, I would like to have a section that contains the flyout menu items and buttons of every palette.

    Ideally this would be automatically populated when a palette is created, so that palettes created by 3rd-party plugins would be able to take advantage of this without a new version.

    Currently there is an 'other panels' section in the assignable menu commands that lets you assign keystrokes to ten seemingly-arbitrary palette menu items. I'd love to see a ton more choices there. No need for default shortcuts; this is a way for power users to pick exactly…

    82 votes

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  15. macOS Fullscreen

    Hi, please add macOS fullscreen support.

    11 votes

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  16. 'Tab' and 'Shift-Tab' to navigate when renaming Assets

    Issue:
    While renaming assets in the Asset palette there's currently no way to move to the next or previous asset using the keyboard. When there are a large number of assets this makes for a tedious process.

    Goal:
    Allow the renaming of multiple assets without having to use the mouse

    Suggested Solution:
    Utilize 'Tab' / 'Shift-Tab' keys to navigate to the next / previous assets, e.g. how renaming layers works in Photoshop.

    11 votes

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  17. Custom layer colors, layer 5 yellow is killing me

    Can i please change the default layer colors so that layer 5 is not always yellow? I set up files all day long and yellow on white is ******* the eyes, would love to be able to set a default layer color for the first 5 or six new layers. Thank you.

    66 votes

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the feedback. The color yellow has been removed altogether as a layer color, and has been replaced by Magenta color for Layer 5. This functionality is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.

    What’s new in 24.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback.

  18. Layer Panel Rename + tab

    This one is (or sounds) easy and would mimick Photoshop’s function :
    I need to be able to rename layers in a row without scripting, by simply typing tab to go to the next visible layer’s name.

    • it would really help with Character Animator's process.

    Step by step :

    I’m in the Layers panel.
    Those are badly named (layer 1, layer 2, layer 7…)
    I double click on the top layer (1) name to change it.
    I type « item A »
    Then i press Tab once.
    I’m now in the « layer 2 » name field, and all is…

    86 votes

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  19. Adobe Draw File Management

    I use Adobe Draw every day, and I keep all drawings for one project together in one file. There is no function to change the order that files or folders appear in the app, nor is there a search function, and and so if I am still working on a drawing I created yesterday in a folder that I opened 4 years ago, I have to visually search through hundreds of drawings every time I open the app or move back and forth through different projects.

    Pretty please, introduce either a 'sort by last opened' option, and/or a file/folder search…

    3 votes

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  20. on MAC version - make keyboard shortcuts work on other language inputs (i.e. HEBREW or ARABIC)

    on mac - keyboard shortcuts (i.e. T for text or I for Eyedroper) works only if the keyboard is set to ENGLISH input. if one switches to HEBREW or ARABIC he cannot use shortcuts.

    this problem is not an issue on PC. just in MAC. please adress it!

    3 votes

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