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  1. 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…

    3 votes

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  2. Copy parts from multiple layers into multiple layers

    I work with a lot of parts that I need to keep separated for output. A simple example is a complex, compound shape with 20 elements. I have 10 on a "cut" layer and 10 on a "print" layer. If I copy and paste them, I can only paste them into one layer. I might want them to go back into the same layers or into 2 new layers. I never want them in the same layer. I now have to go in and separate them all into the proper layers.

    This is important because the layers tell our output…

    5 votes

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    You can enable Paste Remembers Layers in the panel’s menu to make Illustrator remember layers your objects were copied from and insert them on layers with same name when pasted. If these layers don’t exist, Illustrator will create them. Be careful and disable it when not needed, if might make a mess when not needed. Also note that with this option enable everything copied from an isolation mode creates a separate 'Isolation mode' layer, which is stupid — vote here if you think this should be addressed: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/37935496-paste-remembers-layers-bug-with-isolation-mode
  3. Ability to customize menu bar commands (hide, as in Photoshop) and reorder

    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

    4 votes

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  4. 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…

    11 votes

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  5. 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…

    95 votes

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  6. macOS Fullscreen

    Hi, please add macOS fullscreen support.

    12 votes

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  7. '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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  8. 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.

    57 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Visual Keyboard Shortcut Editor, for mapping hotkeys, like Premiere and After Effects have

    I just saw YouTube videos of Adobe demonstrating the latest versions of Premiere Pro CC and After Effects at IBC 2017.

    Finally After Effects is getting its own mappable keyboard shortcuts like the one in Premiere Pro. But what about Illustrator and Photoshop?

    We Photoshop and Illustrator users definitely need this too!

    19 votes

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  12. Layers in Touch Interface

    The touch interface should have layers.

    94 votes

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  13. Asset Export - Ability to reorder asset list view and group items

    Asset Export - Ability to reorder asset list view:

    Love the asset export, but it'd be really useful to click/drag change the order of my asset list in Asset Export panel.

    It would also be great to have an option to group by art board. When I have a file of 20+ ad variants as their own individual artboard and want to export assets, it's a pain to keep track of things. It's also too bad that if I make a new asset later in the process, there's no way to group that asset next to the others in the…

    36 votes

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  14. Select same fill colour selects text with same fill colour too. Tricky I know

    When I hit select same colour and there is any live text box with multiple colours in it it does not select the text. Would be really handy if it did.

    3 votes

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  15. Proportional Grid like After Effects

    Make the standard grid setting in preference allow specification of height AND width. After Effects has a similar feature. Just tried to set up a proportional grid using Make Guides and illustrator almost crashed. Sometimes I don't want the Grid to be square.

    9 votes

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  16. Duplicate Layers with sequential numbering rather than "copy"

    When you duplicate a layer it would be much better if, rather than the XXXX copy suffix the duplicate layer was numbered. And preferably numbered XXX_0001 (or a format one could specify in the Preferences). This would make working with layers much much easier - especially when working with After Effects.

    16 votes

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  17. Allow more math operations than one and support fractions input

    It's handy when in Illustrator you have units set to picas and you input pixels just by adding the px, but not so handy when you need to add a fraction and because you don't know you have to calculate the value first, instead of for example typing 1+9/16 and not 1.5625.
    Other example is when you're setting guides or dividing grids: you need to break a space in x times or create a pattern.
    CorelDraw has it and saves a huge chunk of time.

    20 votes

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  18. Quick Apply in Illustrator (and all major Adobe apps)

    There’s a neat and extremely useful feature in InDesign called Quick Apply (and I wonder why is it only there). It’s a quick and convenient way to find, select and perform any desired action whose name I know but am unable to find (within myriad of menus and submenus of panel options). Please add the same feature to all major apps.

    12 votes

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  19. The ability to increase the text size of any menu, panel or dock item. Some of us are going blind.

    Give users more flexibility with the program interface please. This will help a lot of people with eye strain.

    19 votes

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  20. 最近使用したものの一覧にファイルパスを表示する

    最近使用したもの一覧はインターフェースとして便利ですが、同一ファイル名を使用したりするケースでは判別がつかず、ファイル管理上、危険が伴うので、ファイルパスを表示するなど、どこかにユニーク情報を入れてほしい。

    2 votes

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