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  1. Artboards panel showing how many artboards are there in total

    Artboards panel showing how many artboards are there in total, simply have the artboards total in the bottom left hand corner, currently you have to scroll down or click goto end/last to see how many artboards.

    2 votes

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  2. Voice Over Accessibility UX - When the cursor hovers over Tool Tips and Labels etc, speak the text.

    Voice Over Accessibility UX - When the cursor hovers over Tool Tips and Labels etc, speak the text. This is a basic web accessibility feature not included in CC suite. I have used the Adobe software for more than 20 years but with macular degeneration it is difficult for me to read small texts. Tell your colleagues at PhotoShop and InDesign about this.

    3 votes

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  3. Easify Image Trace workflow

    Image Trace is quite confusing, since it needs two parts that are in completely different menu's.
    My solution:

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    Automatically open the Image Trace panel when Object/Image Trace/Make is chosen.

    2
    Add an 'Expand' button to the Image Trace panel.

    3 votes

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  4. Make clickable areas for eye buttons in Layers and Appearance as large as their sections

    As demonstrated in https://www.instagram.com/p/CmhJOBNo-U3/
    Clicking an 'eye' requires aiming, despite the area it is located in is pretty large. What’s a point of limiting the clickable area?

    9 votes

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  5. Quick View (Space Bar on Mac) "elements" in Libraries "Tab Group"

    You can hover over Libraries elements and see more written info. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a large "quick viewing" would help speed up the identification and selection of elements from Tab Group.

    2 votes

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  6. Please allow hiding the "shape properties" from transform panel.

    This area wastes half the panel.

    I will never use "shapes" - why is this bit of panel always showing?

    2 votes

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  7. why on earth does the stupid logioptions panel open constantly and prevent doing anything until it is closed manually wtf

    why on earth does the stupid logioptions panel open constantly and prevent doing anything until it is closed manually wtf

    1 vote

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  8. Make Recolor Artwork freely draggable

    The initial Recolor panel cannot be dragged around on small screens (that you need to set up for recording tutorials or for whatever other reason). The controls are hidden. It would be great if this panel would behave like a normal panel when dragging around.

    In the screenshot the monitor is set to 1280 x 720 and the dragstrip is not available. For even smaller screens, some control might get out of reach.

    5 votes

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  9. Top toolbar should display true length and width of shapes, not the "properties" of the shape.

    It's very confusing when you reference the top toolbar to see the length and width of a shape only to realize the values are completely wrong. This is because the top toolbar displays the "properties" of a shape for whatever reason. The length of an object should always be the longest horizontal measurement, and the height should always be the longest vertical measurement, regardless of rotation. Despite not displaying true length and width, the toolbar uses symbols which clearly indicate length and width: a double ended horizontal arrow first, then a double ended vertical arrow second. Unless a user clicks…

    2 votes

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  10. Remake the Tools / Menu Commands dropdown in Keyboard Shortcuts into two toggle buttons

    Dropdown lists just from two elements are pure evil.
    Illustrator has one in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog.

    What’s a point of having it? Don’t you have enough space on the x-axis to display both items at once and improve the discoverability of both options?
    As if you were hoping to get another item in that list and never added... in30 years.

    Remake it into two conjoined toggle buttons, or at list in a radio-group (ugh), but just allow users to see both available options at once.

    9 votes

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  11. save error - better message

    I occasionally see an error message that some document could not be saved, and a link to read about "alternate ways of saving"
    Wouldn't it be great to show the actual OS error (in readable text, if possible, or a link to Microsoft or Macos error codes if not) in the message
    For scripting use: make the error available to scripts as well

    2 votes

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  12. Create new documents with a 'Plus' button or a double-click in the document tabs area

    Document Tabs is a well-known paradigm, thanks to browsers.
    Since many of us spend a lot of time with browsers, we expect the same functionality form tabs’ headers in Illustrator.

    One of them is a middle-click to close a tab (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/38150188-add-middle-click-to-close-document), another is remember opened tabs on relaunch (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/44819065-launch-illustrator-with-the-same-opened-documents).
    There are others.

    But the most prominent one is the Plus button to the right (in LTR world) of the last tab, which creates a new document.

    Sure, one can hit Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+N, or go File > New, but sometimes we are lazy, and the other hand is…

    8 votes

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  13. Properties Panel and Graph Type Options

    Please add Graph Type options directly in Properties panel when a graph is selected and include a preview checkbox.

    5 votes

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  14. Make Properties panel to have the same width as other panels

    Properties is the widest panel among other panels in Illustrator.
    While other panels by default have the same width (and some are resizable), Properties is too wide.

    It gets specifically disgusting whet it get stacked with other panels — they have to conform the minimal width of Properties and start looking ugly.

    At the same time, the main content of Properties does not look like it needs all that minimal width — there is a huge gap on the right visible in 'properties_1.png' attached.

    Sure, when you have some art selected, it look differently, like in 'properties2.png'... but look

    8 votes

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  15. Rotating objects difficult with 5K monitor

    On smallish objects, I have to zoom in way too far before the rotate handles show up on an object. It was annoying on the 4k monitor. On the 5k monitor it is more than annoying – it's a disruption. (200% zoom on and 1920px artboard) for a 10px object.

    2 votes

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  16. Control panel like that of Indesign

    I've always liked Indesign, especially its control panel top bar.

    I was wondering but is it not possible to have a control bar in Illustrator like the one in Indesign?
    - bigger
    - With More controls
    - Dynamics
    - By inserting quick links to many features that Illustrator makes available to us but every time you have to go and get them from the menus / submenus and you never remember where to go.
    guy:
    - object / path / path path
    - object / path / offset
    - object / path / add points
    - object / weave
    -…

    2 votes

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  17. 4 votes

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  18. Sync the order of Align and Distribute menu commands

    Hey, we now have Object > Distribute commands! No more actions wraps to bind these to hotkeys!

    However, why is the order is swapped? Align menu has Horizontal commands first, but Distribute has them at the bottom, under Vertical.

    One can object it’s just like the Align panel has them, and this is not the legacy behaviour you better keep, really. Please sync these.

    15 votes

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  19. Ability to change canvas color to any greyscale value

    Ability to change background behind art board to any greyscale that works for old tired eyes, independent of the interface setting. I prefer a dark interface with a white art board but a light gray background.

    2 votes

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  20. Hitting Alt+Down does not open dropdown lists

    I expect Alt+Down to drop down focused lists with options inside, like Font Family / Style, Stroke Weight, etc.

    Sure, I understand it might conflict with duplicating, but in fact no, since Ai does not duplicate when a field is focused anyway. At the same time, it’s a common and expected behaviour in other applications.

    8 votes

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