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  1. 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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  2. Effects Gallery interface extremely tiny on 4K resolution screen - Windows 10. No fix for it.

    Using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. I've just bought a brand new Dell XPS 15 it has a 1050 NVIDIA Graphics card, Windows 10 and a 4K screen. The interface is extremely tiny. It's usable but the effects gallery is too tiny to use.
    I'm not sure if this a "bug" per se, but none of the fixes available online work (this included creating a Prefer External Manifest file and code for the Illustrator executable file). What I've read says this is a problem Adobe needs to address.
    I'm extremely disappointed in this. What can I do to fix…

    32 votes

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  3. Scripts panel / palette!

    I can't believe nobody (including myself) voted for separate palette/panel. AI needs it.

    31 votes

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  4. Option to maintain aspect ratio when resizing objects by default

    Currently, if you want to resize an object (by clicking and dragging a corner) without distorting it, you need to hold down the shift key.

    I would like (at least the option) to have Illustrator maintain aspect ratio by default when resizing, and hold shift to distort.

    Even fancier would be an option to set the behavior of the top/bottom and side "handles"... distort vs. resize while maintaining aspect ratio.

    Thanks!

    31 votes

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  5. Welcome Back To Illustrator screen customization

    Two changes to the Welcome Screen:

    1.- Ability to edit the "Start a New File Fast" group (like, in the US, I'd like to replace the A4 format with the more used US Letter Size?)

    2.- Add a "Clear All Recent" button/option to clear all recently opened files (or follow the similar Photoshop model to clear files).

    Thanks

    30 votes

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  6. 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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  7. Nix the Stupid Blue Share Button

    Get rid of the stupid giant blue "Share" button in the toolbar. It's very distracting because it looks like I constantly have a notification. And I will never use it. We've been all through this with Acrobat already!

    28 votes

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  8. Lock palettes or allow to undo UI changes

    So many times I accidentally dragged palettes' icons instead of clicking them to open/close! Each time then I had to drag it back to place it was before or reset my workspace! A simple command 'Undo last UI change' or tick 'Lock UI' would save a lot of time for such clumsy people as I.

    28 votes

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  9. 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.

    28 votes

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  10. Delete Hidden Layers command - Inappropriately named?

    The latest version of Illustrator (25.3) introduces a new command in the flyout menu of the Layers palette. It is called Delete Hidden Layers.

    It's a useful command, but it also deletes hidden groups and objects inside visible layers and visible groups as well. These are not what most Illustrator users would describe as 'Layers' and thus the naming of this command may cause a lot of trouble.

    There should perhaps be at least two or three different commands: Delete Hidden Layers and Delete Hidden Objects and Delete All Hidden Items.

    27 votes

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  11. Add keyboard shortcut for Locate Object button in Layers Palette

    Every button and every command in AI should be bound-able to hotkey.

    27 votes

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  12. Make setting reference point hotkeyable

    Problem Description:
    I change the reference point all the time.
    I'm so tired of grabbing a mouse and searching for a reference grid and precisely clicking in a tiny-tiny square.
    Please add a possibility to set a hotkey for each position!

    Look, there is a whole numbers block at the right side of a keyboard (if you are not using these fancy ***** castrated versions which don't have it). I could have used it to set the reference point, using something like Ctrl+Shift+3 to set it to the right bottom.
    I can use an action for doing this, bit I'm…

    27 votes

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  13. Make rulers bigger in with larger UI scales

    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.

    27 votes

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  14. Visual indicator between a layer and a group

    In the layers panel, a group and a layer look the same in appearance. Thus, when a named group un-grouped accidently, it loses its name. This mostly occurs due to lack of visual dissimilarity between and group and layer thumbnail. May be a small marker in the corner of the thumbnail (indicating whether its a layer or a group) should do the trick.

    27 votes

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  15. Option to permanently expand areas of the Properties panel

    I have a lot of empty space in the new Properties panel.
    Having to click the '...' every time I want to access extra options seems clunky when I have so much unused space.
    In the old interface you could double-click on the top bar of a panel and it would expand to your preference and remember that expansion.
    A similar option here would be welcome.

    26 votes

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  16. プロパティパネルのアピアランス部分に濃度設定を追加してほしい

    現状のアピアランスパネルでは塗りや線の色を設定する際に塗りのアイコン部分をクリックするとスウォッチが開き素早くカラーを変更可能です。しかし、そのスウォッチに対して薄い色が欲しい場合、開いたパネルで1回ボタンをクリックすることによりカラーパレット表示に切り替えた上での調整が必須です。
    この手順はワンクッション増加するためにプロパティパネル上の不透明度の設定を調整することで代替してしまうというワークフローが増加しています。これはデータ上に安易に透明効果を適用した部分を増加させる事に繋がり、適切な設定を施されないままトラブル誘発の原因となってしまっています。
    なにより、不透明度を下げるという事はその下の情報を表示する事に繋がりますから色を薄く設定するという意図からはかけ離れた行為であると言えるでしょう。
    また、以下のチュートリアルにおいても色を薄くする目的でに安易に不透明度の利用を勧めています。

    https://helpx.adobe.com/jp/illustrator/how-to/basics-essentials-workspace-illustrator.html

    この説明はまずいです。塗りの濃度調整及び不透明度の設定はそれぞれ明確な使い所が存在し、適切に使い分けるべき機能です。

    さて、ここで提案なのですが、InDesignの様にプロパティパネルのアピアランス部分の「塗り」と「線」の項目に濃度の設定項目を追加していただきたいと思います。
    InDesignとはスウォッチの性質が異なるのですが、設定したスウォッチに対して濃度の項目で設定した数値を単純に割合として計算した数値のカラーを適用出来れば問題ないと考えます。
    添付の機能追加提案分の画像の赤で囲んだ部分のイメージのようにしてはいかがでしょうか。
    こうする事でユーザーは簡単に塗りや線の濃度を調整可能となります。

    ぜひご検討頂けたらと思います。

    25 votes

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  17. Release / Cancel Image Trace

    Let me back out of an image trace with ESC. Sometimes it just won't work and I need to back out. If I've tried a thousand different combinations and it still won't trace well then I have to delete the image or sit through all of my undo's and sometimes I run out of undo's. I need to be able to cancel the trace.

    25 votes

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  18. Easy setting of layer's opacity and 'Target Selected'

    Some users still find confusing setting opacity to whole layer.
    When they change opacity value in Transparency palette with no art selected, it does nothing or (if 'New Art has Basic Appearance' is unticked in Appearance palette options) applied to new objects.

    The way transparency is set for a layer in AI is not that obvious, compared to Photoshop's way, and require from user knowledge of working with appearance.

    I propose this:
    1. Make a shortcut for 'Target Current Layer' command, which is not anywhere now (or even 'Target Selected', which will target current layer, if nothing is selected)
    2.…

    25 votes

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  19. After AI crashes, list of Recent Files should be restored as it was BEFORE crash

    AI crashes quite often. Every time I relaunch it, I see documents in 'File > Open Recent Files' that I opened long-long ago.
    AI seems to save this list only after successful closing, which is RARE.

    Just make AI store list of recent documents elsewhere every time document is opened and restore it after crash.

    24 votes

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  20. Please let list of scripts displayed in File > Scripts get updated

    When I add or make changes to Scripts folder, I have to relaunch AI to make it see changes. How difficult it would be to add an option there to auto-update it, or just to add command 'Update scripts'?

    24 votes

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