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  1. See dimensions in both inches and centimeters at the same time

    It would be great to be able to see measurements in inches and in centimeters simultaneously

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  2. Allow workspace saved setting to honor position of multi monitor settings

    Currently workspace needs to be reset on each startup to correct position of saved workspace.

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  3. Search filed is focused by itself

    Every time I go back into Illustrator, the current version, my cursor automatically appears in the search area in the upper right hand corner. This was never the case in the past. This is problematic because, when I go back into Illustrator, I may want to select a tool or paste an object and unless I click on the artboard first, it pastes into the search window. Just one more simple glitchy thing that SLOWS DOWN WORKFLOW!

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  4. Stop making new features the default.

    It's really annoying that you introduce a new feature that works in a different way to how it's been for years and then you make it the default. It seems like a bug or something's not working. Then we go online and google it and find out it's a new thing and to add insult to injury it's the default and we can't default it back to the old way, that we use a hundred times a day.
    The dynamic symbol is a great example of that. People have been complaining about it since 2017 and still the default.

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  5. Hybrid Outline View

    It would be useful to have a hybrid outline view that combines both Preview and Outline modes. This would be useful in manipulating objects that are hard to see or have no color (for example bounding boxes without a fill or stroke) without needing to switch views.

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  6. Object > Path > Clean Up - change back to notification

    Clean up used to tell you how many things it cleaned up (I believe?)
    Now it says if it was unnecessary, but if it does clean up, doesn't say how many things it fixed. This was quite satisfying to know and also can help problem solve/clue to where the cleaned points were. If you are dealing with similar art files on a regular basis this could be useful information.

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  7. False translation in preferences window

    In preferences window's unit section the "type" text is translated wrong.
    Type must be translated as "yazı" or "yazım" as in the top menu.

    The text "tür" must be corrected as "yazı" or "yazım".

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  8. Allow Color Coding for windows and tabs

    I appreciate the many ways Adobe has updated the workspace in Illustrator to be as efficient as possible. However, one thing that I constantly find myself running into is the slight frustration of having to click, or read, or hotkey through the different tabs or windows in order to perform a new function or locate a file.

    A project may require many windows in my workspace or I'm working with multiple files I'm having to bounce between.. I'm in a good creative workflow zipping through my project, and then, I find myself having to stop and do a little search…

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  9. Can keyboard shortcuts for Menu commands be possible without the Ctrl/Cmd key?

    A lot of the "Tools" shortcut keys that use a single button, I don't use (and probably quite a few other people). People who work with Illustrator most likely use a specific amount of shortcuts, often. Being able to use a single key like F or Y or N to be something more useful like Expand, etc would be great!

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  10. I want you to be able to freely set the font color and font of the menu.

    Unavailable menu characters are too dark to be distinguished, so I want you to be able to change the colors yourself.

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  11. Remove Onboarding features as they get in the way of me trying to do my job

    It can be extremely frustrating to have popover windows introduce features or to say "hey let's start designing". I'm already trying to design by firing up illustrator and opening a file. I'm busy and just need to get some work done for a deadline. I don't need you asking the obvious or interrupting me from completing my job.

    I get that you want to help me know that new features exist, but please, please, do that in a way that doesn't force me to acknowledge your popover when I open up a file that already exists. Or even if i…

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  12. Sign in concomitantly with different accounts:

    Please - Adobe - remember that what you think is your "user" takes many forms. Please, also remember that we are pulled and pushed by all competing platforms that try desperately to create hindrances in the pursuit of their own ecosystem.
    We may need to have two different accounts running on the same computer due to legacy files - programmed obsolescence at it's best, hopefully soon unethical.
    We may need to have two different accounts running on the same computer because of ethical issues (personal professional use vs. company's professional use). Some of us designers / photographers work on location…

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  13. search

    Hi, it's hard to find a certain path/vector art assets from the layers menu if the list is super long. My suggestion for the search function is when you click the asset on the art board, you can simply hover your mouse over the layer's list and click e.g. ',' (comma) and it shows you the right art asset from the layers' dropdown list.

    Thank you

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  14. the splash screen for the 2020 AI wont go away ???

    the splash screen for the 2020 AI wont go away ???

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  15. Take UI problems from users serious!!

    Schön wäre es wenn man das UI "dezent" bzw. stufenlos skalieren könnte.
    Am Retina iMac ist die kleine Schriftgröße und Symbolgröße in den Bedienfeldern eine Katastrophe!

    Schön wäre es auch wenn Voreinstellungen von Indesign, Illustrator und Photoshop alle am selben Ort zu finden wären.
    Und eine dezente UI Skalierung für Indesign und Photoshop wär auch ein Hit. Ich verstehe nicht, warum man dies nur für Illustrator gemacht hat und da nur schlampig.

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  16. Nodal Interface for Actions Creation

    Similar to 3DCC software and video compositing software, I would like to see a nodal interface where we could add different menu items and specific actions into a tree and have them end in an output node, allowing reuse of specific actions and menu items within the tree in a single action.

    I'd also recommend there to be a way to group some of the nodes and be reusable/ able to add them into other action node trees as subgroups. That way some very complicated actions could be recycled instead of always being recreated from scratch.

    I have been making…

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  17. Improve resolution of dock panels so they're the same as other Adobe apps

    The resolution of the dock panels (Layers, Art boards, Character etc) are all a lot bigger than in other Adobe apps, please make these the same size as the other apps.
    I have a second screen with all relevant dock panels opened. If they were the same resolution as PS/ID then more could fit on the screen.

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  18. Closing project "x" positioning

    Please put the "x" on the project tab either on the left of the, or make all tab widths the same width. This would be valuable because if I want to close multiple open projects, I wouldn't have to jump around with my mouse to try and catch the "x".

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  19. Take off the text on the Home Screen

    Take off the text that says things like "Let's Design Great Graphics Today, [Your Name]"

    It is very irritating to a designer to get a pep talk from his software. It comes across as patronizing.

    It discourages use of the software because it is irritating. Please make this minor cosmetic adjustment and either take off the text completely, or simply say "Welcome to Illustrator."

    Thank you

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  20. Guide Colors to match Layer Colors

    Guides are already assigned to different layers. When a layer is locked, that guide is locked, even if you "Unlock Guides".

    It would make a lot of sense, and be very helpful, if guides were the same color as the layer they are attached to.

    I run into many instances when guides are very close to each other and I'm not sure which guide I should be trying to align to, so I have to take the time to figure it out. It gets frustrating quickly, especially when trying to edit multiple layers together. If guides were the same color…

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