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  1. Remove Text to Vector from Properties panel

    Would like an option to remove it from Properties panel as it sometimes opens on its own after I have closed it and it impedes my workflow having to close it again because it obstructs actually useful things Properties panel.

    31 votes

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  2. Disable all "Generative AI" marketing popups

    Whenever I use Illustrator lately, I'll be in the middle of editing a document when this annoying feature popup appears. Literally right in the middle of me trying to get work done.

    Please give me a way to disable this altogether. I have no interest in this feature. Please stop pushing it to me.

    11 votes

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  3. Make scrollbars higher contrast or allow customizable colors for them

    The gray on gray scheme of the slider and handle in the scrollbars is extremely difficult to work with. Higher contrast is needed or provide the ability to customize the slider color. This is an accessibility issue for older or visually impaired users!

    5 votes

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  4. Toggle Artwork Visibility Outside of Artboard

    The function of the w key in InDesign switches between preview and normal view. Why doesn't Illustrator have this functionality? It would be so useful as I usually prefer to use Illustrator when I'm initially laying things out for a design project. I've seen multiple requests for this functionality in the forums. Please please please add this!

    2 votes

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  5. Add Arrange Buttons in Control panel

    Its sometimes really frustrating to using two hands just for the arrange objects. Also right click menu is too time consuming just for the bringing an object to front. Inkscape handles this issue very well without messing up with layers menu or right clicking. They added 4 buttons to dock when an object is selected just for arranging objects easy and user friendly. I really seek this tiny feature in Illustrator.

    3 votes

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  6. Pin Contextual Task Bar position (like in Photoshop)

    Hi Adobe,

    While I love the idea of the contextual toolbar, I'm sure I am joined by many in my opinion that it really gets in the way a lot of time, covering up parts of the design you'd like to see, making it hard to resize or move an object precisely and so on.

    I'm extremely happy that I can just permanently pin the bar in the bottom of the screen (or wherever I want it) in Photoshop, but this option is entirely missing in Illustrator.

    The bar will remain where it is for the duration of my work…

    12 votes

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  7. Trigger "view guides" when adding one from rulers

    Hey everyone, this might be a little request coming from a silly designer, let me explain :

    When I was using illustrator guides lately, I found something that bugged me out, I tried to drag a new guide from the "rulers" on the corner of the canvas, I placed it where I wanted to, and to my surprise it wasn't showing, then I quickly remembered the "show guides" option inside the "view" tab was on "hide".

    Of course it displayed every guide that I previously dragged in when I switched it to "show", but speaking in UX terms, it should…

    3 votes

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  8. For personal workspace and palette preferences carry over to updates.

    I have a highly customized workspace for my workflow. It would be nice to cary over all of settings and preferences from the previous version. With the rapid release of beta versions, it becomes a big issue and I lose a lot of time resetting my environment to accommodate my existing workflow.

    If this already exist, please tell me how to address it. Thanks!

    2 votes

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  9. Move Contextual Task Bar

    The initial placement of the Contextual Task Bar is the worst UI I've seen from Adobe in a decade or more. It. is. always. in. the. way.

    3 votes

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  10. Give me an absolutely AI-free version, please!

    Plese offer a version with NO AI at all, in ANY Adobe products

    4 votes

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  11. Display Color Mode and Resolution (PPI) for a selected image in both Info and Properties panels

    Currently only the Control panel (which Ai team decided to hide for new users with their training-wheels Essentials workspace) shows a resolution and a color mode for a selected image, and Links (but only when expanded, which again is not the default).

    Properties shows nothing, despite the name.
    Same goes for Info panel.
    Make these better.

    Originally requested by Junior Rocha

    4 votes

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  12. Get rid of prompt window

    i would love to be able to hide/get rid of that prompt window that says "generate, edit path, repeat, group, lock.." that pops up. its pretty annoying.

    3 votes

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  13. Add an option to hide the Search/Filter field in Layers

    Search/Filter is cool, but some prefer to not have it.
    Other panels allow to choose components: we can pick sections to display in the Character panel, we can show or hide the search field in Swatches, etc.

    However, the panel does not have such an option in its flyout menu.
    Please add one!

    15 votes

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  14. Windows 11 dark mode menus

    Please join the rest of the software development world in supporting a unified dark mode experience on Windows 11. The menus are currently glaringly bright with dark mode enabled and affect color perception. In a design app , this is not good. Please note that Adobe Acrobat already supports this, why doesn't this capability extend to Creative Suite Apps?

    5 votes

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  15. More Settings button is hidden in the New Document dialog window

    Why 'More Settings' button is hidden in the New Document dialog window?

    More Settings dialog should be a default window when creating a new document instead of random template presets that nobody are using.

    3 votes

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  16. We should be able to right-click on any command and Add a Hotkey to it

    Ai is stuck in 90-s with the UI’s paradigm.
    We need faster ways now.

    Why can’t we right-click any command in the top bar menu and choose 'Add a keyboard shortcut' command that will immediately open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog with this clicked menu item already chosen?

    Why should be go to the dialog separately and search for the command once more?

    3 votes

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  17. Allow third-party developers to add dividers and custom sorting into Effect menus

    Third-party developers can add custom items in menus.
    Some create their own sub-menus, some add them in-between native commands... there are several practices they use and when they all get used together it feels somewhat chaotic.

    But it feels like this is because plugin devs can’t fully control the commands in menus. It turns out, they can’t control the order and sorting, add dividers in Effects (but seemingly can in every other menu)...

    Effect menu is the most weird menu in Ai, it looks different from others. Maybe that’s why?

    There is an existing UV post about it:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/36951433-effects-menu-is-smaller-larger-than-other-menus-on

    3 votes

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  18. Tool tip switch in the program's top panel

    It would be great to have a tooltip switch in the program's top panel, as it is not possible to disable them from the first launch of Illustrator, and it's not very obvious in general. Therefore, I suggest adding a toggle switch for these tooltips. While they are indeed helpful, it's not always easy to remember what each tool is for. However, during active work, having the tooltips constantly displayed can be distracting, and to turn them off, one has to go into the settings and disable "Show tool tip." It would be nice if tooltips were also implemented for…

    2 votes

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  19. Change thickness of the bounding box lines

    Some of the bounding boxes are not easily visible on some colors. Although that can be changed based on the layer options, it would be beneficial for those who are using high res monitors and/or don't see as well to make them thicker.

    2 votes

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  20. Feature Request: Preference for Copy and Duplicate Layers without auto renaming and adding "copy" to them

    Hi Adobe 🙂

    I make large Illustrator files that have lots of layers, and often I find myself copying a layer that has a ton of sublayers. I spend way too much time renaming the copied layers removing the word "copy" or "copy 3" etc from the sublayer names.

    I have found some workarounds, if this helps anyone. If I want to copy a layer called **, I will copy it, then rename it XXXz then paste and the new pasted layer is ** without the name copy, then I can go back and remove the z from the…

    2 votes

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