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  1. 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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  2. Improve and allow customize the 'Show' info slot in the bottom bar (next to horizontal scrollbar)

    Some things in Illustrator are old and have never been touched since its release — like the info slot at the bottom.
    For now we can choose from five options for it:
    Artboard Name
    Current Tool
    Date and Time
    Number of Undos
    Document color profile

    Some of these are almost obsolete, some are still relevant, but still it's not that useful. How about these:
    Layer name
    Raster effects resolution
    Snapping statuses (like to grid/point/pixel/glyph)
    Last save date
    etc.

    2 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Feature Request: Mouse-drag on numbers in UI and Eyedropper improvements.

    Could Adobe please alter the UI so that all and any number boxes are made so that we can lower or raise the number via dragging on it with the mouse? For example, I think all of the numbers in the UI in After Effects work in this way. Perhaps holding shift whilst doing this would snap them to useful increments, too.

    Eyedropper improvements: This seems like an obvious thing to have in the UI (I think Photoshop behaves in this way), but when we double click on a colour/stroke pot to bring the Color Picker box, we don't seem…

    1 vote

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  6. 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.

    4 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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…

    4 votes

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  11. 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.

    2 votes

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  12. 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

    1 vote

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 4 votes

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  16. 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.

    8 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    1 vote

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  19. Please show document name in full screen mode too

    When in Full Screen mode (MacOS), the top bar shows 'Adobe Illustrator 2022', but not the name of the document (which is much more relevant ;-)
    please show the document name.

    2 votes

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  20. Taille des repères

    Avoir des repère dont la taille est limité à celles du plan de travail plus fond perdu. Procédure de création du repère inchangée. Juste appui sur la touche [Alt] pendant l'opération.

    Cordialement
    Jean-Paul Designolle

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