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  1. Muovi oggetti bloccati o nascosti quando sposti le tavole da disegno

    Sarebbe utile avere la funzione (selezionabile nelle preferenze) sposta oggetti nascosti o bloccati quando si spostano/ordinano le tavole da disegno.
    ogni volta mi perdo un pezzo! capita anche a voi?

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  2. Select items in Layers in sync with objects on canvas

    We have to work with a strange legacy dichotomy when making a selection in Layers is NOT equal to making a selection on canvas and vice versa.

    No other vector application does it like this:
    XD, Affinity Designer, Corel Draw, Figma, Xara, Inkscape...

    Other apps which have layered structures don’t do this also:
    Photoshop, Blender, 3DS Max...

    InDesign and Illustrator are lonely black sheep in the flock of apps.

    We need a mode (as an option) to be able to sync both selection methods.
    Clicking an object on canvas should highlight the name of it in Layers.
    Clicking a name…

    9 votes

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  4. make select all artwork on layer, selecting different layers, etc actionable things

    I do a lot of repetitive artwork when designing things for laser cutters where I could really benefit from actions. I have a ton of them set up for photoshop which can turn a 5 minute process into a 5 second one because when you select a layer or part, photoshop writes that you selected "layer 0" or whatever the name is. Illustrator is not the same way. If I have 8 layers and they are all named 1 - 8 and I select artwork from layer 1, copy it, select layer 8, and paste in place I can do…

    2 votes

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  5. Inertia scrolling aka "flick panning"

    Scrolling around artboards should adhere to the OS standards of having some momentum to scrolling, or at least the option to enable "flick panning" like Ps

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  6. Select similar colors (with a tolerance slider) so you can round up and streamline elements in a messy document

    This is basically a tolerance slider added to Select>Same>Fill Color. It would just allow you to cast a wider net to quickly select colors and convert them to a single global color. It's very hard to track down a color that's 1% off from the others in a complex file otherwise. It could also help process multi-color graphics into a limited color palette more efficiently

    4 votes

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  7. Select Same / Position on artboard

    An option that can be added on the Select Same menu that could be useful for selecting elements that hold the same position on each artboard. Could be useful for page numbers, titles, logos, watermarks etc.

    6 votes

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  8. How to select non filled shapes just by clicking on their surface?

    How can I select a shape/object without a fill just by clicking on its surface?
    I don't want to click on the stroke, since that's slower and less practical than clicking on the middle of the shape, I don't want to click on layers nor any slower way to do it.

    If what I want is not possible, then that would be a very clear sign that Adobe is very, VERY stubborn against selecting by clicking on the middle of the shapes, for no reason at all, since there's no problem in putting an option for it on the settings…

    3 votes

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  9. An option to select only points in paths with a hotkey, lines are ignored

    In a sea of lines and points an option to select only points could be a solution for more speedy and accurately selecting what you want.

    Let's say I have a lot of lines next to some points you want to select, wouldn't it be cool to hold a hotkey and dragging across the screen even over the lines and just selecting the points you wanted, not the lines?

    Selecting only lines, not the points could also have benefits, although I havent had the need yet.

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  10. Select objects within another object's boundary

    It would be nice if you could select objects within or partially within another object's boundary. This saves lots of manual selecting.

    4 votes

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  11. Select all objects in view

    It should be possible to select all objects that are in view (the selection excludes locked objects).
    This is a very useful time-saver in many other applications.

    3 votes

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  12. Select objects by same Height and Width

    Requesting a feature to select objects by same height and width. This will help to select similar object by either height or width. Pl do refer attachment.

    3 votes

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  13. Separate Marquee tool to Object and Path selection marquee

    Also, use shift to only ADD and alt to only REMOVE objects with ALL selection tools.

    3 votes

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  14. Select same stroke appearance (Weight, Color and Brush type)

    I am missing the option to select objects that have the same stroke weight, color and brush type. In a way I would like to have an extra option like "Select same stroke appearance" taking into account color, weight and type of brush.

    Currently I only have the option to select same stroke color or stroke weight which is not specific enough for my current working method.

    I can not use "Select same appearance" since the fill of these objects are different from each other.

    5 votes

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  15. Make a selection of objects from Global Edit

    When using Global Edit to edit multiple instances of a grouped object (or any other object), it would be very useful to have an option to keep those objects selected when you leave Global Edit (in order to group them all together for instance).

    9 votes

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  16. Count objects

    Count objects when using Select-->Same, Select-->Object, and "Start editing similar shapes together" commands. Sometimes "Start editing similar shapes together" does not select all similar shapes; therefore, an edit made using this feature may not edit all similar shapes, unbeknownst to the user. However, if I know how many shapes I have, then I can confirm that all shapes are selected when using these commands throughout the editing process. This is valuable because confirming the count of selections builds confidence that edits are made to all objects. Likewise, it also saves the editor time by mitigating the need to count all…

    10 votes

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  17. Select same, with multiple selectable attributes and customisations

    When using the Select Same feature we need a lot more options, like all objects with the same transparency effect AND opacity AND tint AND line weight etc, that can be selected from a list of attributes. Same sort of list as the options list for the Eyedropper Tool (see screenshot).

    It should be split into sections that allow vectors graphics selections as above, but also things like selecting all linked items that are the same file AND the same size AND rotation AND opacity.

    Selecting all text in a certain colour, font, size, style so they can be updated…

    13 votes

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  18. Selection tool+Shift to only ADD to selection without deselecting already selected objects

    If you drag Selection Tool while holding Shift over already selected objects it deselects them. This can be very frustrating in some cases, for example if you have to carefully select and delete multiple patches of overlapping shapes. Instad of just holding Shift and dragging a selection box multiple times and then deleting, you have to select, delete, select again, delete and so on.

    It would be nice for Shift key to only add to selection without deselecting, and (for example) for Alt key - to only subtract.

    44 votes

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  19. Select objects above / below current layer / object

    Under the select menu I would like to see added an option to select all layers that are above/below the current layer. In my use case this would be best in the context of the current artboard.

    For example, this could be used to select everything about a semitransparent overlay layer in web visuals showing a popup element.

    5 votes

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  20. Selection panel - supercharged customisable selection options

    • A new Select panel.

    *User-defined search permeameters with logical operators, and access to all relevant properties and object types in the document object model. Ability to extend and refine a search by multiple parameters.

    *User-defined labels for objects, with which users can create their own custom searches (eg. ”figure”, ”house”, “red team”, “platform” etc.).

    This would make me A Happy(er) Bunny.

    9 votes

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