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  1. 11 votes

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  2. Show filename when in fullscreen mode

    When in full screen mode, on MacOS, the top bar shows 'Adobe Illustrator 2024', and nothing else. I would like it to reflect the filename of the active file as well

    3 votes

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  3. Menu and Tool UI text, sliders, buttons and fields should be easier to click. larger clickable area around each tool options.

    The clickable area of many UI elements are smaller than they appear making the process tedious an needlessly taxing.

    In my pic my cursor is clearly inside the opacity field but I cannot yet activate it. As it is currently design, I need to be unnecessarily precise. Makes no sense.

    The entire UI could stay the same size but clickable areas should become larger.
    Text based buttons like opacity should be treaded like buttons with a large clickable area (opacity in a box with ample padding).

    There would only be improvements to the UX, no downsides.
    If anyone has suggestions…

    3 votes

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  4. Actual Status Bar instead of Spinning Beach Ball

    When working with larger images or complex art I can imagine that Illustrator or macOS need caching or need to write temp files somewhere.

    I work in the sign business so we work with very large images frequently, for car wraps or large wall art for instance.

    Often the infamous Spinning Beach Ball appears when moving or copying fairly large images. This can take several minutes.

    It would be nice to have an actual status bar instead of the Spinng Beach Ball so that we can see what Illustrator is actually doing and how long it would take to finish…

    3 votes

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  5. Parallel line extension

    Currently the line extension smart guide only works for single points. Would love to be able to extend multiple points that are parallel, or even lines that are not parallel but would still snap to their own extension angle.

    2 votes

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  6. Need 'Allow Tool Recording ' feauture in Illustrator's Action Panel

    I'm a graphic designer, digital artist, and traditional painter with over 20 years of experience. As a digital artist and painter, I would like to record my workflow within Illustrator with targeted layers, similar to how Rebelle records only top layers. I would greatly appreciate it if you could implement the tool recording and workflow recording options in Illustrator specifically for particular targeted layers or for all the layers in a project. This would be a great option for all digital artists, as it would save us time in recording and showcasing our work in video form. It's a very…

    2 votes

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  7. Embed as attachment a DXF version of the illustration in the Export as PDF option

    Most often when designing files for logo or marquing tools we need to export a viewable PDF version and e CAD file as DXF.
    In order to keep them synced, it's convenient to attach the DXF as an attachment in the PDF.

    Could it be possible to impement this workflow in Illustrator? either in the "Export PDF" option or via a script/action command?

    Many Thanks

    3 votes

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  8. Allow the option to have dashed strokes be able to start with gaps

    Allow the option to have dashed strokes be able to start with gaps

    3 votes

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  9. Add metric units in 3D

    When generating 3D, even if 2D path could be very precise in dimension, the 3D volume is most often expressed in proportion (from 0 to 100%)

    When you try to export for 3D printing it could be more usable to be able to express in metric units...
    Like it has been done in Photoshop some times (years) ago ;-)

    3 votes

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  10. How to make home page preview transparent background?

    Hello! I am wondering how to change the preview mode on Illustrator's home page to be transparent instead of white. It just started doing this recently and I can't figure out why. It's nothing much but annoying to me.

    2 votes

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  11. 关于选择对象

    建议增强或调整“E选择模式”。
    目前的“E选择模式”非常棒,但是当选择复杂背景上的对象时存在不足。
    选择工具(V):“E选择模式”是在拖动后触发,拖动就会移动点击对象,可以考虑调整为鼠标按下时,按下“E键”进入选择模式(不选择点击对象,只选择选框内的对象),原因是选择工具无法在非锁定的对象上拖动选择(锁定复杂背景也不是一件容易的事情),只能把选择工具移动到背景外再拖动选择,这会增加选择范围,有时候会把不需要选择的对象选中;
    另外,可以考虑套索工具增加“E选择模式”,因为套索工具可以在任意对象上拖动选择。

    2 votes

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  12. Padding and margin in Illustrator objects

    It would be interesting to be able to place a margin or padding on objects such as shapes or text, in addition to a magnet system in which you can select what to stick this margin to, it could be vertex or edges.

    2 votes

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  13. Template for cartons and boxes

    Please put a template generator for boxes. You can google for 'carton box generator', and it should be easy for you to add this feature in Illustrator.

    1 vote

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  14. แบบฟอร์มเว็บไซต์

    ตัวเลือกที่จะทำหน้าต่าง

    0 votes

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  15. 1 vote

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  16. Hide Numbers Option for Dimension Tool

    Hello,

    I'd like to add the hide option for the numbers. I'm actually doing a floor plan, I want people to input by hand the numbers they see on the design by measuring with the real dimensions and have to hide the numbers by adding a shape over the numbers so people won't get confused with the numbers.

    I think it can come handy also for maths teachers for example, when they want to edit their drawing with a version for students and one for solutions. they can also edit with flying text with X, Y, Z or else for…

    1 vote

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  17. Update packaged contents

    To be able to PACKAGE a file and it's contents/fonts is obviously essential, however - this should not be a end to a means. Once you package you file, and then have to make changes to the file you had open (this happens a lot), the PACKAGED contents is now out of date. Could be just the .ai, or .ai and links and fonts.

    Once you've PACKAGED once, there should be an UPDATE PACKAGE function. This should also be implemented in InDesign and Photoshop.

    2 votes

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  18. Add common shapes to of illustrator shape tool (heart, banners shields)

    Feels like reinventing the wheel just to get a heart. Have more easily accessible stock shapes and let the user upload more to the shape tool - make a "more" like button.

    2 votes

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  19. 1 vote

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  20. Need for Precise Axis Constraint when Repositioning Graphics with Shift

    When repositioning a graphic as a material, I can't constrain the position to x/y axis by holding shift, e.g., the graphic always gets off axis or rotates. Please provide more precise control over position of graphic

    3 votes

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