Have a search bar at the top that searches all menu items.
Ok, the Adobe menus have a LOT of menu items and features. You guys should create a search bar that searches all the menu items and features to make it easier to find things.
Microsoft has this feature in it's Office Suite and it is SUPER useful.
For example have a bar that asks the user "What are you looking for" They can type anything, for example "Alignment" and it would bring up the alignment menu. Or "pathfinder" will bring up a button for the pathfinder menu.
Think about it guys, would save EVERYONE who isn't a pro SO much time.
The latest 2022 release has the Discover window that you can quickly call using F1 by default, which searches most if the commands available.
Have you tried it? Please tell us how it differs from what you expect from the global search you have in mind? What is missing or can be improved?
It should be both a top bar button and a user-configurable hotkey to access a pop-up menu, just like Indesign's quick appply.
100% agree with this. We windows users also pay full money to Adobe illustrator, then why should we face technology racism.
This feature should be added to all the adobe softwares.
Tracy P. Howard commented
I have a Lenovo laptop and I just installed Adobe Illustrator, and part of my Task Bar is missing. How can I install or bring in all of my Task Bar? Like when I need to align my artwork to my artboard, I need to be able to perform that function from my Task Bar. Can you please help me with this?
There's a plugin in development that does this. I can't share any details yet, sadly.
Illustrator and other Adobe products can have this search bar like microsoft products like office and excel have at the top...this would help new userssearching the thing they are looking for. As categories are hard to understand early on.
Like I wanted to turn an image in to an annotation->watermark but it's hard to find a way other than googling
Curtis M commented
100% agree with this!
Scott Falkner commented
This sound a lot like InDesign’s Quick Apply, which is Command-Enter on Macintosh. Press the shortcut then start typing. The first hit is highlighted, but you can keep typing to fine tune the results. For example pressing just P might highlight Paste, but if you add R you might find Print highlighted. You can also scroll through results to select the desired command. Also, you’re not limited to menu commands; style names can also be selected. If is a much missed feature whenever I switch between both programs
MacOS has had this feature in it's Office Suite for years now.
but I'm frankly disappointed yet to see Win10 adopt such a game-changingly, useful feature.
Strangely enough, ONLY the most recently Photoshop update has something like this.
So why only Photoshop 2019?
Can this be rolled out to all Adobe suites for windows As soon as possible?
Ive seen the same idea shared by other users in the past, but still nothing.
Personally, I'd much rather have this than a 'help' search tab that pops open an Adobe forum.
It is native feature for Mac Os for all programs. Would be better to add it to Windows globally, like in mac os.
There are plenty of features that don't have short cuts pro or not it's helpful especially for the functions without shortcuts.
It's been in the mac version of illustrator forever. I've never been able to find the option to add one for PC and it's absolutely horrible that it isn't a standard feature for PC. Just another little thing that makes me loathe using the windows operating system.
I don't know if this is a mac-only feature, but I doubt it. If you click on "Help," there is exactly the feature you're asking for. As you type, it opens up and highlights the relevant menu item(s) for you.
Colleen Harvey commented
At my school we have an older version of Adobe softwares ( CS5 I believe) and there is a search bar when you click on the Help button at the top of the window where you could search for a specific tool. It would be great to re add this feature for times when I or any other users forget where a certain tool is located but remember the name of the tool.