Contextual menu with Layers palette – same as Photoshop
Wouldn’t it be nice if Illustrator has similar contextual menu as Photoshop?
It would be much easier to e.g. duplicate a layer, using right-click, than via tiny-hard-to-point-at hamburger menu at the layer palette.
Such a fundamental flaw (just because people are only complaining here once a month - Adobe don't realise the hours hundreds of Adobe Illustrator users waste moving over to click on an icon, when an Adobe coder could include this incredibly simple functionality with about a days work (I design apps too, so I know) (it wouldn't even need to be buggy, haha, most of the code is already there) Essentially it is gob-smacking (another reason it feels lazy, is because there is this functionality in adobe photoshop and indiesign)
Unbelievable honestly. No wonder so many people are switching to Affinity Designer. I am fluent in Designer and decided I should be also in Illustrator....no thanks.
Illustrator 2020 - Still no right click in Illustrator. Hard to believe really.
Agreed. Just one of many oversights and stupidities with Adobe apps.
Maris "MIntrovrt" Alicke commented
Allow us to right-click in the Layers panel. Photoshop has had it for ages, why doesn't Illustrator?
Overall I would like it to be more like the layer window in Photoshop i.e. a Transparency option, better drag and drop and Groups.
It's such a pain how unresponsive it feels.
Paul Roper commented
I assume this is because Illustrator was originally written for the one-button-mouse Macintosh, and I'd imagine the core code has not been updated since then. It certainly feels like a 31-year-old app.
It is infuriating to have to do everything in the layers palette via the stupid top-right menu, and ridiculous that right-clicking a layer does absolutely nothing. Same with other palettes such as Links and Styles.