The Color panel pops up when you click on stroke/fill selector
The Color panel pops up every time you click on the stroke or fill selectors. There is no way to disable this panel from popping up, even if you close it, it will open and come to the forefront. Many of us don't need or use the color panel; we use the swatches or other panel. Why is this panel being forced on those of us who don't use/want it?
Just going to echo the extreme frustrations of other people about this issue, it clutters my workspace and annoys me every time it happens.
It looks like there's an option to prevent pop-up panels when you right click on them and uncheck the appropriate box, but it doesn't actually prevent the color panel from popping up. I can right click again to pull up the menu and see that the "auto-show hidden panels" option IS unchecked, but when I close the panel with the X button and click my fill/stroke again, the color panel pulls up regardless. Closing illustrator completely, re-opening it, and then looking at the color panel's options reveals that the "auto-show hidden panels" option has a checkmark again.
I am updated to the current version of adobe CC, my windows 10 PC is also up to date.
Martin Ward commented
I can't believe this is still an issue! ha.
I've just moved the panel away from the swatch panel, somewhere at the bottom of the window out the way so now it's not so much of an issue, but still very annoying and this thread is 4 years old!
Bruno de Angelis commented
Just go to User Interface Preferences and check "Auto-Collapse Iconic Panels". By doing so, whenever any panel shows up (in this case the Color panel), it will automatically collapse after you click somewhere else on your screen or select another tool.
Adobe is AMAZING! However, there are a few nuances like this that need to be taken care of. The color panel popping open when clicking the fill or stroke swatches is SUPER ANNOYING! Please, please, please fix this issue Adobe!!!!
Yeah, I've given up completely on Adobe. Their UX is garbage. There are better products now.
Bagha Shams commented
Years and years and years later, Adobe still hasn't fixed this stupid, annoying bug. Do Adobe employees even use Illustrator? If they did, this problem would annoy them as much as it does us.
What's the point of having a uservoice forum when Adobe is just going to ignore it?
Adobe please fix this. The solution provided does not fix the problem.
Dear Adobe, please do something about this problem. It gets in the way every time. I never use that window but it's in my face always.
Daan Verkerk commented
Deselecting auto show hidden panels doesn’t work for me. It keeps showing up
Very thankful user 🙏@Alex: ✅ Right-click the color panel and deselect "auto-show hidden panels."
Giuseppe Craparotta commented
I just accepted the fact of having to move it beyond the screen edges... there's no other way around it
Baiba Dzilna commented
Yeah, still not fixed!!! It's insane how disturbing this is...
gabe mccool commented
Brady... I'm here in strong support! Here is what I was about to suggest... but I think you've expressed my frustration in a lot less words:
1. When working in a single monitor format with collapsable side bar panel menus… a simple update should be employed when it comes to how you drag a new color to your swatches pallette. Currently, if you want to add a color to an auto-collapsed swatches panel, the swatches palette has to be unhitched from the side bar, ( to keep from auto collapsing). It’s a minor inconvenience, but happens to me often enough that I think it deserves a quick look by programmers
My suggestion would be similar to how you can drag objects or multiple layers in photoshop to other open documents nested in the top bar.
With multiple layers selected in Photoshop, with ease, you just drag from your current active doc window to the intended opened file.
In Illustrator, when I try and drag a new swatch over it shows a plus symbol while crossing the screen, (indicating that it’s been selected and is in transport for a new drop location), but when you hover over the swatch panel icon in the sidebar, the swatches library ignores your knock at the door.
Anyone else experience the same minor frustration?
Yoav Aviram commented
Pleaaaaaaaaaase fix this. Why don't you fix this....
Nikola Dola commented
Adobe Please fix this annoying problem!
Matt Judge commented
Just want to add to the urgency to fix this nonsense by suggesting that beyond "annoying" (which it is!) this problem is COSTLY. Those seconds add up to hours, and suck productivity away from professional designers' days.
Perhaps with a little metrics, there's a case for a CLASS ACTION SUIT to recoup those losses.
Hamed Nasri commented
fix this bug plz
Bagha Shams commented
We now have Illustrator 2021 and still this terribly annoying bug remains and hasn't even been looked at by Adobe. It's clear that no one at Adobe actually uses their own software, because if they did, they'd also be pulling their hair out due to this stupid bug that makes the unwanted color panel pop up all the time.
bryce lightbown commented
agreed this needs to be fixed!!
bryce lightbown commented
the Color panel pops up every time you click on the stroke or fill selectors. There is no way to disable this panel from popping up, even if you close it, it will open and come to the forefront. Many of us don't need or use the color panel; we use the swatches or other panels. Why is this panel being forced on those of us who don't use/want it?