Less Application Chrome
Illustrator could have less application chrome.
- Ability to remove scrollbars and status bar
- Ability to disable "Application Bar" while "Application Frame" is selected (Controls take the place of the Application Bar)
- Adjustable-height panels e.g., a Swatches panel that's sized according to the number of swatches, not some fixed height
- Mac-native full-screen mode that hides the macOS menu bar (without having to toggle AI's view mode)
etc etc etc etc
Jeff D shared this idea
I solve this be creating a custom tools palette, setting up the entire UI like I want (settings and positions), and then saving that .ai file in a convenient spot.
That way, I just need to open that file and then save as...
All the UI stays how I want it.