Scripts panel / palette!
I can't believe nobody (including myself) voted for separate palette/panel. AI needs it.
Even if I'm also desperate about Ai's panel creep, I agree that a scripts panels should be native, and could feature the best community scripts, and link to the Exchange where one should get more free and paid for scripts. This would boost the visibility and use of scripts, would help coders monetise their work and dedication to the community.
A future goal would be to create an Adobe-Wide visual scripting method, similar to Automator/Workflow/Shortcuts in order to help the non-coders automate their work visually, but this is for a separate feature request.
Jake Hammersmith commented
Scripts is too difficult to find. The folder is buried in system files. Updates don't preserve the old scripts. You should have a scripts palette like the other apps. Scripts are important and can be very helpful for newbies, but nobody knows where they are or how to use them. Please make a palette just for scripts, with info about each script. Or let user enter the info in the palette. Script "notes" or some such. This is really important.
For heaven's sake, Adobe! You have made using scripts SO INCONVENIENT that hardly anybody even knows all the amazing things that are possible. If you gauge "interest" on the basis of usage stats, then this obscure features will self-destruct through lack of use. SCRIPTS are not an obscure feature. Innumerable professionals use them, and we have to go through a MINIMALIST menu item just to locate them. By name only? There should be a panel of all installed scripts. Installation should be easy. Finding them should be easy. They should be immune to app updates (I just had to COPY all my scripts after updating to Ai 2023).
Oleg Krasnov commented
I have it already. Bless the autohotkey =)