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  1. Zoom in Option doesnt work through touch pad

    Hello Team,

    I use microsoft surface book 2 for designing and to zoom in and out from touchpad, i need to hold Alt key and zoom in/out. Please let me know, of there is a option to get rid of alt key and directly use pinch option in touchpad to zoom in/out.

    Regards,
    Harsha.S

    7 votes

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  2. Connect/weld/glue points to another point/path

    It whould help a lot if we can weld three or more ponits on illustrator and if a path can be welded on the middle of another line

    6 votes

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  3. Clean, uncluttered interface

    How about designing a user-friendly, intuitive vector app with a clean, uncluttered interface? You know, like Freehand used to be!

    6 votes

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  4. There should be a way to Unlock All items in opacity masks

    Stock agencies reject artworks if they have locked items in their opacity masks.
    It means that these agencies probably have automated solutions to check for issues like that... meanwhile, Illustrator, the leading software to create vector artwork, has none.
    The workaround would be to check each potential object manually, or use scripts that still have no chance to fully check the problem because of certain limitations.

    Basically we need a strong Preflight tools. There are some (like Vector Inspector Pro), but a native one could be faster and more efficient, if done correctly.

    5 votes

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  5. Illustrator CC 2019 after updating software says it ran out of memory

    New version of Illustrator CC 2019 installed, but the software keeps crashing and says not enough RAM to open file or work on the file. But my MAC has enough RAM. ??
    How can this be fixed?

    5 votes

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  6. Less bugs, better perfomance, less bloat: bring back your a team on Illustrator!

    On the general course of Adobe (and especially Illustrator and XD)
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    - I've been defending Illustrator as a viable alternative to Sketch for screen design for years now within my team. But I am about to give up. Bugs and slow performance make it border unusable and make me look bad!
    - Please put your A-team back on Illustrator (and give it the XD engine) OR move faster with XD (probably the wiser option).
    - On XD: fantastic vector engine, but you guys are getting your *** kicked by Invision Studio (state-to-state hifi prototyping) and Figma (collaboration).

    Step it…

    5 votes

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  7. Assets Export - Good but could be better

    The assets exporter is a good idea but:
    1 - As name it takes the top-layer/group name. I have everything sorted in groups and what I need is in the 3rd level, thats the name and the layers I want to export as an assets, but is imposible right now.

    2- Why it works only dragging from the canvas? It would be SO good if we could drag them from the Layer tab, more handy.

    3- Why the asset preview hide if you hide the layer/group? Makes no sense and makes it more confusing.

    Those are so common sense things,…

    5 votes

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  8. presentation screen mode

    Add presentation screen mode, similar to Indesgin

    5 votes

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  9. Background Export (not save)

    Ai now can save documents in background (partially, but still) — it saves a lot of time.
    InDesign, on the other hand, can export in background (well, some file types).

    What if exporting process go in background too, leaving Ai unlocked?

    4 votes

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  10. Please add support for AMD Radeon Pro 5700

    I have a new iMac 27" 2020 and just learned, to my disappointment, that my graphics card is not supported. I have an AMD Radeon Pro 5700, I think the standard for the new iMac is a Radeon Pro 5500 XT (which is also not supported).
    This causes Illustrator to crash at least once or twice a day with a GPU Error report and it then automatically deactivates GPU Performance, which makes Illustrator super slow and laggy.
    I know the iMac 2020 is very new, but since more people will be getting it over time it seems reasonable to support…

    4 votes

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  11. Tools move in tool bar, I need to reset tool bar back to default but then moves again with 2/3 mins of working. Please advise. Thanks.

    Tools move in tool bar, I need to reset tool bar back to default but then moves again with 2/3 mins of working. Please advise. Thanks.

    4 votes

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  12. Illustrator CC Problem with iMac 5K Display

    The performance of Illustrator CC (whatever version 2015 / 2017 / 2018) is extremely slow. I was talking with Adobe Support via email and they recognized this problem with all Mac Display 5K. it's unbelievable that this kind of thing happens in an application like Illustrator in computers of last generation of Apple. Apple and Adobe were always companies that thought of professional designers. The conclusion of Adobe Support was that they do not know how to solve this problem with 5K iMac displays. The only possible solution is to use Illustrator CS6, a version that is already 7 years…

    4 votes

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  13. Hardware Acceleration is not useful for textures...

    Hardware acceleration using GPUs does not seem to improve texture rendering performance, for example at 300 dpi or higher raster render quality, the UI lags a lot for complex files.... Same is the case for effects such as blur, glow etc. GPUs are much more capable in rendering than CPUs and Illustrator doesn't seem to take advantage of their rendering power. For example it lags on a GTX 1070 with an 8 thread CPU once you start using raster effects/textures. Please improve texture/raster effect performance using hardware acceleration and optimisation for multithreaded systems.

    4 votes

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  14. Multiple users at once

    I would suggest that Illustrator can open a file on several devices, perhaps 2 or 3 max. and allow a team of designers to work and brainstorm on the same file at the same time as an online service from Adobe.
    This can be used for other adobe design programs as well such as Photoshop.

    4 votes

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  15. Shortcut to toggle visibility of Guides Layer

    More often than not I use a Guide layer on top of my canvas on multiply, to see the guides and what I'm doing at the same time. With a shortcut there would be no need to open the layers pannel and click the visibility button to preview what I'm doing. There could be a special type of layer that could be hidden on export and have this feature or the shortcut could ask to specify the layer to hide/make visible.

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  16. Alt + Cancel Button will Reset to Default Settings

    Click Alt + Cancel button will Reset settings to their defaults - specifically in "Transform Each" command ,I use this Command on a regular Basis where it has many Fields to be set to their default every time.

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  17. Resize Images Shortcut

    When resizing images or objects, there should be a way to constantly have things stay proportionate without having to hold down shift the entire time. I would suggest the caps lock key since it carries the same function when typing out letters.

    3 votes

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  18. Enable Content Aware Defaults is an All or Nothing option

    Checking the Enable Content Aware Defaults option in Preferences controls 3 features: Crop Image, Puppet Warp and Freeform Gradient. It would be nice to be able to turn them on/off individually. Now it is all or nothing.

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  19. Edit Original in context menu Placed image

    Just like other CC applications, Ai should offer the possibility to open the source of a Placed image directly from within Ai. (Photoshop most of the time).

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  20. @2x Retina pixel preview needed

    Designing for high resolution displays is still cumbersome in Illustrator as there is no pixel-preview for retina displays. Please add an option to preview artwork as it displays on high resolution monitors.

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