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  1. Artboard background color needs to be user-assignable

    We need to be able to change artboard background color.

    Working on pure white is straining on the eyes and it's rarely appropriate for non-print projects (99% of my work). Having to draw colored rectangles, lock them or put them on separate layers, and then manage them when we resize or duplicate artboards is painful and tedious.

    Let's have an icon for it next to the artboard name (in the Artboard palette) where we can choose a swatch (including transparent).

    Let's support changing multiple artboard colors at once with multi-selection.

    Thank you!

    88 votes

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  2. Keyboard shortcut to fit artboard to selection

    Currently you must have content selected to fit it to art board in focus. This workflow adds extra interaction cost by having to remember to first select before hitting the drop-down menu to fit it. Selecting the content and art board and striking a key command would make this a lot more efficient.

    22 votes

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    Illustrator has two commands to fit artboards.

    One of them, 'Fit to Selected Art', requires a selection — obviously.

    The other one, 'Fit to Artwork Bounds' — does not, but works for the entire artwork.

    You can insert the one that you need in an action, using the 'Insert menu item...' command from the Actions panel’s flyout menu, and assign a hotkey to the action.

    However, I believe the request is not about a hotkey, but a way to let Illustrator to 'Fit to the contents of artboard' command? Please comment back to make it clear.

  3. Change the layer an object is located on

    If you have a large artboard with multiple objects and layers it is really time consuming to organize your layers when all you can do is drag and drop. I think it would be useful if you could right click on an object and "move to layer" like you can in muse.

    4 votes

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