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  1. Stop truncating filenames in Recent files

    AI truncates names of my files in Open Recent Files menu.
    Why?!
    Some of my files differ only in that truncated parts. I have to guess and remember.
    Please, give me an option to set limit myself (in Prefs file or Dialogue) or remove limit completely.

    46 votes

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  2. Delete from recent files

    As you know, Illustrator keeps exported images in the File > Open Recent Files list.
    So if I export 20 TIFs from a single document — they will all will be listed there.

    This is dumb, and there are multiple requests to stop this:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests?query=recent%20files

    There are also requests to be able to clear that list (guess why there is a need for this).

    But we should also be able to remove positions from the list one by one.
    Use cases:
    1. I renamed a file and now I can’t open it via this menu
    2. I…

    26 votes

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  3. List .ait files in File > Open Recent Files

    Since I start every new file with a template, it would save a lot of time to be able to click on Recent Files rather than root through several folders to fetch it. CS6 used to list .ait files.

    4 votes

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  4. Allow to filter files in Recent menu/section to include only AI documents and exclude chosen formats like PDF, JPEG, TIFF, Save a Copy, etc.

    RECENT FILES SHOULD IDEALLY BE ONLY AI DOCUMENTS.

    If I have exported say 10 jpgs in my previous session, on start-up my RECENT FILES is over-run with those JPG file names. They all have the same thumbnail too. That's outrageous!

    16 votes

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  5. Add pin to recent files menu or home screen

    It is possible to add a pin in recent files menu or home screen to make them easily reachable if frequently used?

    2 votes

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  6. After AI crashes, list of Recent Files should be restored as it was BEFORE crash

    AI crashes quite often. Every time I relaunch it, I see documents in 'File > Open Recent Files' that I opened long-long ago.
    AI seems to save this list only after successful closing, which is RARE.

    Just make AI store list of recent documents elsewhere every time document is opened and restore it after crash.

    14 votes

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  7. Recent files list - right-click menu with "Open folder"

    In Illustrator (and also other Adobe apps): when the program is started but no document is opened there is a list with icons representing the recent opened documents. My suggestion: Add a right-click menu on those icons with an option to open the document's folder in Windows Explorer.

    4 votes

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  8. Allow the option to disable FILE MENU...OPEN RECENT FILES. When WAN file server mounted on Macintosh desktop it will slow down Illustrator

    Allow the option to disable FILE MENU...OPEN RECENT FILES

    When a file server is mounted on the Macintosh desktop, it will slow down Illustrator considerably. Especially one on a wide area network.

    1 vote

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  9. Can't access the document directly after double clicking on the file and it gets stucked on the "recent cc files" page.

    even tried to double click on the document after the ai screen pops up with the recent cc files page, but still can't access them. same goes to the create new and open buttons.

    4 votes

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  10. Ability to open several documents from Recent section/menu

    The Recent Section we're presented with when we first open Illustrator, we should be able to select multiple files to open, rather than just clicking one, and then having to "cmd O" or use the File Menu "open recent files" please just save me hours of my life.

    2 votes

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  11. Add the ability to select multiple files to open at once from the Home Screen

    The home screen in AI, IND & PSD NEEDS a Multi-Select feature to easily open multiple recent files at once.

    1 vote

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  12. illustrator bug erasing files

    I save all files locally. Yesterday i made a 'v2' of a project, saved in the same location as the 'v1', had both opened and worked on the v2, and exported PNGs from it to use in another app (saved frequently between edits). Today I discovered the PNGs and v1 are still in the folder, but not the v2.

    It is not listed in my Mac's 'recent files', it doens not turn up in search, it is not in the cloud storage, i did not use an external, and I also did not accidentally erase the file-go into…

    1 vote

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  13. Upload Adobe Draw files to Creative Cloud as .ai or .eps files

    Adobe Draw currently has the option to Save files to CC as PDF or PSD files but it would be great if we could save them as .AI files

    Thanks for your consideration

    12 votes

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  14. Quick Look support for .ai files in MacOS

    Selecting a file in the MacOS Finder and then pressing spacebar to preview the file is one of the great features of the OS. It works with image files of many types as well as PDF files, etc. But not .ai files. Please build a Quick Look extension to add this support. Thanks.

    34 votes

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  15. Place multiple files in a grid like InDesign

    InDesign has a very nifty feature that I would like to see in Illustrator; if you press the arrow keys while placing multiple files at once, you can create a "grid" of said files. Depending on the job I'm working on, I have to place hundreds of files at once... Having this feature would streamline a lot of my projects.

    29 votes

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  16. Opening old Freehand files in Illustrator?

    Can you guys bring this "feature" to Illustrator?

    There are a lot of old Freehand users still having TONS of Freehand files (illustrations, assets, icons, etc.) in their archives waiting for the day when Illustrator will open old Freehand files so we can reuse them once more!

    I know this is a lot to ask, but can you guys give it a try?

    Ty!

    30 votes

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  17. Merge multiple vector files files

    It would be very beneficial if you could target two or more files (.ai/.svg./eps/pdf) and merge all artboards in each of those files into one new document. There are scripts out there to merge multiple files but they often ignore the original artboard size or only merge the first artboard in each of the source files. This would save so much production time such as for Ui design, merging stock assets.

    Thank you for reading!

    3 votes

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  18. Creative Cloud Files appear in Library Panel in Illustrator

    Currently folders and files in the Creative Cloud Files folder are local and synchronise with the cloud. They are visible on the website but are separate from Creative Cloud Libraries that we use inside Illustrator. It’s tantalisingly close to being an awesome feature, yet…

    Please join them up! Make creative cloud files visible in the libraries panel in Illustrator, and vice versa; and make the libraries available locally.

    34 votes

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  19. Option to disable 'Recent Fonts' feature.

    I hate having to scroll from the top of the fonts list every time i'm searching for a new font. Currently, in preferences there is an option for only 1 recent font, however, i'd like to be able to disable this feature completely.

    86 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  20. Update all linked files

    When you have a large number of linked files changes, but you have a manual mode with the confirmation, you can’t say 'Update all links' in the dialogue window, and you don’t have it as a button in the Links panel.

    11 votes

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