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  1. Collapse all open panels hotkey

    Ai has a lot of panels — and it’s more panels every year.
    I have two systems now: one is extra huge, where I can set three expanded docks stacked in the right side and still feel like I have enough space for the actual art, and a smaller one (which is still bigger than my very first one I worked with Illustrator on) — there I keep all my panels collapsed in tight columns.

    When 'auto-collapse' option is turned on, Ai pushes my previously 'open drawer' back, but only when I pull one from the same dock — and…

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  2. Illustrator - Select more than one layer at once

    I'm literally just going tot copy/paste a suggestion from ages ago that's been put on "backlog" because the last response from Adobe was from 2017 and it's 2020.

    "Okay if you have more than one layer...let's say 50 and I need to select 20 of them. Why can't someone select them with a single click instead of selecting every single layer? With shift selected I can mark more than one but they aren't selected. Same thing for sublayers and so on."

    To elaborate, we need a better way to Shift+select numerous target layers without having to select each one-by-one. Right…

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  3. Add Preview tick to Average dialogue

    Average, surprisingly, is still a concept not everyone can grasp.
    Please add this one to make new users’ life easier.

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  4. Previous/Next Artboard hotkeys should be able to keep zoom

    Right now Ai also does 'Fit Artboard in Window' when any of artboard navigation hotkeys are used. I’d like also be able to keep zoom level when navigating artboards.

    2 votes
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  5. Highlight to reveal objects that have rotation

    Selection highlights used to be jagged or stepped in appearance if a slight angle was present in an object or text. Now it is impossible to see if an object or text is at zero degrees of rotation unless you examine the transform properties panel.

    I'd like the ability to highlight any object that has rotation other than zero degrees to enable an accurate artwork environment.

    4 votes
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  6. Remove / filter PDFs files from recently saved files on Illustrator Home screen to just show AI files

    Can we remove or filter out PDF files from the recent files available to open in Illustrator on the home screen. I regularly create PDFs for clients optimised not to open in illustrator and they then appear in the recent files that have been saved. It's very easy to accidentally then open up the PDF file in Illustrator instead of the native AI file.

    3 votes
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  7. Simple navigation in the structure of objects.

    Simple navigation in the structure of objects.

    Finishing the code of this great idea would be an exit to a new quality of work and management of objects during creation.


    1. Add a drop-down list to each column in this bar. For example, clicking on layers causes the layer tree to be highlighted in the document stack.

    2. Editing obiketu / layer / group name from this level.

    3. Layer menu in this bar.

    4. Clicking on the first left arrow "Leaving group" simulation of the ESC key operation at this level of work with the object.

    Best Regards!

    2 votes
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  8. Simulate color blindness for accessibility

    It would be nice to be able to quickly check my work for accessibility. A button group/panel that lets me switch between protanopia, deuteranopia, tritanopia, and monochromacy would be really useful. Arguably, a monochromatic view is useful outside of accessibility, allowing one to check the tonal or value relationships in a design. This feature is not only applicable in Illustrator but across many of your products.

    2 votes
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  9. Scroll wheel to zoom, middle click to pan

    These are standard navigation controls in many modern design programs, and it should be an option in Illustrator instead of the cumbersome and archaic Alt+Scroll to zoom and Space+Click to pan.

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  10. Apple Touch bar with with "slide bar" for setting values.

    Hi,
    I suggest using the Touch Bar to display the slider in the window option with a value, e.g. stroke thickness,

    Best Regards.

    1 vote
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  11. Selecting hidden layers with special control on the layer tree

    Selecting hidden layers with special control on the layer tree

    I am using Illustrator with Character Animator. I must arrange layers properly and visibility is an important role in this situation. I often found my self need to copy (instead of starting back from zero) an already existing puppet (.ai file) and just make a modification (e.g. color & body parts).
    Recolor artwork is one tool I use often, but the problem with this that I need to re-enable the visibility of hidden layers in order to select in and have its color changed, and once changed I need to…

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  12. Menu View - New View - Rotate View

    Hi,

    If the option of rotating Artboard is too difficult in Illustrator, maybe it is easier to create "rotated views"?

    When working with packaging, the inability to rotate the view of the packaging walls while working in one document is really a prehistory of creative work. In a professional program, this must be resolved by the Adobe Customer Support Team.

    Thank you everyone for the current effort.
    Best Regards

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  13. In Illustrator 2020 the changes to Align tool window are a headache. Defaulting to align by key object .... Very frustrating defaults.

    In Illustrator 2020 the changes to Align tool window are a headache. Defaulting to align by key object .... Very frustrating defaults.

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  14. Select objects by same Height and Width

    Requesting a feature to select objects by same height and width. This will help to select similar object by either height or width. Pl do refer attachment.

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  16. Shortcut applied to a Layer

    When creating a new layer, have an option to switch to that layer using a shortcut key.

    With the rise of programable keyboards and digital decks like Touch Portal, making shortcuts and macros to speed up workflow has never been easier.

    If this option was available (even in Photoshop and InDesign) I could set up macros and shortcuts to make switching layers faster, especially on big projeccts where time is precious.

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  18. In Appearance calling alternative color UI is done with Shift and not obvious Alt

    I have no idea who proposed ALTernative mode as with Shift and not Alt, but Alt does nothing now. What's the reasoning for this?

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  19. Toggle setting for zoom tool assigned key

    Can we have a toggle setting in preferences for the 'z' zoom tool key. Works like this. Hold the z key down to activate the zoom, drag or zoom with the mouse to the required size, let go of the zoom key and it goes automatically back to the tool you were using before zooming. Without having to press any other keys like cmd+space on mac. Saves time having to move to press 2 keys to do this and also removes a press on another key to get back to the tool you were previously using (based on the way…

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  20. 整列のキーオブジェクトをキャンセル

    24.2から追加された、整列のキーオブジェクトをクリックでキャンセルする機能を、
    元にもどすか、設定でONOFFできるようにしてほしい。
    キーオブジェクトを解除する状況が想定できない(意図しない操作になることのほうが多い)

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