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  1. Transparent palettes when cursor is out from palette

    I offer to do ability to make palettes transparent when it's floating and when cursor is not on palette.
    Floating palettes allow to use Tab to switch them off without redrawing window — it's make more comfortable and fast work.
    And to don't use Tab every time I think that it will be more comfortable to made it transparent.

    4 votes
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  2. Eliminate the Adobe Search Pane in the top right of illustrator

    Adobe does not seem to be able to fix the problem of Adobe search being selected by default when a file is opened. I use a master layout page & am constantly pasting art I have copied to the pasteboard into the stupid, virtually useless Adobe search window. It immediately hangs Illustrator which eventually crashes.

    This bug is ridiculously enraging. I cannot believe Adobe has not addressed this. It can't just be me having this issue

    5 votes
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  3. multiple illustrator 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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  4. Improved HiDPI Windows support just like Photoshop 19.1

    Essentially do with Illustrator what you've done with Photoshop (https://theblog.adobe.com/photoshop-releases-version-19-1-selections-improvements-advanced-support-windows-high-density-monitors/). That is "[offer] a full range of choices for UI scale factors from 100% through 400%, in 25% increments. [... A]utomatically adjust itself based on your Windows settings, making it simple to set up."

    2 votes
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  5. Lock palettes or allow to undo UI changes

    So many times I accidentally dragged palettes' icons instead of clicking them to open/close! Each time then I had to drag it back to place it was before or reset my workspace! A simple command 'Undo last UI change' or tick 'Lock UI' would save a lot of time for such clumsy people as I.

    8 votes
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  6. Alt+click on Expand button in Pathfinder palette to release compound shape

    I have to release compound shapes quite often. Each time I have to use palette menu, which means two precise clicks.
    Why not to change 'Expand' button to 'Release' when Alt is pressed, to revert it's function and let users quickly deconstruct shapes?
    It's one of JDI things.

    7 votes
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  7. The transform palette used to have arrows to upsize or downsize; this arrows are gone on this new 2018 version of Illustraor. Can somehow sh

    The transform palette used to have arrows to upsize or downsize; this arrows are gone on this new 2018 version of Illustraor. Can somehow sh

    2 votes
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  8. More options for 'New Window'

    When opening a 'New Window' a user currently can select different zoom levels to view a specific area in a document (full document view in one window and a macro view in the second window). I call this view 'aligned'.

    The reason I call it aligned is represented by this scenario (at least this happens for my installation): the main document shows the top of a document containing a text block; the second window shows the bottom of a document also containing a text block - assume both windows are floating so that both are visible at the same time.

    1 vote
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  9. Let the "." on the numeric keypad work as a decimal separator for all countries.

    In Dutch, we user the comma as a decimal separator. (0,5 is how we write a half)
    Lots of use use the International English keyboard, and the English versions of Adobe CC. But for some reason Illustrator refuses to recognize the "." on the numeric keypad as a separator. When I type "7,2" Illustrator show this correctly in the input fields, but when hitting enter, it makes "72", just skipping the comma.
    Please make a Preference to set the "." or "," on the numpad always to act as a decimal separator.

    12 votes
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  10. Easy setting of layer's opacity and 'Target Selected'

    Some users still find confusing setting opacity to whole layer.
    When they change opacity value in Transparency palette with no art selected, it does nothing or (if 'New Art has Basic Appearance' is unticked in Appearance palette options) applied to new objects.

    The way transparency is set for a layer in AI is not that obvious, compared to Photoshop's way, and require from user knowledge of working with appearance.

    I propose this:
    1. Make a shortcut for 'Target Current Layer' command, which is not anywhere now (or even 'Target Selected', which will target current layer, if nothing is selected)
    2.…

    14 votes
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  11. Touch Workspace Eraser

    Drawing in the touch workspace is not usable without an eraser. A Simple undo is not enough. Try to undo something you drew 5 minutes ago without undoing the stuff you like and you'll see what I mean.

    11 votes
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  12. High Sierra (macOS 10.2.6), Illustrator CC 2018

    Application Bar gets disabled every time I switch on Application Frame. Please Fix the issue.

    1 vote
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  13. Object, Expand — Should be in the right click context menu. Also, the operation should be more robust.

    Object, Expand — Should be in the right click context menu. Also, the operation should be more robust. I expand things all the time.

    I almost always want compound paths instead of groups of compound paths. So, "Outlining Text" is really just redundant and still no option for compound path from the operation. AI should influence people to be more efficient. An unnecessary amount of objects is unnecessary, especially with AI's ability to quickly isolate objects.

    7 votes
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  14. If I use the zoom tool and happen to move the cursor 1 pixel, do not zoom in 41500% Nobody would ever want that to happen.

    If I use the zoom tool and happen to move the cursor 1 pixel, do not zoom in 41500% Nobody would ever want that to happen.

    2 votes
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  15. Ability to re-size the Find Font window

    This has been missing for years, surely it's an easy fix? Please!

    2 votes
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  16. Refine (not revert to previous) zoom to selection

    Now, 'Zoom to selection' zoom AND centers.

    I think that zoom to selection should not center at all by default (and, of course, there should be an option to add centering to zoom). The selected art should stay where it is located in view, until zoom level is big enough so object will go outside current view — only then AI should move view to fit the art.

    And there should be a tick 'Only for zooming in'.

    7 votes
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  17. Show reference point locator in Scale/Rotate/Shear/Reflect tool dialogue

    I wonder, why 'Transform each' has one, while normal transform tools haven't. This would be so useful!

    7 votes
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  18. Customisable defaults for ********** Panel

    I never use the default Fill and Stroke tolerances of 32. These reset every time Illustrator is restarted. It would be nice for the behaviour to remember a default value that can be changed if no documents are open.

    4 votes
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  19. Add Corner Palette Tool to Properties Palette

    I would like to see Adobe add the Corner Palette Tool to Properties Palette for more precise control. The Corner Widget is too random.

    4 votes
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  20. Mapping artwork on 3d object surface

    Now we need every time to convert /or update/ artwork into symbol before mapping in on the surface of 3D objects that are created with 3d effects. That process is annoying and complex. Simplifying of that can help profs and beginners to use it quickly and pass some steps.

    Now many programs like Adobe Dimension CC, 3d paint allows to do that very easy and in real time.

    Also adding some new feature like uv maps or tiling 3d effects can be very helpful.

    2 votes
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