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  1. Unable to Resize Tool Panels (vertical axis)

    Cannot 'grab' the bottom edge of a panel in the right column to move up or down. Panel size seems 'locked.' This causes lots of wasted space in the right column tool set UI. This problem exists in both the Essentials workspace and the Essentials Classic. This was not an issue in previous versions of Ai. Thanks for addressing this bug!

    12 votes
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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels.
    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  2. The properties panel

    It'll be great if the More Options (the three dots) appears automatically when passing the cursor, so it's less clicks to do, so is a faster workflow.

    2 votes
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  3. Non-Latin Support for Numbers in UI

    I use Bengali extensively in CC, and it's frustrating that the interface doesn't understand Bengali numerals as their latin equivalents - for example if I type ৩৩ in the font size, it doesn't understand it as 33. However, I noticed that in the latest version of InDesign (13.0 x64) it does recognize & convert Bengali numerals - for example when I type ৩৩ in the font size box it converts it to 33pt. However, this still doesn't work in the current version of Illustrator (22.0.1 x64), and it would make sense to have this feature throughout the major CC products.

    1 vote
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  4. Nudge buttons on Transform Tool

    The new tools panel does not display nudge buttons on the transform tool X,Y, and W,H buttons. We use them frequently now have to display the application bar - which is a shame. There's room for them as the 'rounded corner' section has them!

    2 votes
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  5. Illustrator needs a layer composition panel like in photoshop

    I'm still waiting for a feature which photoshop has for years: layer compositions. It would be so helpfull to save the visibility of layers.
    The feature "save view" is not a solution because you only can save the top levels.
    For example you are working on a map with hundreds of layers. For special maps you have to activate special layers and deactivate others. You have to do it for hundreds of layers manually. And if you forget to activate onlay one you’ll get a call from your client two weeks later asking you why the printed map has no…

    5 votes
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  6. New Document Decimal Rounding

    When creating a new document, Illustrator CC rounds a dimension of 6.125" to 6.13". This is incredibly frustrating as a packaging designer, where accuracy is important.

    Why does this interface not honor more decimal points?

    5 votes
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  7. Match display sizes across CC apps already. Please.


    1. Open AI

    2. Create new A4 document

    3. Display @ 100%

    4. Open ID

    5. Create new A4 document

    6. Display @ 100%

    7. View AI and ID windows side by side

    8. Compare sizes.

    FFS! Please make apps sync real 100% size rendering of documents already. It‘s fundamental for graphic professionals to be able to view documents in real size. Why is this still not fixed.

    100% is 100% irrespective of display resolution. Come on, it‘s 2017. Nobody is working on 72 dpi anymore. We all have 5K retina displays.

    Please try to keep up, Adobe.

    5 votes
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  8. New crop feature

    Would much prefer this feature to be similar to InDesign. Don't see me likely to use as is since it throws away unused data and embeds. Ability to NOT crop like that is one of the most useful features in InDesign. Masking although clumsy as a crop tool seems it will remain more flexible and useful.

    1 vote
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  9. Efect menu

    I would like to provide a suggestion, to the "Effect" menu of Illustrator, they will take the same aesthetics from the rest of the menus. "Effect" looks very Windows 95.

    1 vote
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  10. Recent files list - not to contain files created by 'save a copy'

    Windows 10. Illustrator 22.
    Currently, when using longish file names, the file extension is truncated and missing from the recent file list.
    This wasn't a problem until you started including files that had been created by 'save a copy' in the list.
    So now I often get 2 identically named files appearing next to each other with no way to work out which is the .pdf and which is the .ai without clicking on it - which also moves the wrong one up the recent list.
    I'm just not sure files created by 'save a copy' should be there.

    An…

    3 votes
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  11. Option to permanently expand areas of the Properties panel

    I have a lot of empty space in the new Properties panel.
    Having to click the '...' every time I want to access extra options seems clunky when I have so much unused space.
    In the old interface you could double-click on the top bar of a panel and it would expand to your preference and remember that expansion.
    A similar option here would be welcome.

    4 votes
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  12. Pan and zoom with scroll wheel

    Would really appreciate being able to zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and pan by clicking it, just like in AutoCAD. Zoom focus would be relative to the cursor, so you can quickly move to any part of the document. This is a far easier and intuitive system, as navigating the canvas becomes twice as fast.

    At the vary least there should be an option to enable this functionality, as some may prefer the current setup.

    19 votes
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  13. Reveal in Finder Option

    Reveal in Finder Option - Currently reveal in finder you "command + click" file name at top of window, however this option is not availble when window is tied to the application frame.

    9 votes
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  14. Different color guidelines

    SInce I am working on several different artboards at the same time, it would be great to be able to have the capability to have different color guidelines. I Also have times when using a single artboard it would be nice to be able to have more than a single color guideline so I can for instance a Color to guidelines for each artboard. There are times I need to use multiple guidelines and being able to have multi colors for the guidelines. I would be able to have more than one color at a time designated for different reasons

    1 vote
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  15. Missing "Select Similar"(same,colour, stroke etc) button.

    Please add Select Similar (same, colour, stroke, etc...) button, to new Properties panel(2018). And option for aligning one single object to artboard in Properties panel, would by fine too(without entering Align panel).

    4 votes
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  16. Update Actions to record more features

    In order of importance would love to see illustrator actions record

    1) the pdf preset, when saving to pdf
    2) save as location next to existing file as an option - i currently save to desktop and manually move the file.
    3) layer name when cut copying pasting, selecting all
    4) find font to not need the font loaded to work. We use this to eradicate old type 1 fonts that are buggy and crash computer.
    5) new swatch to remember the global swatch name when recording.

    5 votes
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  17. Move properties back to the top.

    I don't understand why Adobe tries to fix things that aren't broken. The properties tab at the top is where it needed to stay. Having moving properties to a side tab was a huge mistake. My workload has increased just trying to find where things have gone and I find it much less useful this way. You also have gotten rid of the expand button when doing in image trace. I'm sure I'll find many more things that have gone missing or much harder to find now. I feel like CS5 was the most perfected version of all adobe products…

    18 votes
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  18. Expand Image Trace

    When you do an image trace of an image there is no button to expand it.

    1 vote
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  19. Keyboard shortcut to switch between colour panels (RGB/HSB)

    I use both the HSB and the RGB colour panels all the time. To switch between them, the user currently has to select from the options menu or shift-click multiple times to cycle through.

    What would be really great is to be able to assign shortcuts to specific colour panels.

    7 votes
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  20. Remove units from input boxes

    When editing a value in an input box, e.g. the width of an artboard, the unit (px) is still included in the box. This makes it harder to hit the right spot in the text with your mouse, and makes it more prone to error. It's especially annoying when performing arithmetic!

    Trying to avoid this situation: "306 p+34x"

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