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  1. Customize quick actions in properties.

    Love the new properties window and the quick action feature. But sometimes I need to do some actions that had disappear from the old toolbar like select objects with the same fill color...
    It will be nice if I can add or remove some actions based on what I usually do.

    13 votes
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  2. link panel shows what layer the (missing) link is on and/or makes 'go to link' work on hidden layers too.

    When links are missing that are on a hidden layer there is no way to easily spot them and check on in multilayered files. Since the GoToLink function only works on active layers, there is no other way but showing ALL layers and then using this function, remembering the layer and then hide the layers again; a painstaking procedure with large multilayered files. Would be nice if the link panel would simply state on which layer the missing link resides. Or make the GoToLink function automatically make the appropriate layer visible, like when pasting onto a hidden layer with 'paste…

    9 votes
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  3. keyboard shortcut for properties panel.

    There is a keyboard shortcut to go to any other windows option except this.. I don't know if it is because it is a new feature, but this should really be implemented... Can there be a mappable keyboard shortcut for the new properties panel on illustrator

    7 votes
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  4. UI scrubbing values

    It would be great if, as Photoshop, we can just click and drag on the text dialogs to quickly “scrub” values.

    7 votes
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  5. animated zoom

    animated zoom

    I love the gpu animated zoom when scrubbing/dragging the canvas.
    BUT no that it starts zooming automatically when the mouse is pressed down less than a second.
    Its extremely annoying.

    In photoshop when you deactivate the animated zoom you can still scrubb/drag the gpu zoom.

    if you deactivate the animated zoom in illustrator you can only do the classic stepped zoom, but not drag animated zoom.

    Can you add the feature to make it so that you can disable the automatically animated zoom but still keep the animated scrubb/drag zoom pliz. just like in photoshop.

    2 votes
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  6. [View / Outline] low-contrast mode

    Hi,

    It would be really helpful for those of us working in low-light environments to have an inverted/low-contrast option for the 'Outline' view.

    As it is, working on an all-white screen is very fatiguing. Having a simple switch to change the display from light to dark would be a welcomed QoL improvement.

    I've attached two images showing how I see this implemented.

    When "invert" is active I'd prefer the background not be pure-black but a dark shade of grey (shown as #1E1E1E here).

    Another option could be to make the alternate mode adaptive, where the color scheme matches the users…

    2 votes
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  7. In the new properties, have the overflow menu at the top opposite the panel name.

    Feels odd seeing the overflow menu at the bottom, where it almost looks like it's part of the panel above it. Also, by placing it at the top of each panel, this could have space.

    1 vote
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  8. Highlight the layer that is selected on the artboard

    When selecting an object, it's extremely hard to find the layer. Can the layer be auto selected/highlighted when selecting an object?

    3 votes
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  9. Allow tool bar to be fixed horizontally on either top or bottom

    Now that the properties has been finally set in the right panel, I love it! This allows me to have the layers set in the left panel. Next step, It would be nice to have the ability to set the tool bar above or below horizontally.

    1 vote
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  10. Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

    I am new to CC 2017 however I am getting a very annoying error message each time I open the CC up.
    The heading is: Assertion Failed!
    I have attached a screen grab for your attention.
    Look forward to hearing from you!

    2 votes
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  11. Add more options to preferences

    Every time you guys change something on these programs it seems to effect me. Most of the time it is not in a good way. I believe this could be solved by allowing the user more options in preferences to turn on and off these options. For instance. You changed the way the the zoom in and zoom out works. It used to be it would just zoom out directly from where you are but now it zooms out from the object selected which is very annoying. I'm sure that works for some people but if it was a preference…

    4 votes
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  12. Dedicted buttons for: Undo - Delete - Redo.

    Dedicted buttons for Undo /Delete /Redo. either at the top or on a floating toolbar. I'm sick of having to go to the keyboard or:
    Edit > Undo
    Edit > Clear
    Edit > Redo
    Sure I could use keyboard shortcuts- but I don't want to.
    Virtually every other program has these buttons.
    it cannot be hard to add them, even if only in that new properties panel.
    You have to assume its bloody mindedness on Adobes part, continuing not have this basic feature and thinking everyone gets a thrill out of Command Z

    13 votes
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  13. Contextual menu with Layers palette – same as Photoshop

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Illustrator has similar contextual menu as Photoshop?

    It would be much easier to e.g. duplicate a layer, using right-click, than via tiny-hard-to-point-at hamburger menu at the layer palette.

    Please…

    6 votes
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  14. Dim Control In Isolation Mode

    It's extremely difficult to manually work with colors with respect to the complete artwork in isolation mode with the background dimming effect. This should be able to be disabled, while still maintaining group isolation workflow benefits.

    13 votes
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  15. Can you fix this?

    Hi,

    I have this problem, I don't know whether this is a bug, but I really need you to fix this or is there any solution for this.

    Some how there's ripped effect on my artworks but when publish it looks fine, only during editing.

    Thanks,

    1 vote
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  16. Option to turn off "hover scrolling"

    It would be nice if there was a preference to turn off what I've seen referred to as "hover scrolling" or when selected type or object is changed when the mouse rolls over a drop down menu. I was first going to report it as a bug, but apparently it's an actual feature.

    12 votes
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  17. Prevent illustrator from selecting an object by clicking on its shadow

    Currently Illustrator will select an object if you click on its shadow. It's quite annoying wanting to select an object affected by another object's shadow, and ending up selecting the object casting the shadow instead.

    82 votes
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  18. Paste Remembers layers - visual toggle

    I would like to see a toggle option for "Paste Remembers Layers" I switch frequently between having it on and off and it would be nice to have a visual cue - and toggle button - to facilitate easier working between modes.

    6 votes
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  19. Let me turn off the obnoxious alternate glyphs popups

    Because experienced users hate popups popping up all over their work!

    151 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 23.0.
    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. Select inside marquee window

    Create a toggle-able feature like the one found in many CAD programs:
    Select ONLY the objects ENTIRELY inside the selection window marquee via the following methods:
    1. hold Shift+drag
    2. Dragging left-to-right enables "select inside", dragging right-to-left enables "select touching" (as per most CAD programs)

    33 votes
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