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  1. The recolor artwork window needs to be variable size.

    The color list form is too small. Make window resizable.
    recolor2 like it need. recolor1 like it looks now.

    13 votes
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  2. Lock workspace

    Photoshop introduced locking workspace in fresh release. I want same thing for AI. Or is it there already?

    13 votes
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  3. 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.…

    13 votes
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  4. Option to maintain aspect ratio when resizing objects by default

    Currently, if you want to resize an object (by clicking and dragging a corner) without distorting it, you need to hold down the shift key.

    I would like (at least the option) to have Illustrator maintain aspect ratio by default when resizing, and hold shift to distort.

    Even fancier would be an option to set the behavior of the top/bottom and side "handles"... distort vs. resize while maintaining aspect ratio.

    Thanks!

    13 votes
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  5. Allow user to edit predefined sizes for each document profile

    I can edit document profiles, but I can't make presets for sizes I use and get rid of unwanted sizes in New document window.
    Please add interface for doing it.

    13 votes
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  6. Make setting reference point hotkeyable

    Problem Description:
    I change reference point all the time.
    I'm so tired of grabbing a mouse and searching for a reference grid and precisely clicking in tiny-tiny square.
    Please add a possibility to set a hotkey for each position!

    Look, there is a whole numbers block at the right side of a keyboard (if you are not using these fancy ***** castrated versions which doesn't have it). I could have used it to set reference point, using something like Ctrl+Shift+3 to set it to the right bottom.
    I can use an action for doing this, bit I'm long ago out…

    13 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. Duplicate Layers with sequential numbering rather than "copy"

    When you duplicate a layer it would be much better if, rather than the XXXX copy suffix the duplicate layer was numbered. And preferably numbered XXX_0001 (or a format one could specify in the Preferences). This would make working with layers much much easier - especially when working with After Effects.

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  11. 12 votes
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  12. Selecting only items fully enclosed in selection marquee

    Right now when I draw a marquee selection around the item I want to select, everything the box touches gets selected. How about having a choice of selecting items only items that are fully enclosed in marquee selection ignoring
    those items or layers that are around your selection but not fully enclosed in the selection. . for example I have a ungrouped logo on top of several other larger layers. I only want to select the layers that make up the logo so I draw a marquee around the logo and it only selects the layers inside the marque anything…

    12 votes
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  13. Customize Home Screen Document Templates

    The User should be able to select which document templates appear under "Create a new file" on the Home Screen.

    Right now, it shows A4 (which I rarely use), Postcard (in godforsaken metric), Web Page, iPhone X (which I shall never, ever use), HDTV 1080 (which is identical to Web Page, and therefore pointless), and Custom.

    But it does not list US Letter at all, even though I work at that size far more often than any other.

    That is just plain stupid.

    Let ME decide what templates to show on MY Home Screen.

    12 votes
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  14. Option to snap gradient slider to integer values

    I don't need precision of two decimal places for gradient. I need integers. Now I have to use scripting to round values afterwards and it's not OK. Why Tabs has snapping to values and Gradients don't? Bring it!

    12 votes
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  15. Add numeric controls over ALL features of gradient

    Relative position of gradient inside path.
    Origin position.
    Center position.

    12 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Make grids 'In Front' more useful

    Problem Description:
    I'm a fan of grids. I use it almost always.
    I use 'Overprint preview' to make my grids overlay my art, so I can see what I'm doing and where I'm snapping.
    But it' not perfect because of bugs I reported.

    So I propose to improve 'Grids In Back' behaviour.
    Allow users to set grids color and transparency, when it's ticked off.
    It could be useful for dark designs, when overprint-grid trick doesn't do much.

    12 votes
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  18. Reversing order of objects

    Sometimes it's useful to change order of selected objects, making bottom-most go topmost and vice versa.

    I understand possible complications — what would AI do when selected objects have other unselected objects between them (meaning order)?
    For example, I have these objects in Layers:
    A
    1
    B
    C
    2
    3
    I select 1,2,3 and do proposed 'Reverse order' command.
    I expect order to become this:
    A
    3
    B
    C
    2
    1
    I see two fitting places for this command: Layers palette menu or Object > Arrange
    It's scriptable, but I would like to have it by default.

    12 votes
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  19. 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.

  20. 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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