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  1. keyboard shortcuts for different languages

    I'd love to see an update that lets me use the same physical keys for shortcuts while I have a different keyboard than English selected.

    For example, the backslash key () is used for the line tool. But when switching to German, the same physical key returns (#) and in Romanian we have a (â).

    I wish that all shortcuts activated by the press of the physical keys work as intended in the interface regardless of the language currently active so I don't have to switch so much between languages just to have my shortcuts work again.

    This could work…

    3 votes
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  2. Cut, trim or divide open paths (lines)


    1. Option to cut, trim or divide open paths (lines).
      For example if "Divide objects below" worked on open paths as well.
      Or if the Knife could cut open paths, and cut straight as well.


    In attached example, I would have liked to cut my lines with the circle. Instead, I had to cut every single line individually in the intersection, locking the circle and using the Outline View.
    2.
    Creating interesting designs, we have just as much need for trimming/cutting lines as filled objects.

    3 votes
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  3. Extend path tool

    I make carpets, and I alway need min. 10 cm extra design for fitting or if the carpet shrinkts in production. For Illustrator artwork, I need to extend all paths, smoothly or naturally outside the border of the design, without changing the existing design.

    What I'd like is the bezier extension as shown in this clip from Vector Scribe plugin:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlriFIrSoDU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlriFIrSoDU

    3 votes
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  4. Auto guides

    My workflow would be so much quicker if when you draw a box or shape, you could hit a command that creates auto guides vertically and horizontal centrally to just that box.

    1 vote
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  5. Saved views - in a panel or the control bar ?

    What about having SAVED VIEWS in either a
    panel / control bar / separate panel

    or even add them to the underused navigator panel ?

    Edit : or expand something similar in the Artboard panel ?

    I see this feature underused because of lack of usability, me seems.

    artboard #view #custom

    2 votes
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  6. Link Arrowheads

    I find myself often selecting the same Arrowhead style for both Start and End.
    This could be made easy by adding an option to link both.

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  7. Ctrl/Cmd + arrow key should = increment nudge

    While an object or text block is selected, holding ctrl/cmd and pressing arrow keys to nudge doesn't seem to have any effect. Could this not be used to nudge by a small increment?

    When you are changing the value of a number within illustrator, the up and down arrows + ctrl/cmd make the number change by a 10th. Could the same not be used for moving an object or text around, maybe a 10th of the set "keyboard increment" to make smaller nudges? It could even be set in the preferences menu how much the ctrl/cmd + nudge increment is.

    2 votes
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  8. Lagg, slowdown and crashing.

    Illustrator starts lagging all the time on my a brand new, fully upgraded MacBook Pro. It also crashes almost every day. It's embarrassing that Adobe are charging for a software that barely works. Especially when competitors like Figma is free and also feels like 10 years ahead overall. Solve this or I will end my subscription for good.

    /Arvid Johansson

    2 votes
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  9. Let Drop shadows effects ignore each other

    Derived from the bug report at https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/40265350-multiple-drop-shadow#comments

    Shadows in Ai work differently from Ps.
    Each shadow in Ai applies to the stack above it. It means that you first shadow will cast second shadow.
    This is 'as intended', and at least allows to trick Ai into making soft shadow, layering them.
    But this should be optionable, I agree.
    I'll make it into the feature request (which means it won't be picked up in the next 5 years).

    1 vote
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  10. Improved curve tools: splines

    I think curve drawing in illustrator could learn a lot from 3d design software like Fusion360 but particularly Rhino: the options to draw curves there are very very advanced and allow for extreme precision and manipulability

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  11. Illustrator Updates

    Every single time I try and update Adobe Illustrator, it gives me an Error Code 145 and does not update. I have to log out of Creative Cloud, restart my computer, log back into Creative Cloud, and try updating again. This is incredibly frustrating since I usually have several other things in the works and I have to close everything down and restart. The explanation I got, "the application processes would have stuck which causes the error." PLEASE FIX THIS!

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  12. Ability to sort the font list(s) in Find Fonts dialog box

    It would be helpful if the fonts in the Find Fonts dialog box could be sorted alphabetically. In my case, I am trying to consolidate all the various helvetica fonts that are being used in a large document to one foundry. As it is, they are all over the place, I think sorted by first use? but it would be helfpuf if I could sort by name, that way all my helveticas will be close to each other. Regardless, if the could be sorted that would be handy.

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  13. TYPE IN ARABIC OR PERSIAN LANGUGE

    when i type this language i have problem for use stroke for this language
    i hope fix this problem

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  14. Allow dragging multiple selected layers from one file to another

    Allow dragging multiple selected layers from one Illustrator file to another (as in Photoshop) w/o exporting them or needing to depend on Paste Remember Layers, but let the drag behavior drop the layered artwork into the other file with a Paste in Place feature.

    2 votes
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  15. Add a notes/comments feature

    Hello! Adobe should add a feature to add notes to layers, groups, or anything else! They could be hidden so they won't clutter the workflow.

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  16. Workspaces should upload to Creative Cloud or be exportable via the software

    I'm currently hunting around on my hard-drive, following a myriad of help pages and forum posts trying to find my custom workspaces, which I only need to do because Adobe software doesn't allow you to either upload to Creative Cloud libraries or export/import via the software.

    I personally don't want to spend two hours re-building my workspaces across all the Adobe software every time I update...

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  17. Uniform Tranform in AI and Ps

    Why do you have to hold shift in illustrator but not in photoshop to do a uniform transform? Why did you guys have to switch that in 2020? Do you know how much you are messing with my head? I regret upgrading so bad (yes I just upgraded this week).

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  18. evenly space color swatch while creating new gradient

    being able to distribute color swatch inside the gradient window
    eg : i want 32 swatchs on a single gradient bar.
    being ablie to eveny distribute them instead of picking a value on click and drag it ( as it is really teadius or imprecise)

    3 votes
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  19. Add "don't show again" option to error dialog for hidden and locked objects when moving or copying artboard

    I am now noticing a error dialog appearing when I try to move or copy an artboard when any layer in the document is hidden or locked that says "Any hidden or locked objects in the artboards will not be moved." This is also appearing if I have any elements locked or hidden even when those objects are not on the artboard I am interacting with.

    Normally this would be fine, but when the artboard contains only unlocked and visible elements on unlocked and visible layers I am still seeing the error popping every time I move or copy an…

    1 vote
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  20. Don't snap to where I'm dragging from.

    Even when I turn on snapping, if I drag an object away from it's location, I want the object to not end up in it's old location. Otherwise I would not have started dragging it.

    Therefore, stop making the original location available a snap target. As a movement / cardinal direction target, sure. Not as a "return to where you're from" target, this makes no sense.

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