New Customizable Toolbar need a way to Lock
Customizable toolbar absolutely needs to have a way of locking it!
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 23.0.2
1. You will have to reset your toolbar once if it is already disturbed. refer to this knowledge base to see how you can reset – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1900963
2. What we have fixed is the tool bar is no longer editable as long as it is not in the toolbar edit mode
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – https://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
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.
Wow, for such a complex program the solution to this madness must be a breeze.
How do you get adobe applications default to the "advanced" toolbar instead of the "basic"? Do I need to go to Window>toolbars>advanced every time I open a document... In every adobe product...?
Jan Patek commented
Please add a lock for the toolbar. ASAP
In my illustrator cs6, I can use only one tool but can not use its sub tools.Example: My toolbar show rectangle tool, when mouse cursor s righe side click for other shape tool it does not work or show. like ,i need to use circle or elips tool but it doesn`t show.
Patrick Rooney commented
please let us lock the tools and palettes, that would help a ton. also increase the work area to unlimited size.
Bronwyn Carlisle commented
Anonymous, I am perfectly well aware of how to update Adobe programs. I do not have the option in Creative Cloud to update Illustrator further than 23.0.1. I do not know why this is, but it is. I HAVE now got onto the prerelease program, so am now on 23.0.4, hopefully this will fix the issue.
Its fixed. It is now at 23.0.3.
Here is how to update Adobe Cloud Programs:
Firstly, Make sure your computer is plugged in & and your internet is on.
Then follow the instructions here.
I have no option to update to 23.02 It is now the end of May, and this "fix" was posted in February.
No please - the moving of tools is wasting my time!
This was a very disruptive change. I cannot recover the time lost resetting this tool panel or chasing it all over my desktop as it moved to whatever it saw fit.
Once upon a time Adobe streamlined tool usage over multiple programs. You should adopt that again and get rid of the photoshop "proportional" tool that is different than the other programs, inDesign and Illustrator. Change for the sake of change does not deliver jobs at the end of the day. Disappointed.
Thank you, I have found the selection tool.
Now the selection tool will not function as a selection tool. Can you help with this?
Martin Cross commented
To reiterate what others have said:
"Tool bar fix:
Go to bottom of toolbar menu and click on the dumb rectangle box icon with the three dots.
This opens the All tools menu. (grayed out)
Click the dumb little icon in upper right corner, and choose reset or advanced."
Someone please help! My selection tool has completely disappeared. For some reason is keeps moving around and now it has simple disappeared - no where to be found. I'm dead in the water!!!
For the french version, there is no more than 23.0 (64 bit).
Your fixing announce was feb 12, we are mar 18.
So, what Adobe will do ?
Thank you !
OMG Ian Davies!!!!! Thank you! Thank you!! so much for this ... this was driving me nuts!
Why the **** have you done this..? There was no need. Tools move every ten minutes!!!!! This is joke Adobe.
It took 2 updates to fix this? Really? Here's a tip to improve Illustrator. Stop screwing with standardized processes that have been used for decades. We don't need to retrain every time an update comes out.
Thank you Adobe for fixing this, but unfortunately, I have problems installing the update. See https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/32283790-illustrator-cc-2018-error-code-145-during-update
It's not completely clear, but as the Adobe Engineer points out, you must upgrade to Illustrator CC 23.0.2. There are no steps after that (the upgrade itself is the fix). What is not clear is if we should reset the toolbar FIRST, then upgrade to 23.0.2 or if you can reset after upgrading. I would reset first then do the upgrade.
NOTE: Check your version of Illustrator. I was stuck in Illustrator CC 23.0.1 and figured Creative Cloud had upgraded. Turns out there was a totally separate issue with Creative Cloud not upgrading. A call to Adobe fixed that. As soon as I went from Illustrator CC 23.0.1 to 20.0.2 no more spastic toolbar.