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.
Lately, every time I use illustrator, even though I'm not closing it out every day, it keeps rearranging my tools in my toolbar, lumping them in with random tools that are not related to them and putting them in different orders. This has become extremely frustrating and is making my work inefficient. Half the time, I can't find my tools because they're hidden in a group with other random tools and not where they were the previous day.
How do you lock the tool bar?? No where do you explain how to fix this very stupid issue.
having to reset my toolbar every 15 minutes is not a fix.. how do you lock the toolbar?
Derrick Riley commented
Thank you for fixing this issue. I realize this is a very slight change, but clearly related to all the changes made to the toolbar, I noticed between CC 2018 & 2019, the delay for clicking + holding a tool in the toolbar has at least doubled in the amount of time it takes for all the available options to load. I've included a basic comp of the time differences between the two. Mouse-clicks happen at the same time in this video: https://vimeo.com/318794696
The idea of a fix to this "feature" is wonderful. Too bad Adobe has already taught me to fear updates. Sure, might fix this issue- but another huge and destructive bug or poorly planned addition will almost certainly de-rail all progress and ability to use the program until we all spend hours searching for solutions and submitting complaints and a fix finally arrives weeks later. I'm sick of this pattern and I don't trust Adobe at all anymore.
This is driving me NUTS - tools are hiding all over the place - ARRGGGGHH
Ivan Sablaev (Sahba) commented
I have a ratherlarge display and had pulled my needed tools out of the flyout to have their own spot. Now they are pushed back into each other. Can we not edit the tool bar anymore?
THANK YOU! This solution at the top was much needed. Terrible update faux pas.
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.
Fix this Adobe!
You done messed it up!!!!!
Here is a bright idea, how about you tell us how to take the toolbar out of edit mode? I don't see that anywhere.... Thats the fix right? Congrats on still having a job. Your are AMAZING.
Adobe near thought of this stupid tool bar editing decision became a disaster like this, hope they will learn from this lesson, try to think and work as a user point of view.
Love this new Adobe game - Find my ******* square tool again. **** your deadline mate, Im hunting for a circle.
All is good...i found the reset button, lol, all is back to where it should be :)
Not sure if still applicable, but have you tried CMD+SHIFT+B (Mac) or CTRL+SHIFT+B (Windows)? This is the show/hide bounding box shortcut. Hope it helps someone :)
My direct selection tool is TOTALLY missing after updating last night. What the heck?? Why can't you people (Adobe) leave something that already works well alone and stop changing things to make it more complicated? This is getting so annoying!!
I do not have this update available. I have forced it to check and it says no updates.
Finally, the start need to reset was a stupid waste of time. Please don't ever have the program try to anticipate what tools I want!
I agree. It's annoying and a time waster!