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  1. Make Illustrator multi threaded on CPU

    Illustrator performance is awful, its slow and lumbering at all but the most basic operations. It is bound to only a single cpu thread which is ridiculous now in an age of multi core and multi thread CPU's and it has been this way for many years. It cannot handle background tasks and is completely out of parity in function and performance with other Adobe software such as photoshop and inDesign.

    423 votes
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  2. Reduce more memory used and improve whole application performance speed.

    Improvement of whole application performance speed.
    Reduce the amount of memory used. (But keep a nimble performance)
    User thinks that performance improvement is the most important, but please do not correct it so that it will improve by using a lot of memory.

    Reasons :
    Recently, memory management has improved, but application crashes due to illegal memory access still occur.
    If the operation speed is slow, I think that work efficiency will be the most degraded.
    Reduction in time to start up and performance greatly affect all work.
    Not all users are using the new and high spec machines.
    Although…

    29 votes
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  3. AI 2020 slow

    I am working on a 2017 iMac pro with an 18 core Intel Xeon W processor, 128 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 memory and a Radeon Pro Vega 64 GPU (16 GB memory). I just (November 5, 2019) updated to AI 2020 and everything is significantly slower than the last version of AI 2019 (yes, GPU enhancement settings are on). I purchased AI CS because it had the GPU enhancement and it was 64-bit allowing me to work with the rather large vector images produced during my data analysis from spacecraft. However, this slow down is like going back to…

    23 votes
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  4. SEARCH FUNCTION

    URGENTLY NEEDED.... we need a search function for the layers menu - not a location object, but a real "search layers for name" function.

    I have a client project with 584 layers, each with a unique name, and each containing stuff. Scrolling thru the layers menu to find a specific layer name is annoying!!!

    Even (******) CorelDraw offers a search layers function - so obviously the GODLY software Illustrator NEEEEEEEDS this. Come on, this should have been included since 2010.

    Just my opinion,
    Alldaron

    23 votes
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  5. Please make a built-in option to re-link multiple instances of a picture just like in inDesign.

    Very frustrating to re-link 200 files individually via the LINKS panel.

    14 votes
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  6. GPU performance is not working properly

    GPU performance should improve efficiency when drawing complex objects, but the behavior has been delayed since CC 2018 (version 22).

    The file created in CC 2015.3 (version 20) is test sample.
    If you select a created object and move it with the mouse, the result will be completely different.

    2015.3 / 2017: Drawing delay does not occur when GPU performance is ON
    2018 / 2019 / 2020: GPU performance ON causes drawing delay, OFF is faster

    The confirmed environment is Windows 10 1909 + Intel Core i7-6700HQ + GeForce GTX 950M.
    In addition, although it is another data, the delay…

    13 votes
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  7. Performance of overprint preview mode and GPU preview mode

    Hi Team,

    Im form a print and packaging industry.


    1. we frequent work in overprint preview mode but when we switch to overprint preview mode we feel death slowness in the illustrator performance and also checking for the seperation preview is also very slow.

    it take minimum of 3 to 8 second to zoom in the artwork


    1. some time in GPU preview mode we see a red strip above the rulers

    Please have a look at the snap shot for our system specifications

    and I use Illustrator V23.0.1

    13 votes
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  8. Please help ALL Adobe CC products load 2x sooner, run 2x faster, and use 0.5x the memory...

    It is clear, by running applications of other vendors on the same PC, that my PC is running fast and smooth. That is for all vendors, except Adobe. Although Adobe CC products are great in my eyes, they take a LONG time to load, have huge delays when switching tools or workflows, and use large amounts of memory on my Task Manager. If the overall speed of everything could be doubled, and the amount of memory used could be halved, then we would be in the right ball-park, performance wise.

    10 votes
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  9. Display Performance Quality like InDesign

    It would be cool to be able to adjust the Display Performance (even if only on placed bitmaps) like InDesign (Fast Display / Typical Display / High Quality Display) in order to gain a performance boost.

    8 votes
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  10. Add trackpad support for Surface Book devices.

    Windows Surface Book trackpads have little to no gesture support. It's incredibly annoying. Please add pinch to zoom, two finger scrolling, etc.. The same functionality you would expect on a macbook would be great.

    8 votes
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  11. Align to (selection. object. artboard) 3 of them should be visible always & in 1 click access

    keep changing the Align to artboard by clicking on Align Button once in properties panel than click again align to Artboard , it is annoying why dont keep the three options available all the time without hiding them ander Align option

    8 votes
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  12. Better handling huge images in clipboard

    When I cut huge images, AI literally puts them in clipboard and it takes minutes to complete and sometimes crashes AI.

    But I usually do this only to immediately paste them in front/back of other objects, to make desired order.
    AI don't have commands in Layers palette like 'Move in front/back of selected objects', so this is almost the only way to achieve this.
    Dragging selected objects (including images) within Layers palette is very incovinient, because I don't know exactly where targeted object is located there (but I can clearly see it on page).
    I also can cut image from…

    7 votes
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  13. Select non-default eGPU for hardware acceleration

    We use external GPUs as provided to us by Apple in the External Graphics Development Kit and want to use these eGPUs instead of default GPUs built into the MacBooks.

    7 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.

  14. Please add Control keys and f13 to f19 keys support to add shortkeys and actions on mac.

    Please add Support for control key and f13 to f19 keys to add as keyboard shortcut keys or actions on mac. It will really increase productivity and speed for power user instead of clicking or use already assigned function keys.

    Hope you will add this feature in coming update.

    Cheers :)

    6 votes
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  15. Zoom in Option doesnt work through touch pad

    Hello Team,

    I use microsoft surface book 2 for designing and to zoom in and out from touchpad, i need to hold Alt key and zoom in/out. Please let me know, of there is a option to get rid of alt key and directly use pinch option in touchpad to zoom in/out.

    Regards,
    Harsha.S

    5 votes
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  16. Trackpad Zooming on Windows

    I need to be able to zoom with my trackpad on my high end XPS 15 Windows laptop. Many other programs, including Adobe programs, are capable of this. There is no reason this should not be a feature.

    5 votes
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  17. Illustrator slow on Retina display

    Hi,

    Adobe Illustrator is running slow/lagging on a Retina display (Zooming, using overprint preview). Doing the same operations when the document is located on an external monitor (Dell, no hdpi), all works well.

    I've tried switching between GPU/CPU rendering, disabling animated zoom, removing the preferences, ... without any luck.

    Does anyone have any idea's on how to solve this?

    I'm using a MacBook Pro, 16GB RAM, Radeon Pro 450 2048MB...

    Thanks

    5 votes
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  18. Clean, uncluttered interface

    How about designing a user-friendly, intuitive vector app with a clean, uncluttered interface? You know, like Freehand used to be!

    5 votes
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  19. presentation screen mode

    Add presentation screen mode, similar to Indesgin

    5 votes
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  20. Illustrator Macos

    Currently Illustrator ues lots of system memory and .performance wise it's not optimized on mac, it doesn't use metal api. why in the world adobe not use metal api... now adobe need to optimize on mac to run faster and doesn't need lots of ram .

    I want metal api, run faster open faster ... still slow on imac pro

    4 votes
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