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  1. I would really like a drop down menu to pick which graphics card I want to use

    I would really like to be able to pick which graphics card I want to use in a drop down instead of illustrator automatically picking. Even though my 1080ti is the primary in my bios, illustrator insists on using the 780ti and I have no way of changing it without disabling my 780 all together. There needs to be a simpler way to change this

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  2. Contextually Aware Tool Menus

    This could also go in User Interface, but basically if you've ever used Sketch App you know how handy and time-saving contextual tool menus are. When you are using a particular tool, the menus/palettes should update on the fly so that you don't have to continually collapse and expand palettes/menus to access stuff you can do with that tool.

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  3. Shortcut to toggle visibility of Guides Layer

    More often than not I use a Guide layer on top of my canvas on multiply, to see the guides and what I'm doing at the same time. With a shortcut there would be no need to open the layers pannel and click the visibility button to preview what I'm doing. There could be a special type of layer that could be hidden on export and have this feature or the shortcut could ask to specify the layer to hide/make visible.

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  4. assign key short cuts to change Constrain angle in prefs

    I would like to see access to Doc prefs via short cuts / actions. So for example when i press F3 i change constrain angle to 30 degrees. Currently use a keyboard macro make for this but its not very good. In general if we could access more things via shortcuts and actions it would make work flows more efficient.

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  5. The new magic keyboard form the macbook pro 2020

    Hi everyone,
    I have just buy a new macbook pro 2020. It's amazing with the new magic keyboard and ssd 256g. Performance is PERFECT. I love it and i want to share how i feel.
    Thanks all

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  6. arrows not working (left, up, right, down)

    My navigation arrows aren't working for moving objects incrementally and using along with the shift key to make larger incremental movements of objects.

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  7. when i wake my computer from sleeping mode(Windows10) and illustrator was still open. It is frozen in a way

    when i wake my computer from sleeping mode(Windows10) and illustrator was still open. It is frozen in a way. I can click the documents tabs but the view isn't refreshing.. i can select a tool but i can not interact... zoom is not working ...

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  8. Actually Fix Adobe Illustrator

    It sucks how I'll be able to use Adobe Illustrator for a bit on my laptop (MacBook Air 13 inch Retina) then it crashes my entire laptop, it will freeze and my tabs would flicker really bad and at times part of my screen would go black while the other half is glitching, I downloaded the entire Creative Cloud to use for work not to sit around and get frustrated while trouble-shooting all of the problems with this application.

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  9. COLLAB ONLINE PLEASE

    Online collaboration please! Like google slides or google docs.

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  10. Fix Illustrator quitting 'unexpectedly' 10 times a day.

    Illustrator is only getting more buggy. Will start looking for other programs soon. Fix what you have, quit adding more problems. I want to be a graphic designer, not a software technician. Unexpectedly quits. Unexpectedly quits. Unexpectedly quits. Then I have to do your work to troubleshoot. What am I paying for? A buggy program that quits all the time and then I have to spend valuable time solving your problem. Seems to me with it quitting all the time, I shouldn't have to pay such a high premium for unreliable performance.

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  11. Power Efficiency

    Since I've moved to working remotely entirely, I've noticed how quickly using several Adobe programs burns through my laptop battery. I'm running a brand new 16" Macbook Pro with the latest MacOS Catalina version, and I'm lucky if I get an hour and a half of battery life while running InDesign and Illustrator at the same time. When I review what is using the most battery life, my Mac lists InDesign, Illustrator, and Core Sync as the main culprits.

    Now, I understand that these programs at times are fairly graphically intensive, but the battery life I'm getting is absymal, and…

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  12. Fix synch with Google Drive

    Fix the software to be able to save files to Google Drive. Currently if I save over an existing file hosted on Google Drive the new version does not save (if I quit the software, then try and open the file, only the original save/creation file loads, not the most recent version, which results in the loss of work).

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  13. Slow opening of the first document!!!

    I don't know if it happens to others, an Illustrator on a Windows machine "I would say performing, quite a lot" but this problem happens to me I think at least from the CC2018 / 2019/2020 version.

    I start the software, open a new empty document, or open an existing document (even of small, insignificant dimensions) the document takes a long time to open (it is not immediate).
    If I open a second document it opens in the right time, then it works as it should.
    The same thing happens if I close Illustrator and restart it.

    But before it…

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  14. Please optimize the performance of illustrator as whole, panning & zooming on macOS.

    Adobe UI experience is like you are remotely connect to a computer and using illustrator on it. Frustrating...

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  15. The new Adobe 2020 is very unstable !!!

    The new Adobe 2020 is very unstable it can not handle graphics at all. Every time I save it hangs or crashes. Every time I even move an object on my page I get a wheel of death . this upgrade has been most frustrating. to the point where I have added a downgraded 2019 version

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  16. Rotate axis freezes illustrator

    When trying to rotate an object at a different axis point, the arrow button then freezes and won't allow you to drop the axis point to an another area, leaving illustrator to stop working. Not sure if this is a bug in the recent update.

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  17. Can you focus updates to really work? Please do proper testing. I'm tired of contacting customer service very month

    I contact customer service at least once a month, and before, when i got the program without online creative suite i never had to contact anyone, it worked amazingly, and now.. literally every update is a nightmare.. please stop doing updates for the sake of doing updates, take the monthly money but make something that we can rely on. not a program that makes my life harder... now i can't open files i used 20 days ago because a plug in, Ai 2019 and 2020 not compatible? Please// this is ridic

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  18. Ignore Groups and Clipping Masks

    I lost about a Year of My Life double-clicking on objects within a group, inside of clipping masks. A less repetitive and MUCH faster way would be an option to "Ignore Groups and Clipping Masks" (i.e holding some key while clicking).

    The option would temporarily (select-wise) treat grouped and clipped objects as normal objects, allowing direct click on an object through a clipping mask and ignoring groups. An "If you can see it, you can click on it!" approach for instant color and other adjustments.

    This alone would speed up the workflow and, combined with wireframe view, it would be…

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  19. Why Apple Mac is slower than PC Windows !

    I have no more energy to type about the poor and slow performance on macs... just carefully watch the video please... !

    https://youtu.be/mtCttOjDMeM

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  20. Change of pixel dimension

    When you want to change from resolution 800480 to 1024600 there is a slight differeence in pixel dimension to remain circle shaped objects. So idea is that you are able to change pixel dimension and convert some files, instead of drawing new ones. For example-you have a circled object in some .ai file, where you have square pixels. If AI would allow to change pixel shape to rectangular, like 0,14mm height and 0,15mm width, or 0,148mm,..., than it would fasten up things of making same graphic for different screen resolution with tool of pixel dimensions, instead of drawing…

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