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  1. Properties Panel Lack of alignment on single object

    Hello the new properties panel is good however if you select a single object there is no option to align that object, if you select more than one it comes up...

    THis would be very handy on a single object

    26 votes
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  2. Constraint needed on 'Transform Each'

    Please add an option to constrain the horizontal and vertical values when scaling objects using 'Transform Each'.

    I almost always use 'Transform Each' to scale proportionally, and right now you have to manually set horizontal and vertical to the same value.

    26 votes
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  3. Margins!

    I would love a margin option! I always use rulers to set up margins but it'd be great to have margins in the document setup settings.

    26 votes
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  4. Add hyperlinks that save in PDF format - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    Links in a PDF file currently need to be added in Acrobat and re-added every time an update is made to the source .AI file. Would love to add the links in the .ai file once and then be able to export (save a copy of) a PDF without having to spend time (and chance of mistakes) every time an update is made. Similar to InDesign. Thank you!

    26 votes
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  5. Allow to sort swatches by Hue, Saturation, Luminosity and other values

    Right now AI allow to globally sort swatches by name and kind. It is not enough though.
    1. I need to sort each group in it's own way (automatically) — thefeore I need context menu to work with color groups with needed options
    2. I need more sorting parameters
    3. I need each group to remember sorting and have a checkmark near it in said context menus
    I guess it could also be tucked in palette menu, but I can't give you a way to keep compatibility with current global sorting behavior.
    Please figure this out.

    25 votes
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  6. Add 3d connexion space navigator compatibility

    I would like to be able to pan and zoom with my space navigator 3D mouse.

    25 votes
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  7. Total UI Inconsistency with decimals in Illustrator

    1 v 22.0.1

    Most of the Features in Illustrator have inconsistent number of decimal points.
    New document size - 3 decimal places - 0.001
    Artboard size - 2 decimal places - 0.01
    Artboard position x,y (in the same window) - 1 decimal place - 0.1
    creating new rectangle - 4 decimal places 0.0001
    Object transformation - 3 decimal places 0.001
    Rectangle angle 2 decimal places - 0.01
    Rounding corners - 3 decimal places 0.001
    Split into grid - 2 decimal places 0.01

    Offset path - 4 decimal places 0.0001
    3d revolve angle 0 decimal places
    3d Extrude & Bevel angles…

    25 votes
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  8. Allow users to set direction for X and Y axises

    Several versions ago Adobe decided to flip Y-axis, so origin now is placed TOP-left instead of BOTTOM-left, as it was before.
    They say it was done for compatibility with Photoshop and InDesign, which both have y-axis going down.

    I think that breaking people's workflow, deciding only ONE direction is right, was wrong.

    InDesign is a publishing software, it works with a flow. I don't know anybody who reads from bottom to up (RTL — yes). When you move an object there, you don't move it up, you move it backwards

    Photoshop is raster graphics editor, it works with a readable…

    25 votes
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  9. 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

    25 votes
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  10. For complex artboard setups: Artboard groups, folders, labels, hide/show toggles and other enhancements to the Artboards window

    Currently the Artboards window lists all artboards in a single numbered list. The only customization available for the list is the ability to renumber the artboards. A helpful enhancement to consider: Add the ability to organize artboards list into nested groups and folders. For more complex situations, features like color coding with custom labels, and tags and filters could be helpful. To help de-clutter complex overlapping artboards, it would be helpful to be able to toggle the view on and off for artboards similar to how layers can be shown or hidden.

    25 votes
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  11. Effects Gallery interface extremely tiny on 4K resolution screen - Windows 10. No fix for it.

    Using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. I've just bought a brand new Dell XPS 15 it has a 1050 NVIDIA Graphics card, Windows 10 and a 4K screen. The interface is extremely tiny. It's usable but the effects gallery is too tiny to use.
    I'm not sure if this a "bug" per se, but none of the fixes available online work (this included creating a Prefer External Manifest file and code for the Illustrator executable file). What I've read says this is a problem Adobe needs to address.
    I'm extremely disappointed in this. What can I do to fix…

    25 votes
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  12. Please make the Preview option sticky

    Just about everything you do in Illustrator to the drawing cannot be seen until you turn on Preview. Unfortunately the Preview option cannot be set to ON or Sticky from last use. I am aware that way back in the 80s this was done because the computing power was not strong enough to deal with drop shadows but this is now not the case. I am also aware that very very complex drawings can also be affected by having the Preview on but I very seldom do complex drawings. PERHAPS there could be some kind of self-sensing regulator that when…

    24 votes
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    Hi Everyone,

    All the effect checkboxes have now been set to ON by default, and are sticky (meaning that if you disable preview, on next launch of Illustrator preview will remain disabled). This functionality now is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.

    We are working on making all remaining preview check-boxes sticky. Will update this thread when done!

    What’s new in 24.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback.

  13. Add ability to filter out fonts (system/application) from CC font menus

    Add ability to filter out fonts (system/application) from CC font menus. For example the user should be able to hide the 12 STIX fonts that appear in the menu.

    24 votes
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  14. Set the reference point of a shape, object or group where you want it

    The reference point of a shape, object or group always reverts to its default position: the center.
    When rotating an object, you often find yourself clicking Alt to reposition that reference point to get the shape rotated the way you want it.
    It would be great if the reference point's position could be maintained for that object, shape, group etc.
    In other words, if someone repositions the reference point, save it to that new position and don't let it switch back to its center origin.

    24 votes
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  15. Quick Look support for .ai files in MacOS

    Selecting a file in the MacOS Finder and then pressing spacebar to preview the file is one of the great features of the OS. It works with image files of many types as well as PDF files, etc. But not .ai files. Please build a Quick Look extension to add this support. Thanks.

    24 votes
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  16. Cloud-synced user profiles for a besoke environment

    Keyboard shortcuts, preferences, workspaces, pre-sets, scripts, actions, symbols, graphic styles, swatches and the rest; I want all that stuff to appear in a seamless, hassle-free bespoke Illustrator environment when I re-install or login on a new machine. It should be synced with my account.

    24 votes
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  17. Hex shortcode support

    Typing in #333 should auto-complete to #333333, not #000333. Makes UI design frustrating for those with a dev background.

    24 votes
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  18. Visual indicator between a layer and a group

    In the layers panel, a group and a layer look the same in appearance. Thus, when a named group un-grouped accidently, it loses its name. This mostly occurs due to lack of visual dissimilarity between and group and layer thumbnail. May be a small marker in the corner of the thumbnail (indicating whether its a layer or a group) should do the trick.

    24 votes
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  19. Color wheel

    MagicPicker is great. What about making something similar from the box?

    23 votes
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  20. long shadow effect

    the addition of the "long shadow" effect, which is popular in recent times, will greatly benefit the user.

    23 votes
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