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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Option + Arrow Key Not Working in Illustrator 2018

    In all previous releases that I can remember. If you held down the option key and then tapped arrow key Illustrator would create a copy and move the object by the distance set in preferences. In the current version this functionality is missing and actually nothing happens. Is this working for anyone or is there a fix?

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  2. Expanding stroke on small objects seem to omit points in result

    Very small ellipse, after it's stroke is expanded, loose lower inner point and the curviness changes visually. Please see text file and animation attached.

    7 votes
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  3. Shape Builder ignores lines when they don’t cross a shape

    Shape builder, despite the rounding bug that is embedded in its core (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/37424191-expanding-a-live-paint-object-changes-dimensions#comments) is still a very useful tool many users are very fond of.
    Specifically, it can be used to bring pathfinder options to open paths — you can delete parts of lines that are covered with another shape, effectively subtracting segments from them (rather than closed shapes), by Alt+dragging over this shape (see the GIF attached).
    But this nice trick won’t do the job if lines don’t cross the entire shape. That is when a line ends inside of a shape, the tool doesn’t trim it.

    6 votes
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  4. SNAP TO POINT

    Illustrator 2020, Snap to point doesn't respond anymore.
    Even if it's clearly turned on in the "view" menu.
    It's getting pretty upsetting.

    6 votes
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  5. freeform Gradient and Blend Make

    I make an object and fill it using Freeform Gradient. Then I duplicate it, move it and select both objects. When I go to menu Object > Blend then the "Make" option is greyed. The same steps work fine with linear or radial gradients.

    Note : Using Object >Expand Appearance shows "Non-Native Art" in the layers panel.

    Dave

    6 votes
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  6. Freeform gradient

    When drawing a picture of several parts, each of which is filled with freeform gradient there is a problem as soon as you select the entire object gradient disappears on one of the parts or strays

    6 votes
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  7. Scaling object(s) is causing the associated bounding box to become a shape ('expanded object' appears on the screen after scaling).

    Seems to be occurring repeatedly - updated/reinstalled Illustrator 2019, which had received it for a short period, but now it has re-emerged. Driving me mad! Seems to occur more with smart guides and holding the shift key.

    See attached for examples.

    6 votes
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  8. Outline Stroke not working

    I select an object, then navigate to Object > Path > Outline Stroke and nothing happens. GRRRR.

    6 votes
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  9. Surface pro (2017) pen pressure problem

    Hello everyone!

    I don't Know if this is a bug, a missing driver or miscalibration, but I have a problem with the surface pro (2017) and the Adobe Illustrator paintbrush tool not working well together. I have the newest model of the surface pen, but the lines I draw with the paintbrush tool are not able to taper to a sharp edge even if I start with really low pressure and lift the pen carefully at the end. It always leaves this rounded edge.

    This video demonstrates my problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95JQRwbsGD8

    I have also attached two screenshots: first being a screenshot…

    6 votes
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  10. bug: [PARM] error after changing stroke alignment

    I clicked the 'align outside' button in the stroke panel and got this error.
    I would keep popping op so I had to close AI.

    6 votes
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  11. Selecting Anchor Points is WAY TOO HARD

    Why is it necessary to click 30 or more times just to delete an anchor point? I have the tolerance set to the maximum, but it makes no difference. When one zooms in, it should make it easier, but nothing changes. Very time consuming and frustrating. Please fix. Illustrator CC 2017 v21.02

    6 votes
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  12. Warp options preview malfunction Illustrator 22.0.1 PC version

    When using the warp options panel, unchecking the preview box does not show the original object form (doesn't do anything). Then with the preview button unchecked, if I change to a different warp style, the object remains in the previously-selected style until I check the preview box.

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  13. Ellipse Tool not working

    Circle/Ellipse tool has some sort of preset effect making it look jagged. This should not be the default.

    This is a basic feature which should be working properly -please fix this or we cannot continue using this product.

    6 votes
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  14. Dashed strokes in actions do not reproduce correctly.

    Using Illustrator CC 2018, attempted to create an action that created a 0.35 pt line with a dashed stroke with the following settings: 40 pt, 5 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt.
    Expected result: action sets the weight of any line to 0.35 pt with dashed settings matching the above.
    Actual result: action sets the weight to 0.35, but with dashed settings of 5 pt, 0 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt. Even with different dashed settings, the first two values (first dash value and first gap value) are reproduced incorrectly.

    6 votes
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  15. center Resize handles disappear when setting guides from the rulers

    When setting a guide by dragging from the ruler, the center resize handles of a selected object (the handle it is directly in the middle of a selected object) disappear. A short cut i used to use often is if i wanted to find a centerline of something, i would create a temporary square between two points, then drop a guide at the center where the resize handle is because i know that is the center of the two points.

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  16. Rotate tool Glitch

    My rotate tool when used for copying with or without my wacom, starts sticking, and the object just keeps moving with my cursor. My only fix is restarting and hoping the app saved my recent changes. This is hindering me from doing BASIC and Simple things like copying a custom shape and maintaining the circular composition. I was trying to make a unique cycle like shape. I put the rotate point in the center and i was attempting to duplicate that shape inside the circle but instead of copying or doing anything, it just kept rotating even after i let…

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  17. Objects rotating when trying to transform or move

    When manipulating shapes, the cursor will try and rotate the object. I will try and grab a handle to transform the shape and the object rotates. I have to zoom into the object in order to stop it from rotating despite the cursor showing the correct tool. For example if I want to make a simple box longer, I'll put my cursor over the middle handle on the left side of the box. My cursor will change from an arrow to the one with arrows facing away from each other. The moment I press my mouse the object will immediately…

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  18. SPACE BAR /HAND TOOL

    SPACE BAR / HAND TOOL WORKS SOMETIMES & MORE OFTEN IT DOSEN'T !!
    WHICH IS VERY ANNOYING....WHATS HAPPENING TO THE ADOBE SOFTWARES..??
    SIMILARLY FOR PHOTOSHOP, HALF THE SHORTCUTS ARE FUNCTIONAL AS PER THEIR WHIMS! SINCE THE TIME I HAVE UPGRADED ILLUSTRATOR , IT HAS STOPPED WORKING! IT WORKS AS PER ITS NEED AND WISH.

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  19. Pivot point in Free Transform doesn't snap

    Draggable pivot pint in Free Transform tool doesn't snap at all: not with Smart guides, not with Snap to grid.

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  20. Selection tool keeps defaulting to Hand tool

    Selection tool will default to Hand tool after sitting idle, and I cannot choose another tool. This will apply to all open files. After 5-10 minutes, it will switch back on its own.

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