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  1. Illustrator 2018 not working

    Illustrator 2018 is not working. How can I downgrade to 2017?
    The whole artboard is flashing everytime I move the mouse. The rulers are flashing. Portions of the vectors are just disappearing. I have rebooted my computer twice. Illustrator 2018 is not working.

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  2. Macbook completely crashes with Illustrator 2018

    Hi, I'm using Illustrator 2018 and quite frequently my MacBook Pro 2017 crashes completely when I'm moving objects around or copying objects. It happened with the 2017 version as well. I can only hard reset my computer, which NEVER happens with other apps.
    Thanks for help

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  3. Trackpad zooming causing an earthquake on Illustrator CC 2018

    Zooming in via the trackpad causes an unexpected earthquake-like glitch. Zooming in via keyboard shortcuts work as expected.

    Also, at the end of the video, I show off the full screen bug, which has been present since CC 2017 version after updating to High Sierra. This also happens in probably all other applications (its like this too I believe in Ps and Id) Thought that would've been fixed by now! Thanks.

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  4. Copying and Pasting Text from a Word Doc instantly crashes Illustrator

    I'm using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator on Windows 10. After my first crash, I re-opened Illustrator and created a new document. Before doing anything else, I switched over to the .docx file I had open in WPS Writer and copied some of the text that was there to my Clipboard. Once I switched back to Illustrator, clicked on the artboard and pressed Ctrl+V, Illustrator immediately stops responding and crashes.

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  5. Ctrl+F

    Antigamente, o ctrl+F (colar no local) colava a forma no mesmo local independentemente da camada ou artboard. Hoje ele cola apenas na mesma camada na qual foi recortado ou copiado. Isso é muito ruim pois temos que direcionar para a camada desejada manualmente. Acho que isso é um bug visto que a função perde o sentido.

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  6. Rendering and performance issue

    Terrible!!! It generate non stop file can not be displayed not enough memory! there is enough memory on my iMac also no other application running at the time! it can not even run a simple vector line ...not even huge! its only 24" x 18''!!!!!

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  7. popups

    remove the popups and web links ! this slows down the boot and static illustrator screen

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  8. all my guides are missing

    all the guides like intercepts and centre are disappeared. I have reset more than once, but nothing changed.

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  9. Illustrator CC - Lags constantly every attempt to do something in my layers

    I have been using Illustrator since macOS Sierra and it was decent in regards to performance not perfect though. Now since MacOS High Sierra Illustrator just destroys my workflow, I waste so much time waiting for the pin wheel to go away just so that when I attempt to move the cursor to interact with a layer is comes right back and i'm waiting again. . . and then at time it will crash (this is good I make backups)

    I would find it hard to believe that a relatively new MacBook Pro should have no problems handling an 600mb…

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  10. Illustrator CC 2017 (macOS 10.13) crashes unexpectedly in High Sierra.

    I was creating a second artboard and about to save my file when the program just crashed. This is the third time this has happened since I upgraded and before I realized there was a compatibility issue. Also, when opening Illustrator first thing in the morning after turning the computer on, it is back to taking a long time to open, usually getting hung up on the Perspective.aip.

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  11. High Sierra MacOS 10.13 Illustrator and navigation

    When I use Command+Tab to navigate between programs, I have to hide all open programs to see Illustrator's interface. The open palettes will display, but not the the document window, toolbar, application bar. When I try to hide Illustrator, only the palettes respond. Illustrator is generally sluggish with High Sierra.

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  12. Mooving slow elements together

    When we want moving all objets together, it's very slow

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  13. Cannot delete primary scratch folder dialogue box on quit

    A dialogue box appears on quit saying "Cannot delete primary scratch folder"

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  14. Ctrl key moves canvas in Illustrator rendering Ctrl-Z unusable

    Everytime I press the Ctrl key in Illustrator is moves the canvas right, making me unable to use ctrl-z or any other ctrl command because it defaults to moving the canvas, I'm pretty sure I have the latest version of Illustrator and the problem just started happening when I opened a psd file in it today. Didn't have this issue while using illustrator a few days ago.

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  15. Copying hires 1-bit tiff takes to much time

    I have a document where I copy a hires 1-bit tiff.
    Then Illustrator just beachballs.
    This happens in the latest version of Illustrator CC 2017.
    I am on macOS 10.12.6 and have attached the file in question.

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  16. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when I use Asset Export, about every 10 minutes.

    Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when I use Asset Export, about every 10 minutes.

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  17. Bugged redraw/tearing when drawing a shape causes window to scroll.


    1. Illustrator CC2017.1.0

    2. Click and drag with a shape tool (e.g. rectangle) and while dragging move to the edge of the window so it causes it to scroll.

    3. The window should redraw the newly visible parts of the document as the window scrolls them into view.

    4. Depending on whether GPU acceleration is enabled or not you get nothing or you get the edge pixels repeated endlessly during the scroll until you release the mouse.

    5. See video for explanation: youtu.be/JC1anKCewQs

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  18. Black shapes when trying to group things

    When I try to group text objects and lines, the screen gets black shapes that come up. It happens every time, and even if I close the file and reopen it, it continues to happen.

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  19. Keyboard dosent register shortcut

    In Adobe InDesign and Photoshop you can assign any key on international keyboards to any function.
    Illustrator do not recognise interntional keyboards. You may register but it wont work.
    What a shame since it's the oldest app in the family.

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  20. Decimal point massive problems (AI CC 2017.1.0 macOS 10.12.6)

    I’ve documented the issue here:

    this problem has been discussed ad nauseam on the forum, but it still persists: AI 2017.1.0 on macOS 10.12.6 still has massive problems with handling of the decimal comma vs. point. On my system (macOS 10.12.6), all dialog boxes within Illustrator display numbers with decimal commas, but any operation (such as moving an item with cursor keys or using the cursor Up or Down keys within text boxes) makes the values multiply by 100 and then "explode".

    When I start a new document, the Width textbox of the page says "210,00 mm". If I click…

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