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  1. Freeze during heavy detail

    I'm working on a macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.4 MacBook Pro on Illustrator 22.1

    When I have a detailed design - ie a palm tree with numerous branches. I try and resize it or copy paste it and the program freezes then my whole computer freezes and I have to restart the computer.

    I expect this program to be able to handle designs with heavy detail and not freeze up every single time.

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  2. Windows 7 Suddenly has Multiple Issues with Illustrator

    Creative Cloud in Windows 7 - The start window no longer displays the correct recently used files. The program locks up unexpectedly and once locked will not allow me to save my work. I must use the Task Manager to get out of the program and then start over from the last saved point.

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  3. freezes when drawing objects

    Whenever I try and draw an new shape or object illustrator freezes. I have tried updating, uninstalling and reinstalling and nothing has fixed the problem. Have to force close the program to leave.

    macOS X version Yosemite 10.10.5
    Illustrator CC 2017

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  4. Jpg Image Won't Place in Illustrator 22.1

    I'm using a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. I've updated all of my apps. For some reason my JPG image won't place in Illustrator 22.1

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  5. Basic functions not working in Illustrator. Shapes don't have the "smart circles" to resize objects. Working in current version on CC

    All of a sudden with a current Mac upgrade Illustrator has gone south. Drawing shapes now doesn't allow for smart reshaping, can't select paths, some files just won't allow ANY changes at all. Working on current CC version, 2018

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  6. Start-up speed

    Illustrator takes 7 seconds to launch on an M.2 SSD - as I have to relaunch the application multiple times during the day to improve performance and reset a number of bugs, this is not really a speedy enough launch time and it needs improving.

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  7. Flickering cursor icon and Unresponsiveness (High Sierra 10.13.4)

    Got a new Mac running 10.13.4, installed adobe CC completely fresh. Illustrator is very slow, often comes to a complete stall / irresponsive, and I have to constantly restart the application. And even after the restart, it is still very slow. I turned off everything, including the GPU performance and other things it didn't help at all. The cursor flickers for several tools. It has become very unuseable and drag the time I normally would be able to finish a project by 2x at least.

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    Can you please check if Dictation is on your MAC. We are aware of an issue where Dictation software was interfering.
    If this does not work, please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

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  9. Zoom issue

    When zooming in from 3200% to 6400% or more, this line starts acting weird. The stroke should not be outside of the path line, but it seems like it's having a rendering issue or something. Seems like it might be a problem only when previewing on CPU. I switched to GPU preview and it's fine, but if I switch back it looks like the attachment

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  10. Release Layers (sequence)

    When the groups are released into layers I have to specifically deselect any object that I have selected in that layer. If not and I want to simply select the next group or object to continue the same procedure, that layer which I have just released and has an item selected will keep popping open even if I close it specifically. Every time I click on a different object or group in the layers panel that last released one will open up, and in my case it contains a looooot of objects.

    Also, as mentioned before, sometimes it seems not…

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  12. layer panel crashes

    Scrolling in the layers panel on the laptop crashed illustrator
    and all the images disappeared from the recovered file.
    my illustrator version is 22.1 64bit.
    i am running win10 64 bit up to date.
    please fix this I am loosing whole days work due to this.

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  14. jittery mouse in illustrator glitch when photoshop is also open

    When photoshop is not the active application, but is open in the background, tell it to sleep )or whatever the correct jargon is), so that the selection tool or direct selection tool is not annoyingly jumpy/jittery in illustrator.

    Mac OS 10.13.3 AI 22.1 PS 19.1.2

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  15. graphic bug

    when I copy and paste a vector, or increase / decrease the screen, or do image trace it happens

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  16. Mysterious Points moving

    I have the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. I've lately been creating a character and I was putting the layer on hidden and a thing appeared. It was like I used the direct selection tool and dragged a point across my screen. It happens about every 6-7 times I hit the button and it also happens on a different layer on a different part of the body.

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    Declined  ·  Raghuveer responded

    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, I am closing the ticket.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels if you encounter any issues.

  17. Mac is frozen when moving objects around

    Hi, I'm using Illustrator CC on a Macbook (High Sierra). It very often freezes completely and nothing helps, but hard reset. It's very annoying, as this happens 10-15 times when making a Figure for a publication. It happens when moving simple objects around. I tried to reinstall and to purge the preferences, nothing really helps. Can someone help?
    THanks

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  18. thin line with stroke (0.01 or less) won't show up in CC 2015, but show clearly in CS 4/CS 6

    thin line with stroke (0.01 or less) won't show up in CC 2015, but show clearly in CS 4/CS 6

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  19. Cannot turn on GPU performance, NVIDIA card

    Cannot turn on GPU performance on Nvidia card
    My card: Nvidia gt 610m, before illustrator can turn on GPU performance but now I can't. I had to try reinstall app and driver Nvidia, update windows but nothing.
    Please fix it, thanks

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  20. Placed .tiff file making vector image disappear

    In my line of work we have "distresses" that we place over the vector image that we've created. The distresses are .tiff files and with the last update have began making the vector image disappear. When printed everything is fine. However most of the time we also have to export as a .png to send our customers a proof and we have to export several times before getting a .png we can use.

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