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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Move bug

    There appears to be another bug crept into the latest version of Illustrator when selecting an object and using the Object > Transform > Move dialogue.

    When you change values it commits those values rather than previews them, even if you cancel the operation. Ie. if you type 100mm into the x-coordinate box then change it to 150mm it will move your object 100mm then a further 150mm (250mm in total) rather than honouring the last value and only moving it 150mm.

    Illustrator is becoming all but unusable of late.

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  2. slow cursor on second monitor when using Adobe Illustrator - only while using Ai

    When I used illustrator on my second monitor, the mouse cursor is astoundingly slow and a reduced range across the screen. This only happens when I use illustrator, not other applications. I am using a macOS Mohave 10.14.5 (18F132) and am connecting to my monitor with an HDMI using an HDMI/USB adapter for my laptop.

    This costs me in time and efficiency at my job, as I'm sure it does for other people, who have posted similar complaints on adobe forums. Please fix it!

    3 votes
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  3. AI 23.03 - Absolute Performance Hog

    AI has a clear performance problem on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2015, 15", top of the line model). My computer bogs down entirely, fans kick up, the software is extremely slow to respond to doing anything, even simple tasks. It's not isolated to my file--it is the software. Upon quitting, my system returns to normal. The CPU processes for AI were in excess of 120% and consuming nearly 40% of my entire CPU processor power (2.8 GHz i7, 16GB Ram).

    No trouble with previous version of AI.

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  4. Illustrator CC2019 23.0.3 crashes on save ONLY WHEN connected to Internet

    Every time I attempt to save an Illustrator file, it freezes and I get the spinning wheel, to the point where I have to force quit. After I force quit and reopen, all my preferences are reset to default.

    I've attempted saving on Dropbox, iCloud, my external hard drive, and my local hard drive - it all freezes. The only time it doesn't freeze is when I disconnect from the Internet, and at that point I can save literally anywhere I want.

    This happens LITERALLY every single time. I've gotten to a point where whenever I work on Illustrator, I've…

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  5. Illustrator stops, not responding

    Operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise, Illustrator is CC 2018 or 2019. I begin to work for only 15 sec and then the program pauses with the blue spinning wheel. If I click again the screen shows a (not responding) title at the top and goes grey. This process takes another 15 sec and then snaps back into place and works again, but only for another 15 sec and repeats. I've opened and closed the program several times and also restarted the computer but no change. This only happens in Illustrator and no other CC programs I use. Any ideas…

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  6. Type tool

    Idk about anyone else. But since I updated Illustrator, my Type Tool has been slowing down my computer to the point where it almost crashes whenever I am using the tool. Clicking ANYTHING or highlighting type causes the "spinning ball" to pop up instantly, and sometimes not even highlighting the selection I want!

    Thoughts?

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  7. Al CC crashing constantly

    I have a brand new Surface Pro 6 with 8Gb of RAM and AI CC is the only program I have put on it, yet the program crashes every time I start using the brush tools. How do I fix this? This new laptop was purchased specifically for me go use AI on and so far I an unable to do so.

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  8. Key object selection mismatch

    When I select two objects and choose the key object for allignment, the top allignment option shows the «Align to key object» and object gets highlighted, however if I go to the sidebar to introduce a spacing number it shows «Align to selection» instead and I need to change the option again. This is so frustrating.

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  9. Scale tool bug with Shift+Alt

    >window 10 / cc2019 (been seeing this issue in 2018 and 2017 too)
    >Scale tool selected
    >press shift+Alt
    >click anywhere on the workarea

    This sends illustrator nuts: the scaling cursor doesn't stick to the place you click, nor it goes away. No other tool is selectable, no action can be taken. After minutes (actual minutes) the scaling tool popup window appears, then you can close it and go on woth the work.

    I know this tool is not supposet to do anything with shift+alt+click but often i keep those keys by mistake. This would be easily solved with an exception…

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  10. AI CC2019 slow and jittery on iMac 27" 5k w/ 40gb ram and 4.2ghz i7 processor... why???

    AI CC2019 slow and jittery on iMac 27" 5k w/ 40gb ram and 4.2ghz i7 processor... why???

    Why is this program so slow? I have a fairly robust iMac, working in vectors... trying to layout a simple menu board and the program is jittery and laggy. I have two programs open at the moment: AI and Photoshop

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  11. Memory Leak

    Even with nothing open, the memory used for Illustrator keeps climbing exponentially until I get a dialog box up from the operating system telling me that my system is out of memory and to force quit software. It will say Illustrator is using 300 GB of RAM (even though I only have 40GB)

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  12. Unoperational

    I'm trying to use Illustrator CC and nothing in the program is responding, everything is greyed out. There is no indication from the program that anything is wrong with it. I have downloaded the latest update and this is the first time I have had such an issue with the program.

    MacOS Mojave
    Memory 32Gb

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  13. No Adobe CC App is working properly since the update of Mac OS to Mojave and the update to 2019 Adobe CC has only made matter worst

    What are we to do this is very frustrating that Adobe CC is not working properly. Have been trying to use it for 2 days. Even spent the entire evening online and on the phone with support. I gave 1 rep remote access to my Mac twice and he deleted several items and uninstalled the CC and reinstalled only to have it doing the same thing. Then had to call about Adobe Spark moments later because I was getting a 400 Bad Request. I am convinced something is wrong with Adobe and we are expected to deal with it.

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  14. Lags horribly...I cannot do anything because of this. This was before and after update. This happens with Adobe PDF too.

    Lags horribly...I cannot do anything because of this. This was before and after update. This happens with Adobe DC and InDesign I too. I haven't tried other CC apps but Pages (not an Adobe app) works fine and so does the internet. I removed Windows Bootcamp from my Mac thinking that it was a space issue. At this rate I am unable to get any work done. Very frustrating

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  15. Illustrator CC constantly crashes in Touch Workspace

    I switched to a Surface Pro 2017 (i5, 8GB RAM) a few days ago and Adobe Creative cloud is driving me crazy.

    The issue I'm having is that Illustrator CC 2018 (V23.0) keeps crashing every few minutes when I'm working in the Touch Workspace - which badly needs a layers panel by the way. To use CC like this is the sole reason I got this Surface Pro!

    Things that didn't work:
    - Restarting
    - Updating all my drivers
    - Downgrading to Illustrator CC V22.0
    - Re-installing Adobe CC completely
    - Re-installing Windows completely from a Microsoft Surface Recovery USB

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  16. Illustrator CC 2019, Very Slow New Document Opening

    Opening speed of new documents is too slow. I press Cmd+N, 5 seconds is definitely waiting.

    Mac os 10.14 Mojave
    iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
    3,6 GHz Intel Core i7
    16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Radeon Pro 560 4096 MB

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  17. Scrolling is not smooth anymore

    The scrolling in illustrator is not smooth or fast anymore. I have to swipe way too many times to move a bit around the artboard. Very frustrating. What gives?

    I have just updated my OS and Illustrator. (Mohave, Illustrator 2019).

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  18. outline preview stuck ( CPU & GPUs )

    outline preview stuck ( CPU & GPUs )

    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) macOS Mojave 10.14
    3.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Radeon Pro 575 4096 MB

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  19. iMac pro

    I use a new iMac pro 8 core 32gb. The of Illustrator performance is terrible. I design simple logos (some rectangles and a couple of words) black and white, no pictures, no imported stuff. 4 different Font weights.
    After about 15 min of working everything starts to get a really long lag and becomes almost unusable.
    I can't believe that this is possible. This is going on for several days. I did several restarts. All the other software I use runs amazing. UI is crazy slow. Commands take forever to execute.
    You call this professional?

    I made several

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  20. Key Object Performance Issues

    When aligning to a complex key object, the performance is terrible. When I click on a complex object (say, a group of complex paths or illustrations) to set it as the key object, it lags for several seconds after clicking before I can click an alignment tool. The length of the lag depends on how complex the key object is. This behavior never occurred in prior versions of illustrator. Very annoying.

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