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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Keyboard shortcut for Offset path changes automatically

    I use offset path a lot in my work, so I have set a keyboard shortcut for it. cmd+shft+Å. This has worked always, until now.

    Now I cant even see the Obejct - Path - Offset path in keyboard shortcut setting panel. Still I see that this function has a shortcut, but not the one I have set. See pictures.

    Now I noticed, that system changes the keyboard setting that i've made to Effect - Path - Offset path.

    Is thee a way around, or is this something that I'll need to wait to be fixed?

    2 votes

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  2. Command-s save reverts back a few steps

    Sometimes saving the document (command-s) causes it to revert a few steps back. WHAT? What is going on with all this weirdness!

    2 votes

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. 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

  3. Undo in illustrator behaving funny. Please address it.

    Undo function in Illustrator 23.0.2 (64-bit) is behaving funny. It is doing one simple undo of a transformation after 2-3 steps. Sometimes the undo totally gets disabled resulting frustration! Please address. This message is sent from the corporate license of Abobe CC of Danfoss (drives section) Global Team.

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  4. illustrator crashes when using surface pen to draw

    as soon as i use Illustrator to draw using my surface pen on my surface 4 pro illustrator crashes. it did this to me in the trail of cc 2018 however i assumed it was because of the trail version. i subscribed to cc 2018 a few days ago to draw and i haven't been able to draw with my tablet. mouse seems to work but as soon as i use a brush with my surface pen it crashes and will not allow me to generate a crash report as it stays gray forcing me to restart my computer.

    25 votes

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    Raghuveer Singh [10:04 AM]
    Hello,

    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience and disappointment the issue has caused. We do test our products thoroughly including running it through multiple beta testers and we really regret that this issue slipped past our quality checks.
    We have a fix and is available in the pre-release build. Please visit https://adobe.ly/1o2SDsg and get the latest build for version 23.0.5 (Build 2). While the build is prerelease this build is still of production quality. Please feel free to use/recommend it for your day to day activity.
    We would appreciate if you can give us the feedback on the correctness of the fix by pressing the Thumbs up button on the UserVoice page.

    Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh | Sr. Software Product Quality Specialist | Illustrator Team
    Creativity is all around you.

  5. 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).

    3 votes

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  6. Scaling with the Selection Tool

    I can't seem to use the black arrow tool to scale objects anymore?? Anyone else having the same issue? I've checked a number of different forum boards, but no one seems to be having the same issue. Any help?

    2 votes

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  7. Saving a PDF compatible causes slow saving

    I have a top end workstation so the spec isn't an issue. When saving an AI file, checking PDF compatible slows the save and subsequent saves significantly. Un-checking it results in normal performance. This was not an issue prior to the latest release.

    18 votes

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  8. MBP 2018 - GPU render, performance extremely slow

    macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Illustrator 23.0.1

    Performance on MBP 2018 (32GB) is extremely low, even on simple compositions. Working with graphic with active effect 'Drop Shadow' is almost impossible. I have feeling like working od PC from 2008. In outline mode works much better.

    On PC (i7 8700, gtx 1060) the same composition works like a charm.

    2 votes

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  9. Illustrator doesn't open

    I simply can't open Illustrator anymore. The screenshot below shows how Illustrator appears when it's open. I can only see the top bar, none of the actual interface. I'm working on MacOS Mojave Version 10c.14.1 Illustrator version 23.01

    I even tried uninstalling and installing it again but nothing changed.

    Thank you
    Corina

    1 vote

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  10. 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

    3 votes

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  11. Very slow working when raster imiges are placed.

    Why Illustrator can't be as fast as Indesign with images placed or linked?

    1 vote

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  12. Not enough memory to place the file + can't export files Illustrator

    Hi,

    Hope all is good.

    When trying to add any file over approx 50kb to an Illustrator project (to an empty one or one with existing layers), if that's a png, jpg or psd, error message comes out ''not enough memory to place the file'', or nothing happens at all.

    At the same time, when I try to export a finished project (of any size), these methods don't work:

    'Export As' PNG = the operation cannot be completed because of an unknown error. [!now]
    'Save for web (legacy)' = can't even open the option panel, error message comes up straight…

    7 votes

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. 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.

    As Andy commented that the memory issue was resolved after updating to 23.0.3, please try that.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh

  13. Frezzing issue

    Since the 23.0 version Illustrator keeps freezing regularly, up to 3 times in a day's usage. There is no actual pattern that i can point to, just that it keeps doing it at certain time intervals and with certain signs sometimes (like the menus not showing), which are also irregular and i have to use Task Manager to close it and open it again.

    1 vote

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  14. Illustrator CC is in Overprint mode super slow

    Dear User Voice Team,

    While working in overprint view , Illustrator slows down and starts freezing

    Im working on:
    HP Z440
    Intel Xeon E5 1620 v4 @ 3.50 GHz
    64 GB DDR4
    NVIDIA Quadro P4000 - 8192 MB
    Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

    We have 2 other computers with specifications below, which work perfectly fine :

    1) Asus ROG G75 VW
    Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
    Intel® Core™ i7 3610QM
    16 GB - DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M with 3GB GDDR5
    Illustrator CC 2018

    2) iMac (27-inch, late 2013)
    macOS High Sierra - Version 10.13.6 …

    7 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi Sanan,

    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. And, Sorry for getting back so late. we are not able to reproduce this issue in-house.
    1. Are you still getting this issue on latest version of Illustrator?
    2. Would it be possible for you to share the video of the same?

    Thanks
    Anish

  15. 23.0.1 Windows 10. Slow, Black Screens, and continually crashes

    23.0.1 is proving unusable on my system. Continual black screens, pauses, and crashes. I cannot get any work done.

    Win10 Pro 1803 16GB. 64bit. + Nvidia GeForce 210.

    2 votes

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  16. Can't create a new document.

    Mac OS 10.14.3. I try to create a new document, several different ways. Each time I get an error message: An unknown error has occurred. I click okay to dismiss it and get the error again. I dismiss that and get an error that says : Can't create a new illustration. The command was cancelled.

    This is not an idea, it's a bug.

    1 vote

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  17. Illustrator won't let me toggle lock or visibility

    I'm having trouble with adobe illustrator. It won't allow me to use the toggle lock/unlock or the toggle visibility function. I've tried closing and starting the program up again. I've even attempted to work from a different computer. Nothing I have done has helped and the bug always reappears after a few seconds. Is there a way I can correct this bug?

    1 vote

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  18. 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

    3 votes

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  19. Illustrator underperforming on Mojave

    Since updating to Mojave, Illustrator is sluggish at best. Moving a page activates the spinning wheel every time before moving the page. Almost unusable for work.

    I am using the latest version of CS suite, Illustrator and Mojave.
    Illustrator system info attached.

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  20. Crash while setting up Action

    Illustrator crashes every-time I try to set up a new action. I am trying to create a shade effect of a "sticker" but doing the following:
    - Take outline vector (which is white path)
    - Duplicate
    - Switch to fill
    - Change color to black
    - Apply Shear at 20 degrees
    - Edit opacity to 20%
    - Crash

    Just curious as to why this happening. Possibly due to my file size? 162.5 MB

    1 vote

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