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Illustrator Bugs

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  1. Random crash

    Adobe Illustrator cc 2020 is randomly crashing, even if I'm not using it. It's happening at least a couple times a day. I'm using the last version of Catalina in my mac.

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  2. SPACEBAR MOVE ISNt WORKING ON MAC

    Please fix this asap!!!!!!

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  3. Freezing and crashing constantly - menu gets messed up first

    Illustrator keeps freezing and frequently crashing. This is not a computer issue, it happened on my old computer and is still happening on my new Lenovo thinkpad. It happens the same way every time. First the menu bar gets corrupted (look at top menu photo attached). Then menus won't open. Then it crashes. Sometimes I can save first, but often not. I am losing a ton of work! I just lost a half hours work. I need this fixed. I have update illustrator several times it doesn't fix it. I'm attaching an image with the details of my system, but…

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  4. Actions don't work with function keys in Illustrator 2020

    In CS6 the function keys worked fine to invoke actions. In Illustrator CC 2020 the function keys operate as Mac function keys but can't be used to invoke an action. For example, I have Shift + F3 programmed in AI to save a file as .PNG to the current disk. I know the action does what it should because when I double-click it in the Actions menu it works fine. When I press shift+F3, I get the multi-file window, which is the native Mac keyboard function for F3. It's as if the programmers forgot to override the Mac function keys…

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  5. too slow and laggy, small edits also end up in not responding or hanging and crashes.

    After the last update (24.0.1) Illustrator is too slow and laggy. Crashes Illustrator consistently with Can't finish previewing, small edits also end up in not responding or hanging and crashes.

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  6. Panels are mixed up and showing wrong content when docked

    All panels and document windows show some frozen content. This happens daily until I restart. If panels are dragged to be floating they refresh correct until they are docked together again.

    MacOS Catalina, AI 24.1

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  7. Crashes constantly

    Illustrator crashes constantly. Typically, when pasting anything (even a single character) into an existing AI file. We have updated all associated drivers, upgraded video card, re-imaged the OS. Nothing is making this better. After a few strokes, Illustrator will gray out and report "Not Responding."

    Illustrator CC 2018 version 22.0.1
    Windows 10 v1709

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  8. AI CRASHING

    How about you guys fix Illustrator so it doesnt **** crash. -pirates.

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  9. page failed to load

    I cannot start a new file it says page failed to load and that's it

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  10. Mac OS Wacom brush lag

    UPDATE: I kept researching and found on another support blog to try hiding the rulers and right away my brush quit lagging by at least 85-90% improvement. Actions taken: View > Rulers > Hide Rulers. Weird, but it worked for me. I hope this helps anyone else with this issue. Ideally, we'd like to have this fixed so that rules can stay open, but nice to have a quick fix too.

    ORIGINAL PROBLEM:
    I'm on a MacOS Catalina (most recent Mac upgrade). I'm using a Wacom Tablet (up-to-date drivers) and the subscription version of Adobe Illustrator. My brush is lagging…

    3 votes
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  11. new version doesn't work.

    when I click on New all I get is a black window with this code in the upper left hand corner: % CCXFNFTDIALOG_NAME , and no menus or anything

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  12. Illustrator window too small to open file

    I have to close and open AI files all day. Every 5-6th time of opened various documents, my entire program window will shrink down as small as possible and i will get an error message saying AI is too small to open the file when I already had the program as full size.

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  13. Missing Text on Menus?

    I'm working on a 21.5 inch late 2015 image, 2.8 with 8GB using Mojave. I'm not quite sure what steps are happening and if there is a hardware issue on my side, but when I use Illustrator, there is an intermittent bug that seems to happen. Here's how it goes:

    Using Illustrator, usually the pen tool.
    The spinning beach ball pops up.
    The screen freezes for a few seconds.
    When it pops back into play, none of the menus have text. Literally, NONE, even those outside of Illustrator (Chrome, the Apple drop downs to restart/shut down)

    Is it just destroying…

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  14. There is not enough memory available to process the appearance of an object. OK

    macOS Catalina
    Version 10.15.4
    iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
    Processor 2.7 HGz Quad-Core Intel Corei5
    Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel Pro 1536 MB

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  15. Shape Builder Performance

    Really slow when using Shape Builder on AI 24.1, almost unusable.

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  16. measurement imprecision

    Is anybody else noticing that illustrator's precision is off? It's by extremely minute fractions of an inch, but it is still off...and proving extremely problematic while trying to make technical drawings for a medical device company. Close simply isn't good enough, guys. How can something like the fundamental math behind the program be off? I cannot be any more precise in my methodology, and a drawing that should've taken me 10 minutes has taken me 2+ hours. This NEVER used to be a problem.
    I'm sick of this piece of sh*t program. There are big problems that are just being…

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  17. Can't blend objects filled with gradient

    For whatever reason, I cannot blend shapes that are filled with a gradient. I've tried everything. This has never been a problem before this 2020 update. I'm ripping my hair out.

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  18. Preferences reset whenever Illustrator freezes/crashes

    Illustrator freezes or crashes 1 to 2 times a day. I use it for 8 hours a day at work. When it freezes, I have to force quit with Task Manager. I'm using 2020, and I had this exact issue with 2019. However with 2020, whenever it freezes and I force quit, once I open Illustrator again all of my preferences are back to default. These preferences include: custom Keyboard Shortcuts, the workspace, boxes that have been checked (e.g. the Preview box in Envelope Distort).

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  19. 24.0 crash

    Positive: when it does crash files are recovered,
    negative it does crash often... at least once or twice per day.

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