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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Details of your operating system and version of Adobe Illustrator (desktop)
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  1. Selection bounding box is difficult to see when transparency grid is enabled

    With the transparency grid enabled, when selecting objects with the selection tool by dragging the cursor, the bounding box for the selection is difficult to see. In the attached image, the selection bounding box can be seen (thin dashed line) on top of the black paths but not on top of the grid.

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  2. Annoying tutorial tooltips will not go away even after restarting

    Annoying tutorial tooltip persists even after restarting illustrator. Clicked on the button it's referring to, still won't go away. Hides the navigation bar so you can't even move the document...

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  3. new document screen missing options in illustrator windows 10

    Illustrator new document screen missing loads of options on windows 10. only showing mobile web and print profiles no video etc. Also recent items missing

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  4. Illustrator File Loading Problem

    When opening a file Illustrator makes the program window really small then loads the entire file before giving the error message "Not enough room for the document to open" this is extraordinarily inefficient and very embarrassing when sitting with a client, especially seeing as though they are being charged for the time!

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  5. Smart Guides keep reactivating

    I keep disabling Smart Guides - CTRL + U. First time I disable them, they remain enabled. Second time I disable them, they do actually switch off but then switch back on again when I relaunch Illustrator.

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  6. Fit to selected art bug

    System, Mac high Sierra 10.13.4
    Adobe release 22.1

    The program is not making the first choice. If not, I try to choose again.

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  7. variable

    Hello,

    I use an illustrator file with variables with 100 datasets.

    Problem: when switching through datasets via the small triangle buttons recently gives strange popup "the actual values are not captured and will be deleted when switching , continue?" - was not the case before!! i never had this message since 1 year and i nothing changed, apart from the content of the variables.

    When clicking button "ok" the next dataset is shown without problem. The problem is that i cannot make a batch processing any more, because this useless message needs to be clicked every time.

    I dont understand…

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Looks like the current values in the document that are linked to variable are updated and not captured in new data set. Try capturing new data set and then switch.
    If this doesn’t solve your problem,
    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  8. Illustrator randomly will stop allowing me to click and drag items

    In Illustrator (most recent version), at random times, it will stop allowing my to select or drag anything in my art. I can still select and adjust elements in the panels but the actual art elements won't work. I am using a mouse and have tried with both trackpad and mouse but neither changes anything. If I select an element, I can move them with the directional buttons but it's impossible to use the mouse to do so. Please fix this as soon as possible!

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  9. Using tab to advance to next dialog box field only works occasionally

    Editing text in latest Illustrator (immediately after update)... can't tab between font-size and leading fields - I can get it to work momentarily by closing the box and trying again, but the big returns the next time I try to edit text.

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  10. shortcut delay

    in iMac, all of the keyboard shortcuts are a little bit delay, like 0.5s. How can i solve this issue?

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  11. When I select file>new the pop-up comes up blank.

    This happens in all adobe CC apps, the basic start menu is blank. This is with the newest version of adboe CC. When I scroll the cursor over the blank screen it generates a pointer that would enable me to select the image which is not present. Again, this issue is in illustrator and premier pro. I have unistalled and installed CC twice to fix any install errors. this has not fixed the problems. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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  12. New File and Help Tabs Not Working

    This is not an idea, it's a bug in the system. The 'File -> New' command does not work. If I click 'File -> New', it brings up a new window that remains black and does nothing. I found a work around. If I check the use 'legacy "File New" interface' box In the 'Edit -> Preferences -> General' dialog, only then will it allow me to create a new document.

    I can, however, upon initially opening illustrator, create a new document. But say i'm working on a project and I want to create a new document with the 'File…

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

  13. 4k scaling glitch

    When opening Ai on my pc with 4k resolution, a lot of the content on the menu page i off, and I can't resize them to see the rest.
    This is also current in the "new document" setup.
    Very irritating.

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  14. user interface PPI mixed, wrong, "new" dialog unusable

    see attached picture
    this used to happen more intermittently but recently it's happening every time. creating new items is completely broken.
    different panels appear at 100% scale, while others appear at 200% scale it seems.

    affects the actual menus and the common open/save file dialog sometimes

    when I restart illustrator, restart the machine, or dock/undock monitors it changes in seemingly unpredictable ways

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  15. Align and Transform Not Working

    Not sure if I can articulate it properly, but here we go:

    By example: I'm working with a logo and each time I drag a guide down to flush against the top of the logo, it goes just past it or just above it. It won't let me place the guide directly on top. Another example, when moving items around with arrow keys or trackpad, items won't automatically center or align with whatever I'm trying to align it to. It's like if I have an item on the X axis at 12.23 and want to align item two with it,…

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  16. Unable to move anything once placed within Adobe Illustrator

    I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, i have restarted both my computer and my program numerous times and the issue persists. I am unable to move anything once placed on the Illustrator workspace. the only thing it allows me to do is to resize the objects but not move them.

    It is realy frustrating when you come across issues like this which just interrupt workflow preventing you from doing the simplest actions. I am sure there is a fix but i dont have the understanding to know how to fix the issue and the majority of forums…

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  17. Custom Views, unlocking layers

    "Custom Views unlocking layers"
    Hi, I found something that I believe that wasn't supposed to work that way. I made a "Process" describing what's happening, but my point here is that I didn't expect the Views Feature to unlock layers, I thought it was only supposed to change the Zoom and view location.
    Process:
    1- Create a New view with everything unlocked
    2- Lock some Layers.
    3- Activate your view.

    Result: Everything gets unlocked

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  18. When maximizing Illustrator it extends beyond the screen borders.

    I have a vertical dual monitor setup. At one time it was a horizontal setup, but that was in prior versions before version 22.0.1 64 Bit. Anytime I try to maximize on my 3840x2160 laptop monitor it will expand beyond the screen border. I have attached a screenshot. Only started happening since the last update. I have tried changing settings for my screens and within illustrator but it still doesn't seem to fix the issue. Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Aydia

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  19. My Illustrator CC window will not minimise into the dock?

    Hi,

    Not sure where to go with this one but I have just upgraded to Adobe CC and noticed that I'm unable to 'Minimise' the window in Illustrator and also noticed that it won't do it in InDesign but Photoshop does minimise (ODD!)

    All it will do is when you double click it fills to fit screen and then the opposite.

    I have posted this onto the forum and others have mentioned that they are also experiencing this problem.

    (I have turned on the 'Double -click a windows title bar to minimize' in the System Preferences)

    Please could you help…

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  20. Tools panel always in 2 colmun mode

    Whenever I start Illustrator the Tools Panel is always in 2 columns mode, regardless of how it was when I last closed the application. I much prefer the 1 column mode so I have to change it every time.

    Strangely this bug no longer happens if the "Show the Start Workspace when no documents are open" is enabled. Trouble is, I want it disabled that since makes Illustrator start faster.

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