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  1. Recent Files panel within workspace is empty

    Since the last update on PC, opening the Recent Files panel (Ctrl+O), while a document is open, opens the panel but does not show any of my recent files. It doesn't even show the "Create new" or "Open" options. I went back to the previous version and it works there, so that leads me to believe it has to do with the latest update.

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  2. Inconsistencies changing sizes using keyboard arrows

    In illustrator if you change sizes using shift + arrows in the top bar, it rounds up to the nearest 10 and then goes up in 10s. In photoshop it doesn't round up just increases by 10.

    I think it would be better to be able to choose which mode to use as sometimes I prefer either depending on what I am doing.

    3 votes
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  3. release to layers not working

    release to layers not working. Does it for 1 group or sublayer, but not for all of them. Had to open CC 2014 to get it to work.

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    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Mohit Agarwal | Lead Software Engineer – Illustrator

  4. user insterface Is Very Large

    user interface is very large vs photoshop
    my screen resolution is 1980x1080

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  5. Naming of Pathfinder functions is inconsistent between the Pathfinder Panel and Effect

    Naming of Pathfinder functions is inconsistent between the Pathfinder Panel (and the Undo text) and the Pathfinder Effect.

    The Tooltip shows “Unite” in the Pathfinder Panel
    Unite from the Pathfinder Panel is the same as Add.
    Unite is missing from the Pathfinder Effect and is named Add instead.
    If you have clicked the Unite button in the Pathfinder Panel, the Undo option displays “Undo Add”.

    The Tooltip shows “Minus Front” in the Pathfinder Panel
    Minus Front from the Pathfinder Panel is the same as Subtract.
    Minus Front is missing in the Pathfinder Effect and is named Subtract instead.
    If you…

    1 vote
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  7. Entering a text field should select value by default

    There are certain default behaviors that one becomes used to when using a computer and Adobe appears to have completely disregarded this with respect to manually entering values! Please fix this serious bug.

    When clicking on any modifiable value field, a single click should select the entire contents of the field by default. If I click on the width field in the Illustrator top bar, I should be able to simply type a width and hit tab or enter to apply. THIS IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

    If I see that my width is only off by a small amount…

    6 votes
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  8. Gestures Broken

    Gestures (e.g. pinch to zoom, two finger panning) don't work in Illustrator for me anymore. They used to work just fine on both my Wacom tablet and laptop's touchpad, but now don't work for either. They work in Photoshop, just not Illustrator, so I'm not sure if it's an option that's been deselected or an actual bug, but I can't find the option if so. I can usually scroll vertically, pinch to zoom sometimes scrolls horizontally instead, and I can't use gestures to actually zoom at all.
    OS: Windows 10
    Version: Illustrator 2017

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  9. zoom tool?

    did something happen to the simple command + and command - zoom keyboard shortcuts? I've been using those since 1995 or 6, and now when i use them it centers me on a specific, but unselected artboard?

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  10. Zooming malfunction when switching between windows.

    This occurs when I have multiple documents open in tabs. When I switch between tabs and scroll to zoom, it zooms in the previously opened tab, but not the current one. If I click within the document, then I can start zooming normally again.

    6 votes
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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.

  11. Get rid of the search pane in Illustrator

    If Adobe cannot figure out how to prevent the search pane from being selected by default, they should just eliminate it. I frequently paste complex elements from other files into the pane causing illustrator to crash, as the pane is selected with an active insertion point by default. Also it prevent certain (but not all) interaction with Illustrator until the window is clicked on. It is endlessly frustrating to the point of a breakdown. I have lost one monitor already to this problem. Please please fix this so the pane cannot ever be activated until directly clicked on

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  12. Stop Button not Working

    If I open something but I changed my mind, I see there's a stop button while it's loading, but I can click on that stop button all I want, it doesn't want to stop. What's the point of having a stop button then?

    4 votes
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  13. Object Type Indicator doesn't know groups

    Why is it that when a group is selected, the Object Type Indicator doesn’t call it a group?

    2 votes
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  14. CC2014 No artboard names (macOS Sierra - 10.12)

    When using Illustrator CC2014 with macOS Sierra (10.12.6) no artboard names appear. Can this bug be rectified please?

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    we can’t reproduce the issue on the latest version of Illustrator. CC 2014 was not supported on 10.12 we advise an upgrade.

  15. Alt-Drag to Duplicate (and Shift to align) Only Works Intermittently

    Duplicating objects in Illustrator CC 2017 only works on occasion, it is not consistent as it was in previous versions. Holding Shift to align while dragging and duplicating also doesn't work. These were both key features of Illustrator and if there is a way to fix this problem I would be very interested to know how!

    15 votes
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  16. Calculation in New Document does not work correctly

    I tried 300/4, which resulted in 0.04. Should be 75.

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    Hi,
    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  17. Flickering Cursor

    The cursor constantly flickers on my MacBook Pro 2017 with Touchbar.

    Really annoying.

    6 votes
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  18. Bounding box is incorrectly displayed on multiple highdpi displays

    When using multiple monitors with different Hi-DPI settings on Windows OS, the bounding box for the selected item is sometimes displayed incorrectly.
    I work on a dual display setup: my primary monitor is a 15.6inch 4K display @ 200% DPI scaling settings, and my second monitor is 24inch 2560*1440 display @ 125% DPI scaling.
    When working on a larger second monitor, the bounding box for a selected item is displayed at an incorrect position, which makes the work very difficult.

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  19. pathfinder, file sizes, interface changes

    case # 018 9255 921
    Pathfinder does not function properly in Illustrator CC 2017 on my 4 ghz i7 (late 2015) imac. OSX 10.11.16; AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB, forcing me to fall back and work in old Illustrator CS6.

    When I divide two shapes or paths (particularly curves, ellipes etc), the anchor points sometimes move, and paths (curves, angles etc) change. Very sloppy, "kind-of, sort-of" results, with an absolute lack or precision.

    CS6 and earlier versions did not have this problem. It is intermittent and unpredictable, but troublesome enough as to render CC 2017 unusable and made me…

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  20. exporting svg

    Hi,
    I use Illustrator CC 2017 21.1.0.
    When exporting an illustrator document to svg 1.2 tiny and open in Dreamweaver CC2017 or another editor I receive an error on the Illustrator metadata / namespaces like:

    <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 21.1.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG Version: 6.00 Build 0) -->
    <!DOCTYPE svg [

    &lt;!ENTITY ns_extend &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="http://ns.adobe.com/Extensibility/1.0/&quot;">http://ns.adobe.com/Extensibility/1.0/&quot;</a>&gt;
    
    &lt;!ENTITY ns_ai &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="http://ns.adobe.com/AdobeIllustrator/10.0/&quot;">http://ns.adobe.com/AdobeIllustrator/10.0/&quot;</a>&gt;
    &lt;!ENTITY ns_graphs &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="http://ns.adobe.com/Graphs/1.0/&quot;">http://ns.adobe.com/Graphs/1.0/&quot;</a>&gt;
    &lt;!ENTITY ns_vars &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="http://ns.adobe.com/Variables/1.0/&quot;">http://ns.adobe.com/Variables/1.0/&quot;</a>&gt;
    &lt;!ENTITY ns_imrep &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="http://ns.adobe.com/ImageReplacement/1.0/&quot;">http://ns.adobe.com/ImageReplacement/1.0/&quot;</a>&gt;
    &lt;!ENTITY ns_sfw &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="http://ns.adobe.com/SaveForWeb/1.0/&quot;">http://ns.adobe.com/SaveForWeb/1.0/&quot;</a>&gt;
    &lt;!ENTITY ns_custom &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="http://ns.adobe.com/GenericCustomNamespace/1.0/&quot;">http://ns.adobe.com/GenericCustomNamespace/1.0/&quot;</a>&gt;
    &lt;!ENTITY ns_adobe_xpath &quot;<a rel="nofollow noreferrer"
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