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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Recent file history missing on app launch

    Since updating to the latest version, on starting Illustrator I just get the "start a new file fast" section but no recent file history icons.

    Once I've opened and then closed a file the app returns to the home screen and then my recent history is showing but the Start A New File Fast bit has gone.

    Once I close illustrator down and re-open it the history disappears again :(

    Using Illustrator v24 via a Creative Cloud Suite account on Windows 10. I've tried uninstalling, rebooting and re-installing. No change.

    8 votes

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  2. With multiple projects open, can only view one tab

    In new AI2019, if I have multiple tabs open, only the tab originally opened is usable unless I open the other tabs in a new window.

    8 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi Joel,

    Thanks for reporting the issue. I tried reproducing this on my computer but couldn’t reach to your conclusion. Can you please share the steps and a screen shot if possible with us. Is this happening every time or in some specific scenario. Also please let me know on which OS are you working.

  3. 'Send to current layer' command is disabled when art across several layers is selected

    I don't understand why it's limited, I can't see logic behind that, so I put it in Bugs, rather then Ideas.

    See, I have some stuff in different layers. I select it, choose layer, press hotkey, I intend to collect it all in selected layer, but nothing happens. WHY?

    I have 'Collect in new layer' in Palette menu, but I have no hotkey for it (you guys do everything with mouse? really?) and i don't need NEW layer, I need existing and selected one, and I have command for it — ''Send to current layer' — and it does not…

    8 votes

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  4. Drag-n-drop across documents to locked layer warning

    Please see the animation.

    I have two documents, one with current layer is locked.
    When I try to drag my artwork from other document (in this locked layer, about which I very often don't remember), AI should have said something about 'You are attempting to paste or drag into one or more layers that are locked or hidden. Do you want to unlock and show all approriate layers?'...

    But in my case it does not.
    I remember seeing it from time to time, but often it stops appearing.
    I have nothing as result, no warning, no message, nothing.
    And it's…

    8 votes

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  5. App unresponsive due to tour window

    MacOS Mojave, Late 2013 iMac

    This is probably a rare event, but it should never happen and if this "feature" behaved consistently with MacOS, it wouldn't ever happen:

    The other day I launched Illustrator, and immediately pushed the window down and out of the way so I could access multiple files on the desktop. I didn't realize this was the first time I'd launched Illustrator since an update, so a tour window had popped up, but since I had shoved the entire workspace window down right away, I couldn't see the tour window.

    What happened was that I attempted to…

    7 votes

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  6. Change Scale tool behavior - revert back to scaling proportionately, shift & drag

    macOs Sierra 10.12.6

    Illustrator 23.0.1 - Scale tool doesn't work the same as it's been for years!! Ugh!

    Please revert to the legacy behavior of scaling shapes, images and text proportionately by using the scale tool + holding shift key and drag to enlarge or reduce size of shape proportionately. This way has been burned in my brain for many, many, many years. My fingers move faster than I can think, and now my logos turn out wonky unless I scale it the long way, by opening up the scale tool and typing in percentages!! No thanks.

    For now, how…

    7 votes

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  7. Illustrator 2019 - anchors are now invisible unless selected?

    I installed the newest AI update (v23) and started testing some of the new features when I noticed that the anchor points that I rely on for my work have vanished. I've attached screen snips to show the difference between AI 2018 and 2019.

    That little magenta X shows up in earlier versions but now it's invisible. It's still present and can be selected if I know where it is but that defeats the purpose, in my opinion. There must be some way to turn these back on, right?

    I've tried toggling many settings in the menu and the closest…

    7 votes

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  8. Ctrl+arrows in Package dialogue

    Ctrl+arrows stop at underscores in Save-Export-other 'system' dialogues, but don't in native dialogues. We heavy rely on underscores in our naming convention, so please make it work as it should be.

    7 votes

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  9. Mesh objects don't get selected when only edge is marqueed

    All paths in AI get selected when you draw a marque over their edge (with no points inside selection). Segment got selected. It is fine.

    But mesh objects are immune to edge marqueing, because there is no 'segment' thing for a mesh. WHY? Why don't you make the same thing as it's done for paths? Just select seam between mesh points and allow to move both points adjacent when seam is 'selected'.

    I put this into Bugs, because I consider this a bug rather than request. Like 'Selecting segments in mesh is broken all these years since introduction and everybody…

    7 votes

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  10. Can't drag layers in layers palette

    I suddenly cannot drag layers in the layers palette. I just need to place a layer on top of another, which I've been doing for over a decade. Please fix this now.

    7 votes

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  11. Misalignment in control panel for symbols

    See image attached.
    Here and everywhere baselines in control panel captions must match.

    7 votes

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  12. Dropdown for stroke width in Appearance says 'mm' when units are 'px'

    AI 22.0.2
    All units are set to 'px'.
    Appearance stroke width dropdown says 'mm'.
    Stroke same dropdown says 'px' all right.

    7 votes

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  13. cannot merge layers

    version 22.0.1 brand new download of illustator

    The action cannot complete because a parameter is invalid.
    (possibly a program error) ......... this is what i get when trying to merge layers.

    7 votes

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  14. Flickering Cursor

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

    Really annoying.

    7 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

  15. Object\Filters menu item lacks hotkey

    When you press Alt-O, you can't access 'Filters' submenu with a key (the item has no underlined char).

    6 votes

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  16. Create New Sublayer button

    I have a group that I want to make a sublayer instead.

    I click it in the Layers panel and try to click Create New Sublayer button.
    It’s grayed out.

    OK, think I, I must target it then, right? I do it.
    The button is still grayed out.

    I select other objects, in Layers or on canvas.
    Still grayed out.

    Then I click a layer name.
    Surprise! Now and ONLY now the button is active... what?
    What else can I mean when having selected anything else inside of a layer?

    Fine, I target my group, select a layer without targeting…

    6 votes

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  17. can't highlight dimensions

    Since update today, cannot click and drag across the numbers in the dimension boxes (properties). Can only double click to highlight. It's bugged at best.

    6 votes

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  18. Scale Tool windows defaults to random percents when real-time drawings is enabled.

    To recreate is problem: First enable Real-time drawing. Then draw a box. With the Scale Tool window open, uniform scale the box 400%. Duplicate that box by holding down OPTION key while click and dragging the box. Click on the second box and open the Scale Tool window: when I do this I no longer see 400% in the scale percentage, instead I find completely random numbers and sometimes it selects non-uniform. This gets annoying after a while.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.1 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  19. Select Objects in Layer selects locked objects

    Objects that are locked within a layer get selected when selecting everything in a layer. Instead of selecting everything in the layer except the locked items.

    Win 7, Ai CC 23.0.3

    6 votes

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  20. STOP THE 'A New Version Or Illustrator Is Now Available' Pop Up annoying everyone...

    How about you get rid of this annoying "A New Version Or Illustrator Is Now Available" pop up???

    ITS REALLY ANNOYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 votes

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