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  1. Properties panel auto select field contents

    Illustrator v24.0
    Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

    Since the Properties panel was introduced in Illustrator, it won't allow selecting an item, then click once on a field name, such as W for the width field, and automatically select the contents of the field so you can then just enter a new value or use the arrow keys to change the value.

    It works fine in the Control bar and other panels, just not in Properties.
    It works in the Properties panels of InDesign and Photoshop, as well.
    Was hoping it would be fixed in Illustrator 2020, but still not.

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  2. Maintain width and Height Proportions bug

    This has been a bug for at least a version or two: draw a shape, go to transform it in the Properties panel, and even though the "Maintain width and Height Properties" icon indicates "not constrained", adjusting one of the dimensions adjusts the other proportionally. This seems to happen only in a fresh file (perhaps fresh launch of Illustrator), and once I click and unclick the Constrain button once, it doesn't recur in that session.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0gqadn2lezzq7n/Constraint%20bug.mov?dl=0

    So in the screen grab above, I draw a box freehand, then in the Properties panel, begin adjusting the height with my arrow keys.…

    13 votes
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  3. Properties Panel won't stay open

    When I have the navigator and the properties panel on the right side on top of each other, the properties panel will close if I expand the navigator and vice versa. This has not been a problem in other versions.

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  4. Opacity Issues when Selecting Whole Layer

    In the Layers panel, when you click the Select All circle to the side of the layer, all of the objects on that layer become selected. If you then go to the Properties panel and adjust the opacity of those objects, they appear to become more transparent yet you cannot see through them. ALSO, once you go back to selecting individual objects, or even manually selecting multiple objects, the opacity changes are not indicated in the Properties panel. Rather, they say 100%, even if you've adjusted the opacity by selecting all in the layers panel. I've attached a video for…

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  5. X and Y in values in the transform don’t reflect the position of 2x identical boxes, -they are in obviously different position on alert boar

    X and Y in values in the transform don’t reflect the position of 2x identical boxes, -they are in obviously different position on the art board...the reading is incorrect. It’s up to me to manually manage the alignment. I tried using ALIGN, The align option is useless. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR AGES. I always trusted the the NUMBERS, BUT NOT LATELY. The X and Y readings in transform are NOT TO BE TRUSTED. Hence great stress. Please FIX the BUG. LOST MY FAITH ..., I wish I could go Back to OLD BUT STABE CS6...CS6, CS6*. …

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  6. Extended properties panel inconsistent with InDesign

    Not so much a bug, perhaps a feature request but yet more evidence of the various dev teams going off in their own directions - like the Photoshop's inexplicable rationale for switch the default behaviour of proportional scaling ... ahem, I digress.

    Please would you consider implementing the properties panel behaviour from InDesign? By this I am specifically referring to the extension of the properties panel behaviour when selecting the 'more options/fewer options' ellipses.

    The InDesign implementation expands the existing sub-panel to include the additional options which are not normally visible.

    The Illustrator implementation is less elegant by simply repeating…

    2 votes
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  7. workspace options not available

    I can't figure this out. Clearly someone else has had this issue, but there is no published solution. From your archive:

    "Workspaces not working, all panels hidden on start up.
    Just update to CC23.0.1 and when I start up Illustrator all the panels are turned off and my workspace won't change or reset.

    I can turn on the panels manually, but it resets when I close Illustrator. The reset, new workspace and manage workspaces options are greyed out. If I try to change the workspace nothing happens.

    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Intel i7-7700
    16GB Ram
    GeForce GTX 750 Ti

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  8. file stuck in global edit & global edit is missing from properties panel

    file stuck in global edit & global edit is missing from properties panel.
    closing file and reopening does not work. saving as other does not work. etc
    illustrator cc 23 on mac os x sierra 10.12.6

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  9. Image trace

    using Imagetrace from properties panel no longer works after update to 23.0.3 working on MAC OSX 10.14.3

    Only way to get it to work is from Object > imagetrace

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  10. Renaming Character Styles Does Not Trigger Content Change

    Renaming a character style does not trigger content change.

    Thus, the asterisk does not appear above the file name (indicating content change), File/Save or CMD/CTRL-S are ineffective, and if one closes and re-opens the file the old names are still there.

    Have not checked Paragraph styles, or styles in other Adobe apps, but assume this bug would present there as well.

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  11. Changing leading with scroll wheel bug

    Character panel > Leading - when using the scroll wheel to change leading it auto jumps to max amount of 1285pt...very annoying

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  12. Properties Panel and Transform Panel measurements should be exactly the same not rounded in the Properties Panel

    Properties Panel and Transform Panel measurements should be exactly the same not rounded in the Properties Panel.

    Properties Panel rounds measurements to .000 decimal places but the transform panel allows .0000 four decimal places. This is inconsistent and is confusing to my team trying to double check our files for accuracy.

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  13. Cannot update links from links panel

    Cannot update links by clicking "update" icon in links panel or by going to panel menu > Update Links. They do nothing. I have to wait until AI shows the "Some links need updating..." alert and then confirm to update or I have to close/open the file.

    What the heck happened in the latest update(s)? Feels like all of the panels are super busted.

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  14. Properties panel showing wrong properties and text attributes all the time

    Properties panel don't reflect correct properties and font kerning and size were not reflecting in the the properties box. Changing a text box affects another text and not the selected text. An yes, I have the latest version and have replaced preferences many times.

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  15. Preview in properties panel does not work for changing values via arrow keys

    When changing the line width in the properties panel via arrow keys, the preview is not updated!

    In appearance panel it works OK

    How can I get back this behavior?

    https://feek.d.pr/4rqMHZ.gif

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  16. Properties Panel

    Properties Panel constantly displaying wrong dimensions for width and height

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  17. Object size change?

    Now, the transformation panel reflects the size of a shape plus the thickness of the outline if there is one.
    For example, a rectangle of 100x100 with an outline (in the middle) of 1 displays a size of 101x101, 102x102 if the outline is external and 100x100 if the outline is internal.
    It's a very confusing change! The previous behavior was much more talkative.
    I understand that this reflects the actual size, including the outline thickness, but this should be an option. I did not see myself 3 decimal digits when I want a rectangle of 100x100! :)

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  19. Transform Panel – Nudge using arrow keys problem

    In investigating my own question from in the user forum (https://forums.adobe.com/message/10238447#) I discovered that there is a disconnect between the Transform panel that is embedded in the properties panel and the Transform panel that you access via the Window dropdown.

    The free floating TRANSFORM panel you access from the Window dropdown works just like it always did... when I put my cursor in the X, Y, W or H and click an up or down arrow key it first rounds to the nearest .125" then increases or decreases .125" at a time (assuming the units are set to
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  20. No Properties panel available

    I have the 22.0.1 version of Illustrator and I haven't been able to find the Properties panel anywhere. My OS is Win 7.
    I got Illustrator just last week and there are no updates available for my installed version.

    I've looked for the panel in every workspace and checked the dropdown menu under "Window". There is no panel listed.
    I've reviewed all of the Preferences settings and cannot see anything connected to the workspace options.

    Please help, I really would like this panel.

    8 votes
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