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Illustrator Bugs

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  1. AI 24 freezes on startup (Mac OS Catalina)

    Illustrator 24 (2020) will not launch on my MacBook Pro Retina.


    1. I'm running Catalina 10.15.1 and Illustrator 2020.

    2. The applications is installed and launched

    3. I expect the app to open

    4. It freezes upon startup

    I had the same issue with InDesign 2020 freezing up (causing me to have to Force Quit the stalled app), but Photoshop 2020 did not have any issues.

    I was able to get InDesign 2020 to launch by restarting in Safe Mode, then disabling the "Show Home screen when no documents are open" Preference, then restarting normally.

    The bug seem related to not being able to…

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  2. 3 votes
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  3. Lag and Illustrator "Not Responding" after copy command

    The platform is: Illustrator 23.0.6 64-bit, on Win10 Enterprise 1903 latest updates, and with nVidia drivers R430 U5 (431.70).

    The bug is that Illustrator freezes for ~5 seconds after/during a simple copy command, and "Not Responding" is displayed on the top title bar. This can be induced by just opening a new file, drawing a rectangle, then trying to copy it (with Ctrl-C or with the menu command).

    This is destroying my workflow...

    4 votes
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  4. Adobe Sketch inaccurate. No Product against which to report

    Please See forum post entitled “Adobe sketch accuracy questioned”

    On iPad Air, iOS 12.4, Sketch 4.7.1 drawing occurs displaced from centre of stylus, toward to of device.

    Gave up using Sketch in Sep 2017 as this was a show stopper for me. I don’t understand how anybody can use it like this. It is such a fundamental issue that I cannot believe it has not been addressed. Others in the forum post discussion agreed it was a bug and the question seems to have been answered - it is a bug.

    Came back to look at Sketch again 2 years…

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  5. Extremely slow or crashing Illustrator 23.0.3 (64bit)

    Windows 10 Home (OS Build 17137.885)
    Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2Ghz
    32GB RAM
    2 SSD 1TB Drivces (30% full each)
    GPU - Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 3GB

    SHOCKING PERFORMANCE!!
    Slow to load even the smallest AI files!
    Crashes intermittently, cant re-create the problem!!

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  6. Id: -5000, will not let me save any documents

    adobe won't let me save anything. I've had my account for months and I've been a paying customer for the last 3 months or so. I haven't been able to save one file yet
    PLEASE HELP

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  7. crash after windows update

    Every time since I installed the latest windows update (KB5407453, KB4509096) that I try to open or create a new file adobe illustrator crashes. The crash report is attached.

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    From the looks of it it seems to be crashing with GPU. Here is what I can suggest
    1. TEST: Disable GPU from preference panel and then create a anew document to see if it still crashes
    2. FIX: Update GPU driver – each manufacturer will have a different way to get and install drivers. some help here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-gpu-performance-driver-update.html

    3. IF NOTHING WORKS: Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . 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.

  8. When Starting a new work or opening a pre-made work, a bug appears

    I can access all the tools and tabs, but I can't see them and it crashes, I already checked my requirements and their all good, so anybody have an idea of whats happening?

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  9. Gradients Crashing Illustrator

    Every time I drag a color swatch, whether an existing swatch or eye-dropped, into my gradient panel, Illustrator crashes. I'm also having issues with my gradient sliders spazzing out when trying to drag them. It causes my program to freeze up. I have one file open and only five gradients in my file, so not enough to overload illustrator. It's making my job extremely hard to do. I have also restarted and tried re-installing illustrator.

    3 votes
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  10. Illustrator taking forever to save

    Version 23.0.4 taking forever to save relatively small files- not sure what's going on but this problem began this week and persists after reinstall.

    help!

    4 votes
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  11. AI unusable performance lag

    As soon as I open a artboard or template I experience

    5-10 Seconds UI lag for menus and tools

    If I close the artboard the menus are responsive

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,3
    Processor Name: Intel Core i9
    Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 16 MB
    Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
    Memory: 32 GB
    Radeon Pro Vega 16:

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  12. O Adobe Illustrator está Travando e Fechando sozinho

    O meu adobe Ilustrator, esta com erro de travamento. principalmente quando vai salvar um arquivo., le trava e fecha. Já não sei mais o que fazer. Esse problema começou depois da atualiazação.

    Por favor ajudar ai!

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  13. 1 vote
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    It is not clear on your post which version of Illustrator you are using.
    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . 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.

    Please do take a moment to review our support policy for removable and network media if you are using it: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-support-networks-removable-media.html

  14. Tilde shows up in text box

    Illustrator CC 23.0.3 Precision 5820 Tower,Intel Xeon W2102
    16 GB RAM, 64 bit, Win 10 Pro

    Working with any text box, the tilde character shows up at insertion point. Even if no typing is happening.

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  15. ALIGN not working correctly in Illustrator 23.0.3

    Ever since the latest update for Illustrator (23.0.3) Align does not work correctly. I've got 3 items selected; I click on the Align tab; use the "Align to" dropdown box and select "Align to Selection"; then click the "Horizontal Distribute Space" icon - but it distributes it across the page instead of just the THREE ITEMS I've selected.
    I've noticed other align issues over the last week or so but cannot give details like I did above because today I stopped my work so I can come out here an list my problem.
    There are so many bugs and issue…

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  16. Too small to use?

    When scaling down a complex drawing especially one created by image trace it often says cannot complete the operation because it would make some objects too small to use. So how can i scale my group? Can you just disappear those objects? If they are too small to use they must be too small to see so make them go away. Or it could automatically select them so you have the option to delete them. It seems silly that i can't make something the size i need because a part of it is too small to use. I'm on mac…

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  17. crashing while working every day

    crashing while working every time?

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  18. ILLUSTRATOR IS BROKEN GARBAGE

    First of all this bug reporting website is horendious, and I expect nothing less from Adobe who make products that should put them out of business.
    Right now in Illustrator 2019 I cannot change the size of a font without stroke appearing on the text, if I turn the stroke off, the font shrinks in size again, now I'm here wasting my precious time typing out the stupidest problem imaginable. Another thing, I have absolutely no idea why when i click the type tool to the artboard there is text that appears automatically... is the paradigm of a blinking cursor…

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  19. If I have an illustrator file open, and then open a second, I can't view the 2nd file even if it's the one selected

    I am having a consistent issue that any time I open a second file in illustrator, the view is always on the first file, even if I have the 2nd file selected. I have not found a way to resolve this so I can't copy and paste between files!

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  20. 23.0.3 keyboard shortcuts stop working

    after roughly 15 minutes of designing, my illustrator keyboard shortcuts no long work. When I select a shortcut (eg command z, or command s), I simply get a system error sound, but no action. This is true for ALL shortcuts

    i am then forced to use the menu items, or restart illustrator to keep working normally.

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