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Illustrator Bugs

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  1. Illustrator randomly fails on select-paste

    23.0.1 64-bit on Win 10 Xeon with GPU accel. Selection, copy paste text fails randomly. Copy seems to work but all paste options grayed out. Yet I can paste to NotePad and other apps. This has been going on for over a year. Have to double click or paste to another doc first. Please fix!

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  2. Rasterizing a clipped image/group of objects results in extra white space in the resulting image.

    If I rasterize a clipped image, the result is the same size as the clipped image but with extra whitespace surrounding the clipping boundaries. Expected result, IMO, should be that the resulting image is only as large as the clipping object.

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    does the image crop tool work for you?
    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.

  3. tab

    Above the top ruler I should be able to see a tab, or multiple tabs when several files are open. However all that is shown is a cropped "Ai" ident. This means the only way I can flick between files is by through "Window" in the top panel.

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  4. Overprint black does not record in action in CC2018

    In CS6 it was possible to record the properties of the Edit > Edit Colors > Overprint Black command into an action.

    In CC2018 (22.1) this is no longer possible and would appear to be a bug.

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  5. illustrator 2018 crash

    illustrator 2018 crashes when I try to make a pattern. I'm using a 2017 macbook pro.

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  6. Unselctable and undo glitch

    When I go to select a shape or text item sometimes the bounding box disappears. Even when I go to show bounding box (command + Shift + B) the issue isn't resolved. I don't do anything different and it seems to happen randomly. I have to restart illustrator to fix it but sometimes that doesn't.

    Once the bounding box disappears I cannot track the type and if I move an item it goes back to its org place.

    Additionally, when I hit undo rather than going back one action it will go back 4 or 5 actions. This only happens…

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  7. Bad precision of the mouse/cursor

    I am using Illustrator CC2018 on a MAC OX Sierra.

    There is a huge issue with the precision of the cursor. It is super shaky, keeps on appearing/disappearing. It's worst when you hit Alt, cmd, or space. I can't see the tools I am using, for example, the cursor is always black, even if I am using the white cursor ( "A" tool).
    This is really annoying, even more when I try to work with my Intuos pen and tablet... It is simply impossible.
    Am I the only one experiencing that ?

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  8. Charts and Graphs: x-axis number values shift when revising data in a bar graph

    When reconfiguring a bar chart with new data (as opposed to creating a new chart), the values at the bottom x-axis will shift on their y-axis, or in other words, their baseline will shift.

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  9. Tilde key not working

    My Tilde/Graves accent key is no longer working to transform a pattern within an object. Normally, I can rotate or move around a pattern when I hold it down without moving the object. It hasn't worked since my last update.

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  10. Objects locked

    Objects become locked in place for no reason - no obejct is set to lock.
    This happens randomly when working with objects / shapes / strokes.

    The only way to get rid of the issue is to restart Illustrator.

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  11. Keyboard increment setting bug

    Illustrator 24.2.1
    Mac OS 14.6 iMac Late 2015 27"

    Same problem exists as of 24.2.1: the default for Keyboard Increment does not stick properly when units are set to Picas. My existing default of 0p1 (1 point) has changed to 0p0.9996 (0.9996 point), and any attempt to change it to 0p1 while in Picas does not stick. However, if units are Points, it stays correctly at 1pt, but change the units to Picas, the value changes to 0p0.9996.

    UPDATE: this happens in other places than the Prefernce for Keyboard Increment, and also happens whether the units are Picas or Points.…

    3 votes
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  12. magically appearing anchor points

    When I join paths, use the pathfinder tools, or shapebuilder options, anchors that I DID NOT create, appear. There is no rhyme or reason to when it will decide to do it. So annoying. Over time this degrades the image when enlarging, shrinking, offsetting paths and a number of other features I don't want to waste my time listing. I don't care what you say about vectors and your program, I've been doing this a long time, it happens. I personally deal with vinyl plotters. Plotters don't like unnecessary or extra anchor points. It can slow down the cut process…

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  13. "Don't show again" check box

    "Don't show again" apparently means show every d*mn time.

    Checking the box never works. Why?

    And why does the pop-up that wants to give you the Adobe Illustrator tour show up every time I restart the program? I've used this program 20 years. I don't want to take the freakin' tour. Ever.

    Fix your sh*tty program and make it as good as it was before CC.

    3 votes
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  14. Pressing Ctrl + Win sends the active object backward

    If you have at least 2 objects on the artboard and the top one is selected, pressing Control + the Windows key on Windows 10 sends the active object backward one step. It's a keyboard shortcut that doesn't appear to be editable in Keyboard Shortcuts in case it interferes with that shortcut being used for something else.

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  15. Survey Request

    The annoying prompt to take the survey cannot be turned off. Even on completing it I am still prompted to take it - when you do its recognized you've already taken this. This survey prompt should be disabled at least when it's been taken once.

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  16. Graph Pie Chart can't expand or resize

    Graph tool Pie Chart can't expand or resize. This seems like a legacy bug that has crept back. Some threads online from 2013 reporting same issue. All transform fields are grayed out, when I go to expand in menu nothing happens no error no nothing. It did not used to be like this. I really wish that every time you did an update adobe you did not break a bunch of just standard features that used to work.

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  17. Changing units doesn't change anything

    Changing units doesn't change anything.

    Working in pixels but values show millimetres.

    This BUG (not an idea) comes and goes with each iteration.

    This is meant to be professional software—why are basic things like measurement and colour consistency so useless?!

    3 votes
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  18. White pixel line around shapes

    Ever since Appearance was introduced, my artwork on screen suffers from a white pixel line around shapes. Seems a rendering problem: the line is not actually existing - zooming in does not make it thicker, it's always one pixel. Tried switching GPU off and on. No difference.
    The appearance of the black shape: Fill is black, Stroke is None.

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  19. SEARCH BAR-Cannot Type in that Field

    After saving a file in Illustrator. I go to File>Open>folder my files are in. NEXT, I use the upper right search bar to find the file I need. It will not allow me to type in that search bar. I have to close out of Illustrator, then reopen and start all over again to be able to type in the search bar.

    Windows 10. PC. Vers. 24.0.1

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  20. CC 2020 AI and InDesign Crashing and Freezing

    Having major issues with both Illustrator and InDesign 2020.

    For Illustrator, if I double click an AI file in a finder window it crashes 100% of the time on launch, which in turn deletes all recent docs from AI's start up menu. Things are a bit more stable when launching the app and then opening a file, but still seems to easily crash when doing a simple task such as electing the font dropdown menu (not even selecting a font).

    InDesign is more troublesome. The program will frequently freeze even after opening a document that has a link that has…

    3 votes
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