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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. crashing

    So, I updated to the latest version of illustrator about two weeks ago. Then I realised it crashed every 30 minutes or so, every single time i used it. I'm not doing anything particularly heavy, it just crashes randomly. and I often lose the work i've done as the auto save doesnt seem to catch the last few things I've been doing. So, I decided to uninstall and go back to the 2017 version. Which then lead to my documents having their own issues. all saving as transparent, or with weird lines going through them. Here I am again with…

    10 votes

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  2. Transform Tool

    Entering a number in X then hitting tab to Y and typing in the number is jogging to another number and not applying the number I typed. I have to wait a couple seconds then type in the number for Y. This worked fine two versions ago.

    10 votes

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  3. Illustrator 23.0.1 slow, lags, and crashes

    Updated to 23.0.1 on my new iMac Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.1. Slow to open 24.7mb pdf. Serious delays for every process. Selecting and deleting objects should not cause beach balling on an an iMac Pro. Even saving files is very slow and crashed on me twice. Simply closing Ai causes it to crash.

    9 votes

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  4. AI CC2017 open slow, lags, slow response while while working in Windows 10

    AI CC2017 open slow, lags, slow response while while working in Windows 10

    9 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting the issue and sorry for the inconvenience caused .
    I would be needing your help in isolating the issue, request you to be co-operative and patient. Please let me know few details-

    Version of illustrator you are currently working on
    Your hardware specs
    Is this specific to some file?
    If yes will it be possible for you to share the file with us at sharewithai@adobe.com

    Please mention the link to this issue as the subject while mailing us. Ritika from our team will help you on this.

  5. Illustrator crashing repeatedly

    Since upgrading to the previous release of Illustrator (current version 22.0.1) Illustrator has been crashing repeatedly. Sometimes for no reason, but most frequently on Save (Cmd+S or menu item). This occurs roughly 30 times per day.

    Since updating to 22.0.1 when Illustrator crashes it also deletes all preferences in eluding keyboard shortcuts, user interface settings, file handling, performance - all of it.

    Every time the programs crashes it leaves [random string].tmp files in the original files location.

    I have tried a complete uninstall and reinstall on Illustrator, a seperate complete uninstall and reinstall of Creative Cloud and all apps -…

    9 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

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

  6. Laggy Performance with Rulers turned on

    Enabling rulers degrades AI performance, especially with regards to Smart Guides and object mouseover highlighting.

    The effect is the same whether GPU preview or CPU preview is used.

    Attached is a sample file with a few hundred rectangles.

    With Rulers off, mousing over the objects results in immediate highlighting of every object, and immediate Smart Guide anchor/path annotations.

    With Rulers on, mousing over results in missing highlights - AI can't keep up and only displays highlights and annotations intermittently.

    9 votes

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  7. Panel tab clicking issues

    I have been having issues when I click between two tabs that I group together in the same panel it will essentially freeze and only show me one of the panels if I am clicking on another. So for example I have the layer and link tab in one panel. I am currently on the layers panel and when I click on the links tab to switch to that panel it continues to show me the layers panel when I am looking to see the links panel if that makes sense? The only way of fixing this is restarting the…

    8 votes

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  8. Regular Crashes

    October Release just kept crashing...had to revert to previous release to prevent losing work and time

    8 votes

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  9. Info panel makes illustrator behave sluggish

    Illustrator CC 2019: Moving objects around the artboard ist slowed down and sluggish when the info panel ist displayed. With the info panel hidden everything works fine again (no difference between CPU and GPU rendering).

    8 votes

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  10. action to merge swatches

    make it so we can create an action to merge swatches again like CS5!!!

    8 votes

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  11. AI extremely slow on imac Pro 1.1, can't control UI

    I use AI in the CC 22 version on a new imac Pro 1.1 from Dec 2017. It will always pick up objects and move them, it is almost impossible to control the UI and work with the application. It also doesn't react properly on the click command of the track pad. The same happens when I use a mouse. Both, in bluetooth mode and direct wire mode. The system is macos high Sierra 10.13.3

    Do you have any help you can offer? Thank you.

    8 votes

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  12. an Illustrator error occurred: 1346458189 ('MRAP') and Applescript

    Adobe Illustrator CC2017

    AppleMac 10.10.5

    Applescript 2.7

    When running Applescript that interact with Illustrator CC2017 I get this error at random intervals and the applescript does not run.

    I then restart Illustrator then the script will work fine about 3-4 times running the same script. Then I get the error again.

    Restart Illustrator (rinse and repeat).

    This is quite severe here as we rely heavy on applescripts.

    All worked fine on previous CC2015

    I have attached an example of one of the applescripts we run that has experienced this error, but it is happening to ALL of our scripts.

    8 votes

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  13. AiRobin hogging huge amounts of RAM (between 12GB and 16 GB) and at times slows the machine down.

    I have turned off "background save / export" which is apparently the purpose of AiRobin. Nonetheless, it has continued to run for the couple of months since I turned those off. Today I had InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator open momentarily; I try to avoid that, but usually it's fine for 5 or 10 minutes. This time it wasn't, and I could literally do nothing (even move the mouse for the most part) for close to 15 minutes. I was finally able to pull up Activity Monitor and I ended the process for AiRobin. Immediately things improved. But sure enough, AiRobin…

    7 votes

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  14. "Distribute" object function is not working properly

    You cannot distribute objects. All objects align together in the center.

    7 votes

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  15. Space bar - hand tool and zoom function doesn't work

    Space bar - hand tool and zoom function doesn't work on illustrator 2020 and photoshop 2020. This is really annoying. Help!!

    7 votes

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  16. Pixel preview incredibly slow

    Working in pixel preview mode is painfully slow – even on small, simple files.

    It makes no difference whether GPU mode is on or off.

    2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

    7 votes

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  17. Illustrator keeps crashing

    Illustrator keeps crashing on MacBook Pro

    7 votes

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  18. Illustrator 2019 slow and laggy on windows

    Running Core I7 9700K with 16GB of ram, still selecting, zoom ,etc unbearably slow since upgrade to to AI 2019

    7 votes

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  19. Working really slow

    I am working on AMD Threadripper 1950x with 16cores and 32gb DDR4 ram...
    Illustrator still working really slow and laggy.
    When I make a multiple select some objects and deselecting, its stuck on that process. Sometimes, filling all objects with single colors after deselecting. really terrible... Even I close GPU accelerator it doesn't help

    7 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,
    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. We are not able to reproduce this issue at our end and need your help.
    1. Is it happening in all files or only complex files? Would it be possible for you to share the file in which you are facing this issue?
    2. Can you please share the video of the problem?
    3. On which version of Illustrator and OS are you working?

    Please share the details on sharewithai@adobe.com

  20. Illustrator CC is in Overprint mode super slow

    Dear User Voice Team,

    While working in overprint view , Illustrator slows down and starts freezing

    Im working on:
    HP Z440
    Intel Xeon E5 1620 v4 @ 3.50 GHz
    64 GB DDR4
    NVIDIA Quadro P4000 - 8192 MB
    Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

    We have 2 other computers with specifications below, which work perfectly fine :

    1) Asus ROG G75 VW
    Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
    Intel® Core™ i7 3610QM
    16 GB - DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M with 3GB GDDR5
    Illustrator CC 2018

    2) iMac (27-inch, late 2013)
    macOS High Sierra - Version 10.13.6 …

    7 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi Sanan,

    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. And, Sorry for getting back so late. we are not able to reproduce this issue in-house.
    1. Are you still getting this issue on latest version of Illustrator?
    2. Would it be possible for you to share the video of the same?

    Thanks
    Anish

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