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  1. Preferences reset whenever Illustrator freezes/crashes

    Illustrator freezes or crashes 1 to 2 times a day. I use it for 8 hours a day at work. When it freezes, I have to force quit with Task Manager. I'm using 2020, and I had this exact issue with 2019. However with 2020, whenever it freezes and I force quit, once I open Illustrator again all of my preferences are back to default. These preferences include: custom Keyboard Shortcuts, the workspace, boxes that have been checked (e.g. the Preview box in Envelope Distort).

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  2. 24.0 crash

    Positive: when it does crash files are recovered,
    negative it does crash often... at least once or twice per day.

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  3. Low performance after Windows 10 november 2019 update

    After updating Windows 10, illustrator becomed very slow both in file opening than commands execution ("application not responding" for minutes each time).
    I uninstalled illustrator release 24 and tryed the 23, that performed very well in the past, but the problem persists.

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  5. Can't export or save files

    Every time I click Save As or Export no window pops up and I can't save any of my files.

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  6. Does 23.1.1. fix the abysmal performance on Mac or no?

    Illustrators performance on Mac as been horrible for the last several versions, has this been fixed yet, or at least an update on why and when you expect to have it fixed?

    We seriously need to have an intervention, you're making Illustrator practically unusable for your paying customers with these 'updates' that seemingly take several steps back each time.

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  7. Frequent crash, no crash report , sometimes does not generate recovered file

    OS: Windows
    Version: 10.0
    System Architecture: x64
    Built-In Memory: 16207 MB
    Lenovo Yoga 720 151kb
    intel core i7
    Driver[1] Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Driver[1] Driver Version: 23.21.13.9125
    Driver[1] Driver Date: 20180316000000.000000-000
    Driver[1] Adapter RAM: 2048
    Driver[1] PNP DeviceID: PCI

    Illustrator v23.1 (just updated today 10-5-2019, but problem I'm describing was happening with previous version)

    Crashes 3-6 times per day depending on how much time I spend off and on AI. This had been going on as long as I've had this laptop, but some days are better than others. It stops responding and I have to end task via…

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  8. 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.

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  9. Move bug

    There appears to be another bug crept into the latest version of Illustrator when selecting an object and using the Object > Transform > Move dialogue.

    When you change values it commits those values rather than previews them, even if you cancel the operation. Ie. if you type 100mm into the x-coordinate box then change it to 150mm it will move your object 100mm then a further 150mm (250mm in total) rather than honouring the last value and only moving it 150mm.

    Illustrator is becoming all but unusable of late.

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  10. slow cursor on second monitor when using Adobe Illustrator - only while using Ai

    When I used illustrator on my second monitor, the mouse cursor is astoundingly slow and a reduced range across the screen. This only happens when I use illustrator, not other applications. I am using a macOS Mohave 10.14.5 (18F132) and am connecting to my monitor with an HDMI using an HDMI/USB adapter for my laptop.

    This costs me in time and efficiency at my job, as I'm sure it does for other people, who have posted similar complaints on adobe forums. Please fix it!

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  11. AI 23.03 - Absolute Performance Hog

    AI has a clear performance problem on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2015, 15", top of the line model). My computer bogs down entirely, fans kick up, the software is extremely slow to respond to doing anything, even simple tasks. It's not isolated to my file--it is the software. Upon quitting, my system returns to normal. The CPU processes for AI were in excess of 120% and consuming nearly 40% of my entire CPU processor power (2.8 GHz i7, 16GB Ram).

    No trouble with previous version of AI.

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  12. Illustrator CC2019 23.0.3 crashes on save ONLY WHEN connected to Internet

    Every time I attempt to save an Illustrator file, it freezes and I get the spinning wheel, to the point where I have to force quit. After I force quit and reopen, all my preferences are reset to default.

    I've attempted saving on Dropbox, iCloud, my external hard drive, and my local hard drive - it all freezes. The only time it doesn't freeze is when I disconnect from the Internet, and at that point I can save literally anywhere I want.

    This happens LITERALLY every single time. I've gotten to a point where whenever I work on Illustrator, I've…

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  13. Illustrator stops, not responding

    Operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise, Illustrator is CC 2018 or 2019. I begin to work for only 15 sec and then the program pauses with the blue spinning wheel. If I click again the screen shows a (not responding) title at the top and goes grey. This process takes another 15 sec and then snaps back into place and works again, but only for another 15 sec and repeats. I've opened and closed the program several times and also restarted the computer but no change. This only happens in Illustrator and no other CC programs I use. Any ideas…

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  14. Type tool

    Idk about anyone else. But since I updated Illustrator, my Type Tool has been slowing down my computer to the point where it almost crashes whenever I am using the tool. Clicking ANYTHING or highlighting type causes the "spinning ball" to pop up instantly, and sometimes not even highlighting the selection I want!

    Thoughts?

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  15. Al CC crashing constantly

    I have a brand new Surface Pro 6 with 8Gb of RAM and AI CC is the only program I have put on it, yet the program crashes every time I start using the brush tools. How do I fix this? This new laptop was purchased specifically for me go use AI on and so far I an unable to do so.

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  16. AI CC2019 slow and jittery on iMac 27" 5k w/ 40gb ram and 4.2ghz i7 processor... why???

    AI CC2019 slow and jittery on iMac 27" 5k w/ 40gb ram and 4.2ghz i7 processor... why???

    Why is this program so slow? I have a fairly robust iMac, working in vectors... trying to layout a simple menu board and the program is jittery and laggy. I have two programs open at the moment: AI and Photoshop

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  17. Memory Leak

    Even with nothing open, the memory used for Illustrator keeps climbing exponentially until I get a dialog box up from the operating system telling me that my system is out of memory and to force quit software. It will say Illustrator is using 300 GB of RAM (even though I only have 40GB)

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  18. Unoperational

    I'm trying to use Illustrator CC and nothing in the program is responding, everything is greyed out. There is no indication from the program that anything is wrong with it. I have downloaded the latest update and this is the first time I have had such an issue with the program.

    MacOS Mojave
    Memory 32Gb

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  19. Illustrator crashes and causes computer to restart.

    While using Adobe Illustrator, after updating, it has been crashing and causing my computer to shut down after sometimes only a few minutes up to a few hours of use.
    I have used InDesign and Photoshop just as much (as well as Chrome and many other applications) and I don't have any issues with crashing or shutting down. Only when Illustrator is running.

    Attached are my PC specifications.

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  20. No Adobe CC App is working properly since the update of Mac OS to Mojave and the update to 2019 Adobe CC has only made matter worst

    What are we to do this is very frustrating that Adobe CC is not working properly. Have been trying to use it for 2 days. Even spent the entire evening online and on the phone with support. I gave 1 rep remote access to my Mac twice and he deleted several items and uninstalled the CC and reinstalled only to have it doing the same thing. Then had to call about Adobe Spark moments later because I was getting a 400 Bad Request. I am convinced something is wrong with Adobe and we are expected to deal with it.

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