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Illustrator Bugs

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  1. Second, blank Home Screen appears after choosing a document to open

    When I launch the program the Home Screen appears, and my recently opened files are displayed.
    When I click on one of the recently opened files, the Home Screen closes (as it should), the file opens (as it should), but then a second, blank Home Screen appears (as it absolutely should not).

    The only way to close it is to manually click the 'x' button (clicking off the blank Home Screen doesn't do it).

    NOTE: Opening a file any other way than from the Home Screen does not produce the same problem. The Home Screen disappears (as it should), and…

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  2. Illustrator v24 constantly crashes when I try to open a document

    The update for the Illustrator 2020 version uploaded and it never opens, it freezes up with a white screen and says not responding. Now my 2019 version is doing the same thing and tells me I don't have enough memory.
    I have tried to uninstall all CC apps and reinstall, I have also tried the CC cleaner, no luck.

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz
    2.5 GHz
    16.0 GB (15.7 GB usable)
    64-bit operating system

    I am also having similar issues on my Surface Pro 64-bit

    I am unable to work on current projects at work, I need help!

    Ashlee

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  3. A blank white popup window opens over a file when opening.

    Closing the window gets it out of the way & I can continue. It only happens the first time I launch AI and then open a file.

    I'm on a 2016 MacBook Pro running Catalina & Illustrator 24.0.
    Screenshot attached.

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  4. AI 2020 (v24) fails to open - error loading plugins

    Illustrator 2020 (v24) crashes on launch. I am running it on an iMac running under OS 10.14.6.

    I attempted to open Illustrator by clicking the Open button within the Creative Cloud launch window and by double-clicking the AI app within the application folder. Both launches resulted in the following error being reported, then the application failed to open:

    Error loading plugins.
    SmartExport.aip
    SmartExportUI.aip

    Attached is a copy of the error report that I sent to Apple.

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  5. I have to keep re-activating fonts

    For no seemingly obvious reason, and quite randomly, my fonts wont activate when I open Illustrator. I have to turn off "Enable Adobe Fonts" in CC and then turn it back on. This is getting very frustrating -

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  6. "open file"

    Illustrator won't open more than one file.

    With version 23.0.1, Illustrator will permit to open only one single file. The first file can be opened by any method, any subsequent file can only be opened using "File/Open" command. Using Windows Explorer or Drag&Drop does not work! and will freeze Illustrator; ending the application is only possible using the Windows Task Manager.
    I'm running Illustrator CC (23.0.1 64-bit) ond Windows 10 Enterprise (10.0.16299).

    THX for fixing this!

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  7. Illustrator freezes on exit

    Illustrator dow not properly exit. It freezes when closing the app. Im using latest version of Illustrator CC 2018, latest Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit, and latest plugins by Astute Graphics.

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  8. Illustrator File opens to Work/Learn Screen

    I have Illustrator CC and after the most recent update, almost every time I open a file in Illustrator after turning on my computer, it opens the file but the Work/Learn screen is still up.

    I can see my file's layers in the layers panel in the bottom right corner but the screen doesn't show it. I can click around and it's saying I'm selecting things but I can't get the Work/Learn screen off so I have to restart Illustrator over and over again until I can get it to work.

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  9. New document in Illustrator 24.1.2 for Mac is blank.

    I tried to open a new doc in Illustrator and get a blank window! Have tried different ways to restore but to no avail.

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  10. When I open Illustrator files the screen is filled with black and grey lines.

    I have been working on a project on illustrator and after a few days of working on it I open the file to see this screen filled with gray and black lines. None of the options on the top are visible and all the tools and properties windows are missing.

    Windows 10 Pro - Illustrator 24.1.2

    I tried opening the file from the illustrator menu, from file explorer and tried creating a new .ai file as well.

    I expected to resume working on my project.

    The screen was filled with black grey and white lines and I couldn't find any…

    3 votes
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  11. SelectiveUnlock.aip error - Adobe Illustrator CC version 24.1.2, OS Windows 10 Home Edition Build 1909

    The File New/Open screen does not work.
    When clicking File>New opens a pop-up screen with title %CCXFNFTDIALOG_NAME with nothing inside.

    Can not create NEW file.

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  12. Unknown Error on AI 2020 Launch

    Mac Mini Late 2012
    OS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57)
    Adobe Illustrator 2020

    Launching AI 2020 Generates pop-up message (see attached)
    Click Okay and blank UI loads (see attached)
    Quitting AI 2020 generates same message.

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  13. Illustrator crashes when opening any file after Microsoft Cumulative update 2019-09 KB4517211

    Running Win10 Pro x64. Uninstalled and ReInstalled Cumulative update KB4517211. Problem goes away if uninstalled, and recurrs after re-installing Microsoft update. Have latest NVidia GPU drivers installed (problem occurred with prior version graphics drivers as well) and latest version of AI (23.1). Problem occurred prior to update to 23.1 today. Problem started after Microsoft Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1903 x64 and problem is resolved when uninstalling Cumulative update. Used Microsoft tool to HIDE updates to stop KB4517211 from re-installing.

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  14. New document selection goes completely black

    When I select new document icon. The new document pop opens up but its fully blac.

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  15. Illustrator CC 23.0.2 does not open files and cannot start new file. Toolbars and Menus are inaccessable.

    All I can see after opening or trying to open files is a window that is hiding parts of illustrator file - I can see part of this on the right side and on bottom. No menus or tools are available to use, and the progress wheel just keeps spinning. Very frustrating. I am using my Illustrator CC 23.0.2 on IMac OS 10.14.3. I have updated Illus CC, restarted the app, uninstalled and reinstalled, rebooted computer, etc. I have had to resort to using Illus CS6 in order to work. The attached image is what I get when trying to…

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  16. Stop update popup

    Whenever I open CC 2018 I get a big popup in the right corner with "update now" etc. No way to turn it off immediately. I have updated! I am using the older version for a reason. It happens every time I open 2018 now.

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  17. Opening Illustrator files brings up the Text import options box and then a blank file after updating to the current version?

    I cannot open any existing Illustrator files without the Text import options box (As shown in the screen shot) opening. If I click cancel the box goes but the file doesn't open. If I click ok it opens a blank file but with the correct file name.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled three times and the same happens every time? Please help!

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  18. Illustrator hangs when opening a file or creating a new one

    Windows 7 Professional with all the latest updates.

    I tried the following Illustrator Versions:

    V 23.0 and V 22.1

    Illustrator opens as usual and I see the overview screen. When I select a file or try to create a new one it just loads forever. Nothing happens. Also in task manager there is nothing going on. No high cpu or memory usage.

    I worked for years with Illustrator on this machine. Version 22.1 always worked. The issue appeared after updating to the latest version. I also uninstalled the latest version but the issue still remains. Any idea of how to…

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  19. Extreme long open of 2017 illustrator seem to stop on perspective plug-in

    Slow Slow Slow... plug-in that are not used should be able to disable to make illustrator start up faster. Extremely long startup.

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  20. Hidden dialogue/tip box behind application. Can't close or click anywhere in Illustrator. Just a beep

    Within a few seconds of opening a document in CC 2018, a hidden dialogue box pops up behind the application, blocking any ability to click on options in the app until that box is closed. Problem is the box is hidden and nowhere to be found so all you hear is a beep each time you try to press anything. Force quit is the only option and this means not a single bit of work can get done. On Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3

    Very frustrating

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