Illustrator Bugs

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  1. CS 3 begins launching, but never posts menu bar in High Sierra

    Having gone through the download process on the assumption that the license was the problem, I find that the newly installed AI CS3 still has the symptom it had before. That is it seems to start, but never displays the menu bar. I can also start it by double-clicking a .ai file. The graphic displays, but no menu bar or other windows.

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  2. separator preview

    everytime I open CC2018 I get a dialog box where I need to disable the "separator preview" plug-in

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  3. Error message while launching Illustrator CC 2018

    This message in German occurs while launching Illustrator 2018. After saying OK, a fragmentary Applikation displays, which is not operational. It is completely buggy and blocks even Finder until it is being quit.
    "This process can't be completed, because an unknown message has occurred. [CANT]"
    I have to work with the 2017 version.

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  4. Illustrator opening as trial and not recognizing current subscription

    when opening illustrator from CC app manager or directly from start menu,
    illustrator does not allow to open full version even though I have pro subscription. There is a button to buy now but that just takes me to purchase an additional subscription which I'm paid up for. I really need to use Illustrator soon as possible. Thanks

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  5. Running Illustrator on Mac Os High Sierra 10.13.1 failed

    Running Illustrator on Mac Os High Sierra 10.13.1 failed, stand, machine, not accepting mouse. Just press the power button to shutdown and reopen.
    Uppercase for errors on Illustrator and chrome

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  6. Illustrator 22.0.1 not opening in High Sierra

    I (foolishly) updated to High Sierra last night. Now Illustrator won't open. Clicking on the icon, all I get is this:

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    you may try resetting preference once to see it helps.

    If not, 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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  7. Optimize Illustrator

    I've already optimized Illustrator for my graphics card. I keep getting the notification for it, even though I've done it.

    I could turn off the notification, but I'd rather get important Adobe update news.

    Can the message be automatically deactivated if we've already optimized?

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    Ideally, you should get this message only once and not always. Which version of Illustrator are you using?

    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  8. Error

    Both Illustrator and the CC Desktop agent/app were pretty buggy last days and after reïnstalling the CC Desktop app and updating Illustrator to the latest version and I get this prompt:

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  9. AI 18 won't launch

    I upgraded to the new AI18 from CC and it fails to launch on startup. It fails at the point it is initializing the plug-ins. I am using a Surface Pro 2 with Windows 10. AI17 worked fine and reinstalled and it still works. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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  10. Error on Launch: "There is no disk in the drive" -

    I figured out that I only get this error when my USB3 memory card reader is connected to my computer, but it is ridiculous. I have to click cancel 30+ times in rapid succession and then Illustrator will launch, but I can't find ANYWHERE in Illustrator that is referencing my E:/ drive - HELP!

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  11. Kimbo

    Illustrator CC2018 is Launching in Safe mode because of a plugin called Kimbo.aip Do not know how to reinstall and it looks like the plugin is only available for CC2017

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    Declined  ·  Ashutosh Chaturvedi responded

    Please contact plugin developer for an updated plugin. I checked their website they already have a CC 2018 compatible available for sale.

  12. Illustrator keeps opening its self, even after I close it/force quit it.

    I used it to open a PNG file accidentally, and tried to force quit it immediately. but it just kept opening its self, even after I let it load fully, and then quit it.

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  13. Failure to Launch on OS X 10.12 (Sierra)

    Fresh install (never had Illustrator nor Photoshop on this Mac), on OSX 10.12.6. Downloaded and installed okay, both Illustrator and Photoshop, but neither of them successfully launch. Both abort out before the splash screen appears with an uncaught exception.

    Process: Adobe Illustrator [14804]
    Path: /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2017/Adobe Illustrator.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Illustrator
    Identifier: com.adobe.illustrator
    Version: 21.1.0 (21.1.0)
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: ??? [1]
    Responsible: Adobe Illustrator [14804]
    User ID: 501

    Date/Time: 2017-10-05 01:51:31.953 -0700
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12.6 (16G29)
    Report Version: 12
    Anonymous UUID: 40DDCD81-AFE5-EA6C-1264-9E93FDB1C6EA

    Time Awake Since Boot: 680000 seconds

    System Integrity Protection: enabled

    Crashed Thread: 0…

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  14. Dialog Box Behind App - Force Quit


    1. 21.1.0 (macOS sierra v10.12.6 (16G29))


    2. This is happening more and more, and usually when first opening the application. If some dialog box, typically a warning or something, pops up but for some reason then gets pushed behind or hidden by the main app window, there is no way to get back to it and no way for the app to function. Trying to click on ANY part of the app just gets the "no - beep", the sound that plays when you are trying to do something but something else has to happen first... like if a warning box pops…

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  15. Error 16 Reinstall Software? (AI 2017.1.0 - 21.1.0 - MacOS 10.12.6)

    On a MacBook Pro (Retina 15in Mid 2014) if I open up and use Mail and Safari first then open up Illustrator or Photoshop I often get Error 16 which insists I uninstall and reinstall the Illustrator program. However, if I shut down or restart my computer, the program opens up just fine without reinstalling it.

    Why do I get this error message?
    Is there anything I can do to stop getting it?
    Perhaps the message should just instruct people to restart their computer instead of doing a lengthy uninstall - reinstall?

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  16. Illustrator Freezes + This Website Broken

    So I open an .ai in the latest version of Illustrator, everything works. I open another .ai file, everything freezes / stops working. I need to use Task Manager to close Illustrator. I reinstalled it, same issue.

    Regarding the website, when I click in Illustrator to submit a bug, it sends me to https://illustrator.uservoice.com/ where the 'Bug' button does not do anything. Are you for real, Adobe?!?!

    I managed to do a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rTNATEzgjk - but of course, this time the program did not freeze.

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  17. Can't

    I get a an error message every time i log into AI. Then on top of it the program is not saving my workspaces. It drives me crazy to have to open Tools, Controls, Swatches, Layers, etc every time I start. Please help me out.

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    We are closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels.
    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.

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