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  1. AI displays the START SCREEN on opening the file and the document view do not switches (refreshes) the file content.

    v 22.1

    When trying to open an existing file while Illustrator is closed, the software will lag and then hang on the opening screen. The file appears to be opened in the background, but there's no way to access or see it. The opening screen will give options to open additional files or create a new one (as usual) but when trying to do either, nothing will open and no New File Options menu will appear.

    Everything will work normally only if I open Illustrator first and then the file.

    This happens will every file I've tried, so this isn't…

    193 votes
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    186 comments  ·  Launch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    Apologies for the delay in responding back on this issue. In this thread there are multiple issues being discussed & if your issue is not similar to the below two issues then you need to create a new User Voice thread for that:
    1. On opening a file in Illustrator the START SCREEN do not gets dismissed and the file’s content is not visible.
    2. While working on a file and opening a new one the document view sticks to the old file and do not switches to the new file artwork.

    In both the cases all the panels gets refreshed as per the artwork in the last opened file.

    If you are encountering the above two issues with the latest version of Illustrator (23.0.4 on MAC & 23.0.3 on WINDOWS) then please drop an email at sharewithai@adobe.com along with this thread link so that we can…

  2. Illustrator CC 2019 is very slow and laggy

    I'm using a Mac OS 10.13 Intel Core i7 16 GB. Ever since I updated to the CC 2019, illustrator became laggy and slow. The other adobe apps worked fine after the update. I saw here that I should try turning the dictation off but that didn't help.
    Everything in illustrator is slow now. And if I use the blend tool a lot in one document the eyedropper option in the gradient window becomes unavailable. Everything even if it's as simple as moving from one art board to the next or zooming in/out is lagging

    61 votes
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    134 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Gentle Reminder 2:

    Apologies for the inconvenience that has been caused by Illustrator’s performance on your system.

    To isolate this issue further, will it be possible for you to join an online session with Illustrator team so that we can nail down this issue further after analysing it on your system.

    Please drop an email about your time availability (so that we can share you the session link) at sharewithai@adobe.com

    With Best Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh
    Illustrator Team

  3. White flickering screen: Illustrator 2019 gltches out video card in Macs with AMD Radeon R9 M390 2 GB graphics card...

    it's an Apple & Adobe conflict with each other regarding the AMD graphic card driver(s) + Mojave OS 10.14. Rolling back to Illustrator 2018 doesn't fix it. I first thought it was a physical hardware problem (dying graphics card) until we experienced the problem on multiple Macs in the same way.

    This issue didn't exist prior to updating to Mojave, however, I think Mojave and Adobe were fine together until updating to Adobe CC's 2019 products which had the initial conflict and, in turn, created the same conflict for the prior Adobe CC versions + Mojave.

    I 100% believe there…

    42 votes
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    35 comments  ·  GPU Rendering Issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We (Adobe and Apple) were also able to reproduce the issue once with no concrete steps. Apple employees were able to reproduce it even when none of the adobe applications were running.
    While talking to few users we learnt that they had Microsoft Outlook / other Office applications installed. Can you please let us know in comment section if you are all using Microsoft Office?

    Please also refer to an ongoing thread about Outlook: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/running-outlook-on-the-imac-causes-the-screen-to/cabec9be-a656-4685-8fe4-3e75725ac47e?page=1

    Thanks,
    Ashutosh

  4. Gestures Broken

    Gestures (e.g. pinch to zoom, two finger panning) don't work in Illustrator for me anymore. They used to work just fine on both my Wacom tablet and laptop's touchpad, but now don't work for either. They work in Photoshop, just not Illustrator, so I'm not sure if it's an option that's been deselected or an actual bug, but I can't find the option if so. I can usually scroll vertically, pinch to zoom sometimes scrolls horizontally instead, and I can't use gestures to actually zoom at all.
    OS: Windows 10
    Version: Illustrator 2017

    27 votes
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  5. Illustrator makes mouse curser go slow (not a lagging issue)

    Lets start by saying that Illustrator isn't lagging, It's just the mouse curser that goes slow when on the canvas.

    I use an extra monitor connected to my Macbook macOS Sierra pro 10.12.4 (16E195)

    I have noticed this a few times when using illustrator. It does not happen to any other program, Photoshop, sketch, Chrome etc.

    This might be worth investigating as it is slightly irritating

    Illustrator version 22.0.0

    Cheers

    21 votes
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  6. Saving a PDF compatible causes slow saving

    I have a top end workstation so the spec isn't an issue. When saving an AI file, checking PDF compatible slows the save and subsequent saves significantly. Un-checking it results in normal performance. This was not an issue prior to the latest release.

    12 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Reminder 4:
    we need help.

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue and getting back to you this late.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the Latest version (23.0.4 on MAC & 23.0.3 on WIN) ?
    2) If yes,kindly provide Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.

  7. Selection tool not working with Text

    Intermittently, the selection tool isn't working with my text. For area type, the bounding box will disappear (and "show bounding box" is enabled). When it re-appears, often there is a lag between when I move the text and when the bounding box follows it. If there is no lag, it is not uncommon for the bounding box not to move at all.

    OR my selection tool will (on area type) act only like a direct selection tool. And the transformation controls on each side of a rectangle of the type box will disappear. All I can do is use the…

    12 votes
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  8. Selection tool won't grab lines

    Selection tool won't grab and move lines without extreme effort. Simple click and move isn't working in solid and hollow pointers. I have to drag a selection across the line or lasso the line to highlight it but then it still won't let me do a simple click-drag. It's like the line is locked down but nothing is locked. I'm running MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 and Illustrator 23.0. I've tried multiple settings of selection tolerance in preferences and it hasn't made any difference. I can move the selected line with cursor keys but can't move it with selection arrows. This didn't…

    9 votes
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    Need More Info  ·  3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Can't select or hide layers, AI instantly changes it back

    All was fine, until I discovered I can't change layers' visibility or lock them.
    Restart won't help. Please see animation attached and document shown.

    I remember I had this bug before but it somehow went away.

    9 votes
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  10. empty progress dialog

    BUG: Hitting save, switching to another application for a bit, and then coming back to Illustrator leaves a non-dismissable, persistent blank "Progress" dialog floating behind Illustrator's windows. These empty dialogs often stack up, and only ever go away by quitting the application.

    Expected: whatever dialog this is supposed to be clears itself up, cleans itself up, and puts itself away.

    Mac Powerbook touchbar
    MacOS Mojave 10.14.3
    Illustrator 23.0.2

    7 votes
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    6 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We have tried the scenario and failed to reproduce it,it would be helpful if you could provide some more information-

    Is this happening on win 7 only?

    Have you tried cleaning the preferences and re launching the application?Does that solve the issue.

    Have you encountered this issue with the latest Illustrator build?

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar

  11. 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

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  12. can't paste object. the requested transformation....

    the image is 5 inches, and I'm pasting into a several page 8.5 x 11 document.... really can't tell you how much time I'm wasting, and I'm very irratated.

    7 votes
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  13. Align not working when ALL items in a group are selected

    Since updating to CC 2018, align to selection and align to artboard are not working when ALL items in a group are selected.

    Align appears to work if ALL BUT ONE item in the group are selected ... but if the final item is selected, it stops working ... nothing happens.

    This is not ideal as it means you then have to align the remaining item with the rest of the group manually ... with transform or by eye.

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Drawing Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    I am not able to reproduce the issue on my side and behavior is similar to Illustrator CC 2017 version. If you think behavior is changed in Illustrator CC 2018 kindly share a small video of Illustrator CC 2017 behavior and Illustrator CC 2018 behavior at sharewithai@adobe.com so I can further investigate it.

    Please do mention the link of this thread so we can identify you

  14. 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

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  15. window resize

    after a doc is open and the window has been open to the largest size. clicking the bottom right corner to resize the doc window feels like it is snapping to the bottom or to increments of a set size. HOW do we turn this off to resize the document window to any free flowing size ?

    6 votes
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  16. Illustrator CC 2019 freezes when trying to save.

    Illustrator freezes while trying to save, both locally or on a network drive.

    6 votes
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    3 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    I would like to know if your issue is resolved ? If not please help us by answering few questions-

    Hardware you were working?
    Is this very frequent?
    Your operating system?
    Are you connected to a VPN?

    Please revert us back with the above information,it may help us to reproduce the issue in house.

  17. With multiple projects open, can only view one tab

    In new AI2019, if I have multiple tabs open, only the tab originally opened is usable unless I open the other tabs in a new window.

    6 votes
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    6 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Joel,

    Thanks for reporting the issue. I tried reproducing this on my computer but couldn’t reach to your conclusion. Can you please share the steps and a screen shot if possible with us. Is this happening every time or in some specific scenario. Also please let me know on which OS are you working.

  18. New text box appearing on clicking in current text box

    When you click in a text box with the type tool, it'll create a new text box unless you click on the actual word you want to modify. Or if you are trying to add something to the end of your text and click like a millimeter off the letter, it'll create a new text box.

    This is super annoying and I'm not quite sure why this function is necessary. It didn't use to be like this until the last update. Please look at this for the next update for those who use a lot of text in Illustrator.

    Thank…

    6 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue and getting back to you this late.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.

    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1)Is this Issue still happening on your machine on Latest version 23.0.3 ?
    2)Can you kindly provide Test File via (File→Package)and open Info Panel & provide some video while repeating steps with which you are facing this issue and share with us.
    It will help us to understand your issue more clearly and we can investigate this further.

    Kindly share the requested information at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

  19. Lines under 1pt render thick in PDF

    In Illustrator, lines thinner than 1pt end up rendering a mess (thick, out of alignment) when viewed in PDF. This is fixed in the viewer by un-checking "Enhance Thin Lines", but it is unreasonable to ask every client of a designer to update that setting. Furthermore it's impossible to un-check this setting, for example on the Vistaprint website where the PDF preview of an AI file is used as the product proof.

    Please fix this. There have been a million excuses on why this is not a bug but a feature, but we NEED the ability to disable it from…

    6 votes
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    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue and getting back to you this late.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the Latest version 23.0.3 ?
    2) If yes,Kindly provide Test file(Via File→Package) with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

  20. CC 2018 Multiply Blend Mode Incorrect

    CC 2018 & Mac Sierra

    If you apply multiply blend mode to a path, group that and apply multiply again at the group level, you now get 2x multiply. This is wrong whether you look at this from a process ink or spot color printing.

    Omg the uploaded example, I am expecting both left and right sides to be identical to each other, as in versions prior to CC2018.

    We often get files from designers who will try to make a color look good on screen, and printing off a color laser printer. You could for example draw 2 overlapping…

    6 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Print  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We could reproduce this issue at our end, following are the findings

    1. This issue is reproducible in CPU, GPU Rendering and Print Preview(thumbnail).
    2. Reproducible in older versions as well including Illustrator CS6 (not a new break in CC 2018)
    3. Works fine in Overprint Preview
    4. Works fine in Print & PDF

    Please confirm above observation match with the problem reported in this issue

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