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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Pixel Preview is broken on different zoom levels

    In 24.4, on web-based profile, Pixel Preview mode would blur the result for a pixel-perfect image, when Zoom In or Zoom Out commands are used.
    When you disable and enable the mode back, the rasterization gets restored.
    Please see the attached image.
    Also notice how a canvas shifts when you switch modes.

    12 votes

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  2. Gradient tool issues

    1. Handles on on object's Gradient Annotator are difficult to adjust once a gradient has been dropped. Usually, handles simply don't respond. User needs to start from scratch and create a brand new gradient rather than make small adjustments to existing ones.

    2. Repeated but not consistent bug: adjusting one gradient causes changes to unrelated gradients on same document.

    3. Live preview of gradient tool is prohibitively slow, esp when gradient is anywhere near an existing Effect.

    FIX: Allow us to toggle the preview effect.

    1. Dropping a color onto the gradient slider, color creates a new color-point onto slider, immediately next to existing…
    12 votes

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  3. Illustrator CC 2018 - Error code 145 during updates

    Simply fix this bug once and for all.
    It happens over and over and over again.

    Exit Code: 145
    -------------------------------------- Summary --------------------------------------
    - 2 fatal error(s), 0 error(s), 1 warnings(s)

    FATAL: Error (Code = 145) executing in command 'MoveDirectoryCommand' for package: 'AdobeIllustrator22-Core', version:22.0.1.253
    FATAL: Error occurred in install of package (Name: AdobeIllustrator22-Core Version: 22.0.1.253). Error code: '145'

    WARN: Target directory already exists: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CC 2018\Support Files\Contents\Windows'

    12 votes

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  4. Change in Text position for Type on Path

    Illustrator 24.3 vers 25.2.2 sur Mac OS 10.14.6, le texte curviligne bouge d'une version à l'autre. Créer dans Illustrator 24.3 le résultat n'est plus le même à l'ouverture en Illustrator 25.2.2

    11 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.2.3 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  5. Recent Files Browser Window: the wrong file opens when choosing a recent file.

    This has happened multiple times. It isn't a one off incident.

    Adobe Illustrator CC 22.1 (64-bit) / Windows 10

    Step 1: Open Illustrator from desktop icon.
    Step 2: Click on a recent file from displayed recent file options.

    Expected result: Selected file opens.

    Actual result: A file other than the one I clicked opens.

    There doesn't appear to be a pattern to which file opens, other than it is one from the selection of recently opened/saved files shown. See attachment.

    11 votes

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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.

  6. Illustrator V. 23.0 crashes repeatedly

    Updated Illustrator to 23.0 on my Surface Studio running Windows 10 with 32 Gig of memory. It crashes frequently and seemingly at random. I can't point to any instance in particular - It's just random. The latest instance was I pressed CTRL + 0 to set the page at 100% and the program just went away. As with the other crashes I have encountered it isn't generating a crash report. It just goes away. I thought that GPU acceleration may be the issue and so turned it off. But, it didn't make a difference.

    I uninstalled 23.0 and went back…

    10 votes

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  7. Groups inside compound paths

    Today I'm going to bring you awareness to the way Illustrator treats groups in compounds.

    For me it sounds strange already — why would I want a group inside of a compound path?
    What would I use it for?
    Ai won’t allow me to go isolate this group to edit its components.
    Ai would not show it in the Layers tree —for some reason we can’t expand a compound path to see its children, like we can do with the groups.
    Ai won’t give scripts a way to see these groups inside of compound paths — and this leads to…

    9 votes

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  8. Tilde key not working

    My Tilde/Graves accent key is no longer working to transform a pattern within an object. Normally, I can rotate or move around a pattern when I hold it down without moving the object. It hasn't worked since my last update.

    9 votes

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  9. Zoom to mouse location

    Prevously when you zoom with the Mouse (magic Mouse 2) it would zoom to the location of the pointer. Now it seems to just zoom to a random point. I move the mouse pointer and it still zooms to the random point. I want to hover my mouse somewhere and then zoom to that position like previous.

    9 votes

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  10. Illustrator 2018 Crashes

    I have Surface Studio, 32 Gig, Windows 10. Today I installed the CC Updates and now Illustrator crashes every 2 or 3 minutes. I uninstalled Illustrator and reinstalled it, but the crashes continue. Finally in desperation I uninstalled Illustrator 2018 and reinstalled Illustrator 2017. At least now Illustrator is stable.

    I sure would like to know what to do to fix the problem. You know it wouldn't be a bad idea if one could reach support with install problems.

    9 votes

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  11. Mouse/Tablet issues when using Hej Stylus! in combination with Ai

    Operating system: macOS 10.15.6
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB
    Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
    Wacom Tablet, Intros Pro, or Cintiq 24 HD f.i.

    Broken: Ai CS6+

    Eilert from Hej Stylus! writing. Hej Stylus! is a tool that smoothes tablet output amongst other features.
    Hej Stylus! pulls live tablet event data and re-infuses altered events back into the macOS event stream using:

    CGEvent.tapCreate(tap: .cgSessionEventTap,
    place: .headInsertEventTap,
    options: .defaultTap,
    ...
    Using any of Hej Stylus!' position smoothing algos creates cursor issues in Ai - on tablet use only. Mouse is not affected.
    Using Tablet devices causes blender to 'use'…

    8 votes

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  12. Illustrator 2020 (v24.0.2) crashes consistently with "Can't Finish Previewing"

    At a random point, it switches to outline mode, and then a dialog box opens and states, "Cannot finish previewing". Thought this was fixed in previous releases but since updating Ai its happening again.

    8 votes

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  13. Bug: Illustrator 22.1 Not Usable Since Mojave Update

    1. Mojave update on latest Illustrator CC version 22.1

    2. Basic usage of Illustrator

    3. Use Illustrator normally

    4. Random mouse clicks, movements etc making illustrator unusable. It's as if the interface and cursor just has a mind of its own sometimes. Even happening with Illustrator CS6 - Photoshop and InDesign CC have no issues at all.

    8 votes

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  14. Both Free Transform tool and bounding box treat narrow objects wrong

    I don't use bounding box. It messes with my corner and middle points, it occasionally resizes my art when I just want to drag it by it's side and so on — so I always turn it of.

    When I need to scale anything, I pick up Free transform tool.
    Alas, both of these marker-ish tools have same problem — they treat narrow objects completely WRONG.

    See the file attached.
    For example, I have a perfectly aligned and sized magenta strip.

    First, I try to use Free Transform tool to make it taller. AI transform my path not from the…

    8 votes

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  15. Pathfinder works wrong

    I have an ellipse with radial fill and I want it to be partially cropped by rectangle.
    I select both rectangle with no fill, intersecting my circle, and apply Divide from Pathfinder.
    I expect middle part to have gradient, positioned as uncut circle, but it becomes clear.
    If i swap order of these objects, middle part has gradient, but AI resets it's position.
    AICC2018

    8 votes

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  16. Image Trace only creates a white box

    The "Image Trace" function only creates a solid white box, regardless of what image trace option I select.

    Using the new Illustrator CC 2018.

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  17. when dragging guides it disappears, please fix it.

    when dragging guides it disappears, please fix it.
    Adobe illustrator 2021 v. 25.0
    macOS Catalina

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  18. Preview pane no longer displays preview of .ai files v24

    Since the update to v24, I've not been able to see a preview in my preview pane for .ai files when opening a document. This is extremely helpful and hope that it returns.

    7 votes

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  19. UI freezes, then crashes. Can't save.

    Last version is pretty unstable. Can't work with it, crashed several times since the update i made this morning. While working, UI freezes (but some tools are still availaible via keyboard shortcut), then crashes without message. Can't save when UI is freezed.

    I'm going back to the previous version. Aren't you ashamed that EVERY TIME we update, softs become unusable for professionnal purpose?

    Ho, and when will get ******' keyboard shortcut to rename layers? Is it in the current update at last?

    7 votes

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  20. crashes consistently

    Illustrator is crashing repeatedly with the latest update. I'm on a Mac with Mojave 10.14.5, my coworkers are on PC's and we're all crashing since the latest Illustrator update. No consistency to the tasks we are doing in ai to make it crash. Please fix!

    7 votes

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