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  1. Keyword search in Illustrator panel is not giving results for all libraries

    Working on macOS Sonoma 14.4.1
    In Illustrator 28.4.1 (seen the bug in different Illustrator versions e.g., 27.9.2)

    Experienced behaviour:
    When I search in ‘all libraries’ in Illustrator I don’t get results from all libraries (picture 1), instead (I believe) I’m getting the results from recently used libraries (those which are synchronised with my computer).

    So to be able to search all libraries I need to click one by one, load them and then I’m able to search. (picture 2)

    Wanted behaviour:
    Search in all libraries to get results from all libraries in the Illustrator window. (picture 3)

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  2. Illustrator 2022 Ver 26.0.1: Freezes/Crashes on Exit

    Illustrator 2022 works fine, launches as usual. Yet when exiting the software, no matter if used or not, it freezes. The only way to properly exit the app is via Task Manager: End Process.

    Software has already been stress tested, cleaned up and reinstalled. Issue doesn't persist in previous version.

    System Information:
    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 21H1
    Installed on ‎20-‎Jun-‎21
    OS build 19043.1288
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

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  3. Illustrator Keeps Crashing

    Illustrator crashes every time I use it. I could be drawing for two minutes and it will crash out of nowhere. It often lags as well. I have the newest update and have tried uninstalling and installing it and still it continues to crash. I am using Windows 10 Pro with illustrator.

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  4. 17 votes

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  5. 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

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  6. 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…
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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue. We understand your problem and investigating this issue from tolerance perspective of gradient widget on screen and slider.  We will require some specific information to investigate the other Gradient Issues, Kindly add your vote on relevant thread for below issues:

    Repeated but not consistent bug: adjusting one gradient causes changes to unrelated gradients on same document. → https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44461230-adjusting-one-gradient-causes-changes-to-unrelated  

    Live preview of gradient tool is prohibitively slow, esp when gradient is anywhere near an existing Effect. → https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44461233-live-preview-of-gradient-tool-is-prohibitively-slo

    Gradient tool on desktop similar to the iPad version! → https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/46159303

    Thanks for your patience and support!

    Ankit Goyal, Illustrator Team

  7. Crashing repeatedly 26.4.1

    Since the update to Illustrator v 26.4.1 there have been repeated crashes.
    Crashes creating new document from template
    Crashing when copying and pasting objects into Illustrator and crashing when working in the document. Only using basic shapes, although some shapes do have legacy 3D effects on them.
    Windows 10 Enterprise Intel (R), Xeon(R) E-2276M CPU 2.80GHz 2.81 GHz RAM: 42.0 GB 64-bit OS, x64-based processor

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  8. Preferences reset to default... EVERY time I open Illustrator

    Every time I open Illustrator, all preferences are reset to the defaults. EVERY preference, EVERY time. I've saved custom workspaces, keyboard shortcuts, etc. and those are available to be activated, every time I open the application.
    Using AI CC 2018 (22.0.1) on Windows 7, with Cloud disabled.
    I do NOT have the option to install the latest patch; I don't even have access to menu item "Check for Updates."
    Would be EXTREMELY helpful if Adobe would make the list of fixes for each patch available. I have no way of knowing when there's been an update, or what was patched…

    15 votes

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  9. 14 votes

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  10. Corner Rounding Errors: Rounding more than the selected corners

    1) Mac OS 10.15.6 / Adobe Illustrator 24.3

    2) Selected only the upper corners on this piece of artwork. Adding a corner round to them.

    3) I expect corner round to be applied only to the selected corners.

    4) Illustrator is changing the curve of the lower left and lower right larger exterior curves. (You can see the original artwork underneath in Cyan... only the upper 6 corners of the "w" were supposed to be effected). This is happening on many other pieces of art that I'm currently working on as well.

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  11. Illustrator crashes for no reason multiples times a day

    While using the latest (up to date) version of illustrator CC 2018 on my macbook pro (High Sierra 10.13.1) I get constant crashes on illustrator, forcing me to restart the computer as it freezes and does not recover. These are a few of the instances when this has occured:
    - Changing between an Indesign open window and a Illustrator open window/document.
    - Zooming in/out.
    - Pasting copied objects from another open illustrator project.
    - Moving an object inside a canvas.
    - Creating new canvas in an open document.
    -- and the list goes on

    I use my mac always connected…

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    I am 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 – 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

  12. 12 votes

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  13. 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

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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!

  14. 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'…

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting the issue .
    We are not able to reproduce this issue in house. ,Kindly provide following info to nail down this issue:

    1)Kindly provide some video showing how in Illustrator issue is observed, Test file(Via File→Package) & elaborated steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com .

    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail. 

    Warm regards
    Aishwarya G Gadodia
    Illustrator Team

  15. Variable Data - ignoring a blank cell in the data library

    Variable printing – an amazing utility within Illustrator which is probably often underutilized!

    Unfortunately, if the .csv file containing your data contains a blank cell you'll run into issues. Fixing this or creating a workaround so that we can import those blank cells as just a space would be HUGE!

    Printing mailing labels and being able to ignore a second line for an address would no longer be out of the realm of possibilities! And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

    Let's get behind this – Help me vote this to the top!

    12 votes

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  16. Expanding a Live Paint Object Changes Dimensions

    Reporting a very frustrating Illustrator bug that has been there since version CS6 at least.

    There is a bug concerning the Live Paint tool. Live Paint objects need to be expanded most of the time to develop them further in Illustrator. However, after expanding, the dimensions of the shapes get distorted and this renders the Live Paint tool completely useless for precise drawings or illustrations.

    I hope something can be done to eradicate this bug as it extensively hinders workflow of many projects that need to be developed with Illustrator.

    Thank you.

    P.S. The same happens not only with imported…

    12 votes

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  17. 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'

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  18. 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.

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  19. Alt + Shift hotkeys for menu commands in the latest version are broken

    Any keyboard shortcut that uses both Alt and Shift sends Alt only when pressed.

    So if you have a 'Alt + Shift + T' hotkey assigned to something, pressing it will open Type menu instead ('Alt + T').


    Also, a hotkey that uses F-key with a modifier launches an action that is assigned to F-key without modifiers, but not the command.

    I have an action that uses F3 for launch.
    Then I make a new keyboard shortcut for a menu command, assigned to Alt+F3.

    I expect to run the command when I hit Alt+F3.
    Instead, Ai does not launch the…

    11 votes

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  20. Illustrator freezes after computer date changes several times.

    Illustrator stops responding when the computer's date has changed. Photoshop and Indesign work well.

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