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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Many Many issues with Illustrator 2018

    1. Ever since I've updated to Illustrator 2018, the program is always lagging and becomes non-responsive. Something simple like selecting "T" for a new text line will stall my program. I've attached my computer specs.

    2. The alt shortcut for brush tool no longer selects color with the eye drop tool. I have to manually select the eyedropper, then switch back to the brush tool which is very frustrating when I need to do this hundreds of times a day!

    3. The startup time has increased dramatically. Showing a blank screen for a couple minutes until the illustrator home screen finally appears. Also…

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  2. Illustrator CC (2018) will run out of memory and/or crash

    Will sip every mb of your memory and won't let me zoom in after that, changes to CPU preview and will tell that there's no memory left and crash.
    Happened to me several times in one day alone and with only 2 files open (light vector only). I have a 24Gb RAM workstation and it swallows 20GB in 1/2 hour.

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  4. AI 2018 slow, unresponsive - unusable - Downgrade to 2017 instructions please

    Jerky, unresponsive, unbearable lag time, clicks buggy. Simply unusable

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  5. Illustrator 2018 not working

    Illustrator 2018 is not working. How can I downgrade to 2017?
    The whole artboard is flashing everytime I move the mouse. The rulers are flashing. Portions of the vectors are just disappearing. I have rebooted my computer twice. Illustrator 2018 is not working.

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  6. OPEN SLOW

    AI CC2017
    trying to launch
    I expect it to open in less than 1 min
    I am getting actual work-ready launch in 5-10 minutes.

    iMac 2013
    Yosemite

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    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

  7. Pixelated lines

    Wondering if anyone has experienced this issue before? I just installed AI and using the Adobe presets (I haven't changed anything). The lines are viewing very pixelated...how...why?! Is there a setting I need to change?

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    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – 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.

  8. Illustrator CC 2017 (macOS 10.13) crashes unexpectedly in High Sierra.

    I was creating a second artboard and about to save my file when the program just crashed. This is the third time this has happened since I upgraded and before I realized there was a compatibility issue. Also, when opening Illustrator first thing in the morning after turning the computer on, it is back to taking a long time to open, usually getting hung up on the Perspective.aip.

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  9. popups

    remove the popups and web links ! this slows down the boot and static illustrator screen

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    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – 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.

  10. High Sierra MacOS 10.13 Illustrator and navigation

    When I use Command+Tab to navigate between programs, I have to hide all open programs to see Illustrator's interface. The open palettes will display, but not the the document window, toolbar, application bar. When I try to hide Illustrator, only the palettes respond. Illustrator is generally sluggish with High Sierra.

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  11. Illustrator CC - Lags constantly every attempt to do something in my layers

    I have been using Illustrator since macOS Sierra and it was decent in regards to performance not perfect though. Now since MacOS High Sierra Illustrator just destroys my workflow, I waste so much time waiting for the pin wheel to go away just so that when I attempt to move the cursor to interact with a layer is comes right back and i'm waiting again. . . and then at time it will crash (this is good I make backups)

    I would find it hard to believe that a relatively new MacBook Pro should have no problems handling an 600mb…

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  12. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when I use Asset Export, about every 10 minutes.

    Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when I use Asset Export, about every 10 minutes.

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  13. Not enough memory

    Have issues with CC 2017 (latest version) not being able to action things as not enough memory. Seems to be that 2GB limit that Ai imposes as my system has 64GB installed with at least 40GB free to use. The programme is also incredibly slow with anything complex. I reinstalled CS6 version, and that works faultlessly and fast with the same files, with no hesitation at all! It's at least 20x times faster than current Ai. I'm on a powerful Mac Pro with Sierra 10.12.6 and an NVIDIA 4GB GTX 970 graphics card. I have disabled GPU use as it…

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  14. Grey Block

    I Keep getting a flashing grey block appear across my artboards. Please help

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  15. Zoom lagging & Overal Speed Issues

    BUG. Files with any substance (not just plain squares) but normal large files are slow and laggy.

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