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  1. Smart Guides not working in Illustrator CC 2018 even after I turn on snap to pixel

    Smart Guides had not worked for me in a long time now. I update illustrator regulary and have snap to pixel turned off.

    I have been using illustrator for over 13 years so I know all the tricks and methods and this drives me nuts.

    In Sketchapp for example I select the object, hold the alt key and it will show me all the margins and distances around the selected object. That is a time saver.

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

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

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  3. Remove 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.

  4. 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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  5. Illustrator 2023 performance issues in Windows 11

    This performance issue often occurs when I open Illustrator and Photoshop at the same time, making my PC perform extremely slow and lagging. it's enough to make me feel annoyed while working.

    I've tried reinstalling Illustrator and Photoshop, changing the graphics performance for the Illustrator & Photoshop app to "High Performance", updating the latest GPU driver, cleaning temporary files, updating windows to the latest stable 2H22 version. but the result is that the performance issue is still not fixed.

    additional information I use hardware: CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, RAM 32GB DDR4, SSD NVMe M.2 500GB, Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti,…

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  6. Stuck in outline mode, there is a pop-up window that comes up saying "can't finish previewing. Could not complete the requested operation."

    Stuck in outline mode, there is a pop-up window that comes up saying "can't finish previewing. Could not complete the requested operation."

    I try to do something in Illustrator and that pop-up comes up and I can't do anything to fix it. This is making it impossible to get work done as I'm just stuck in outline mode, if I hit command Y nothing happens but the pop-up.

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  7. The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [TAdd]

    The error makes all shortcuts useless, plus they can't even be edited nor does resetting preferences make any difference.

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  8. zooming issue......looks like other people

    Doesn't matter if GPU performance is clicked on.....when I zoom in to a vector drawing to work on it......BOOM....can't see anything.

    Please fix.
    Screen goes grey.

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  9. SLOW PERFORMANCE - MACBOOK M1

    I have a brand new MacBook M1 running Big Sur. 11.2.3
    The performance with vector objects is terrible!
    Even with turning off layers, moving basic objects (2x text boxes, 2x lines and a 2x rectangles) its almost crashing Illustrator.

    I try to arrow and there's a 6 second delay.
    I try to undo, there's a 10 second delay.

    This is terrible. Seriously what have you guys done to the Adobe suite?
    I've just replace a 2017 MacBook Pro with this system, because you claimed my old laptop isn't up to ""modern programs" - clearly this is a adobe problem.

    Illustrator:…

    4 votes

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  10. Illustrator utterly slow after 25.3.1 update

    Running on late 2013 mac Pro with 64GB RAM

    As per title, even menus take a while before opening. Tried to uninstall and reinstall, no effect. If I go back one version it works as before, at usual speed.

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  11. Files take too long to close

    Any opened file takes way too long to close. It used to be fast a couple months ago. Then something changed and every file, even small files take at least 5 full seconds to close. Everything else is fast. Photoshop is fast. The only other program that is slow closing files is Indd.
    - Already tried deleting preferences, and rolling back illustrator to older version

    Illustrator 25.3.1
    Windows 10 Pro - 21H1
    CPU: Ryzen7 3800X
    RAM: 64gb DDR4 3200mhz
    SSD: WD Black NVME
    GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 super 8gb

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  12. Illustrator 2021 (25.1.0) slows, freezes, crashes every 1-3 hours.

    I have tried to use Illustrator 25.1.0 on 3 different laptops, ALL instances resulted in the same problem. The application will perform normally for a while, then at some point, typically between 1-3 hours of constant use, the function you are asking for via mouse input will freeze. (examples: moving a text box or shape, highlighting text, etc.) Sometimes the freeze will be preceded by a slight slow down in responsiveness. Once there is a freeze, the menu pull downs are inoperable too, so you can't ask it to save. When it freezes, a recovery file may or may not…

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  13. scrubby zoom disabled after switching in trace view

    1. Windows 10 pro v. 18363.1316 illustrator v 25.1
    2. switching from trace view to normal view : scrubby zoom not working. closing illustrator and re-open it: scrubby zoom works again in normal view

    3.scrubby zoom should be working in normal view and also on trace view....
    4 scrubby zoom don't work in trace view and stops working when I get back to normal view. I need to close and re-open Illustator to get scrubby zoom to work again in normal view.

    it's a small and simple file. no complicated illustration, only a flat design for a label.

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  14. save as window resize

    Save as window keeps getting smaller every time. I'll resize it and it goes back to small.

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  15. Illustrator 2020 (25.0) Crashes Macbook Pro 2017

    The first time I opened Illustrator 25 it crashed my MBP before it finished opening. Then my laptop wouldn't start again easily. After I unplugged all of my USB-C cables it would start. I tried AI again but it crashed my system right after AI opened. I couldn't restart again for a while until I unplugged all the cables. Third time I restarted I haven't opened AI and no problems yet so I'm fairly confident it's related.

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  16. Lenteur Illustrator 2021 et incapacité d'ouvrir les fichiers

    Bonjour, je travaille sur PC (Windows 10). Depuis la mise à jour (version 2021) , l'ouverture d'Illustrator est extrêmement lente. Ce matin, aucun fichier ne s'ouvre. J'ai redémarré mon pc à plusieurs reprises, désinstaller et réinstaller Illustrator. Rien n'y fait.

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  17. Escape Button and Arrow Keys not working with latest Illustrator 2020

    This was a previous bug that seems to be resurrected: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/35763892-escape-key-and-arrows-not-working-with-illustrator

    Escape and arrow keys randomly stop working. If I close the application and restart it sometimes solves the issue, but I'd really like to not have to close everything down and start it all back up again every time it stops working 5 - 10 min into editing a document. :(

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  18. Image Trace, Saving files, Swatch panel

    Running AI 2020, v 24.0.3 on Mac High Sierra v 10.13.6

    • Save & Save As commands are not working at all. Commands are there, seems like they work (able to click, asks for file name, location, etc), but file never appears/saves. Have tried saving as new file types, names, etc, but nothing works.

    • Image Trace, same issue. Button is there and I click on it but nothing happens.

    • Swatch panel has disappeared completely. Searched "Swatch" in illustrator help search bar says "no results found". "Swatches" not under windows menu. Have loaded different workspaces, none have it.

    Have quit and restarted…

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  19. Illustrator window too small to open file

    I have to close and open AI files all day. Every 5-6th time of opened various documents, my entire program window will shrink down as small as possible and i will get an error message saying AI is too small to open the file when I already had the program as full size.

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  20. Frequent crash, no crash report , sometimes does not generate recovered file

    OS: Windows
    Version: 10.0
    System Architecture: x64
    Built-In Memory: 16207 MB
    Lenovo Yoga 720 151kb
    intel core i7
    Driver[1] Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Driver[1] Driver Version: 23.21.13.9125
    Driver[1] Driver Date: 20180316000000.000000-000
    Driver[1] Adapter RAM: 2048
    Driver[1] PNP DeviceID: PCI

    Illustrator v23.1 (just updated today 10-5-2019, but problem I'm describing was happening with previous version)

    Crashes 3-6 times per day depending on how much time I spend off and on AI. This had been going on as long as I've had this laptop, but some days are better than others. It stops responding and I have to end task via…

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