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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. New document in Illustrator 24.1.2 is blank. Can't open a new doc.

    I tried to open a new doc in Illustrator and get a blank window! Have tried different ways to restore but to no avail.

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  2. When I open Illustrator files the screen is filled with black and grey lines.

    I have been working on a project on illustrator and after a few days of working on it I open the file to see this screen filled with gray and black lines. None of the options on the top are visible and all the tools and properties windows are missing.

    Windows 10 Pro - Illustrator 24.1.2

    I tried opening the file from the illustrator menu, from file explorer and tried creating a new .ai file as well.

    I expected to resume working on my project.

    The screen was filled with black grey and white lines and I couldn't find any…

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  3. The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [>MIT]

    I get the error "The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [>MIT]" and once I hit the ok button it closes down. I have uninstalled three times, wiped all preferences, restarted the computer. Nothing I am doing is working. Help! TIA

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  4. Unit preference reverts to points on launching

    24.0.2 Unit preference reverts to from inches to points on launching. Must be reset every time.

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  5. Unknown Error on AI 2020 Launch

    Mac Mini Late 2012
    OS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57)
    Adobe Illustrator 2020

    Launching AI 2020 Generates pop-up message (see attached)
    Click Okay and blank UI loads (see attached)
    Quitting AI 2020 generates same message.

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  6. Illustrator crashes when opening any file after Microsoft Cumulative update 2019-09 KB4517211

    Running Win10 Pro x64. Uninstalled and ReInstalled Cumulative update KB4517211. Problem goes away if uninstalled, and recurrs after re-installing Microsoft update. Have latest NVidia GPU drivers installed (problem occurred with prior version graphics drivers as well) and latest version of AI (23.1). Problem occurred prior to update to 23.1 today. Problem started after Microsoft Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1903 x64 and problem is resolved when uninstalling Cumulative update. Used Microsoft tool to HIDE updates to stop KB4517211 from re-installing.

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  7. Illustrator CC 23.0.2 does not open files and cannot start new file. Toolbars and Menus are inaccessable.

    All I can see after opening or trying to open files is a window that is hiding parts of illustrator file - I can see part of this on the right side and on bottom. No menus or tools are available to use, and the progress wheel just keeps spinning. Very frustrating. I am using my Illustrator CC 23.0.2 on IMac OS 10.14.3. I have updated Illus CC, restarted the app, uninstalled and reinstalled, rebooted computer, etc. I have had to resort to using Illus CS6 in order to work. The attached image is what I get when trying to…

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  8. Blank window opens when starting the application. Closing the window, the application closes too

    Hello !

    I just have the problem when launching the apps, there is a blank window appearing . If I close the window, the application is just closed too, error's image attached.

    It just happens on this PC, it works normally for others.

    I've already tried to reinstall the Creative Cloud and all the apps but nothing works.

    Have anyone faced this issue, please help! Thanks a lot!

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  9. Opening Illustrator files brings up the Text import options box and then a blank file after updating to the current version?

    I cannot open any existing Illustrator files without the Text import options box (As shown in the screen shot) opening. If I click cancel the box goes but the file doesn't open. If I click ok it opens a blank file but with the correct file name.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled three times and the same happens every time? Please help!

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  10. Illustrator hangs when opening a file or creating a new one

    Windows 7 Professional with all the latest updates.

    I tried the following Illustrator Versions:

    V 23.0 and V 22.1

    Illustrator opens as usual and I see the overview screen. When I select a file or try to create a new one it just loads forever. Nothing happens. Also in task manager there is nothing going on. No high cpu or memory usage.

    I worked for years with Illustrator on this machine. Version 22.1 always worked. The issue appeared after updating to the latest version. I also uninstalled the latest version but the issue still remains. Any idea of how to…

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  11. Extreme long open of 2017 illustrator seem to stop on perspective plug-in

    Slow Slow Slow... plug-in that are not used should be able to disable to make illustrator start up faster. Extremely long startup.

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  12. Hidden dialogue/tip box behind application. Can't close or click anywhere in Illustrator. Just a beep

    Within a few seconds of opening a document in CC 2018, a hidden dialogue box pops up behind the application, blocking any ability to click on options in the app until that box is closed. Problem is the box is hidden and nowhere to be found so all you hear is a beep each time you try to press anything. Force quit is the only option and this means not a single bit of work can get done. On Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3

    Very frustrating

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  13. Create new doesn't work

    when I try and create a new document nothing happens. I can open up templates but can't create new stuff.

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  14. High Sierra disables Illustrator

    Since updating to High Sierra last week every time I go to open Illustrator the spinning wheel appears and is never resolved. I chatted with support last week and was told I needed to contact Apple as it's a compatibility issue. They were also not able to help.

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  15. Startup performance

    Illustrator has always been sluggish on startup, but 27 seconds on a recent SSD MBP is totally unacceptable IMO.

    Thoughts anyone?

    By comparison PS is ready to go in 7sec.

    Standard install CC 2018 / Il 22 on MacOS 10.13.1

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    Our typical launch numbers on a SSD MBP is around 6-7 seconds hence we would like to understand more about the issue and problem.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – https://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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  16. Error loading plugins. TorqExtension.aip

    I get two errors when I first open up Illustrator. This is the second one I receive. It appears every time I open Illustrator CC 2018. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Illustrator from Creative Cloud, but it still appears on startup. I'm on a Windows 7 64-bit machine as well.

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  17. "CANT" ERROR

    Have updated to newest version of Illustrator and now get this warning on launch. Program does open but with no preset preferences available.

    Tried uninstalling and reinstalling but there is no improvement.

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  18. Illustrator will not start. Adobe Illustrator quit unexpectedly during the previous launch....Run Diagnostics or Launch Ilustrator

    Illustrator was working fine for the last year on this computer and yesterday decided it did not want to start anymore. All other adobe products open just fine, except illustrator. I've been searching for the last hour for answers and nothing. What gives adobe.

    I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, adobe cc cleaner, deleted prefs, and still keeps crashing.

    Here's what happens:
    1. Click on launch Illustor from Creative Cloud app. The Creative cloud app blinks for a second as if its trying to open illustrator but nothing.
    2. Click on Launch again. Popup - Adobe Illustrator quit unexpectedly....Click Run Diagnostics…

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  20. illustrator 2021 not responding

    illustrator 2020 stopped working so i installed 2021 but i still can function anything on it. it is constantly showing not responding. all other adobe apps are working just illustrator is having problem

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