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  1. Illustrator makes mouse curser go slow (not a lagging issue)

    Lets start by saying that Illustrator isn't lagging, It's just the mouse curser that goes slow when on the canvas.

    I use an extra monitor connected to my Macbook macOS Sierra pro 10.12.4 (16E195)

    I have noticed this a few times when using illustrator. It does not happen to any other program, Photoshop, sketch, Chrome etc.

    This might be worth investigating as it is slightly irritating

    Illustrator version 22.0.0

    Cheers

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  2. Constantly Crashes while opening file in newest AI v23.0.2

    Repeated Crashes while trying to open AI file
    Unistalled and Installed again
    Issue persists

    Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
    Processor Interl(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.60 GHz
    Installed RAM 8.00 GB

    Illustrator version 23.0.2 (64-bit)
    SYSTEM INFO attached

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  3. No de-selection of gradient Point / Appearance panel behaviour in AI23

    If I edited a gradient point once, the selected point stays selected forever. I is possible for me to select another gradient point, but not de-select the point.

    Why would this be necessary?
    Because, when I edit some stacked layers of gradients in the appearance panel (what I do very often), the editing of the gradient hides the complete appearance, showing only the highlighted color swatch of the gradient point in the appearance panel.
    The only way to get the whole appearance visible again in the panel, is to swith to another tool (i.e. selection tool). This is very time…

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    Hi Marek & Dllyana,

    Thanks for sharing this issue,Illustrator team really appreciate this.
    You can deselect the selected color stop via Escape key when you are in gradient tool. I hope this works for you as a workaround to deselect the selected color stop.

  4. You took away the highlighted outlines from when I select and create objects

    I cannot see the outlines highlighted on anything I select, this has ruined my ability to use this program.
    I tried going into preferences and selecting the option for showing anchors when I select and it did not work either.

    I want the old version back, this is useless, PLEASE STOP CONSTANTLY UPDATING THIS PROGRAM

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    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Looks like you have ‘Show Edges’ option disabled. Goto View→ Show Edges and it will enable the outlines.

  5. Holding pen tool only two options pops up

    While on holding pen tool no add anchor points there

    I searched whole pannel but did not get. You will better understand me when you find in the attachments below.

    Plz let me know if i am wrong

    Thanks

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  6. Whenever I use my pentool now, wherever I hold the tool, doesn't allow me to click at that spot, it will draw 1cm above/below my click.

    Whenever I use my pentool now, wherever I hold the tool, doesn't allow me to click at that spot, it will draw 1cm above/below my click. pleaase fix thiiiissss gliiiiiitch!!!!!!!

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  8. What video formats can we upload to bug requests?

    I used to be able to upload videos to the bug reports but now no matter what format I seem to choose, I get a note that the format cannot upload. Furthermore, the bug report gets posted anyway without notice so if I try to upload a different format the post is double posted.

    Can you please tell us what types of formats are allowed?

    Can you change the bug report form so that when an unsupported video format is selected there's a warning or indication before pressing the post idea button OR if an unsupported format is selected and…

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    We receive videos in form of .mov, .mp4 and at times even .mpg.
    This portal allows attachments up to 50 mb and you can use any format for it. Is it possible there is a software or an browser extention that is troubling you. Can you please try this bug form from another browser or computer.

  9. Wrong font preview for RTL languages

    There are a few problems with the new fonts preview in the last version of Illustrator.
    1. Even though 'Selected Text' preview option is selected the preview shows first five Hebrew alphabet letters instead.
    2. This happens weather the text box is selected or the text itself.
    3. Sometimes the 'Selected Text' preview is shown. In those cases it's shown backwards (LTR instead of RTL).

    This happens in spite of the fact that the text box is marked as a 'Hebrew' one and 'RTL Arabic' digits is selected.
    I'm using a Mac running OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra.

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    Hi Eli,

    Not all the fonts have all the glyphs available with them to show the preview. For the fonts where glyphs are not available, we show the default sample preview (that’s why you get first five glyphs for those fonts)

    Hope This helps.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator QE

  10. Selection tool not working with Text

    Intermittently, the selection tool isn't working with my text. For area type, the bounding box will disappear (and "show bounding box" is enabled). When it re-appears, often there is a lag between when I move the text and when the bounding box follows it. If there is no lag, it is not uncommon for the bounding box not to move at all.

    OR my selection tool will (on area type) act only like a direct selection tool. And the transformation controls on each side of a rectangle of the type box will disappear. All I can do is use the…

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue.
    We are getting response from users that they are facing this issue no more on Latest Illustrator released version .Hence marking this issue as resolved.

    In case you are still encountering this issue.
    Kindly provide some video and Test file(Via File→Package) with some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us in a zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com .Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  11. Touch Screen

    I have a laptop with a touch screen (that I never use, and never intend to use). Every time I open Illustrator, it tells me that it has detected that I am using a touch enabled screen and asks if I want to switch. I would be VERY appreciative if you could make this pop up with a "don't ask me again on this computer" checkbox as it is really annoying as it not always obvious that it has popped up and it makes the screen unresponsive.

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear that this dialog was annoying you so much. I am glad to share that this has been removed from the latest release of Illustrator. Please upgrade to latest version to get rid of this issue.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  12. Recent change to transform function is anti-intuitive.

    I have used Illustrator since version 1.11 and the shift key has always been used to constrain angles and proportion in drawing and transforming. suddenly without notice in the latest upgrade the shift key has to be used to FREE transform and the default in the transform function is to maintain proportion or constrain movement to 45 or 90 degrees. This is against the habits of 30 years use. I have also noticed that in the Option>scale function the highlight which used to default to the angle value no longer does so requiring addition keystroking. Not helpful.

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    Uhm, the Shift does not behave like this now, and even in Photoshop they decided to give a legal option to change it back.


    As for the Scale and Rotate dialogs not focusing the filed with the value — also fixed.


    Please comment back if you still have these problems.

  13. Smart Guides no longer work.

    Smart Guides no longer work in Illustrator

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  14. black screen problem

    When creating a new document or opening an existing document in Illustrator, I get a black screen (see attached). I have to resize the window to be able to work. This is not ok.
    Version 22.1, MacOS 10.13.3, MacBook Pro with external monitor as main screen.

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    Thanks for confirming that it is working fine in 23.0.3
    I am closing the issue now. If you still face the issue please send am email to sharewithai@adobe.com and mention this thread and my name in the mail.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  15. Pattern brush

    Pattern Brush start and end components should not appear when used on closed paths as in Illustrator CS6.

    if you make a pattern brush with a red dot at the end, you can use it to find open paths in CS6 but not in CC2018. necessary for working with plotter/cutters.

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  16. Turn Sensei Off and Presets

    Sensei is making my life ****...what it thinks I want to do is not what I want to do, as such the bug I want to report is my "turn sensei off" button is hidden. For example when using the puppet tool I have to now delete all the pins Sensei thinks I want before I can do the thing I actually want to do making the task longer than it needs to take. That's just the latest (five minutes ago) example of how Sensei is messing up day. Give us a checkbox in preferences to turn Sensei off.

    Presets…

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    There is already a preference to turn off the Sensei feature that you spoke about. Go to preference , go to general tab and turn off the checkbox “Enable Content Aware Defaults”. This is the last option on the second column.

    Units are part of presets so each time you create a file using a preset it will create using the units that was saved in the preset. To workaround this what you need to do is follow the following steps:
    1. Press CTRL+N or CMD+M – depending on your platform
    2. Select the preset of your choice e.g. A4 / Letter etc…
    3. On the right pane change the unit to your choice like inches.
    4. Create your file
    5. The next time you come back to this file new dialog you should have this preset in your recent tab

  17. Can't create new file

    When I click Create New... it comes up with a window but it doesn't have anything on it. All that comes up is the window with the title of %CCXFNFTDIALOG_NAME. It is really annoying since I can't create new project.

    I'm on a Window 10 running Illustrator 23.0.1.

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  18. No swatches showing for any panels

    When I open up a file using the open with option inside of Windows explorer, my swatches are always empty no matter what panel I'm using. Colors panel, etc. The only way it doesn't seem to have this bug is if I'm inside of Adobe Illustrator and I open a file from inside of the program. This is very inconvenient.

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    This is working as expected. You have opened a png file and since a png file will not have Illustrator swatches it does not show up.
    If you create a new Illustrator file will then see Illustrator swatches. Once you have created a new Illustrator file you can place the png file inside it.

  19. No icon - can't recognise file type.

    Latest build Windows 10 with Ai 23.0.1 can't recognise the file and keeps asking what to open with. Additionally the icon is missing on all ai. files.

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    Please reinstall Illustrator. The functionality that you are referencing comes from the Windows operating system and re-associating file types using the Windows operating system should solve the issue.

  20. stroke

    Stroke panel does not work correctly. No details are shown and only after multiple workspace changes, does it sometimes appear.

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    Thanks for contacting us. your panel is in collapsed state. Please click on double arrow button to expand the same.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

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