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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Get rid of the search pane in Illustrator

    If Adobe cannot figure out how to prevent the search pane from being selected by default, they should just eliminate it. I frequently paste complex elements from other files into the pane causing illustrator to crash, as the pane is selected with an active insertion point by default. Also it prevent certain (but not all) interaction with Illustrator until the window is clicked on. It is endlessly frustrating to the point of a breakdown. I have lost one monitor already to this problem. Please please fix this so the pane cannot ever be activated until directly clicked on

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  2. Stop Button not Working

    If I open something but I changed my mind, I see there's a stop button while it's loading, but I can click on that stop button all I want, it doesn't want to stop. What's the point of having a stop button then?

    3 votes

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  3. Object Type Indicator doesn't know groups

    Why is it that when a group is selected, the Object Type Indicator doesn’t call it a group?

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  4. Copying hires 1-bit tiff takes to much time

    I have a document where I copy a hires 1-bit tiff.
    Then Illustrator just beachballs.
    This happens in the latest version of Illustrator CC 2017.
    I am on macOS 10.12.6 and have attached the file in question.

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  5. 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…

    5 votes

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  6. "Control Click to Select Objects Behind" not working

    I've contacted Adobe about this in the past. It is still not working. I have selected "Control Click to Select Objects Behind" in Preferences...and yet this does not work. Please get it to work. It's a pretty important function.

    3 votes

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  7. Failed SVG 1.1 Import/Export in Illustrator CC 21.1.0 (Win)

    1. Isolate Blending sets to default mode on all fonts when importing SVG-files to Illustrator and cause ”bitmap fonts” on printed paper in web browsers for Windows with embedded fonts from exported PDF-files from Illustrator.

    2. Transform lines ignored in SVG-Import in Illustrator from scaled Graphic/Movie Clip from Animate CC 16.5.1.104 (Win).
      <g transform="matrix( 0.25, 0, 0, 0.25, 0, 0) "></g>

    3. Tracking text failed and ignored in SVG-Import and Export in Illustrator (SVG-Export from Animate).
      <text letter-spacing=”0.1”</text>

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  8. Bounding box does not rotate correctly with certain elements

    If you take two lines and make an X shape and group it, when rotating this shape (say 30%), the bounding box resets to straight up and down (as opposed to rotating with the X shape) so any further scaling of this shape will be off. In this case, the X will become asymmetrical with any further scaling. This is a new bug as previously versions of Illustrator kept the bounding box oriented as it was originally.

    This is on a Mac with the latest Illustrator CC.

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  9. Clicking in Actions Window Crashes

    Often times when I click anywhere in the Actions window, Illustrator will crash and close abruptly. No edits made to Actions are saved since the previous open. Makes using Actions like walking through a mine field.

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  10. Disappearing Content

    After zooming in or isolating objects, other objects disappear upon zooming out. I have to select and isolate invisible objects in order for them to reappear.

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  11. CC2014 No artboard names (macOS Sierra - 10.12)

    When using Illustrator CC2014 with macOS Sierra (10.12.6) no artboard names appear. Can this bug be rectified please?

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  12. Error 16 Reinstall Software? (AI 2017.1.0 - 21.1.0 - MacOS 10.12.6)

    On a MacBook Pro (Retina 15in Mid 2014) if I open up and use Mail and Safari first then open up Illustrator or Photoshop I often get Error 16 which insists I uninstall and reinstall the Illustrator program. However, if I shut down or restart my computer, the program opens up just fine without reinstalling it.

    Why do I get this error message?
    Is there anything I can do to stop getting it?
    Perhaps the message should just instruct people to restart their computer instead of doing a lengthy uninstall - reinstall?

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  13. error

    program crashed

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  14. Illustrator Freezes + This Website Broken

    So I open an .ai in the latest version of Illustrator, everything works. I open another .ai file, everything freezes / stops working. I need to use Task Manager to close Illustrator. I reinstalled it, same issue.

    Regarding the website, when I click in Illustrator to submit a bug, it sends me to https://illustrator.uservoice.com/ where the 'Bug' button does not do anything. Are you for real, Adobe?!?!

    I managed to do a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rTNATEzgjk - but of course, this time the program did not freeze.

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  15. Properties panel causing inconsistent tab group behaviour

    The new Properties panel has a fixed width. When it's in a tab group with panels that don't have a fixed width (eg. the Layers panel), the tab group exhibits different behaviours depending on whether the tab group is docked or free-floating.

    When the tab group is free floating, switching between the tabs causes the panel to change width according to each tab's setting, which is what you would expect. Eg. Go to the Layers tab and make the panel very wide. Switch to the Properties tab and the panel auto-shrinks. Switch back to the Layers panel and the width…

    7 votes

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  16. 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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  17. AI CC for Mac open DWG files,found bug!

    1、AI version:AI CC all version;
    2、we found a bug when open DWG files by AI CC for MAC;but it is fine when it work by Windows system.
    3、You can check this URL,
    AI forums:https://forums.adobe.com/message/9440424#9440424

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  18. pathfinder minus front releases compound shapes from their compoundedness except when the compound is a negative space.

    pathfinder minus front releases compound shapes from their compoundedness except when the compound is a negative space.

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  19. 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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