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  1. Spacebar not working as quick Pan / Hand tool

    Spacebar has stopped working as hand tool as of 2018 update.

    357 votes

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  2. Artboards with the same number / missing number

    In the artboards menu, two have the same number, and so one cannot access or export one of those two artboards (see the attached photo, with two artboards labeled "9")

    134 votes

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    OK, the team needs some help with clear defined steps to reproduce this infuriating bug. The fact it happens is clear enough, and consequences are disastrous. However, it always happens when not expected, and so far nobody can tell the way to force it to happen. It's been three years! Please – if anyone knows the exact steps – give them here in the comments.

  3. Optical kerning issue in some Japanese fonts

    1. macOS Monterey(version 12.3.1)/Illustrator 26.3.1

    In optical kerning for many Japanese fonts,
    the space between characters is too narrow and some characters overlap.

    [1] AI26-0-3.jpg
    Illustrator 26.0.3
    Examples of character spacing with different weights in some fonts
    font-size:14Q

    [2] AI26-3-1.jpg
    Illustrator 26.3.1
    Examples of character spacing with different weights in some fonts
    font-size:14Q

    [3] AI26-3-1overlap1.jpg
    [4] AI26-3-1
    overlap2.jpg
    [5] AI26-3-1_overlap3.jpg
    Illustrator 26.3.1
    Examples of character spacing in several sizes

    120 votes

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    Illustrator 製品版フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。


    ご報告いただいた問題ですが、現在いただきました情報を元に検証作業に入っております。

    次の情報のアップデートをお待ちください。


    Illustrator チーム

  4. The bounding box for lines and narrow objects doesn’t have center handles

    Missing the center handles for all lines, unable to extend lines properly (without scaling them) unless I switch to direct selection tool, which is a pain.

    78 votes

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    So it’s obviously not fixed, and we all know it.

    While the cursor gets changes into the horizontal/vertical two-headed arrow, the center handles for the bounding box indeed don’t appear, if the width/height of the art (here just an orthogonal line) is small enough.

    Please continue to share you thought, screenshots, GIFs. It’s time to re-review this again.

  5. Snap to grid doesn't work at artboard edges

    Snap to grid is ignored at artboard edges.
    See animation attached.
    It makes me cry.

    78 votes

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  6. View Using GPU Gets Greyed Out Permanently with Outline Mode

    Hello, with fresh preferences, 'View using GPU' and scrubby zoom are enabled in Illustrator. if I turn on Outline Mode, Illustrator loses connection with my GPU. The 'View using GPU' option becomes greyed out and never restores. In order to get it back I have to delete my preferences. Here is my system info:

    Illustrator 25.1
    OS: Windows 10
    GPU: 2 x NVIDIA Titan Black
    RAM: 64 GB Memory
    GPU Driver: Driver 460.89
    Display: ASUS PQ321Q 4K

    76 votes

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  7. Smart guides don't work properly

    It has been too long for this not to be working right yet. Smart guides aren't smart enough. When smart guides snap to something it has to be exact, not .05 pixels off. Close enough is not good enough. Also, when I drag over an object it needs to snap to that object, not some random shape clear across the pasteboard. If I have to zoom in 2600% to manually align something (which I often do) smart guides and snapping have failed. Is there some ridiculous setting I have to change to get this to work the way it's supposed…

    74 votes

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    It’s dangerous to call things Smart... When they behave dumb, the name sound like an insult. Sadly, this is the case.

    Please provide more specific cases, with video proofs, ask you colleagues to share and vote, to move this further. This is the way to force changes to things that are broken — be vocal and persistent. Thank you all and let’s hope we get heard.

  8. Bug in entering number values in transform panel

    Version: CC 22 (and has happened in previous versions)
    OS: Windows 10

    There is a small bug that happens often when using the transform panel. I use it a lot to move and size objects with precision. Many times, I will want to move an object with the X and Y values. I will type a number, press enter and a completely different number value will automatically appear in the box and move it to that value. For example, I want to move an object to 4.25" in the Y axis and after I press enter, a value of 36.0833"…

    69 votes

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    It is now obvious the issue was not fixed fully. The developers are aware of it now. Let’s hope it will be fixed soon enough.

    If you have a solid order of steps which reproduce this behavior, share them in comments, because only some machines are affected. Please help the team to isolate it.

  9. Extra pixel added to image size when exported

    When I use "Export for Screens" export option to batch-export artboards many of the resulting JPGs are a pixel larger vertically and/or horizontally that the artboard dimensions within Illustrator. For example I exported a dozen images with artboard sizes of 1200px wide and 1200px high. After exporting the resulting JPGs have a dimension of 1201px wide and/or high. This only happens on some of the exported files and only some of those are effected vertically and horizontally.

    Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.4
    Illustrator 23.0.3

    59 votes

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    This issue is probably happening because the artboard dimensions are not appropriate for raster export (i.e. are in decimals).
    If you make x and y values as the whole numbers in the transform panel (not in decimal), then the extra pixels will not be added to the exported image.

    That is the workaround, and it’s reported that it’s not always the case.

    At the same time — Ai knows the size of artboards to be exported and yet it does not deliver the set sizes, which is not fair. The team is going to rethink the algorithm.

  10. Performance is extremely slow when using show grids in outline preview

    macOS Big Sur 11.4, Illustrator 25.3.1

    When switching to outline mode when using show grids, it is almost impossible to keep on working as everything is in slow motion, as if the graphic card is unable to cope. This occurs with a 500 kb file that was trouble free before the last updates.

    40 votes

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    It turns out the problem is fixed only partially in 26.3.1, only for some users, and the performance remains slow when grid is rendered with lines or dots in Outline mode. This applies to zooming, panning and ghosting of objects being moved.

    Please help the team by providing your specs and answers to these questions:

    1. Does it work fine with grid as dots in Preivew / Outline mode?

    2. Does it differ from grid as lines in these modes?

    3. What is slow for you exactly? How severe?

    4. Is there a difference if you disable 'Grids In Back' option?

    5. What are you lines/subdivisions settings?

    And any other related feedback is appreciated. Let's track it down and get this really fixed.

  11. Adjustment of a gradient in Live Paint Bucket (K)

    In Illustrator CC2019 the Adjustment of a gradient in Live Painting Bucket (K) does not work.
    When in Live Painting Bucket (K) i apply the gradient, then i can not adjust it manually.

    34 votes

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  12. Selection tool won't grab lines

    Selection tool won't grab and move lines without extreme effort. Simple click and move isn't working in solid and hollow pointers. I have to drag a selection across the line or lasso the line to highlight it but then it still won't let me do a simple click-drag. It's like the line is locked down but nothing is locked. I'm running MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 and Illustrator 23.0. I've tried multiple settings of selection tolerance in preferences and it hasn't made any difference. I can move the selected line with cursor keys but can't move it with selection arrows. This didn't…

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  13. Pasted artwork does not remember sublayers

    When pasting artwork from one file to another with matching layer and sub-layer names, Illustrator will not remember sub layers and pasted artwork has to be re-sorted in to sub layers.

    29 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue and sorry for the inconvenience caused. We are able to reproduce this issue at our end and it is currently under review.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  14. AltGr key not working

    AltGr key does not work as intended, it currently only produces a Ctrl+Alt keypress. On many European keyboard layouts it is used to type e.g. characters @, [, {, |, \, ~, and currency symbols (€, $, £). The only way to circumvent this is to use e.g. Notepad to type in the characters and copy-pasting them, which is a nuisance. All the other Adobe CC apps - just as basically every other Windows app in the world - use AltGr as intended, so why does not Illustrator?

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    AltGr is supposed to be equivalent to Alt + ctrl.
    At present, when we press e.g. AltGr + E while writing text, we check if any command can handle it and if yes it is not passed to application to handle key event. That’s why existing commands are triggered on those extended char shortcuts.

    If we want to change the behavior that while writing text key shortcuts (e.g. AltGr + E) should write extended character, Then we will have to sacrifice all the text contextual shortcuts we have at present in app e.g. ctrl + alt + I does something. All those commands would stop working.
    This is the reason why we are moving it to the feature

  15. Alt-Drag to Duplicate (and Shift to align) Only Works Intermittently

    Duplicating objects in Illustrator CC 2017 only works on occasion, it is not consistent as it was in previous versions. Holding Shift to align while dragging and duplicating also doesn't work. These were both key features of Illustrator and if there is a way to fix this problem I would be very interested to know how!

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  16. Color palette overrides fill colors and color modes in Illustrator 2018

    Hi, I am a design professor and most students in my class experienced a specific problem when we were doing an exercise to learn how to apply the correct color palettes to different logo files. Specifically, we created fictional identity designs as a means to learn how to create a production-ready bundle of files (a logo with versions in b&w, spot color (Pantone), 4-color process, and RGB). Almost 100% of my 18 students had their 4-color process file -- which was filled with CMYK colors upon designing, and should have stayed CMYK -- show up as being filled with RGB…

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  17. Can't move paragraph indent markers back to 0 in tab panel

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    When I try to move the top or bottom indent markers back to zero, it snaps back to its original place.
    If I type 0 in the X: box, it doesn't work.
    If I set it to 1, cliclk in the X: box and press the down arrow on my keyboard, it doens't work.

    The only way to set it back is via the Paragraph panel.

    20 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting this bug Illustrator Team really appreciate this.
    We are able to reproduce this issue in house and we are investigating it .

  18. Eyedropper picks wrong CMYK colors from image's RGB preview in CMYK document

    I know that AI's eydropper pick color not directly form raster image, but from it's preview, but I think it's terribly wrong, when you pick a color from a CMYK image placed inside CMYK document and get mutated color.
    For example, I have photo blended into single colored background and I don't remember which one exactly. I pick this color with eyedropper inside AI to match image edge with vector background and it almost looks OK, but when it's printed, the mismatch is quite visible.
    Other people, whose designs I dissect quite often, seem to forget or more likely don't…

    19 votes

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  19. delete anchor point tool selecting bottom object

    When two anchors of different objects are layered on top of one another, the delete anchor point tool will always select the bottom object, whether I have the top object selected or not. The add anchor point tool and direct selection will select the top object, but I want to be able to delete the anchor from the top object without having to go into isolation mode. This wasn't the case in the previous version.

    18 votes

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  20. Still not able to paste (CMD + V) text when creating a new folder in Save as dialog box in Ai 2020

    In the latest update the copy and paste option is fixed when trying to do it in the save as dialog box. But if I try to create a new folder with the save as dialog box open I still cannot cmd+v to paste text into the field.

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