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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. crashing

    So, I updated to the latest version of illustrator about two weeks ago. Then I realised it crashed every 30 minutes or so, every single time i used it. I'm not doing anything particularly heavy, it just crashes randomly. and I often lose the work i've done as the auto save doesnt seem to catch the last few things I've been doing. So, I decided to uninstall and go back to the 2017 version. Which then lead to my documents having their own issues. all saving as transparent, or with weird lines going through them. Here I am again with…

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  2. Mouse click sticking

    This problem only seems to happen in Illustrator. I have not seen this issue when I use Photoshop.

    Clicking with the mouse, does not always work as expected. It is almost like there is a long delay before the release is detected, resulting in a drag operation. Sometimes I see the spinner appear after I click. I have tried a different mouse, same issue. In the video, I am only ever doing a quick click, without moving the mouse.

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  3. Zoom - Scroll Wheel

    In Illustrator CC the program seems hardwired to not listen to the tablet settings about scroll wheel zoom or even touch pad zoom. There are lots of people online complaining about this and trying to find work arounds.
    I suggest just creating a hard wired button like photoshop did to fix this issue.
    This wasn't an issue with Illustrator CS4, so I'm not sure what changed.

    10 votes

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at 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

  4. Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 is not able to generate PDF-compatible files

    No matter what I do (re-save as a AI, EPS, PDF, check/uncheck 'create PDF compatible file', etc...), if I save as a PDF, the PDF will show up saying "This is an Adobe Illustrator File that was saved without PDF content" etc... Is this a version 2019 bug??? What am I doing wrong?

    9 votes

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  5. home screen keeps loading

    When starting Illustrator after the splash screen the Home screen keeps loading. It never loads, even after hours. Your man from the support center couldnt fix it either. You may disable the home screen in the prefs but thats a workaround I dont prefer. I found deleting your temp in users/username/appdata/local/temp works but thats plain ******** if you ask me. Solution? Please?

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at 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.

  6. The interface doesn't appear

    When I open Ai, the interface never load(1). If I pass the cursor over the top, that bottons appear(2). And, if I select a new color of interface appear the rest(3), but if I press "Ok", that disappears.

    Intel Core i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00 GHz
    4Gb ram
    64bits system

    9 votes

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

  7. Image Trace only creates a white box

    The "Image Trace" function only creates a solid white box, regardless of what image trace option I select.

    Using the new Illustrator CC 2018.

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  8. Illustrator 2018 Crashes

    I have Surface Studio, 32 Gig, Windows 10. Today I installed the CC Updates and now Illustrator crashes every 2 or 3 minutes. I uninstalled Illustrator and reinstalled it, but the crashes continue. Finally in desperation I uninstalled Illustrator 2018 and reinstalled Illustrator 2017. At least now Illustrator is stable.

    I sure would like to know what to do to fix the problem. You know it wouldn't be a bad idea if one could reach support with install problems.

    9 votes

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  9. The keyboard stops to work

    The keyboard stops to work with no reason apparent. I have to restart the app to fix it (for a while).

    8 votes

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  10. Regular Crashes

    October Release just kept crashing...had to revert to previous release to prevent losing work and time

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  11. freeform gradient tool is grayed out and not working.

    I have updated Illustrator and the new freeform gradient tool is grayed out in the gradient panel. It is not usable.

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  12. Illustrator CC2019 isn't allowing me to create new documents. At all.

    Illustrator CC2019 isn't allowing me to create new documents. At all.

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  13. Disappearing an outline size diameter of a brush tool

    When you just launch the Adobe Illustrator, you can see the outline size diameter of the cursor of brush/blob brush tools, but when you have drawn something the outline disappears , you can see only an icon of the brush and no clue what size is currently on.

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  14. Illustrator version 22.1 keeps crashing my computer.

    Illustrator 22.1 (64 bit)
    Windows 7

    Illustrator keeps glitching when used. Program will experience extreme lagging as well as leave ghost tracers as objects are dragged across the screen. Has crashed this pc twice.

    Virtually unusable as it is currently running.

    Problem does not happen with either Photoshop or InDesign on this pc.

    8 votes

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  15. Pasting symbols now creates unique symbols instead of instances of the original symbol

    Copy-pasting a symbol--whether individually or by using the paste to all artboards command-- now creates a new symbol instead of creating instances of the original symbol. Alt-dragging the symbol to a new artboard creates a new instance of the original symbol as expected.

    This seems to be a new bug, as I can't recall ever having this issue before. Thanks for checking into it!

    8 votes

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  16. rotate tool

    The rotate tool's anchor point won't stay were I place it when I go to the dialogue box to rotate in degrees.

    I updated my Mac OS yesterday and since the update this tool hasn't worked.
    I have the latest version of Illustartor 22.0.1.

    8 votes

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  17. Selecting font for styled text

    While trying to change the font of a styled text box by scrolling throgh the font list, the list glitches and closes. Sometimes selecting a different font randomly and sometimes there font of the text box stays the same.
    Happening on multiple files with different-styled text. The issure does not seem to happen while working with regular-styled text.

    8 votes

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at 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.

  18. 3D Extrude + Bevel = FAIL

    3D extruded rendering is an absolute fail on Adobe CC 22.0.1

    It's 2017 (nearly 2018) and still, Adobe can't get Illustrator to render text in 3D without undesirable results / unwanted artifacts... c'mon guys!

    Let's "FUSE" the engine to make 3D type in illustrator more powerful and display more accurately without errors.

    Thanks!

    8 votes

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

  19. File size growing increasing bloating

    Illustrator 22.0.1 (64bit), Windows 10 64bit (latest version), 64GB RAM, 3.5Ghz 12 core CPU, 2x large SSDs

    As of last week, I have been encountering an issue with file sizes growing larger and larger each time I save. The file grows even when I only move or even delete objects. The larger the file becomes the more it adds with each save, and the slower it becomes. It’s as though it’s doing something like saving history states (although not in any useful way).

    This is a huge problem; the project file I’m currently working on, though modest in complexity (75k…

    8 votes

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  20. Minor Bug (Smart Guides on/off)

    When opening/creating a new document,

    the View > Smart Guides will be checked on. But they are not actually on. You have to turn them on/off a couple times to actually get them working. At first I thought that they were altered or removed from the last update. Fortunately I figured it out!

    8 votes

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