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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Can't save color themes even when signed in

    I'm trying to save a color theme but when I mouse over "Save" it says "You must sign to save color themes" even though I am already signed in according to the Help drop down menu. As a result I can't save any color themes. I'm using the 1 week trial version of Adobe Illustrator called Adobe Illustrator CC Tryout 2017.1.0 Release.

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  2. USB iPhone tether connection causes bugs in AI CC 2017 Layers panel

    When a USB connection is made to iPhone for internet tethering, Illustrator CC 2017 Layers panel:

    1. Won't allow toggling the lock or eye icons unless clicked several times each.

    2. Won't allow slide up and down the locks or eyes to lock/unlock or show/unshow everything.

    3. Won't allow naming a layer unless done from options.

    4. Won't allow dragging square of an object from one layer to another.

    All resolve upon disconnecting the USB iPhone internet tethering connection.

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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.
    Warm Regards,
    Mohit Agarwal | Lead Software Engineer – Illustrator

  3. Illustrator stops working and closes

    This is simple enough, and I'm sure I'm not the only one this happens to, but this has been happening for years, every time I get started I do about an hour of work then its complains it has stopped working and closes! No save option, no autosave, no back up, nothing!

    A very simple way to fix this, have an autosave!

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  4. Self-moving object down

    Automatically moveing the selected object down while holding, or quickly press several times the shortcut ctrl -

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  5. Can't

    I get a an error message every time i log into AI. Then on top of it the program is not saving my workspaces. It drives me crazy to have to open Tools, Controls, Swatches, Layers, etc every time I start. Please help me out.

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    We are 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.
    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. Crash when vectorising any image

    Hello, I have an Adobe Cloud account and am using the latest version of illustrator CC. I cannot vectorize images any more. It crashes whatever setting I use.

    I tried to desactivate the GNU processor but to no avail. I tried on several images kind and format, but Illustrator won't accept any. They do open and the vectorization begins but it crashes before finishing. and no explanation is given just that a problem occured and that the application will close.

    This is very problematic as I need to vectorize images. Please help me, Adobe-Kenobi, you are my only hope !

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    we are closing the ticket due to lack of communication.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels.
    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. two points disappeared from all my files in Hebrew

    After Ai update two points= : disappeared from all my files in Hebrew and left a blank space, what to do?

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  8. SVG export with Internal CSS and Layer names - not working suddenly in 26.2.1 - export does not contain layer names; omits some layers

    Illustrator 26.2.1 CC on Mac OS (Intel)
    Export used to export layer names with these settings.
    Now it unexpectedly exports shortened group names.
    How can I revert back to old Illustrator version?

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  9. Worse situation on M1 macs

    macOS Monterey V 12.0.1 (M1 chip)
    Illustrator Desktop V 26.0.1

    Recently I noticed, that performance have some bugs.
    It is often, that screen smudges like in screenshot. and thats everyday issue. I need to zoom in and move around, then it disappears. now even Pink stripes showed up, which doesn't disappear...
    Also, sometimes when I start new document (from template), there is the pink blink (very short, few mili seconds and the same colour like in screenshot)

    Today I saw new update for Ai, so updated, will see if this issue was

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  10. Layer visibility incorrect after applying 3D Effect Rotate to group

    After applying the 3D Effect 'Rotate' to a group of paths, it is no longer possible to make paths invisible within the group.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) New
    2) Draw two paths
    3) Select and group the paths
    4) Apply 3D effect 'Rotate' to the group
    5) toggle the visibility of one shape in the 'Layers'-panel

    The shape stays visible even though the visibility is turned of.
    I added a capture of the steps but not all dialogs in the capture are visible.

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  12. Border not shown while moving object (v 25.x)

    Yes, as the title says, border not shown anymore while moving objects. This happens since we updated to v 25.x (current version: 25.2.1).

    If this should be a feature, this is just bad. Please give us at least an option to activate/deactivate this behavior. If you have to move objects over a background with the same color, you just can see nothing!

    We go back to version 24.x now, because its not possible to work properly with 25.x. Hope you will change this soon. Thank you.

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  13. Rulers disappear when moving

    macOS Big Sur 11.2.3
    Adobe Illustrator 25.2.1

    Simply trying to place a ruler at the edge of an object, however, ruler disappears and i'm working with an invisible ruler until I let go of left click on the mouse.

    I expect to see the the ruler at all times, unless i instruct the rulers to hide.

    Really makes working with them a little frustrating and certainly slows work flow a little.

    Hope we can have this fixed soon!

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  15. Can't change the default General units in Preferences panel

    Currently using Ai 25.0.1(64bit)
    Can't change the default General units in Preferences panel from pixels to any of the listed
    I am trying to change as usually in millimeters but after the last update is not working
    After restart of the app everything comes back in pixels

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  16. Can't Switch Document Color Mode from RBG To CMYK

    When trying to switch document color mode in an opened document it will not switch the color mode.

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  17. Library panel button "Add Content" Disabled

    When I have an object selected on the artboard, "Add Content" button is disabled on CC Library panel.

    Also, when trying to add from Swatch options menu, I use the checkbox and select my libray, click the "OK" button but no swatch is added to the CC Library.

    Illustrator version is 24.1 running on macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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  19. dots (.) on units

    when typing units, in any case (like sizing a square, or the width of a line), we were able to use the dot (.) for decimals, now it only reads the commas (,). So if i create a square (or any other object) and type on size something as: 3.5mm, it reads it as 35mm, if i want a 3.5mm square, i need to type 3,5mm (with a comma).

    it is more practical to accept the dot, since it is right there at the numpad on the keyboard.

    can we go back to that?

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  20. Gradient Annotator tool is not visible for some objects but it is for others

    Gradient Annotator tool is not visible for some objects but it is for others

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