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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. AI 24 freezes on startup (Mac OS Catalina)

    Illustrator 24 (2020) will not launch on my MacBook Pro Retina.

    1. I'm running Catalina 10.15.1 and Illustrator 2020.
    2. The applications is installed and launched
    3. I expect the app to open
    4. It freezes upon startup

    I had the same issue with InDesign 2020 freezing up (causing me to have to Force Quit the stalled app), but Photoshop 2020 did not have any issues.

    I was able to get InDesign 2020 to launch by restarting in Safe Mode, then disabling the "Show Home screen when no documents are open" Preference, then restarting normally.

    The bug seem related to not being able to…

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  2. Scaling object(s) is causing the associated bounding box to become a shape ('expanded object' appears on the screen after scaling).

    Seems to be occurring repeatedly - updated/reinstalled Illustrator 2019, which had received it for a short period, but now it has re-emerged. Driving me mad! Seems to occur more with smart guides and holding the shift key.

    See attached for examples.

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  4. Pasting previously copied objects to random places

    Illustrator pastes copied objects to random places outside of the view area.
    I have to zoom out and look for the pasted object somewhere outside the artboard. Since updated to the latest version of the software. Also updated the OS to High Siearra to give you a full picture.

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  5. Cannot place images. Just updated to latest version

    Totally fails to place any image.

    I have just updated, uninstalled and re-installed and updated my macbook to High Sierra.

    Macbook Pro mid-2015

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  6. Illustrator groups unintended objects, you can't ungroup unless you click on a certain object.

    I've had this issue for years with various versions of Illustrator. Occasionally when grouping and ungrouping objects Illustrator will get stuck on a grouped object and then subsequently clicked objects with that object.

    It's annoying because it creates unwanted group handles for the subsequent object you want to click or transform.

    Over the years I've found that the only way to "ungroup" the unwanted group is trying to find and select one of the objects that is "causing" the unwanted grouping for lack of a better explanation.

    Again, this is not a new bug. It's something that I've been dealing…

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  7. bug: [PARM] error after changing stroke alignment

    I clicked the 'align outside' button in the stroke panel and got this error.
    I would keep popping op so I had to close AI.

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  8. Not enough memory to place the file + can't export files Illustrator

    Hi,

    Hope all is good.

    When trying to add any file over approx 50kb to an Illustrator project (to an empty one or one with existing layers), if that's a png, jpg or psd, error message comes out ''not enough memory to place the file'', or nothing happens at all.

    At the same time, when I try to export a finished project (of any size), these methods don't work:

    'Export As' PNG = the operation cannot be completed because of an unknown error. [!now]
    'Save for web (legacy)' = can't even open the option panel, error message comes up straight…

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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.

    As Andy commented that the memory issue was resolved after updating to 23.0.3, please try that.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh

  9. copy and paste at original position fails from time to time

    I love the to copy and paste object at same position in an other artboard.

    1. macOS High Sierra + latest Illustrator
    2. copy, select artboard paste at same position 3 appears in selected artboard at same position 4 copy and pastes somewheere else – not in that artboard
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  10. New File and Help Tabs Not Working

    This is not an idea, it's a bug in the system. The 'File -> New' command does not work. If I click 'File -> New', it brings up a new window that remains black and does nothing. I found a work around. If I check the use 'legacy "File New" interface' box In the 'Edit -> Preferences -> General' dialog, only then will it allow me to create a new document.

    I can, however, upon initially opening illustrator, create a new document. But say i'm working on a project and I want to create a new document with the 'File…

    7 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.

  11. GPU rendering issue with artwork disappearing

    When working in Outline mode zoomed in and switching back to Preview, artwork disappears from view when zooming out.

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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 – https://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,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  12. Very long loading splash screen after update 23.0.1

    After newest update 23.01 splash screen freeze on trying to initialise SmartEditUI.aip for few minutes (and crash if I try click on it at this time)

    This only happens at the first time start.

    On the adobe forum I see that people have the same problem
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2550614

    6 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.

  13. Making changes to rgb vector artwork causing color changes

    Using the latest version of Illustrator CC, when I open a particular logo (a multi-layered object with active strokes) and make any changes (ex: outline strokes, rotate, re-scale, etc), I experience a color dulling and color changes to the entire logo.

    Oddly enough this only happens with the RGB version of the logo, not the CMYK version of the logo. And when I cmd-z these actions the color dulling / color changes won't revert back. In all of my years using Illustrator I've never witnessed this strange behavior, which is why I assume this is a bug.

    Even stranger, after…

    6 votes

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  14. 23.0.1 Windows 10: Screen goes black frequently

    23.0.1 Windows 10: Illustrator causes screen to go black frequently. This usually occurs when saving a document

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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 – 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.

  15. Takes about 15 minutes to open/unfreeze

    Since the last update 22.1 it takes about 15 minutes to open...
    I get a white frozen screen for an average of 15 minutes with just the contour of the app...and than it open nomally.

    My system:
    Windows 10 Pro
    Illustrator CC

    Hopefully you can help

    6 votes

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  16. New document causes crash

    When starting a new document, the first thing that Illustrator does is crash. Doesn't matter what the size of the document is.

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  17. Cursor navigating with arrow keys not moving

    When modifying text, the cursor no longer moves with the arrows (left, right, up, down) on keyboard. I have to click with my mouse everytime now.

    This just occurred today. Please help!

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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. Illustrator Crashing when opening files

    When I'm working in Illustrator and I have another file I want to open, I'll double-click open a file and Illustrator will stop responding. I'll need to quit using the task manager and open the files again.

    I had a work-around of opening a file from File > Open, but now that just crashed my illustrator file as well.

    I'm working on Windows 10. Unfortunately I can't share my files, but it's been happening across several projects. Can't pin-point a specific issue.

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  19. Selection of multiple text objects - changing font not working

    We can no longer change the font of multiple text objects at once.
    When multiple text objects are seleted, Ai thinks this is a 'mixed selection' and does not come up with the typeface selector. Slowing down my work incredibly.

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  20. Rotate tool Glitch

    My rotate tool when used for copying with or without my wacom, starts sticking, and the object just keeps moving with my cursor. My only fix is restarting and hoping the app saved my recent changes. This is hindering me from doing BASIC and Simple things like copying a custom shape and maintaining the circular composition. I was trying to make a unique cycle like shape. I put the rotate point in the center and i was attempting to duplicate that shape inside the circle but instead of copying or doing anything, it just kept rotating even after i let…

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