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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Illustrator CC 2019 is very slow and laggy

    I'm using a Mac OS 10.13 Intel Core i7 16 GB. Ever since I updated to the CC 2019, illustrator became laggy and slow. The other adobe apps worked fine after the update. I saw here that I should try turning the dictation off but that didn't help.
    Everything in illustrator is slow now. And if I use the blend tool a lot in one document the eyedropper option in the gradient window becomes unavailable. Everything even if it's as simple as moving from one art board to the next or zooming in/out is lagging

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue. We understand your problem, but need some more information to get to the root cause of the problem areas. We’d require information about the specific workflows, tools, features with which you’re noticing performance degradation in Illustrator.

    Here are some performance-related issues that are already reported in Illustrator User Voice. If you too are facing a similar issue, kindly add your vote on the relevant threads. If your issue is not listed here, please feel free to open up a new thread. We’re marking this thread as closed for now.

    1.Overprint Preview / CPU Previews in 5k→ https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/34318231-performance-issues-in-pixel-preview-on-5k-retina-s

    2.Performance issues in basic operations Zoom / Pan

    3.Performance issues in Specific features
    Rulers→https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/32228167-laggy-performance-with-rulers-turned-on
    Shape Builder→https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/40204285-shape-builder-performance

    Thanks for your patience and support!
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  2. Color Settings Auto Defaulting

    When you open up a file in the new Illustrator 2019 it automatically defaults your document to have "Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6.0". You can change your color settings to what you want, in my case I use "North American General Purpose 2". But when you click into a different application, ex. Internet, Photoshop, anything; your file changes your color setting back to "Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6.0". This is extremely frustrating and annoying. Please fix.

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    We have a fix available and you should not have this issue if you have the following version of these Creative Cloud applications

    Please update to:

    • Illustrator (23.0.1)
    • Photoshop (20.0.1)
    • InDesign (14.0.1)
    • Bridge (9.0.1)

    Please refer below for an issue with recent version 25.2.1 – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/42892902-illustrator-v25-2-1-color-profile-keeps-changing-t

  3. Random crashing - 24.0.3

    I have a brand new 16" MacBook Pro.
    OS: Catalina 10.15.2. 32Gb Ram. 2.4 Gz Processor.
    Illustrator 2020 v24.0.3

    The app is constantly, randomly crashing. When waking up machine (10 min auto sleep) there is a message waiting that Illustrator has unexpectedly quit. ,And, now it seems hung up on launch.
    Here's what I've done so far:
    - Ran app diagnostics as recommended on restart. No info was provided.
    - Uninstalled and reinstalled.
    - Disabled lots of 3rd party extensions
    - Restarted machine
    - I have 90 crash reports.

    64 votes

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  4. Modified link, Missing Link pop ups

    Basically I get a pop up of modified or missing links every 2 to 3 minutes, constantly, it keeps happening with different files, I do have links but they are not being modified nor missing!!! And it drives me crazy, this is new for me, since I updated to Ai 2020. Any help?

    54 votes

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  5. Background Save works but it thinks it's not working!

    Illustrator 2020 v24.0, MacOS Mojave 10.14.6

    1. As I'm working on a .AI file, I periodically save, expecting the saving to complete in the background.

    2. The save completes - I can tell that by looking at the file using QuickLook in the Finder, but...

    Expected Result: I expect the asterisk to go away, and I expect to have no dialog when I click close.

    Actual Result: The "I'm not a saved document" asterisk is still in the title bar, and if I click the close button, I get a "your document won't be saved" dialog.

    I'm uploading a screenshot.

    27 votes

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  6. Illustrator plays a <ding> sound when trying to move objects

    I am attempting to move a vector object from one side to the next using my mouse. While selected, I attempt to move the object with my mouse and I am hearing a "ding" (as if there is a message pop up) and nothing. The object will not move (The layer is not locked), and there is no error message. The object will only move with the keyboard keys. Please help! I recently upgraded to CC2018.

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  7. Annoying tutorial tooltips will not go away even after restarting

    Annoying tutorial tooltip persists even after restarting illustrator. Clicked on the button it's referring to, still won't go away. Hides the navigation bar so you can't even move the document...

    13 votes

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  8. Transformation tools in Illustrator 25.0.1

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator 25.0.1
    Option Click with Scale tool and typing 120%. OK
    Move. OK
    Option Click with Scale tool shows -35.5% instead of 120%

    Edit: Maybe unchecking GPU Performance in Preferences is a solution.

    10 votes

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  9. Illustrator extremely slow when saving

    Illustrator extremely slow when saving - 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 / Illustrator CC 2019 / expected 2 second save and more like 4 minutes

    It seems to have started after updating the mac.

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  10. Rotate dialog box should have value highlighted by default, or be highlighted by Tab

    When you press R then Return on the keyboard to pull up the Rotate dialog box, the value of the angle should be highlighted by default like it used to be.

    Formerly when I wanted to rotate an object at a specific angle, like 122°, I would type R - <Return> - 122 - <Return>

    Now to do the same thing I have to type R - <Return> - <Tab> - <Shift-Tab> - 122 - Return – a much more cumbersome keystroke combination.

    At the very least, the first Tab should highlight the value, NOT the Preview checkbox.

    7 votes

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  11. Negative alignment value using key object

    In previous versions you would be able to assign a negative value when setting a distribute value using a key object.

    When using this feature currently it reverts to a positive value. If you hold shift and click it will go to -1p0 but once you click up or down it changes to a positive. A clear bug.

    5 votes

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  12. Object > Align commands are disabled when single object is selected

    Align commands we can assign hotkeys to, instead of using action-wrappers and F-only-keys are great.
    But if you select a single object, the Object > Align command will be disabled (but the hotkeys assigned to separate commands will work anyway).
    Please check what makes this folder disabled for a single object selected and fix it.

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  13. 「中マド」を使用した際に謎の現象が起こる

    1.英字フォント(私の場合futura)で「2021」と入力
    2.黒い長方形を作成し、1の文字と重ねる
    3.「中マド」で長方形を「2021」でくり抜く
    4.塗りの部分を任意の色で着色(添付画像は黒)

    すると、「2021」の「1」の上の方に、謎の斜めの黒が表示されます。
    これは触ることができず、また周囲のパスを動かしても消えません。

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    こちらの問題ですが、最新版「ver.26.2.1」でも再現しませんでしたので、こちらは対応完了とさせていただきます。

    もし、プレビューだけでなく出力も異常になるというような場合は、別途、レポートをお願いいたします。

    よろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  14. アートボードが斜めになり復旧できない

    ズームイン・ズームアウトを行うと添付のようにアートボードが斜めになり、復旧できない事象が多々発生しています。
    使用PCにつきましては、以下となります。

    ・Windows10 Enterprise
    ・RAM:16.0GB
    ・システムの種類:64bit
    ・プロセッサ:Intel Core i5-9500 CPU @3.00GHz

    業務に支障が出ておりますので、復旧方法等ご回答お願いいたします。

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    こちらの投稿は対応完了といたします。
    今後ともよろしくお願いいたします。

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  15. アウトライン表示をするとGPU/CPU表示タグがグレーになる。(選択できない)

    一度アウトライン表示をするとGPU/CPU表示にバグが発生する。
    (選択できない)

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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「アウトライン表示後に GPU 表示に戻れない」という現象ですが、英語による既存の登録があり、Illustrator 2021 最新版「ver.25.4.1」で既に修正されておりますので、ご確認ください。

    View Using GPU Gets Greyed Out Permanently with Outline Mode
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/42443869-view-using-gpu-gets-greyed-out-permanently-with-ou

    よろしくお願いいたします。

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  16. Why was the Type tool and Pen tool combined?

    Not sure what the reasoning if for put the Pen tool under the Type tool header icon in the toolbar? And why you moved the Remove/Add Anchor Point under the Select tool?
    It maybe only seconds of lost time for the toolbar is now clunky and not intuitive.

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