Gradients Crashing Illustrator
Every time I drag a color swatch, whether an existing swatch or eye-dropped, into my gradient panel, Illustrator crashes. I'm also having issues with my gradient sliders spazzing out when trying to drag them. It causes my program to freeze up. I have one file open and only five gradients in my file, so not enough to overload illustrator. It's making my job extremely hard to do. I have also restarted and tried re-installing illustrator.
This certainly is not a normal behaviour of Illustrator.
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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.
Just wanted to 'SECOND' what Simon wrote: I'm experiencing this same issue but found that when I hid the Layers palette (following Simon's tip), the problem did not occur.
I'm having the same problem. I use a 10-core i9 and a dedicated rtx 2070 video card, memory at will ... even so it happens whenever I use the gradient.
I am having similar trouble, seems to be related to the Layers palette. At least in my case, it only happens if the Layers palette is open and on-screen.
Here is a video of a freshly re-installed Illustrator in a brand new user account crashing: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j7hete8hhhe7mzv/Screen%20Recording%202020-09-11%20at%2014.34.23.mov?dl=0