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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Basic or Advanced setting for toolbar does not work everytime I open Illustrator.

    Whenever I open a fresh artboard of Illustrator CC 2019, I can't open the Basic or Advanced toolbar, It keep saying 'The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [CANT]. I have to redo customised toolbar again and again. Any fix for this bug? Thanks!

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  2. tab

    Above the top ruler I should be able to see a tab, or multiple tabs when several files are open. However all that is shown is a cropped "Ai" ident. This means the only way I can flick between files is by through "Window" in the top panel.

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  3. illustrator 2018 crash

    illustrator 2018 crashes when I try to make a pattern. I'm using a 2017 macbook pro.

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  4. Unselctable and undo glitch

    When I go to select a shape or text item sometimes the bounding box disappears. Even when I go to show bounding box (command + Shift + B) the issue isn't resolved. I don't do anything different and it seems to happen randomly. I have to restart illustrator to fix it but sometimes that doesn't.

    Once the bounding box disappears I cannot track the type and if I move an item it goes back to its org place.

    Additionally, when I hit undo rather than going back one action it will go back 4 or 5 actions. This only happens…

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  5. Bad precision of the mouse/cursor

    I am using Illustrator CC2018 on a MAC OX Sierra.

    There is a huge issue with the precision of the cursor. It is super shaky, keeps on appearing/disappearing. It's worst when you hit Alt, cmd, or space. I can't see the tools I am using, for example, the cursor is always black, even if I am using the white cursor ( "A" tool).
    This is really annoying, even more when I try to work with my Intuos pen and tablet... It is simply impossible.
    Am I the only one experiencing that ?

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  6. Illustrator randomly fails on select-paste

    23.0.1 64-bit on Win 10 Xeon with GPU accel. Selection, copy paste text fails randomly. Copy seems to work but all paste options grayed out. Yet I can paste to NotePad and other apps. This has been going on for over a year. Have to double click or paste to another doc first. Please fix!

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  7. Rasterizing a clipped image/group of objects results in extra white space in the resulting image.

    If I rasterize a clipped image, the result is the same size as the clipped image but with extra whitespace surrounding the clipping boundaries. Expected result, IMO, should be that the resulting image is only as large as the clipping object.

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    does the image crop tool work for you?
    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.

  8. Illustrator 22.1 crashes on quit. (Mac OS X 10.11.6 on MacBook Pro i7 Late 2011)

    The latest Update to Version 22.1 won't work properly on my computer. Everytime I finish work and quit Illustrator, the programm crashes and freezes on exit screen, endlessly showing the rotating, colored ball (mouse pointer).
    I have to force quit, no other way to get around.
    So I switched back to Version 22.01 - everything working fine and smooth again.

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  9. Shortcuts not working, update cc 2018

    I was using CC fine the other day, and now I've updated to the latest version (2018) none of my shortcuts are working, only the space bar works for moving around - very frustrating since it takes away my whole workflow and adds loads of time to creating something very simple!

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  10. Pixel Preview stuck the Program

    I have Illustrator cc 2018.
    When I press Pixel Preview -
    1. It does not show a pixel preview - it keeps show the vector preview.
    2. It jams the software. You can't do any action, unless close the software. And than if you press pixel preview again - it will happen again.

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response. I hope your issues is resolved.
    If not, 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.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  11. I have the latest Illustrator CC 2018, it Lags horribly moments after launch and then crashes, I can't get work done, I have the latest imac

    I have the latest Illustrator CC 2018, it Lags horribly moments after launch, Freezes and then crashes, I can't get work done, I have the latest up to date imac with 32GB of Ram.

    Illustrator cc 2017 was perfect, 2018 is a nightmare!

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  12. Got a black screen (WorkPlace)

    Dear Sir/Madam

    When i open Illustraitor, i got black screen work place, and I couldnt watch anything inside workplace, so could you please help me to solve this issue, thanks
    please find attached for this problem

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  13. Fix Illustrator freezing and crashing

    I'm using Illustrator CC 2013.5. Illustrator freezes and ultimately crashes about 7 minutes after opening the program. Have to close the program using Task Manager. Uninstall/reinstall did not fix it.

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  14. If I have an illustrator file open, and then open a second, I can't view the 2nd file even if it's the one selected

    I am having a consistent issue that any time I open a second file in illustrator, the view is always on the first file, even if I have the 2nd file selected. I have not found a way to resolve this so I can't copy and paste between files!

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  15. 23.0.3 keyboard shortcuts stop working

    after roughly 15 minutes of designing, my illustrator keyboard shortcuts no long work. When I select a shortcut (eg command z, or command s), I simply get a system error sound, but no action. This is true for ALL shortcuts

    i am then forced to use the menu items, or restart illustrator to keep working normally.

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  16. Crashes in Windows 10 after closing Illustrator Version 23.03

    Illustrator crashes in Windows 10 after closing Illustrator version 23.03. Please have your developers check this error. I am including a screenshot of the error everytime that Illustrator is closed.

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  17. Blue horizontal lines

    Is this normal? My imac is 3 days old and these blue horizontal lines show up in illustrator cc.
    imac w/ mojave

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  18. Selector tool glitch — element selected and deselected at once

    Sometimes, elements will incorrectly be deselected, getting them into a strange state where they are seen as unselected in the layers panel, but being displayed as selected on the canevas. Most operations will not affect it (move and scale), but some, including align, will produce strange, incoherent results. It either stops at random or does not, needing a restart of Illustrator to be able to resume editing.

    It has happened multiple times already over the last weeks, and I cannot see a pattern to it's occurence. Just now it happened while navigating the history where elements were being grouped/ungrouped and…

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  19. Clipping masks release

    When I reopen a document with clipping masks the masks are released. It is very frustrating remaking all photos each time I open to make edits.

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  20. Keyboard Increments in preferences doesn't work.

    I set my Keyboard Increment to .0139 and anchor points move correctly. Then I change it to .00139, which has alway worked in the past, it now jumps about 10X the correct distance. I restarted. No change. I uninstalled, then reinstalled. No change. I restarted my computer. No change. I can't work with it like this. How do I get this fixed?

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