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  1. Alt + Shift hotkeys for menu commands in the latest version are broken

    Any keyboard shortcut that uses both Alt and Shift sends Alt only when pressed.

    So if you have a 'Alt + Shift + T' hotkey assigned to something, pressing it will open Type menu instead ('Alt + T').


    Also, a hotkey that uses F-key with a modifier launches an action that is assigned to F-key without modifiers, but not the command.

    I have an action that uses F3 for launch.
    Then I make a new keyboard shortcut for a menu command, assigned to Alt+F3.

    I expect to run the command when I hit Alt+F3.
    Instead, Ai does not launch the…

    11 votes

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  2. Illustrator freezes after computer date changes several times.

    Illustrator stops responding when the computer's date has changed. Photoshop and Indesign work well.

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  3. Inconsistent units

    This has been a bug for a long time. Can we have consistent units shown throughout the palettes? Preference is set to mm but palettes show px.

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  4. Preview pane no longer displays preview of .ai files v24

    Since the update to v24, I've not been able to see a preview in my preview pane for .ai files when opening a document. This is extremely helpful and hope that it returns.

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  5. Recent Files Browser Window: the wrong file opens when choosing a recent file.

    This has happened multiple times. It isn't a one off incident.

    Adobe Illustrator CC 22.1 (64-bit) / Windows 10

    Step 1: Open Illustrator from desktop icon.
    Step 2: Click on a recent file from displayed recent file options.

    Expected result: Selected file opens.

    Actual result: A file other than the one I clicked opens.

    There doesn't appear to be a pattern to which file opens, other than it is one from the selection of recently opened/saved files shown. See attachment.

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at 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.

  6. Bounding box does not get updated when 'Use Preview Bounds' is toggled

    1. Create a circle.
    2. Apply a large Outside stroke to it
    3. Make sure you have bounding box turned on in View menu
    4. Open Preferences using menu (not a Ctrl+K hotkey, this is important)
    5. Toggle Use Preview Bounds option, commit changes

    The bounding box does not get updated. To force to to become larger/smaller (it depends on you initial state of it), you have to click/move the shape, to force it to redraw.

    However, if you call Preferences via a hotkey, Ctrl+K, the brief moment you hold Ctrl is enough to toggle the selection tool to Direct Selection, which makes Ai hide…

    10 votes

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  7. Zero-height marquee

    Please study the GIF attached.

    1. I want to select an edge of the yellow-beige path
    2. I grab Direct selection tool and drag a frame over the edge — OK
    3. I make it faster — still OK
    4. I make it with my usual speed and get the marquee that has 0 height. It happens with me all the time! I don't fake it, I just automatically try to drag the less tall frame as possible, because sometimes I need to select quite a tiny segment. And when it happens — Illustrator selects nothing.

    Well, this is wrong.
    If you draw a…

    10 votes

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  8. Illustrator V. 23.0 crashes repeatedly

    Updated Illustrator to 23.0 on my Surface Studio running Windows 10 with 32 Gig of memory. It crashes frequently and seemingly at random. I can't point to any instance in particular - It's just random. The latest instance was I pressed CTRL + 0 to set the page at 100% and the program just went away. As with the other crashes I have encountered it isn't generating a crash report. It just goes away. I thought that GPU acceleration may be the issue and so turned it off. But, it didn't make a difference.

    I uninstalled 23.0 and went back…

    10 votes

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  9. Image Trace only creates a white box

    The "Image Trace" function only creates a solid white box, regardless of what image trace option I select.

    Using the new Illustrator CC 2018.

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  10. Illustrator 2018 Crashes

    I have Surface Studio, 32 Gig, Windows 10. Today I installed the CC Updates and now Illustrator crashes every 2 or 3 minutes. I uninstalled Illustrator and reinstalled it, but the crashes continue. Finally in desperation I uninstalled Illustrator 2018 and reinstalled Illustrator 2017. At least now Illustrator is stable.

    I sure would like to know what to do to fix the problem. You know it wouldn't be a bad idea if one could reach support with install problems.

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  11. Paste in Place gets object pasted into its original layer and not a selected one

    Copy an object (Cmd + C), then create a new layer, select it and Paste it in Place in the new layer — the object gets placed in tis original layer instead.

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    The 'Paste Remembers Layers' option in the Layers panel’s flyout menu regulates this behavior. When it is checked — Illustrator will honor the original layer of a copied artwork and paste it in the same layer, ignoring the selection of a layer.

    However, if disabling this option does not help — please comment.

  12. Bug: Illustrator 22.1 Not Usable Since Mojave Update

    1. Mojave update on latest Illustrator CC version 22.1

    2. Basic usage of Illustrator

    3. Use Illustrator normally

    4. Random mouse clicks, movements etc making illustrator unusable. It's as if the interface and cursor just has a mind of its own sometimes. Even happening with Illustrator CS6 - Photoshop and InDesign CC have no issues at all.

    8 votes

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  13. 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
    8 votes

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  14. 画像をコピー&ペーストするとスライスの設定が消失します

    MacOSX 11.4
    Illustrator ver.25.3.1

    ドキュメント間で画像のコピー&ペーストを行なうと、ペーストしたドキュメントの矩形に付与したスライスの設定が消失してしまいます。
    画像を含まないオブジェクトのコピー&ペースト、ドキュメント間でのドラッグ&ドロップによる画像の複製では再現しません。

    7 votes

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    Under Review  ·  PCM Maro responded

    Illustrator 製品フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。

    ご報告いただきました「スライス設定の消失」について、Mac / Win ともにリンク画像の場合にのみ再現することを確認いたしました。
    今後、検証を行ってまいります。
    情報のアップデートがありましたら、こちらでご報告いたします。

    今後ともよろしくお願いいたします。
    Illustrator チーム

  15. when dragging guides it disappears, please fix it.

    when dragging guides it disappears, please fix it.
    Adobe illustrator 2021 v. 25.0
    macOS Catalina

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  16. In Adobe Illustrator Constrain Width and Height proportions doesnt work

    I don't know why but 'Constrain Width and Height proportions doesn't work
    in 'Transform' or 'Properties' panel

    Whenever I constrain and move the number up, it creates a weird number
    for example, if the shape is 60,60 and when I write down 70 on the height the width becomes 69.256 something like this

    so frustrating!!!!!!!!!

    7 votes

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  17. UI freezes, then crashes. Can't save.

    Last version is pretty unstable. Can't work with it, crashed several times since the update i made this morning. While working, UI freezes (but some tools are still availaible via keyboard shortcut), then crashes without message. Can't save when UI is freezed.

    I'm going back to the previous version. Aren't you ashamed that EVERY TIME we update, softs become unusable for professionnal purpose?

    Ho, and when will get ******' keyboard shortcut to rename layers? Is it in the current update at last?

    7 votes

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  18. crashes consistently

    Illustrator is crashing repeatedly with the latest update. I'm on a Mac with Mojave 10.14.5, my coworkers are on PC's and we're all crashing since the latest Illustrator update. No consistency to the tasks we are doing in ai to make it crash. Please fix!

    7 votes

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  19. undo is broken

    Undo is just wonky. I hit Undo, and rather than just stepping back one step, it jumps several actions backward, and the Redo steps can't even get back to where I was. I wish I could provide more info, but it's just jacked, so I can't trace the problem.

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  20. 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.

    7 votes

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