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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Extremely slow or crashing Illustrator 23.0.3 (64bit)

    Windows 10 Home (OS Build 17137.885)
    Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2Ghz
    32GB RAM
    2 SSD 1TB Drivces (30% full each)
    GPU - Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 3GB

    SHOCKING PERFORMANCE!!
    Slow to load even the smallest AI files!
    Crashes intermittently, cant re-create the problem!!

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  2. ILLUSTRATOR IS BROKEN GARBAGE

    First of all this bug reporting website is horendious, and I expect nothing less from Adobe who make products that should put them out of business.
    Right now in Illustrator 2019 I cannot change the size of a font without stroke appearing on the text, if I turn the stroke off, the font shrinks in size again, now I'm here wasting my precious time typing out the stupidest problem imaginable. Another thing, I have absolutely no idea why when i click the type tool to the artboard there is text that appears automatically... is the paradigm of a blinking cursor…

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  3. Illustrator Lag

    Illustrator super slow and laggy even in outline view on Mac. Started after last two updates. Have restarted both Illustrator and mac. Takes forever to save and move objects, have to click multiple times for it to actually select the object.

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  4. Overall dissatisfaction with Illustrator

    The frequency of issues is just staggering. Files freeze on open, freeze on save, struggle with server connections, never seem to remember any recent files, or you just seem to get a beach ball for minutes on end with no clue if you need to restart or if you should just wait it out. I use illustrator more than any program and it sometimes ends up being my biggest hindrance.

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  5. New update of Illustrator 23.0.1 causes lags and no-response during

    New update of Illustrator 23.0.1 causes lags and no-response during saving and updating links.
    (Windows 10, NvidiaGTX 660)

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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.

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    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  6. Illustrator & Mohave

    I performed the upgrade to Mojave 10.14 yesterday from High Sierra. Now I am dealing with some really strange & frustrating Finder & Adobe CC behavior. "An unexpected error occurred (error code -8011)" when I try to rename files in Finder.

    Illustrator, instead of saving over my open working files, is generating new file versions named in numerical order -without my doing- and I am unable to change these filenames after closing them all and renaming them in Finder. And it sometimes skips a save, too. For example, when I hit Save in Illustrator, new file appears named "Filename 1.ai,…

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    Illustrator version 22 is not supported on macOS 10.14 (Mojave).
    Please upgrade to version 23 to see if it resolves the issue.

    the error as seen in screenshot is form Apple Os, you may want to contact them to resolve finder issues

  7. macOS Mojave zoom in and out choppy

    MacBook Pro 2017 just upgraded to macOS Mojave and the zoom is slow to respond and the artboard moves all over the place. any short term fixes would be appreciated.

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  8. Let's fix Adobe's attitude!

    Recently seeing this thread on Illustrator performance really irked me.

    11 replies to a topic with users in agreeance, and yet Admin says "Nothing actionable"

    Really???

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    Unless we get specefic actionable items it will not be possible for us to correct. Performance can be due to variety of reason a file type , a particular type of object on the file (e.g. a large raster), some interference with software that interfere with our event etc… Please help us to help you.

    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.

  9. Illustrator artboards moving with zoom in/out and not saving.

    Illustrator artboards moving with zoom in/out and not saving. I get this error when I try to save an .ai

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  10. Application stops working and take a lot of time to start (openning).

    Application stops working and take a lot of time to start (openning), all this come happenning after the last update.

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  11. symbols are not displayed

    I have a problem with symbols which I use frequently to have consistent UI.
    The problem happens sometimes that when reopened a file (package) after some time the symbol is not displayed! To see the symbol I need to enter it & exit symbol mode after that while I am in the file everything is fine till next time I enter the symbol!!!

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  12. Screen Problems

    Hi, There.

    I use Illustrator CC 2018 and my OS is Win10 64bit.

    Graphic Card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti.

    My illustrator have a problem comes up.

    The problem is when i drawing or moved object and that gray is what breaks my screen.(like a images.)

    I checked GPU Performance of illustrator Options.

    but, This problem is over and over again!

    Could you send me an email with the details?

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    unfortunately we have not been able to recreate the problem on our machine with similar configuration.
    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.

    some additional suggestion: You may want to keep your memory free by reducing the number of undoes – last 200 edits in memory may be too much of data in memory that you may not need ever.

  13. Not Responding

    My Illustrator is slow and with-in a few minutes after opening says not responding. What do I need to do to fix this problem? I need it for school work

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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

  14. Freezing when working on files with lots of details

    I've noticed others are having this exact same problem:

    When working on files with a large number of items, the program will freeze up the whole computer -- necessitating a forced reboot. This happens constantly with the latest update.

    MacBook Pro, 13 inch, 2016 (touchbar Mac)
    Adobe Illustrator 22.1

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  15. Resizing Bug

    Been having a lot of issues with a bug in the last couple weeks. I frequently find that the bounding box disappears (even when I have on 'show bounding box') absolutely out of nowhere. The program then proceeds to get very glitchy when trying to move the selected text, then crashes and shuts down. Doesn't allow transformations. I find myself restarting the program multiple times a day and it is honestly unacceptable. This is the most up to date version of illustrator.

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  16. Illustrator 22.1 crashing on MacOS high sierra every time I try and save work

    Hi Adobe tem,

    I have just updated Illustrator to version 22.1 from my creative cloud and it is crashing every time I try and save (both locally and to the server). I am running MAC OS High Sierra 10.13.5

    Will there be a bug fix coming as I have noticed a lot of other people commenting with similar issues.

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    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  17. Switching from one artboard to another drags like a snail when selecting object on the new artboard

    Switching from one artboard to another in Artboard panel drags like a snail when selecting object on the new artboard

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    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  18. The pointer has gone crazy!

    -iMac 27 inch (mid 2010)
    -3,2 GHz Intel Core i3
    -Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    -ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB

    -MacOS 10.13.5
    -Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 v22.1.0.312

    After updating the last MacOS 10.13.5 system, the cursor/pointer decides to randomly click on the work area. (it's not a mouse problem) This problem is very serious, because it doesn't make me work.

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  19. Crash when applying stroke

    Illustrator often crashes when apply stroke to simple path or compound path. Crash seems random and inconsistent but happens 6-10 times a month.

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  20. Freeze during heavy detail

    I'm working on a macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.4 MacBook Pro on Illustrator 22.1

    When I have a detailed design - ie a palm tree with numerous branches. I try and resize it or copy paste it and the program freezes then my whole computer freezes and I have to restart the computer.

    I expect this program to be able to handle designs with heavy detail and not freeze up every single time.

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