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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Units in AI 2018 not functioning properly

    The new update to Illustrator, 2018, seems to be having issues with files made in previous versions of Illustrator, as of 10/19/17. I'm having trouble setting the Units. When I try to set my rulers to inches, they seem to remain at points - even the properties pallet.

    Although, I just reinstalled 2017 (on 10/20/17) because of these bugs and when I launched the AI app from the CC app, it launched the 2018 version (since I had not yet uninstalled it). When I checked again, this issue seems to have been resolved since yesterday. I kept double checking and…

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.3
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/art.. if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html

  2. dragging a group while zoomed out

    While zoomed out using the general selection tool, it will act as the direct selection tool and will grab an individual node rather than the entire group.

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  3. Overprint Preview unbearably slow

    When using overprint preview this app grinds to a halt, it's absolutely awful, please fix / improve

    Mac OS 0.15.6,
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
    3.7 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5
    64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    Radeon Pro 580X 8 GB

    Ai 24.2.3

    switching between overprint preview brings my Mac to a slow grind
    My expected result... that a professional application is fit for purpose
    My actual result.... a slow and un-usable not fit for purchase application that I have no choice other than to use.!!!

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  4. Stability update made Illustrator very unstable

    I noticed the 27/07/2020 update described itself as addressing stability issues, which I didn't have. Since the update ran, 3 hours ago, I've had three crashes - all when copying text and graphics together. My crash report crashed too.

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  5. CRASH AND NO RECOVERY

    ever since the most recent updates, my illustrator has been crashing regularly. And worse file recovery has not recovered a single file. this is very wack. I have lost money re-doing things I already made and lost because of random crashes. Very Very disappointing and not encouraging me to continue using illustrator.

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  6. Preferences reset whenever Illustrator freezes/crashes

    Illustrator freezes or crashes 1 to 2 times a day. I use it for 8 hours a day at work. When it freezes, I have to force quit with Task Manager. I'm using 2020, and I had this exact issue with 2019. However with 2020, whenever it freezes and I force quit, once I open Illustrator again all of my preferences are back to default. These preferences include: custom Keyboard Shortcuts, the workspace, boxes that have been checked (e.g. the Preview box in Envelope Distort).

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  7. Lag and Illustrator "Not Responding" after copy command

    The platform is: Illustrator 23.0.6 64-bit, on Win10 Enterprise 1903 latest updates, and with nVidia drivers R430 U5 (431.70).

    The bug is that Illustrator freezes for ~5 seconds after/during a simple copy command, and "Not Responding" is displayed on the top title bar. This can be induced by just opening a new file, drawing a rectangle, then trying to copy it (with Ctrl-C or with the menu command).

    This is destroying my workflow...

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  8. slow cursor on second monitor when using Adobe Illustrator - only while using Ai

    When I used illustrator on my second monitor, the mouse cursor is astoundingly slow and a reduced range across the screen. This only happens when I use illustrator, not other applications. I am using a macOS Mohave 10.14.5 (18F132) and am connecting to my monitor with an HDMI using an HDMI/USB adapter for my laptop.

    This costs me in time and efficiency at my job, as I'm sure it does for other people, who have posted similar complaints on adobe forums. Please fix it!

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  9. There is not enough memory available to process the appearance of an object

    MAC OS High Sierra Version 10.13.6
    Processor 3.2Ghz Intel Core i5
    Memory 8GB
    Graphics AMD Redeon R9 M380 2048MB

    Illustrator is CC 2019 23.0.1

    When trying to work on an image, my colleague is constantly getting the above message and the application hangs.
    Could you advise if there is a fix for this?

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  10. hand tool shortcut

    Hi there.

    Operating System - Windows 10 Enterprise
    Illustrator version - CC
    Expected Result - Hand tool function to work using the shortcut
    Actual Result - Hand tool function does not work using the shortcut

    The shortcut for the hand tool is causing me problems. holding the space bar is displaying the hand icon, but clicking the mouse as normal wont activate the 'grab' ie the tool doesnt work. Its as if the function isnt there even though the hand icon appears.

    normal hand tool function works fine by the way.

    thanks, Ross Hume

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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.

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

  11. cursor lag cc2019

    Heavy cursor lag on arrow tools in cc2019. Tracking speed matches fine system wide, but is slowed / delayed in Ai.

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  12. lastest update crashes CONSTANTLY

    Just updated to version 23.0 via CC panel and Illustrator won't run more than 2 minutes at a time without crashing. I can't keep it open long enough to determine if there's a specific trend or problem. Selecting any tool from any palette, or trying to move an object on the art board, or while typing... just locks up no matter what I do. VERY FRUSTRATING.

    For what it's worth, I'm on Windows 10 with 32 gb of RAM running 64 bit version of Illustrator. Never crashed before the update.

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  13. PDF's Not Saving Correctly

    As of this morning my PDF files are saving very odd. I have been saving them the same way for YEARS. As of this morning they are saving this (see attached). HELP? This is how I save files for our website to show available homes for a community. Obviuosly this is not showing the flyer sheet it was saved as from. I save as PDF, have a preset created that I select & save. Usually it's my flyer - today it this. From every file I try it from. ?????

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  14. Window tabs in illustrator glitch can't navigate

    I've lost the ability to navigate and manage my tabs in illustrator on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3. Multiple restarts of my computer have not solved this, please fix this super frustrating glitch!

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting the issue and apologies for the inconvenience caused.Does this issue persists even now? If yes , can you please share the specific steps that you were doing,it may help us to reproduce the issue

  15. Left Mouse Button Single Click Acts Like Double Click

    This only seems to happen in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and Adobe Bridge. I'll single click on a file to select it and it will open as if it has been double clicked. This happens intermittently. I've checked all the mouse settings and nothing has changed.

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  16. Smart Guides not working in Illustrator CC 2018 even after I turn on snap to pixel

    Smart Guides had not worked for me in a long time now. I update illustrator regulary and have snap to pixel turned off.

    I have been using illustrator for over 13 years so I know all the tricks and methods and this drives me nuts.

    In Sketchapp for example I select the object, hold the alt key and it will show me all the margins and distances around the selected object. That is a time saver.

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  17. AI 2018 slow, unresponsive - unusable - Downgrade to 2017 instructions please

    Jerky, unresponsive, unbearable lag time, clicks buggy. Simply unusable

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  18. Illustrator CC - Lags constantly every attempt to do something in my layers

    I have been using Illustrator since macOS Sierra and it was decent in regards to performance not perfect though. Now since MacOS High Sierra Illustrator just destroys my workflow, I waste so much time waiting for the pin wheel to go away just so that when I attempt to move the cursor to interact with a layer is comes right back and i'm waiting again. . . and then at time it will crash (this is good I make backups)

    I would find it hard to believe that a relatively new MacBook Pro should have no problems handling an 600mb…

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  19. Decimal point massive problems (AI CC 2017.1.0 macOS 10.12.6)

    I’ve documented the issue here:

    this problem has been discussed ad nauseam on the forum, but it still persists: AI 2017.1.0 on macOS 10.12.6 still has massive problems with handling of the decimal comma vs. point. On my system (macOS 10.12.6), all dialog boxes within Illustrator display numbers with decimal commas, but any operation (such as moving an item with cursor keys or using the cursor Up or Down keys within text boxes) makes the values multiply by 100 and then "explode".

    When I start a new document, the Width textbox of the page says "210,00 mm". If I click…

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  20. The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [TAdd]

    The error makes all shortcuts useless, plus they can't even be edited nor does resetting preferences make any difference.

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