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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. M1 laptop hang

    Adobe illustrator keeps hanging on me while
    Designing halfway. Sometimes it even hangs my own laptop. I know it hasn’t been optimised for m1 chip MacBook Pro (I’m using that currently) but sometimes it hangs so long that I’ve to force shut down my laptop and open up the file again. It’s just very unstable and buggy. Please help???

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  3. Visual glitches in 2021 version

    see middle blue circle. happens when zooming in and out (white speckles move)

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  4. Illustrator 2020 24.3 Extremely slow performance and lagging on Windows 10

    Extremely slow performance and lagging making Illustrator unusable under win 10 pro. Massive lag (sometimes 10 sec) when moving, selecting, objects or zooming, sometimes when selecting tools.

    I had v23.4 installed on the same machine with Win 7 a week ago and had no issues. New install of Windows 10 with the same version of illustrator is unusable even though my machine spec is above requirements and has no other issues.

    I've installed the previous version of illustrator to test but had the same performance issues.

    All drivers updated, and ran through performance troubleshooting in adobe support pages.

    Win 10…

    3 votes

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  5. Switching project tabs fails to update to selected project

    In recent updates, including the June 2020 Illustrator update, tabs fail to switch projects, displaying only the current project for up to 15 seconds before slowly refreshing and switching to the selected open project tab. This happens several times a day and drastically effects productivity. (macOS Catalina 10.15.5, Macbook Pro 16 2019)

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  6. Illustrator crashes when using certain tools, when macbook goes to sleep, when left on too long, when selecting items (CMD+A)

    Going mad trying to fix this bizzare problem on my new 2019 Macbook pro.

    • Latest version of illustrator (24.1.2)

    -Mac OS Catalina 10.15.4, 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9, 32 GB 2667 MHz DDR4, MD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

    Since maybe last month, illustrator has been crashing more and more frequently, and at the strangest of times. I have everything almost exactly the same on my 2018 Macbook Pro and Illustrator is totally fine on that one. I can't quite figure out what is going wrong with this laptop.

    For instance:

    -When I…

    3 votes

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  7. Escape Button and Arrow Keys not working with latest Illustrator 2020

    This was a previous bug that seems to be resurrected: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/35763892-escape-key-and-arrows-not-working-with-illustrator

    Escape and arrow keys randomly stop working. If I close the application and restart it sometimes solves the issue, but I'd really like to not have to close everything down and start it all back up again every time it stops working 5 - 10 min into editing a document. :(

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  8. Illustrator and InDesign crashing multiple times a day

    I have a weird crash — many but not all times I step away from my Mac (2020 MacBook Pro 16" running Catalina; 64GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB; Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB), Illustrator goes down (and often, InDesign as well). I'll come back and wake up the machine and am greeted with system crash messages. The crash message seems to be related to Dispatch queue. Is it possible this is tied to sleep functionality, or perhaps a GPU issue? Would love to resolve this.

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  9. Refresh in Trim view

    In trim view, when moving objects on the artboard, other objects disappear and don't re-draw.

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  10. Panels are mixed up and showing wrong content when docked

    All panels and document windows show some frozen content. This happens daily until I restart. If panels are dragged to be floating they refresh correct until they are docked together again.

    MacOS Catalina, AI 24.1

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  11. Artwork disappearing / Framework in Outline Mode Glitching

    Illustrator art board disappearing and turning to outline mode if I zoom in/out OR try and move an object. Everything seems to be repeating itself in these weird wire frames. I have to save, exit out, then reenter that file. This is happening often and multiple times a day. I'm working on a PC, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i9-9900 CPU

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  12. Image Trace, Saving files, Swatch panel

    Running AI 2020, v 24.0.3 on Mac High Sierra v 10.13.6

    • Save & Save As commands are not working at all. Commands are there, seems like they work (able to click, asks for file name, location, etc), but file never appears/saves. Have tried saving as new file types, names, etc, but nothing works.

    • Image Trace, same issue. Button is there and I click on it but nothing happens.

    • Swatch panel has disappeared completely. Searched "Swatch" in illustrator help search bar says "no results found". "Swatches" not under windows menu. Have loaded different workspaces, none have it.

    Have quit and restarted…

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  13. Mac OS Wacom brush lag

    UPDATE: I kept researching and found on another support blog to try hiding the rulers and right away my brush quit lagging by at least 85-90% improvement. Actions taken: View > Rulers > Hide Rulers. Weird, but it worked for me. I hope this helps anyone else with this issue. Ideally, we'd like to have this fixed so that rules can stay open, but nice to have a quick fix too.

    ORIGINAL PROBLEM:
    I'm on a MacOS Catalina (most recent Mac upgrade). I'm using a Wacom Tablet (up-to-date drivers) and the subscription version of Adobe Illustrator. My brush is lagging…

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  14. Illustrator window too small to open file

    I have to close and open AI files all day. Every 5-6th time of opened various documents, my entire program window will shrink down as small as possible and i will get an error message saying AI is too small to open the file when I already had the program as full size.

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  15. too slow and laggy, small edits also end up in not responding or hanging and crashes.

    After the last update (24.0.1) Illustrator is too slow and laggy. Crashes Illustrator consistently with Can't finish previewing, small edits also end up in not responding or hanging and crashes.

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  16. Since updating to the 2020 version of CC, Illustrator seems to freeze up.

    Freezing. Plus, I'm trying to create a dotted stroke with the stroke panel and my stroke always reverts to a solid line.
    I'm running Windows 10 and just updated it today 12/7/19 and no change.

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  18. Does 23.1.1. fix the abysmal performance on Mac or no?

    Illustrators performance on Mac as been horrible for the last several versions, has this been fixed yet, or at least an update on why and when you expect to have it fixed?

    We seriously need to have an intervention, you're making Illustrator practically unusable for your paying customers with these 'updates' that seemingly take several steps back each time.

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  19. Frequent crash, no crash report , sometimes does not generate recovered file

    OS: Windows
    Version: 10.0
    System Architecture: x64
    Built-In Memory: 16207 MB
    Lenovo Yoga 720 151kb
    intel core i7
    Driver[1] Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Driver[1] Driver Version: 23.21.13.9125
    Driver[1] Driver Date: 20180316000000.000000-000
    Driver[1] Adapter RAM: 2048
    Driver[1] PNP DeviceID: PCI

    Illustrator v23.1 (just updated today 10-5-2019, but problem I'm describing was happening with previous version)

    Crashes 3-6 times per day depending on how much time I spend off and on AI. This had been going on as long as I've had this laptop, but some days are better than others. It stops responding and I have to end task via…

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  20. AI unusable performance lag

    As soon as I open a artboard or template I experience

    5-10 Seconds UI lag for menus and tools

    If I close the artboard the menus are responsive

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,3
    Processor Name: Intel Core i9
    Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 16 MB
    Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
    Memory: 32 GB
    Radeon Pro Vega 16:

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