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  1. Illustrator gets minimized when toolbars get touched at Mac Sonoma 14.1, with application frame disabled

    By updating to MacOS 14.1, In Illustrator 2024 28.00, as soon as you touch the toolbars, they disappear. Keeping the "Application Pane" active does not give the error. Can it be solved. A thousand thanks!

    23 votes

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  2. Distribute spacing value field doesn't show units anymore

    The field used to show units (like '50 mm') in version 23.
    In 24 it says just '50' with no 'mm' after.
    If you type in your own unit, it won't recalculate in current units, as every other field in AI can do.

    21 votes

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  3. Zoom in and Zoom Out Through Mouse Wheel does not work

    In previous Adobe PD and Illustrator versions i was using preferences setting to change the zoom with Mouse Wheel, but in this version it is not available.

    16 votes

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  4. New Document dialog window always coming up blank now

    It was working at first, but now when I try to create a new document I just get a completely blank dialog box. When I mouse over areas of the box, the pointer turns from arrow to text input cursor or clicky-finger depending where in the window I am, which implied that everything is there, but not visible. To confirm this, I clicked on where I knew my favourite preset to be and hit return, and it created the right kind of new document.

    So the dialog comes up, but doesn't display anything even though it's all there to interact…

    12 votes

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  5. Actual Size view menu does not display at actual size...

    The new "Actual Size" feature under the view menu does not zoom to actual size. a 1" square is displayed at around 7/8" instead.

    11 votes

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    there are two issues in this post
    1. Users want this feature to work on multiple monitors.
    2. Users want to have a view actual pixels for web drawings.

    for #1 please vote here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/35799382--actual-size-should-work-with-multiple-monitors

    for #2: we have an option to disable – You have to go to Preferences > General and uncheck “Display print size at 100% Zoom”.

  6. workspace

    While using the new Illustrator CC v.23, the workspaces will randomly move around and cover up the art board that I am working on. I can simply click "reset workspace" and it's back to normal it is very frequently that the workspaces move around randomly. Please fix, Thanks.

    9 votes

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    We have a feature to popup colors panel when you click on fill/stroke proxy. Please remove the colors panel from the the workspace when it pops-up you should be fine. When I say remove you just have to remove from the dock and keep it as a floating

  7. black screen problem

    When creating a new document or opening an existing document in Illustrator, I get a black screen (see attached). I have to resize the window to be able to work. This is not ok.
    Version 22.1, MacOS 10.13.3, MacBook Pro with external monitor as main screen.

    8 votes

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    Thanks for confirming that it is working fine in 23.0.3
    I am closing the issue now. If you still face the issue please send am email to sharewithai@adobe.com and mention this thread and my name in the mail.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  8. Dialog windows move / float to the left

    Bug Report: Floating windows drift offscreen (see attached video).
    Adobe Illustrator 26.4

    I tried reverting to older versions of Adobe Illustrator, but the issue exists for them as well; To me, that suggests the problem is related to the beta macOS. I am raising this bug now because the issue could present itself as users upgrade to macOS Ventura this fall.

    System Info:
    I am running MacOS, Ventura, Version 13.0 Beta (22A5311f) on iMac M1 (2021) with 8MB RAM.

    5 votes

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  9. Round corner not showing, object select not showing multi-select

    round corner only shows with regular select tool but not direct select tool
    when using direct select tool, would not outline selected object
    round corner mod would only show up for default shapes, if anything is divided or combined the round corner stops showing.

    Why do we need to vote for bugs to be fixed?
    shouldn't all bugs be fixed?? i mean it's not a new feature we are requesting.

    5 votes

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    This happens when edges get hidden.

    Enable them back with View > Show Edge (or Cmd/Ctrl + H).


    Also, you can edit your corner values precisely with Corners field in Control and Properties panel. The Shape section in Transform panel allows you to do the same for live shapes.

  10. Tool panels are enlarged or scaled up

    Updated to Illustrator 2019 - workspace panels have increased dramatically in size - see screen grab of Illustrator and the same area in photoshop.

    Solutions helpful as I cannot have as many panel open as they now take up so much space!

    5 votes

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  11. Learn tab prompt covers necessary tabs

    I hate the learn tab with the fire of 1000 suns and I long for the sweet release of death to keep me from seeing this prompt I have no ability to disable.

    Every time I start Illustrator I get this prompt to use the Learn tab. I don't want to use the Learn tab, I have work to do and this prompt covers important parts of the interface that I need to do my job.

    There's no affordance to turn it off, the links just open a tab I do not want. It take 3 click to dismiss it…

    4 votes

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  12. Tools move in tool bar, I need to reset tool bar back to default but then moves again with 2/3 mins of working. Please advise. Thanks.

    Tools move in tool bar, I need to reset tool bar back to default but then moves again with 2/3 mins of working. Please advise. Thanks.

    4 votes

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  13. Welcome screen Illustrator CC 2019

    Customize the Welcome Back screen: Right now the "Start a new file fast" screen shows various options including an A4. I'm not in the EU. Where's the US Letter size? That would make the most sense in the US. Where can I edit that group? How do I clear the list of most recent?

    4 votes

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  14. The interface UI font fails to follow the Windows system settings. A lot of serif fonts are used in

    The interface UI font fails to follow the Windows system settings. A lot of serif fonts are used in Chinese, making it very difficult to distinguish.

    The red part does not follow the operating system font, and the blue part correctly follows the operating system font. In Chinese Windows, the default font of the operating system is "Microsoft Yahei"

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/647274i34CCB4C6B92C28D8/image-size/original/is-moderation-mode/true?v=v2&px=-1

    3 votes

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  15. Stop asking about switching to the Touch interface

    I have a laptop with a touch screen (that I never use, and never intend to use). Every time I open Illustrator, it tells me that it has detected that I am using a touch enabled screen and asks if I want to switch. I would be VERY appreciative if you could make this pop up with a "don't ask me again on this computer" checkbox as it is really annoying as it not always obvious that it has popped up and it makes the screen unresponsive.

    3 votes

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear that this dialog was annoying you so much. I am glad to share that this has been removed from the latest release of Illustrator. Please upgrade to latest version to get rid of this issue.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  16. Artboard units do not follow what is set in preferences (v 24.0.3)

    Set units to be in inches, but Paragraphs palette shows fields in points.

    2 votes

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  17. Cannot close main application window with keyboard shortcut

    When there are no documents open, it's apparently not possible to close the application window from the keyboard (e.g. with the traditional shortcut Cmd+W). The Close option is disabled in the File menu.

    2 votes

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  18. Workspace toolbars disappearing

    Ai CC 2019 - all of a sudden all the toolbars have disappeared and won't stay reinstated. Workspace will not reset nor change modes.

    2 votes

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  19. Oversize UI Elements in Ai 2019

    I noticed that with the 2019 version of Illustrator (23.0), the entire UI of the software seems to be "supersized." It is as if every pixel is now rendered oversized. Not just in the drawing area, but all the tools, controls, panels, everything.

    I've attached a "full screen" screen shot of the 2019 (v. 23.0) welcome screen, and the (reinstalled) 2018 (v. 22.1) welcome screen. Both are maximized on the same physical screen, the display on my MacBook Pro. See how the buttons and other elements are larger in the 2019 version? Like it is somehow zoomed in.

    I do…

    2 votes

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  20. Bounding Box outside path and wrong dimensions

    After 22 years of using Illustrator, the bounding box does not works anymore as it was used to.
    When I draw a square of 10mm x 10mm with a centered path of 0,5mm the bounding box was always visualized precisely over the path and the dimensions of the square are 10x10mm
    Since yesterday (01.18.2024) the bounding box is visualized outside the path and the dimensions are 10,5 x 10,5mm
    Hope that is only a bug and not a feature

    Version 28.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10

    1 vote

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