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  1. Full Arabic support not available with multiple languages installed

    macOS 10.13.6, Illustrator 2019

    When any language version of Illustrator installed other than Arabic, the full Arabic support is not available. Digits Type and Diacritic Positions are missing from the Character palette, and RTL/LTR and Kashidas are missing from the Paragraph palette, and corresponding tools are missing from the toolbar.

    Also, Arabic must be be installed from nothing - no previous language can be installed.

    AI does have the Middle Eastern composer options in the Paragraph menu, and correctly ligatures Arabic when one is set, but RTL is needed for correct punctuation and number display.

    Non-Arabic versions of AI do…

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  2. Color panel switches from secondary display to the primary display

    I run 2 monitors in Windows 7, most typically with my artboard window on the left (display 'A'), and a layout of panels on the right (display 'B').

    Not sure whether it started with this immediately after installing 2019, but today, any click on a Fill/Stroke proxy, either the one in the Color panel, or the one at the bottom of the Tools panel, the Color panel instantly jumps from display B to (the same position on) display A.

    So here's the normal state:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2549930

    See the Color panel at the bottom of the second-from-left column of panels on display…

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  3. Artboard tooltip cannot be dismissed

    When I double click on an Artboard to open its properties, I receive a blue tooltip "Shift-click to select multiple artboards. Alternatively, Shift-drag to draw a marquee...". However, I am unable to dismiss this tooltip because the Artboard Options dialog is open, and that is at the highest z-index, and I cannot interact with any other interface unless I dismiss this dialog.

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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.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  4. Zoom Tool – Zoom out sometimes doesn't work

    I often zoom out by selecting the Zoom Tool from the toolbar, then holding down 'Option' and clicking the mouse to zoom out. This does work most of the time, but sometimes it doesn't work and I have to click another tool option then click back to Zoom for it to work properly.

    Not sure if there's something specific I'm doing before to prevent it from working, or if it's just random.

    Illustrator 22.01 Mac

    11 votes

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  5. Bugs in the Properties panel

    In Illustrator CC 2018 (Windows), the Properties panel does not scale in width, so it can not be grouped with other panels (when switching, all panels become equal to the Properties panel in width).

    In the transformation section of the object in the Properties panel, you can not change the size proportionally using the Ctrl + Enter shortcut. In the Transformation panel, you can do this.

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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 22.1.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  6. Right click menu location bug. Win10 200% scaling.

    When I do right click, coordinate of context menu location doesn't double and located at the center between of cursor and top left corner of the workspace. This bug happens at all CC versions support Hi-dpi displays. Absolutely clean Windows, Illustrator, no plugins.

    https://youtu.be/WySXd6viYac

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  7. Some menu items are missing access keys (underline letters when Alt is held) when

    On Windows, Alt keys can be used to access all menus via keyboard.
    When you hold Alt, a letter that you can press to access a particular item is underlined.

    Some items though are missing these underlines, specifically:

    Edit > Spelling, My Settings, Edit Colors
    Object > Collect for Export
    Window > Extensions, Find Extensions on Exchange, Workspace, Toolbars... most panels here, including newer ones.

    Some are less needed, some are more important.
    Please don’t miss these. It feels like new items loose these (except for new Select Same Text options — good job!)

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  8. MacOS Big Sur rendering bug.

    Hi!
    I am an apple developer and I installed Big Sur beta (now on version 3) for work. I run into a problem with Illustrator that other people are not seeing. If I open one file everything is OK. When opening two or more files, I get a really nasty visual problem, with Illustror only. See file attached. Is anybody else having this problem, is there a way to fix it? I reinstalled Illustrator and it keeps happening.

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  9. Illustrator 2020 (24.0.3) stuck on Hand Tool (running macOS 10.14)

    Illustrator stuck on Hand Tool. I can click on any of the other tools (ex. Type Tool) but the cursor never changes and functionality remains stuck to Hand Tool... I CAN'T EDIT OR CREATE ANYTHING!

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  10. Change Scale tool behavior - revert back to scaling proportionately, shift & drag

    macOs Sierra 10.12.6

    Illustrator 23.0.1 - Scale tool doesn't work the same as it's been for years!! Ugh!

    Please revert to the legacy behavior of scaling shapes, images and text proportionately by using the scale tool + holding shift key and drag to enlarge or reduce size of shape proportionately. This way has been burned in my brain for many, many, many years. My fingers move faster than I can think, and now my logos turn out wonky unless I scale it the long way, by opening up the scale tool and typing in percentages!! No thanks.

    For now, how…

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  11. 'Send to current layer' command is disabled when art across several layers is selected

    I don't understand why it's limited, I can't see logic behind that, so I put it in Bugs, rather then Ideas.

    See, I have some stuff in different layers. I select it, choose layer, press hotkey, I intend to collect it all in selected layer, but nothing happens. WHY?

    I have 'Collect in new layer' in Palette menu, but I have no hotkey for it (you guys do everything with mouse? really?) and i don't need NEW layer, I need existing and selected one, and I have command for it — ''Send to current layer' — and it does not…

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  12. Drop shadow bug on modal dialogs

    Modal dialogs in Illustrator 22.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows are rendering incorrectly for me.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  13. Zoom - Scroll Wheel

    In Illustrator CC the program seems hardwired to not listen to the tablet settings about scroll wheel zoom or even touch pad zoom. There are lots of people online complaining about this and trying to find work arounds.
    I suggest just creating a hard wired button like photoshop did to fix this issue.
    This wasn't an issue with Illustrator CS4, so I'm not sure what changed.

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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

  14. Tab forces viewport to jump when panels are docked

    When you have a complex document and panels docked, it takes a lot of time to hide them with Tab because the position of the viewport is moved. It does not happen when all panels are floating.

    1. Load Essentials Classic workspace
    2. Open any document with art in it (the more complex the better)
    3. Press Tab — viewport moves (and it is slow!)
    4. Press Tab again to show all panels
    5. Undock every panel and toolbars to make them float (including Control panel)
    6. Press Tab — viewports stays in place (and it is almost instant!)

    So the position of viewport should not…

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  15. Dialog box pop up warning when opening the application for IllustratorGc.jsx

    Illustrator version:25.3 (updated today to run natively for M1)

    Hardware Specifications:
    MacBook Pro M1
    OS: macOS Big Sur 11.4

    I updated my Illustrator today to run natively on M1 and have been facing this issue for a while.

    I changed none of my preferences but randomly seem to be getting this warning pop-up that does not go away when clicking on 'Continue' or 'Cancel' - I tried reinstalling the app which didn't work at first, so I removed my preferences and tried again but that did not fix it. It seems the warning pop-ups just when I open the application…

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  16. The toolbar and all panels are missing after update.

    AI will not let me reset or go into any of the display presets. Always reverts to Essentials classic with no reset option and no toolbar or panels. I have restarted my computer and it still does the same thing.

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  17. Stuck on Rotate or Reflect Tool - Wacom Input Device

    I have run into this issue many times over the years (multiple AI versions) and figured I'd add to the posts about it.

    When using either the Rotate or Reflect tool, Illustrator often gets stuck. What I mean by stuck is that after trying to rotate or reflect some artwork, the Rotate or Reflect tool remains active as if you never released right click. This makes it so that every subsequent movement just rotates around the artwork as though you were still holding down right click. If you try to click elsewhere in the program, nothing happens. Clicking with a…

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  18. Toggling tabs does not refresh/display correct file.

    When multiple files are open, toggling from one file to another (via tabs) does not always display the correct file.

    I've only encountered this bug with CC 2019.

    Each release = less usable + more bugs

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  19. Graphic Styles Panel Crashes Illustrator (macOS Movaje)

    Illustrator CC 2019 on macOS Mojave becomes unusable after loading the "Graphic Styles" panel. After the panel loads, there's a brief beach ball followed by the "Not enough memory to process the appearance" error message. The menus then become "greyed out" and the only way to proceed is to force quit illustrator and restart.

    On the surface I can avoid loading the "Graphic Styles" panel, but there are other panels that I need to load that only load with the "Graphic Styles" panel attached to them.

    I've deleted the AI preferences and uninstalled/reinstalled Illustrator and the result is the same.

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  20. Mesh objects don't get selected when only edge is marqueed

    All paths in AI get selected when you draw a marque over their edge (with no points inside selection). Segment got selected. It is fine.

    But mesh objects are immune to edge marqueing, because there is no 'segment' thing for a mesh. WHY? Why don't you make the same thing as it's done for paths? Just select seam between mesh points and allow to move both points adjacent when seam is 'selected'.

    I put this into Bugs, because I consider this a bug rather than request. Like 'Selecting segments in mesh is broken all these years since introduction and everybody…

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