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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Illustrator randomly will stop allowing me to click and drag items

    In Illustrator (most recent version), at random times, it will stop allowing my to select or drag anything in my art. I can still select and adjust elements in the panels but the actual art elements won't work. I am using a mouse and have tried with both trackpad and mouse but neither changes anything. If I select an element, I can move them with the directional buttons but it's impossible to use the mouse to do so. Please fix this as soon as possible!

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  2. The interface doesn't appear

    When I open Ai, the interface never load(1). If I pass the cursor over the top, that bottons appear(2). And, if I select a new color of interface appear the rest(3), but if I press "Ok", that disappears.

    Intel Core i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00 GHz
    4Gb ram
    64bits system

    9 votes

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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 – 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.

  3. Mouse click sticking

    This problem only seems to happen in Illustrator. I have not seen this issue when I use Photoshop.

    Clicking with the mouse, does not always work as expected. It is almost like there is a long delay before the release is detected, resulting in a drag operation. Sometimes I see the spinner appear after I click. I have tried a different mouse, same issue. In the video, I am only ever doing a quick click, without moving the mouse.

    9 votes

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  4. can't highlight dimensions

    Since update today, cannot click and drag across the numbers in the dimension boxes (properties). Can only double click to highlight. It's bugged at best.

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  5. Recent file history missing on app launch

    Since updating to the latest version, on starting Illustrator I just get the "start a new file fast" section but no recent file history icons.

    Once I've opened and then closed a file the app returns to the home screen and then my recent history is showing but the Start A New File Fast bit has gone.

    Once I close illustrator down and re-open it the history disappears again :(

    Using Illustrator v24 via a Creative Cloud Suite account on Windows 10. I've tried uninstalling, rebooting and re-installing. No change.

    8 votes

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  6. With multiple projects open, can only view one tab

    In new AI2019, if I have multiple tabs open, only the tab originally opened is usable unless I open the other tabs in a new window.

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi Joel,

    Thanks for reporting the issue. I tried reproducing this on my computer but couldn’t reach to your conclusion. Can you please share the steps and a screen shot if possible with us. Is this happening every time or in some specific scenario. Also please let me know on which OS are you working.

  7. Drag-n-drop across documents to locked layer warning

    Please see the animation.

    I have two documents, one with current layer is locked.
    When I try to drag my artwork from other document (in this locked layer, about which I very often don't remember), AI should have said something about 'You are attempting to paste or drag into one or more layers that are locked or hidden. Do you want to unlock and show all approriate layers?'...

    But in my case it does not.
    I remember seeing it from time to time, but often it stops appearing.
    I have nothing as result, no warning, no message, nothing.
    And it's…

    8 votes

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  8. Dropdown for stroke width in Appearance says 'mm' when units are 'px'

    AI 22.0.2
    All units are set to 'px'.
    Appearance stroke width dropdown says 'mm'.
    Stroke same dropdown says 'px' all right.

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  9. cannot merge layers

    version 22.0.1 brand new download of illustator

    The action cannot complete because a parameter is invalid.
    (possibly a program error) ......... this is what i get when trying to merge layers.

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  10. 楕円シェイプを含む選択範囲に対して回転をかけると変形パネルの高さの数値がおかしくなる

    楕円シェイプとその他の図形が同時に選択されている状態で回転をかけると変形パネルのHが異常な数値となる。

    環境
    macOS10.15.6 Illustrator ver.25.2.3

    再現手順:
    1. 楕円シェイプとその他の図形を描き全てを選択する。
    2. 回転ツール又は変形パネル等を利用して選択範囲を任意の角度に回転する。
    3. 変形パネル上のHの数値が選択範囲の正常な高さを示さない。

    期待する結果
    変形パネルの高さの項目が選択範囲の高さを正常に表示する。

    実際の結果
    変形パネルの高さの項目が選択範囲の高さを正常に拾わない。

    とりあえずの対処法ですが、シェイプを拡張することにより通常のpathItemとすると意図した数値が得られるようになります。

    7 votes

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    Under Review  ·  PCM Maro responded

    Illustrator 製品フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。

    ご報告いただいた「楕円シェイプを含む複数図形を選択して回転すると、オブジェクトの高さ(H)の情報が正しく数値反映されない」という問題ですが、検証でも再現いたしました。

    今後、開発状況などのアップデートがありましたら、こちらでご報告いたします。

    今後ともよろしく願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  11. New version of Illustrator Smart Guides do not work

    Ever since the last update, and now also with the brand new version (as of 6/17/20), the Smart Guides have stopped working properly, almost non-existent.

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  12. Select Objects in Layer selects locked objects

    Objects that are locked within a layer get selected when selecting everything in a layer. Instead of selecting everything in the layer except the locked items.

    Win 7, Ai CC 23.0.3

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  13. App unresponsive due to tour window

    MacOS Mojave, Late 2013 iMac

    This is probably a rare event, but it should never happen and if this "feature" behaved consistently with MacOS, it wouldn't ever happen:

    The other day I launched Illustrator, and immediately pushed the window down and out of the way so I could access multiple files on the desktop. I didn't realize this was the first time I'd launched Illustrator since an update, so a tour window had popped up, but since I had shoved the entire workspace window down right away, I couldn't see the tour window.

    What happened was that I attempted to…

    7 votes

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  14. Illustrator 2019 - anchors are now invisible unless selected?

    I installed the newest AI update (v23) and started testing some of the new features when I noticed that the anchor points that I rely on for my work have vanished. I've attached screen snips to show the difference between AI 2018 and 2019.

    That little magenta X shows up in earlier versions but now it's invisible. It's still present and can be selected if I know where it is but that defeats the purpose, in my opinion. There must be some way to turn these back on, right?

    I've tried toggling many settings in the menu and the closest…

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  15. Ctrl+arrows in Package dialogue

    Ctrl+arrows stop at underscores in Save-Export-other 'system' dialogues, but don't in native dialogues. We heavy rely on underscores in our naming convention, so please make it work as it should be.

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  16. Can't drag layers in layers palette

    I suddenly cannot drag layers in the layers palette. I just need to place a layer on top of another, which I've been doing for over a decade. Please fix this now.

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  17. Misalignment in control panel for symbols

    See image attached.
    Here and everywhere baselines in control panel captions must match.

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  18. New File and Help Tabs Not Working

    This is not an idea, it's a bug in the system. The 'File -> New' command does not work. If I click 'File -> New', it brings up a new window that remains black and does nothing. I found a work around. If I check the use 'legacy "File New" interface' box In the 'Edit -> Preferences -> General' dialog, only then will it allow me to create a new document.

    I can, however, upon initially opening illustrator, create a new document. But say i'm working on a project and I want to create a new document with the 'File…

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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 – 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.

  19. Object\Filters menu item lacks hotkey

    When you press Alt-O, you can't access 'Filters' submenu with a key (the item has no underlined char).

    6 votes

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  20. Create New Sublayer button

    I have a group that I want to make a sublayer instead.

    I click it in the Layers panel and try to click Create New Sublayer button.
    It’s grayed out.

    OK, think I, I must target it then, right? I do it.
    The button is still grayed out.

    I select other objects, in Layers or on canvas.
    Still grayed out.

    Then I click a layer name.
    Surprise! Now and ONLY now the button is active... what?
    What else can I mean when having selected anything else inside of a layer?

    Fine, I target my group, select a layer without targeting…

    6 votes

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