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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Selecting Object Accuracy

    The selection accuracy of both the arrow tools and the text tools is not very accurate and hence quite annoying now. Illustrator 2017 didn't have this issue. I can clearly see that I'm clicking on the intended object, but illustrator selects the object next to it. It is as if clicking on the object with a "fat finger". The same thing happens with the text selection tool.

    As a technical illustrator, I like to keep the accuracy of selection to a fine level.

    To work around this issue I have to zoom in more than expected. I have adjusted the…

    12 votes

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    7 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We need your help in re-creating this issue at our end. If this issue is reproducible at will, please reach out to sharewithai@adobe.com with your convenient time for remote screen sharing. If this happens intermittently, please do screen recording and send us the same. Any other details that help in re-creating this issue will be helpful (files, workspace, plug-ins, preferences, etc.)

    -Rama
    Illustrator Team

  2. preferences reset to default...EVERY time I open Illustrator

    Every time I open Illustrator, all preferences are reset to the defaults. EVERY preference, EVERY time. I've saved custom workspaces, keyboard shortcuts, etc. and those are available to be activated, every time I open the application.
    Using AI CC 2018 (22.0.1) on Windows 7, with Cloud disabled.
    I do NOT have the option to install the latest patch; I don't even have access to menu item "Check for Updates."
    Would be EXTREMELY helpful if Adobe would make the list of fixes for each patch available. I have no way of knowing when there's been an update, or what was patched…

    12 votes

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    21 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi ,

    Thanks for reporting this issue, Illustrator team really appreciate this.
    Unfortunately we are unable to reproduce this issue in house, Kindly help Illustrator Team to nail this issue down further:

    Kindly provide the exact preferences you are using and the data from below mentioned location .

    Mac:- /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 2X Settings
    Win:-C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 2X Settings

    Share the above information with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  3. Can't select or hide layers, AI instantly changes it back

    All was fine, until I discovered I can't change layers' visibility or lock them.
    Restart won't help. Please see animation attached and document shown.

    I remember I had this bug before but it somehow went away.

    12 votes

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    14 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    I am not able to reproduce this issue at my end. Would it be possible for you to share the file with me if it is happening in some file consistently? you can share it on sharewithai@adobe.com and tag me in the mail

    Thanks
    Anish

  4. 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.

    8 votes

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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.

  5. 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…

    7 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  26 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Entering a text field should select value by default

    There are certain default behaviors that one becomes used to when using a computer and Adobe appears to have completely disregarded this with respect to manually entering values! Please fix this serious bug.

    When clicking on any modifiable value field, a single click should select the entire contents of the field by default. If I click on the width field in the Illustrator top bar, I should be able to simply type a width and hit tab or enter to apply. THIS IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

    If I see that my width is only off by a small amount…

    6 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Thanks for your inputs. We have tried doing all the scenarios stated by you. You have mentioned that it use to work fine before. Can you please let me know on which build was it working fine. I have tried it on CS 6 as well as the latest 23.0.3 but both works in the same manner.

  7. Character Panel Typing Font Names Manually Issue

    When trying to type certain font names manually in the first field the placement of the letters jumps to the wrong spot.

    When I type "Arial Bold", "Arial Regular", or "Cooper Black" the cursor or text placement seems to fail and not type the text in order from left to right. I saw one other post here with a similar issue but it could not be reproduced. This is the first time I have seen this so far on the new Illustrator CC 2020. After typing the "o" in "Arial Bold" the letters end up typing to the left of…

    3 votes

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    3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    Apologies for the inconvieniecne caused to you due to this issue but we are not able to reproduce the issue at our end.
    To nail down the issue further we would like the following information from your end :
    1) Setting in the font search dialog – (“Search Entire Font Name” or “Search first name only”)
    It would be really helpful if you could provide a short video having steps to reproduce the issue.

    Share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  8. New update (23.0.1) shows Home screen instead of my actual file until I press F

    Most of the times, when I open an AI file I can't see my actual artboard until I press F (Toggle Screen Mode). Once I switch the screen mode it shows a weird red color in the artboard (too fast to capture).

    3 votes

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    3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. We have fixed similar issue in 23.0.3,
    Can you please upgrade to 23.0.3 and let us know if your problem is resolved or not?

  9. application frame


    1. These are not 'ideas' they are bugs, errors, problems - stop with the Orwellian language, just makes you look insincere and untruthful.

    The problem:
    When Application Frame is selected, files either do not display when opened or have a corrupted display. Doesn't happen every time, but quite often.
    Mac Pro macOS 10.12.6, Illustrator 22.1

    3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    We have made a fix in latest version for the same. Can you please upgrade to 23.0.3 and let us know if you still face this issue?

    Thanks
    Anish

  10. All tools and actions are slow and lagging, random selection in Ilustrator 2020

    All tools lagging. cursor selects items randomly and drags them around when non having been selected. Illustrator 2020 CC installed

    2 votes

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  11. Layer Panel is blank & not representing any layer panel icons or titles

    Layer Panel went blank randomly in a multi-layered project. Cannot view titles or any icons. Sometimes running the mouse over layer panel reveals the information that the mouse points at, however, only to disappear (title info, icons etc) if you click on layer.

    Latest version of Illustrator CC 2018. Have rebooted system twice, one shutdown for several hours, one restart. Also researching online to find similar issues. Seems to be relatively new issue.

    2 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Can you please check layer options dialog?
    From panel flyout open Layer Options and see if the thumnails for “Layers” “Groups” and “Objects” are selected and “Top Layer Only” is Not selected.

    Also “Show Layers Only” check box should be deselected.

    let me know if this solves your problem or not?

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  12. Font name not suggested when typing in

    When I want to change a typeface to another and I start typing in the name, instead of loading a list of installed fonts related to the characters being typed, nothing happens. No suggestions loaded at all.

    2 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi Love,

    sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Can you please click on the little rectangle in the font name (below search button) and see the option selected?

    If it is “Search First Work Only”, change it to “Search Entire Font Name” and it will solve the issue.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  13. 投げ縄ツール

    投げ縄選択ツールが機能しない。

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    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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「投げなわツールが機能しない」という現象ですが、製品版 Illustrator 2021(ver.25.2.3)では再現いたしませんでした。
    詳細情報が不明なため、基本機能以外の検証ができませんので、追加情報をお知らせください。

    バグを報告する際は、以下の内容を詳しく記載してください。

    1. お使いのオペレーティングシステムおよび Adobe Illustrator (デスクトップ版) のバージョン
    2. 問題が発生したときに実行していた手順
    3. 想定していた結果
    4. 実際の結果
    5. [必要に応じて] Illustrator ファイルまたはビデオをアップロードしてください。

    お手数をおかけしますが、よろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  14. 選択したオブジェクトのバウンディングボックスが表示されない

    オブジェクトを「選択ツール」で選択した際に、拡大縮小をするためのバウンディングボックスが表示されません。

    illustrator 24.0.1 で発生し、illustrator 23.1.1 では発生しません。

    利用している環境は、macOS Catalina 10.15.1 です。

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    Hi,
    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue.
    Please help us in isolating it further. We would need you to check
    1) Is this Issue still happening on your machine?
    2) If yes, Kindly provide some video, Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing the issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.
    3)Please ensure under Menu Entry View→Show Bounding Box is on.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  15. Selection is not visible in Illustrator 2020

    I just installed the latest version of Illustrator and it's pretty horrible to use. I cannot see the direct selection points on any object. I have tried toggling show bounding box and it doesn't make any difference. When an object is selected it is not highlighted so it's impossible to tell whether it is selected or not.
    I'm running on a PC with Windows 10.

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    Hi,
    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1)Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us .
    2) Is this file specific or happens with any object in a newly created file also?
    3) Kindly share your preferences folder with us in a zip File
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings//
    Win: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings

    Kindly share the requested information at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  16. The position of the right-click menu doesn't match the 4K screen (200% scale)

    Illustrator version: 22.1 (64-bit)

    When right click in the document, the position where the menu appears is incorrect.
    If the mouse cursor is closer to the top-left corner of the screen, the menu position is closer to the cursor.
    If the mouse cursor is farther from the top-left corner of the screen, the offset between the cursor and the menu position and is greater.

    Please see my screen record for details: https://youtu.be/KY9ySuCCk

    1 vote

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