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  1. High Sierra (macOS 10.13) GPU rendering issues with RGB document - Intel Graphics

    Illustrator 21.1.0 has issues with GPU rendering in the latest High Sierra public betas:

    Paths will appear jagged and generally do not display correctly.

    Altering the zoom level affects these artefacts.

    Switching off GPU rendering altogether fixes the issue but this way, performance is obviously affected.

    Additional Note: Works correctly in CMYK document.

    386 votes

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  2. AI displays the START SCREEN on opening the file and the document view do not switches (refreshes) the file content.

    v 22.1

    When trying to open an existing file while Illustrator is closed, the software will lag and then hang on the opening screen. The file appears to be opened in the background, but there's no way to access or see it. The opening screen will give options to open additional files or create a new one (as usual) but when trying to do either, nothing will open and no New File Options menu will appear.

    Everything will work normally only if I open Illustrator first and then the file.

    This happens will every file I've tried, so this isn't…

    200 votes

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    Thank you all for reporting this issue and providing us your valuable feedback.

    What we have found out so far is that this issue can happen in multiple workflows. For clear tracking, validation and closure. We will closing this thread for given below two scenarios which we believe are fixed now:

    1)Double click any Ai file to launch Illustrator
    2)Placing files in Illustrator via Bridge.

    For two other scenarios that we know of that can cause this, we have created a separate thread :https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/39220189-ai-displays-the-start-screen-on-opening-the-file-a .If you are encountering the below mentioned issues with latest Version (24.0.1 on Mac and Win), then please vote on newly provided User voice thread and provide Test File via File→Package, Video and steps via dropping email at sharewithai@adobe.com along with this thread link so that we can identify and fix the root cause.

    1. On opening a file in Illustrator the START SCREEN do…

  3. White flickering screen: Illustrator 2019 gltches out video card in Macs with AMD Radeon R9 M390 2 GB graphics card...

    it's an Apple & Adobe conflict with each other regarding the AMD graphic card driver(s) + Mojave OS 10.14. Rolling back to Illustrator 2018 doesn't fix it. I first thought it was a physical hardware problem (dying graphics card) until we experienced the problem on multiple Macs in the same way.

    This issue didn't exist prior to updating to Mojave, however, I think Mojave and Adobe were fine together until updating to Adobe CC's 2019 products which had the initial conflict and, in turn, created the same conflict for the prior Adobe CC versions + Mojave.

    I 100% believe there…

    83 votes

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  4. Mouse cursor disappears on Windows 11 Insider Preview

    I opened Illustrator to work on a project and my mouse cursor disappears when I am in the workspace. I can't seem to get it back. It is just an illustrator issue since I can see my cursor fine in other programs.

    43 votes

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  5. 34 votes

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  6. Escape Key and Arrows Not Working With Illustrator 2019

    Several keys are not working as intended. The arrow keys do not work at all. The escape key also does not work in certain situations. When creating text, the escape key no longer works to exit out of editing the text.

    30 votes

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    Hi everyone,

    The issue seems to be fixed for all users. So please let us know if anyone else is still facing it, otherwise we can close the issue.

    Regards
    Anjali
    Adobe Illustrator

  7. Can't Save as on your computer

    I use illustrator 26.1 and Monterey 12.3 on MacBook Pro with M1 chip .
    I can't Save as on my computer . The Window is freeze except the format box and the "save on cloud document" button.

    Please help I can't do my job and save as pdf formats for print .

    Thank you.

    28 votes

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  8. Image trace limited palette no longer works in AI 27.1

    Image trace does not use a limited palette when this option is specified in the tracing options.

    Steps:

    1. Place photographic or other image with many colours
    2. Choose any of the limited colour presets (16 in this example) and trace

    Expected result: Trace uses the specified number of colours
    Actual result: Trace acts as if 'Automatic' was selected (or otherwise disregards limited palette)

    24 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 27.1.1 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!

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Saving always creates a .tmp file, can't see preview of the file and cannot import AI file to After Effects

    as title says, my Illustrator 2020 (24.0.1) always creates a .tmp file whenever i save. I cant see a preview of the file when viewed on Finder. Lastly, I can't import the files i created using AI 2020 to After Effects - it only shows a blank artboard.

    Files are saved with Create PDF compatible File ticked.

    I have also tried resetting the Adobe PDF joboption settings.

    So right now I have 2 AI's installed just so i can continue working with my files.

    macOS High Sierra
    version 10.13.6

    21 votes

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    Ratchakrit Klongpayabal posted the below solution to fix this issue.


    How to stop .tmp$$$ when export .png File from Avast Anti-virus

    The cause of this annoying problem came from the ransomware shield function from Avast. This is an easy method to solve this problem.

    1. Go to Avast Antivirus user interface.
    2. Select the protection tab.
    3. Select ransomware shied.
    4. Protected folder by Avast Ransomware shield will appear.
    5. Click the checkbox of the protected file location that you choose to export which shown for protection.(C:\USER\...\Pictures etc.)
    6. When you select, the message of the selected folder and "Stop Protection" button will appear.
    7. Click stop protection.

    after this procedure, you can export .png file or else and preview it as you please. Please try...

  12. Illustrator makes mouse curser go slow (not a lagging issue)

    Lets start by saying that Illustrator isn't lagging, It's just the mouse curser that goes slow when on the canvas.

    I use an extra monitor connected to my Macbook macOS Sierra pro 10.12.4 (16E195)

    I have noticed this a few times when using illustrator. It does not happen to any other program, Photoshop, sketch, Chrome etc.

    This might be worth investigating as it is slightly irritating

    Illustrator version 22.0.0

    Cheers

    21 votes

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  13. Can't move paragraph indent markers back to 0 in tab panel

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    When I try to move the top or bottom indent markers back to zero, it snaps back to its original place.
    If I type 0 in the X: box, it doesn't work.
    If I set it to 1, cliclk in the X: box and press the down arrow on my keyboard, it doens't work.

    The only way to set it back is via the Paragraph panel.

    21 votes

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  14. Importing CAD DXF files: Unknown Format and Cannot Be Opened

    I am using Illustrator 2020 on a Windows 10 computer.
    We import CAD files in DXF format to create AI files for our graphics department to use. We are successful when importing ACAD2000 DXF files, but have problems with more recent versions. Elements drop off when importing ACAD2004, 2007, 2010 DXF files. When trying to import ACAD2013 and 2018 CAD files I get the message "Unknown Format and Cannot Be Opened".

    20 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 26.x 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!

  15. Can't Print Illustration

    Illustrator refuses to print even small 8.5 x 11 files to our desktop printer. This is an essential part of this program and severely impacts my ability to design and create production files when I cannot print out a simple proof without exporting it to a PDF before Printing.

    19 votes

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    29 comments  ·  Print  ·  Admin →
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    Hi,
    We worked with Microsoft on the issue. here is the update. Thank you few of you who helped us in isolating this issue. If your issue still does not get resolved with the updates as below please reach out to us on sharewithai@adobe.com

    Summary of Issue:

    Workaround:

    • Uninstall and reinstall the HP print drivers. Download the latest driver from HP website or contact your system administrator.

    Microsoft Support Ticket No.: 119070821001723
    Adobe Internal Tracking ID: AI-4215933

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

  16. Illustrator Keeps Crashing

    Illustrator crashes every time I use it. I could be drawing for two minutes and it will crash out of nowhere. It often lags as well. I have the newest update and have tried uninstalling and installing it and still it continues to crash. I am using Windows 10 Pro with illustrator.

    18 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Certain line gets invisible with GPU preview on

    Certain line vanishes when GPU preview is turned on.
    Win 7x64 Nvidia Quadro K620.
    Attaching both animation and file.

    14 votes

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  19. Ultra-slow cycling through font names with arrows and focus in Font Family field

    When I try to cycle through font family list with focus set in Font Family field, it takes about 1-2 second for AI CC2018 to change both name and actual font for selected object (but it does it as ultra-fast when you drop down this field!) AI CC2017 does it a bit faster (0.5-1 second).

    14 votes

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  20. Problems with scripts and BridgeTalk using Illustrator 25.3.1 on M1 Mac

    I have a handful of scripts that have stopped working after switching from an Intel Mac mini to an M1 Mac mini. The scripts will run as expected if I use the Intel version of Illustrator on the M1 Mac mini, but they return this error when run using the M1 version of Illustrator on the same machine "TARGET COULD NOT BE LAUNCHED(59)". The current culprit seems to be BridgeTalk. Any help would be appreciated, thx!

    13 votes

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