Select all color swatches to delete at once.
Since I almost always want to delete the standard color swatches in a new document, it would be nice to be able to select all at once to delete, or at least multiples, instead of having to delete one at a time, very inefficient.
Ryan Marsh commented
Yep this would make life easier if we would delete more than one swatch at a time on the iPad! - I've voted :D
Oh, wow, wait, sorry! This one was about the iPad! What I offered work with the desktop Illustrator, and I am not sure if it works with the tablet. Again, sorry!
Egor, thank you! I tried your first suggestion prior to posting this suggestion as it seemed the most intuitive but it didn't work, at least not for me on my iPad. I will try your other suggestions though and let you know how it goes!
Thanks again, Jennifer
Jennifer, you can do it in 3 ways:
1. Click first one and then hold Shift and click the last one — Ai will select all of swatches between these two. Don't try to include [None] and Registration ones, Ai won't allow to delete them.
2. From the Swatches panel’s menu choose 'Select All Unused' command — it does what it says. You can also write this command into the action along with the deletion and run it whenever you want to clean up excessive garbage. I have it on a hotkey even.
2. If you want a document to be clean in the first place, you can edit document profiles to not include any of the swathes (and also symbols, brushes, styles, etc.) you don't need. They'd be overwritten on a next update though, so you’d better to backup then.
Does it help? Please comment back.