Screen flashes when using Shift/Scroll wheel to navigate around transparent canvas
The transparent canvas goes into a non-transparent mode whenever one uses the scroll wheel click or holds the spacebar to navigate around the canvas instead of staying transparent. A similar but far more epileptic effect can be seen when using the scroll wheel to scroll vertically or Shift + scroll wheel to scroll horizontally: the canvas flashes from transparent to white with every pixel it is moved, making it extremely unpleasant to look at.
Version number is v188.8.131.52, operating system is Windows 11 Home.
The team tries a new algorithm to boost panning and zooming speed within Beta. It streams the contents of the document much faster, and it leads to less lagging, but the downside of the method is disabling all annotations while both zooming and panning happen: the documents grid, the transparency grid, guides...
This is a know limitation and the team continues to explore the method further.
At the moment there is no way to disable this behavior.
The main Illustrator release does not have this method enabled.
I had actually been using the regular Ai until about 2 months ago. I switched to the Ai beta version mainly because I had heard of the product render feature and wanted to try it out. It has been working great for me personally.
The beta overall has been very stable, and the bug where I was unable to select a fill and stroke color from the quick selection palette is also patched.
The edges of artboards stay for me as well with this version, my only real concern at this moment is the flashing when panning and zooming on the canvas.
We all hope to.
Do you have a chance to compare the performance for the Beta and ordinary Ai versions?
Also (just in case) — can you tell which of these are the most important to you, ranged?
For me it was the edges of artboards, and they do stay now (do they for you?)
I see. Hope to see the algorithm boost working without this limitation soon!
Update: The same issue occurs when using ALT to zoom in and out on the canvas.