Illustrator CC Window Snap not an option

Not sure if it's a bug but if it is, Illustrator does not have the ability to window snap.

**Affected input device

Device information:

  • Type of Mac: iMac
  • macOS version: 10.13.4
  • BetterTouchTool version: 2.427

It's currently disabled in BTT because Illustrator has some serious bugs when "talking" to it through the necessary API.

Is this something we should bring to Adobe's attention?

I think they are already well aware (it doesn't only affect BTT) :slight_smile:
I haven't checked for a while if anything has changed in recent updates, I'll check that soon.

Any new on the Illustrator front? Works quite well with "Magnet" :wink:

It works in recent versions of Illustrator but still causes various very weird bugs and slowdowns on many systems as far as I know, that's why it's still disabled in BTT.

However I can now add an option to enable it, maybe it will work correctly on some systems.

Thanks for the update! Sorry for my late reply – it'd be more than awesome if you could add an option to enable it, I'd be excited to try it!

You can try this command (while BTT is quit):

defaults write com.hegenberg.BetterTouchTool BTTDontDisableWindowSnappingForProblematicApps YES
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Excellent, thank you so much! Works well for me!

Thanks, I'll give this a go for a bit. if i find any problems i'll let you know... I'm using Illustrator 2020 now.


OK so it seems like it is still buggy.
for some reason when this is enabled, there is a lag when clicking objects and letting go.

defaults write com.hegenberg.BetterTouchTool BTTDontDisableWindowSnappingForProblematicApps NO

Yeah these are the weird bugs described above. That's why it's disabled by default :slight_smile: Please report to Adobe if possible, it would be awesome if they could fix this...