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I used to have what seemed like unlimited undo's in Illustrator CS6 for Mac. In the last few days all I can do is six?!? How do I change this, please help!
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You should have 200 undos, and can verify this in the bottom left flyout >> show >> number of undos (this show shows many undos you have cahced, not your max amount, will max out at 200)
You can try changing the 200 in the illustrator preferences, by using a text editor, saving and then booting illustrator. Not sure this is a great idea, as 200 should be plenty, but let us know your results if you try.
Older versions of Illustrator let you change this in the preferences, but they must have decied that hitting CMD Z more than 200 times is not a good way to spend your afternoon.
Sorry, I have no idea how to create a script, or where to save it to.
What's frustrating is that it used to be (around) 200. But I have no idea what caused it to change to 6.
open this file in a text editor (windows):
Users\<user name>\AppData/Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5 Settings\en_US*\AIPrefs
search it for 'maxundodepth'
see what's there
change it (maybe)
save and restart illustrator.
How are you determinng that you only have 6 undos?
Try turning on the option as I showed in my previous post, drag and drop any object around on a clean doucment, you will see that number increase for each edit you do.
If you feel uncomfortable with editing the AI prefs file, you can reset you illustrator prefs by holding down command optionshift, as quickly as you can after booting illustrator.
Adobe Photoshop allows 1000 undos, and Illustrator should allow at least that amount too.