View reduces when I manually duplicate an item.

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Why does adobe illustrator reduce my view everytime i manually duplicate an item? I am doing 1 item at a time becuse it needs to be random look. If i reduce 3 items 1 at a time it reduce my view each time forcing me to enlarge my view after every 2-3 duplicates. i use the selection tool and drag option method.

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Do you mean your zoom level changes each time you alt-drag?

That isn't normal behaviour and isn't something I've seen before. What OS and version are you using? Can you show before and after screenshots and list the exact steps you are taking (no matter how small)?

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Yes zoom level changes 1 down, ( a zoom out so that means my artwork shows smaller, and if i do another duplicate it goes 1 down again, so after 3- 4drag and duplicates i have toenlarge my view to where i like it. I am updated to everything 

 

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In my artwork i am making a golf coarse map of the holes so i have pre drawn a few different trees and bushes. and over my google map photo i place my tree as i see fit. drag copying the tree or bush i want t into place.

1. with the direct selection tool i select the tree

2 drag to position on my layer over the placed image and release the selection as soon as i do that my view changes 1 down.

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Are you using the Apple mouse as Kurt suggests? Can you try with another mouse to see if that is the source of the issue?

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Occasionally I can see that (or similar) behaviour, especially if one is nervously using an Apple Magic Mouse and if the animated zoom option is enabled (see Illustrator preferences).

 

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