Ellipse tool missing from Toolbar in Illustrator

New Here ,
Jul 04, 2019 Jul 04, 2019

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I don't understand why my elipse tool continues to disappear.  I had someone on this forum help me restore it yesterday and now its disabled again

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 05, 2019 Jul 05, 2019
Click the 3 dots at the bottom of the Tools panel.From the menu that appears, choose Advanced. The Advanced toolbar contains ALL tools.If the tool disappears, it may be that your workspace has changed.You can save your custom workspace by showing and hiding the tools and panels that you want. Then choose New Workspace and give it a name. It will appear at the top of the workspace list. That way if anything disappears, you can simply choose your workspace from the list, or if necessary, you can R...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 04, 2019 Jul 04, 2019

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When you say 'disabled', do you mean you can see it but not use it?

What happens when you use the shortcut 'L'?

If you click on the three dots at the base of the toolbar palette, can you see the ellipse tool on the list, and if so, can you drag it to your active tools?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 04, 2019 Jul 04, 2019

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Hi Luke,

Thanks for reaching out. As per your query, ellipse tool was there sometime back but got disappeared all of a sudden. That's definitely not usual. I would request if you can share a few more details like:

  • OS and version of Illustrator
  • Click on three dots at the bottom of toolbar and check if you see ellipse tool in the list of All tools

      

  • If yes, you can simply drag it from there.

Looking forward to your response!

Regards,

Srishti

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Jul 05, 2019 Jul 05, 2019

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Click the 3 dots at the bottom of the Tools panel.

From the menu that appears, choose Advanced. The Advanced toolbar contains ALL tools.

If the tool disappears, it may be that your workspace has changed.

You can save your custom workspace by showing and hiding the tools and panels that you want. Then choose New Workspace and give it a name. It will appear at the top of the workspace list. That way if anything disappears, you can simply choose your workspace from the list, or if necessary, you can Reset your custom workspace.

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New Here ,
May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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DOES NOT APPEAR on Advanced tool list nor on basic.  I've never created a workspace.  This is a fresh download. Does not appear in the listing or as disabled or inactive.  PITA. Have installed this software twice properly including uninstalls.  

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