Since 8 days ago I can't work on outline mode because when I change to this mode pressing Ctrl+Y or clicking on View>Outline the image gets frozen and remains frozen until I return to "normal mode view" (GPU Preview). Photoshop and Indesign work fine.
I have formatted my computer and reinstalled everything before I contact Adobe Support Chat. I was been helped by Jhonny but we lost connection after he restarted my computer in safe mode (via remote control). He tried with:
Checking GPU drivers (Up to date)
Creating a new user with administrator privileges
We spent more than 2 hours and nothing. Please help me with this because It is so annoying and I Outline view mode is pretty important to work on illustrator.
I can provide my case number if need it.
The forum is not connected to the chat support.
There's not so much left to try unfortunately.
Can you post which system exactly this is and which graphic card?
I suppose this happens with any file?
Or just old ones?
Anything these files have in common?
I have the same problem since a week ago I think, I Tried uninstalling and re-installing but nothing changed.
Outline mode doesn't work ,, I can draw while in outline mode but I can't see any thing,, see it only when I go back to GPU preview..
It is very frustrating.
GPU: Nividia GTX 960m
OS:Windows 10 latest build and update.
Same problem, GTX 960M, W10.
Had the same problem after nvidia's previous update..
Fixed it by switching illustrator to the built in GPU (Intel's GPU) and it worked perfectly.
You should try it.
Worked for me too, but it kinda works with minor glitches when you switch to the built in GPU. But not at full power like the dedicated GPU.
I.m cool with this switch, nothing to complain.
Its a driver issue so i'm waiting for a better driver update for the Nvidia GPU to have this issue solved.
Thanks for this solution. I couldn't get into outline mode at all, despite my page tittle saying I was in outline mode.
For anyone else struggling and looking for a quick fix. Open AI, got Edit>Preferences>Performance... then Untick the GPU Performance checkbox. Now open yout file and try with CTRL+Y and there you have it. Outline mode should be working. At least it did for me after several frustrating days looking for an answer. Many thanks to Naslan
Hey man, same issue here. Are you able to go to Pixel Preview and Overprint mode? I can't even go to those modes.
Did rolling back the Nvidia driver helped?
new laptop w nvidia GeForce gtx 1060 and same problem, will not toggle to outline mode. think it's a video drivers issue?
Yap, its a driver issue. Go to nvidia control panel and set the integrated video card instead of the dedicated one for Adobe illustrator. Restart the Illustrator and the outline mode will work.
Hope this helps
Will this effect Illustrator's performance?
My operating system is Windows 10 64-bit and my GPU is a NVIDEO GeForce GTX 1050. The version of Illustrator I'm running is Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.1.0.
thanks, this restores the preview mode(s) toggle. hopefully a new working driver will come out so we can take full advantage of the videocard vs the intergrated/ onboard video option.
This worked for me.
this really works for me, thank you so much!
Same problem. Laptop 2017, Dell inspiron 7567, GeForce 1050Ti, Outline mode work only with built-in CPU.
Same here, Nvidia GeForce 940M
I tried updating the driver to the last version (385.41) no changes. Changing to Integrated card works, but we shouldn't need to do this.
Nvidia needs to talk to Adobe.
We should Vote the bug here: outline view does not work – Adobe Illustrator Feedback
Razer Blade 2017 / Nvidia GeForce 1060M
I've also just updated to the same driver (385.41) and the issue persists.
Changing Illustrator to only use the integrated GPU via Nvidia control panel seems to have fixed the issue - it returns if I switch to the full GPU (GTX 970m).
I have not had this issue appear on desktop, which suggests that it may be related to systems that have integrated intel GPUs as well as discrete GPUs.
GTX 970m, Win 10, Illustrator 21.1.0
I'm having the same problem as well. nVidia GeForce 940M. I believe this is only happening on laptop drivers, it needs a fix asap.
Reverting to the Feb. 15, 2016 driver worked perfectly for me.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M
driver version: 10.18.13.5946
Hi! I have the same problem as well
After updating to the two latest versions of Nvidias Drivers on my laptop Outline Preview does not work at all in Illustrator.
I tried to reinstall Illustrator, reinstall Nvidia drivers but nothing works.
The only solution right now is to switch to the integrated graphics Intek HD Graphics 530. But the performance is so much slower with this card
I really hoped yesterdays driver from Nvidia should solve this....
2017.1.0 Release (21.1.0 Release (64-bit)
Nvidia Quadro M1000M
Nvidia driver version:
Quadro Desktop / Quadro Notebook Driver Release 384. Release date
Dell Precision 5510 laptop
Windows 10 Enterprise 64 bit
My name is Peter Kirst and I work here in the sw GPU team at NVIDIA. It would be great to follow up with your reported issue in Illustrator. Can you help me by sharing the steps in Illustrator to reproduce the issue.
OS build version:
Display Driver Version:
Type what you observed happen when following the above repro steps
Thanks for looking into this.
Motherboard : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @2.8Ghz
OS build version: Windows 10 (latest updates)
System ram: 31.86 GB RAM
GPU board: GeForce GTX 1050
Display Driver Version: 387.92
It's a Dell XPS15 (3 months old)
1. Open Adobe Illustrator (last update before CC2018)
2. Open a file (or make new one and draw any vector shape)
3. Pres Ctl+Y to change to outline mode.
Results: Can see in the File Tab that it changes from "RGB/GPU Preview" to "RGB/Outline". Can see in the Layers Panel the Eye icon switches to Outline mode. File view fails to switch to Outline mode (continues to look the same as GPU Preview).
It works fine after your switch to onboard graphics following the instructions above from mhmdh51850737
Heres my current setup:
Motherboard/CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6820HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
OS Version: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit (10.0, Build 16299) RS3
System ram: 32 GB
GPU: Nvidia Quadro M1000M / Intel HD Graphics 530
Display driver: Quadro Desktop/ Quadro Notebook Driver release 387. Version 387.95. Release date: 10/12/2017
Hardware: Dell Precision 5510 laptop