Toolbars and windows no longer opening on Illustrator startup

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Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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When I first installed illustrator it would open up a number of toolbars and useful windows by default. Now, when I open up illustrator I only see the artboard. How can I restore the default settings for this?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021
Can you please show a screenshot? You can always try if resetting the preferences helps by renaming the folder. https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021
Usually it will be opened in the state you last closed it. If that doesn't work for you, then there is still something wrong with your installation.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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Can you please show a screenshot?

 

You can always try if resetting the preferences helps by renaming the folder. https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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This is what I see when I start up illustrator and open a new file. No toolbars, no windows. I have to manually open all the toolbars and windows I need.screenshot.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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When you rename the preferences folder - does that help?

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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That did bring back the default toolbars and windows. Thank you. Is there a way to set which tools and windows I want illustrator to open on startup?

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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Usually it will be opened in the state you last closed it.

If that doesn't work for you, then there is still something wrong with your installation.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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Hi Andreas,

 

Thanks for reaching out. We're glad your issue has been resolved.

We'd request you to check out this help article(https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/workspace-basics.html) to know how you can manage your workspace in Adobe Illustrator.

Additionally, you may try suggestions given on this community post(https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/resolve-slow-performance-and-unexpected-behaviors-in-illu...) if you have such issues further.

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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