Why you still cannot hide illustrator with cmd+H ?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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It's been years since this keyboard shortcut is missing.

I could'nt resist to come here and whine a little about this.

I'm using it a lot on inDesign and Photoshop and when switching between apps.

That's really annoying ! Please add it 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017
That sound like a feature request.Adobe Illustrator Feedback If your prayer gets answered I hope it is implemented the way Photoshop does it: ask what you want the shortcut to do, Hide Edges or Hide the application.

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Participant , Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017
No reason to whine. Simply go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and add it. Change the top popup menu to "Menu Commands" and look for Illustrator CC > Hide Illustrator.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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That sound like a feature request.

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If your prayer gets answered I hope it is implemented the way Photoshop does it: ask what you want the shortcut to do, Hide Edges or Hide the application.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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@Ton Frederiks wrote:

...I hope it is implemented the way Photoshop does it: ask what you want the shortcut to do, Hide Edges or Hide the application.


 

Hi

This thread has just gotten resurrected after four years, but to clarify:

in Photoshop Cmd+H (Ctrl+H) will hide either the PS application or Extras (not Edges). It works in conjunction with the Show menu underneath. Cmd+H will hide / show whatever is currently enabled in the Show menu, which may or may not include edges.

 

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As you said, you get asked the first time.

 

~ Jane

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Participant ,
Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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No reason to whine. Simply go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and add it. Change the top popup menu to "Menu Commands" and look for Illustrator CC > Hide Illustrator.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Owww.. My bad, I didnt knew I could make user defined shortcuts… Thanks a lot for this Blyskawica !

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2018 May 24, 2018

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doesn't work

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2018 May 24, 2018

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JRPrint1  schrieb

doesn't work

WHat exactly doesn't work with which version and which system?

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2018 May 24, 2018

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OS 10.13.4 - Illustrator CC 2018 - If I go to Edit/Keyboard Shortcuts and then go to change the keyboard short cut it will not allow me to type anything its grayed out.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2018 May 24, 2018

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Don't see a problem here. But I have Sierra, not High Sierra.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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I too have this problem in illustrator 2021. Tried to change Hide Illustrator key command to command-H (for the bazillionth time) and the field is greyed out. Cannot interact with it. I removed the command for Hide Edges first.

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New Here ,
Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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I had the exact same problem and thought it was impossible to add Command-H but I have finally succeeded.

 

The problem appears to be a bug (?!?!).  Here's how I made it work after trial and error.

 

Select the "Hide Illustrator" command line, which is empty. Try to enter your cursor in the tiny data entry box in the Shortcut column. If you're succesful, you will see a light blue outline around the entry box indicating you may now type the command. For me, it didn't work until I moved to a different line other than "Hide Illustrator" and then came back to the same line. After toggling back and forth a couple of times, I was finally able to enter Command-H by typing Command-H while my cursor was inside the tiny entry box under Shortcut. I had to be very precise in moving my cursor inside the box until the light blue outline finally appeared. Once that happened, I was able to type Command H and save.

 

This is a maddening process to make Illustrator work the way it should naturally work out of the box.

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New Here ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Seriously, I cannot believe I finally Googled this. Thank you for the awesome, awesome tip! Much love!! ❤️

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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My God, I've been using Illustrator for something like 20 years and never knew I could do this. You are my personal hero

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2020 Jun 21, 2020

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I also had the same issue. Thanks for your help.

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

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Thank You!!! I didn't realize I could do that! I SO apreciate it!! 

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New Here ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Enabling the Command-H is helpful, though what is troubling is clicking the yellow minimize button only temporarily hides the window. With the next click anywhere on my Mac (Big Sur 11.2.3 2020 MBP and Illustrator 25.2.3) the Illustrator window reappears. I am running multiple displays off my laptop, but this is the only program that I've ever experienced doing this, and it's happened for at least the last year. Interestingly, using Command-H interrupts this behavior unlike the minimize button... so thanks for reminding me to re-institute that. There are a rash os seemingly uneccessary inconsistencies between AI, ID and PS that would be nice to see resolved.

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