I opened mty illustrator CS5 this morning and all of my tools are gone and under window there is no option to bring them back? Anyone had this happen to them and if so how do I fix it?
Tab did not work, and no I haven't made an Alias or moved anything out of the Illustrator foldeer. Literally just shut my computer down last night and when I re opened this morning everything was gone.
What happens to the cursor when you hit any of these keys T V M (shortcuts for text tool, move tool, shape tool)
The cursor changes appearance:
Window Workspace>> Essentials
Cursor does not change appearance
Run disk utility and fix permissions
Before you reinstall, delete your preferences as per the previous posts
You may use the Cleaner Tool in connexion with reinstalling; that includes deleting the preferences:
But getting rid of them, maybe by moving the folder, may be enough.
I realize this is necro posting but I literally just had this happen to me. Opened up Illustrator and everything was gone, no way to bring the panels back up in the view menu or anything. I fixed it by opening and closing it several times and I opened Photoshop once and then opened Illustrator and everything was back. Not sure if it was opening and closing it repeatedly or if it was opening Photoshop. Just thought I'd post my solution in case anyone else has this problem.