Illustrator fix for 10.4.8 Intel Macs

Found this on the Adobe forums. Someone found a workaround for the Pathfinder crashing issue in Illustrator CS2. For those who want to avoid registering to see the post.

  1. Launch Illustrator CS2
  2. Close the Appearance Palette
  3. Relaunch Illustrator

To maintain access to the Pathfinder tool, always make sure the Appearance palette is closed when quitting Illustrator. I’m thrilled to have a viable workaround, but it’s maddening that no one from Apple or Adobe was able to figure out the issue.

Handy tip for remembering this trick: Eliminate the Appearance palette just as Apple and Adobe have eliminated the appearance of working together to the benefit of customers.

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