Every time I use an effect or a modifying function ("Extrude and Bevel" or "Split into grid" for example) I have to check "Preview". I always want preview to be enabled.

Is there a way to get Illustrator to have preview enabled by default?


No, it is not possible.

Note, the Spacebar will toggle the preview option in some dialog windows. (specifically, those without any input fields)

  • Ok, darn it. Space will often just add a space into the the input field that is selected in the dialog. – Henrik Ekblom Sep 1 '14 at 15:48
  • ... that's why I posted "some". – Scott Sep 1 '14 at 15:50
  • That's why I posted "will often" :) Thanks for the answer. I hope Adobe changes this in the future! – Henrik Ekblom Sep 1 '14 at 15:52

use tab to move focus to the checkmark

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    Please explain better what you mean, for example add a screenshot ... – Mensch Jan 28 '16 at 10:01
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    It works - but it's just as annoying to have to do that every time as it is to click it with the mouse cursor :) – Henrik Ekblom Jan 29 '16 at 10:20
  • This doesn't answer the question. – Ambo100 Mar 2 '17 at 16:21

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