Allow selecting a clipping mask by its fill
Currently, I need to select clipping masks by their edge, which is tricky. I prefer selecting objects by their fill.
I found a workaround, which I have no idea about the nature of.
If the clipping path is a compound path (even if it has path within) — it CAN be dragged.
minnova dev commented
Could be there a reason for this kind of inconvenience, because it's difficult to understand why? Please change it to follow simple logic, allow selecting it by fill/shape, not from the edge.
Yes I agree. I have been working at Illustrtor for 15 years. I also know Corel very well. I totally agree. Rich editing possibilities, but very non-intuitive work. Confusing UX. UX Illustrator is a stone on the leg. Adobe team what are you?
I have a rectangle clipping mask around a circle (doesn't really matter). When rectangle has no fill, I click it and nothing gets selected — expected, fine. But when I fill my clipping mask and try to select it by clicking the colored area — it does nothing. It works for everything, except for colored clipped masks :) You have to drag over the edge only. It doesn't matter if you clipping mask is over or under (in this case, btw). I should work.
Jeff D commented
Incredible oversight. Adobe sucks!
Alexandre Soubrier commented
That's the foundation of illustrator I think, and it still there although it is completely insane to have to click on the edge to select it.
And if you want to select the colour of the mask, it is even more trickier because you have to click exactly on the edge, which can take several seconds only to pick one colour !!
Please Adobe change that !
I got Windows 8 Max, checked it in AI CC 2017, AI CC 2018
When i make a clipping mask out of a figure by drawing in it (using Shift+D twice) it becomes unavailable to select it by clicking on clipping mask figure. even though it lays on top of all other objects. It becomes selectable only through clicking on outline of a clipping mask figure. Have this issue in 2017 and 2018 versions.