Illustrator 26.5.2 The new Lock object tool is terrible
Go back to previous old version of the object lock. I do not like the gray border of a locked object. I cannot click through the object on other objects around or near the locked object. The OLD way of locking objects was better. It just sat there visually and did not affect neighboring objects.
This can be toggled with 'Select and Unlock objects on canvas' option in Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display section
It’s OK, Tom, updating is something we all know can be dangerous for our workflows, alas. And actually I do not recall if this option ever was promoted to be enabled by default... perhaps it was, this is something I can’t say for sure. Definitely not in other newer versions.
1994! That’s before gradients! Is started after :)
Glad this got sorted out. If only all problems were that easy to address.
Thanks for the call, please add more.
Thx, Egor. That worked. FYI: I have been using Illus since 1994 and have not updated regularly. This 2020 lock option snuck in on me. Never had this issue before.
Tom, it’s not new. This mode was introduced in version 24.3 (released in August of 2020). It is similar to the way InDesign does it, and some users requested it.
If you don’t like it — you can easily disable it in Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display section, toggling the 'Select and Unlock objects on canvas' option.
Please comment back if it works for you.