Often when I select multiple object one will remain selected no matter where I click and what else I select. I have to "select all" then clink in blank space to get everything un selected. It's wasting a lot of time.
I am glad to update that this issue was fixed in 23.1 release.
Thank you for all the feedback.
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Same prob. I went through every layer, sublayer, etc and there is nothing 'hidden' that's selected. Nothing is selected, yet I get the bounding box with some invisible thing selected. Deselect All, nope, that won't work.
Select all, 'then' deselect all... no, that doesn't work.
Nothing is hidden, or locked. I can't use many commands because it says I need to deselect the dang thing, which of course I can not.
This is one of the worst bugs I've run into. It's a complete work stoppage.
Derek Jones commented
SAME PROBLEM HERE, seriously can we get this sorted.
We have the same problem on two iMacs and two Macbooks, two users in total. It can't be just a coincident.
Andy V commented
Only Way I've found to resolve this problem is by working on only 1 layer. I've found this problem to be so annoying and frustrating, having to close and re-open only to have it happen again within minutes, only sometimes. My solution; flatten the artwork. Has worked well for me.
Gabriele Gioria commented
Good news, I found the solution: just move to Sketch!
Silviu Tinculescu commented
Thank you for this - "I have to "select all" then clink in blank space to get everything un selected."
This is a solution in my book. Ctrl+A then click.
The funny thing is finding the solution, even an imperfect one, in bug fix text.
I was expecting to find a solution in other replies from Adobe employees. There are 2 replies in 2 years and both of them are the usual "its not us, its you" bullshit from Chaturvedi and Ankit Goyal.
How can you experts not reproduce this issue, but so many amateurs reproduce it by accident?
Anyone competent enough at Adobe to give a straight anser???
Gabriele Gioria commented
Same problem here, everyday, since 2017
Jesse Diehl commented
This happens everyday all day with this software same with everyone in my office and previous work space. This happend way back in CS5 and continues with CC. Come ON adobe!
Jeff D commented
FWIW, this seems tied to the Undo action.
The only way I can work around it is to make sure everything is how it needs to be and then save and exit. When I re open its always gone.
Still annoying though!
Jeff D commented
This bug, like so many others in AI, has persisted for years without a fix.
I don't think Adobe cares one bit.
I just encountered this myself.
Keith Harper commented
I'm still seeing this bug as well
Daphne Kriele commented
I have the same issue and it annoys me so much! Glad I'm not the only one.
Ben S commented
Same issue for me - for years!
Even if you turn off visibility and lock all layers, the selection remains. Then when you click on an actual object, all of the measurements take into account the random object that's selected.
I have no idea why it does it, long thread going back years here:
Got the same problem, how did this slip past QA at Adobe???
I have exactly the same problem as Linda. Please do something about it, it really wastes a lot of time, and causes errors like accidentally deleting an object that was not intended to be selected by the selection.
In my case, a phantom item is selected and I can't unselected it, its always big and goes outside the artboard some of the time. I will grab a handle and it will resize something which was not selected. Or the selection stays up no mater what I do
Zahra Shahabi commented
Locked layer element can't be deselected. I don't understand how that happens.
Any other selection is only added to the locked selection. Is this a feature or a bug?
If it is a feature, how would one deselect.
"Hide anchor points" is not active and yet I cannot seem to get a lock on any.
Thanks for raising your concerns. Can you please share a screen recording of the issue happening and also the Packaged file via Open the file with which you are facing issue Menu->File->Package on firstname.lastname@example.org . It will Help us to reproduce the issue in house.