Move pattern (swatch pattern) within shape with direct selection tool
Some colleagues of mine are able to move a pattern filling within a shape by holding down < and the direct selection tool (white arrow). Some others - including me - are not. It's quiet annoying to move a pattern numerically within the shape (transform --> move).
Adobe Support was not able to solve the problem.
Fernando Zamora commented
this has been happening to me from time to time. all of a sudden i can't transform my pattern by holding tilde key.
Monika Gause commented
In addition it would be very important to make this kind of modifier key (there are several like it) platform independent as well as language independent.
Jeff D commented
You can move patterns while holding ~ and click+dragging with the Selection Tool (v).
However, its implementation is terrible. There's no live preview of the pattern moving, so you just have to keep click-dragging, releasing, and re-adjusting. It's tedious and imprecise.
You can instead use the Move dialog (select the object and hit Enter/Return). Here, you can use Transform Pattern to move the pattern by precise increments with live preview.
Please, Adobe, make this function more intuitive.
Have you tried using "~" instead of ">"? This may be a keyboard language issue.