Selection Tolerance for text or drawing is off and very annoying
Using Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.4 with Retina 5k display
Illustrator CC 2018 version 22.1
Please reference the attached image.
Selecting a line. The curser is clearly on the line but the dot is highlighted instead.
Selecting text with the text tool: the curser is clearly over the text, but the it is highlighting the circle around the text instead.
Selecting dimension text: the curser is clearly over the text, but the tool shows text on a path.
This is even more annoying when selecting a point. Click 20 times then give up and zoom in.
And it is even way way way more annoying when selecting text because the text curser adds a new text box over the text which you were trying to select. Extremely annoying when all you want to do is small quick edit and it becomes a game of trial and error to even select the text.
If this happened once in while (a far part while) then it would be ok and tolerable, but it happens very frequently. I have to zoom in quite a bit (usually from 100% to at least 300%) to get the correct object.
Zooming in and out frequently to select something correctly is very annoying, specially when you can see that the curser is clearly on the object you want to select .. you click on it and something else next to it is selected instead.
I tried various setting in the tolerance preference to no avail.
This did not happen in Illustrator CC 2017.
Joel Ibbetson commented
Yes, this is still an issue and is also **** on Windows.