Object selection stays selected after clicking away or to a different object
For many versions now the issue persist. Happened not only with this machine but with others all MACs running the latest update both on adobe and OS.
The issue is with the selection tool. so I click on an object generally one that is grouped and then make edits then when I click away a larger bounding box appears as if I am selecting all but I cant pinpoint what it is that has been selected. I move a newly selected object that is not in the group to a different area of the artboard and the selection or bounding box remains. It reshapes itself when the newly selected object but noting else changes. There have been times when the something does change. I did read that a work around was to select all then click away, 80% of the time it works but sometime i have to just start creating a new object to make the bounding box go away.
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Benjamin Pratt commented
My coworkers and I are having this issue as well, after updating our Mac OS to Ventura 13.4. It's driving us crazy. I reached out to the email above but haven't heard back. Please advise!!
The issue still exists and happens frequently.
It's one of the most common and annoying bugs to encounter and it has been for several years now, without any fix. Chances are high you can reproduce the bug by simply using Illustrator (V27.6.1, Windows 10, as well as the AI versions prior to that).
Same here. This bug persists for so long! Adobe seems to be incompetent to detect en correct this issue.
About once a day I'll run into an issue whereby I'll select an object or group, and a random object on another artboard will be selected at the same time. This random object isn't part of the other group, and doesn't actually show up as being selected however the bounding box shows that something else is being selected.
Moving or rescaling the objects that I actually intended to select doesn't effect anything else, however it's a pain having to locate the bounding box.
This usually coincides with Illustrator being bogged down with massive amounts of lag, and is all fixed when restarting Illustrator (including the lag).
Am having this issue on multiple Mac OSX computers.
It seems it is the same issue I am facing 3 years after this bug report.
As you can see on the screenshot, no layer is selected, yet the selection box won't go away wherever I click to try to make it disappear.
I had to quit and open again.
Not the first time it happens, but it seems there are more and more bugs now than before...
Adobe Illustrator 25.4.1
Architecture de processus : x86_64
Mémoire intégrée :16234 MB
Audrey Lovegren commented
Also having this issue or something like it. Basically it will only unselect if I hit certain parts of the screen, (even clicking off artboard where there are no objects does not work) and then the selection behavior afterward is unpredictable. Attaching screenshots to illustrate. Red X is where I clicked. Selection edges are shown.
I don't know how I'm going to make my deadline like this.
This has been happening to me and most of the people I work with whatever system and Illustrator version we're on. I can't believe it's still doing it on CC2019 and Mojave. It wastes an amount of my time nearly every day and has been the cause of accidental editing/deletion of unrelated items in the past. It often seems to be a masked image that defines one dimension of the large selection area that appears but there are few patterns or successful ways to get out of it, short of restarting AI.
This is driving me bananas man please fix this.