Selection tool acting like Direct selection tool and vice versa
Selection tool does not select all points and will not move a group of objects correctly, (it acts like the Direct Selection tool, not selecting all points). And the Direct Selection tool selects ALL points of a group and moves them, which is what the Selection tool is supposed to do. They are working exactly opposite as they should. "Show Bounding box" does not resolve this issue. The Selection tool has also instantly changed format of text simply upon selection (indent & tracking). Using MacOS Sierra 10.12.6, Illustrator CC 2019. This is a bad bug, please help.
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Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Sometimes, when I want to use the Selection Tool, it activates the Direct Selection Tool. And when I click on the Direct Selection Tool, it activates the Selection Tool. After a few minutes it goes back to normal. This bug is on iMac macOS Big Sur.
James Sparling commented
It's entirely effected by the order of the selection tools in the Tool Bar! I am so relieved to have found this out after two years of pain. That is why when you change layouts it might go away. But it is to do with the tools order. Customize it, build a new one with (V) above (A) and you are fine.
Jim Ross commented
I re-installed the newest version of Illustrator. That seems to have done
the trick. The direct selection tool now does exactly what I expected.
If that is not the case for you, I have used another solution, not as good.
I just re-installed the previous version, and worked with it.
Suman Kaur commented
I am also facing this issue. What should I do?
I am also having this issue and resorting to use the Illustrator CC 2019 version.
The selection tool acts as if it is a direct selection tool
I am also receiving this issue, and you explained this perfectly, better than I.