constrain with shift key not working
I'm trying to move the bottom line of a text box.
I select the box's line with open arrow, hold down the SHIFT key to constrain - and it automatically deselects the type box that I was trying to move. I can select the line with the open arrow and move it that way, but it's too easy to make an error and shift the box. I need the corners to remain perfectly square which is why I'm holding the shift key.
I've had this problem with the last few upgrades.
I'm an Adobe Illustrator user for more than 25 years - certainly not a newbie.
Hm. I am checking this in the fresh release, and yeah, pressing and holding Shift before clicking the object (no matter if it’s text or not) deselects it.
But when I check this in older versions, like 10, it is the same exact behavior. So it was never an option to do that. Shift+click always subtracted/added to selection.
Click and hold Shift after is the way to constraint, and it works — first drag then constrain.
Mark, you were the last who joined the report — can you shed more light on that, please?
Mark Gould commented
Agree, this is very important. Designers must be able to shift constrain a point or points to drag them at straight/perpendicular angles. Point(s) either do no move at all, or are not constrained - this has stopped working.
I'm having this issue, shift not constraining and also not able to use shift for multiple select.