Stop selecting objects when I click on their effect
Stop selecting objects when I click on an effect.
I have a rectangle with a long, soft drop shadow. I now can no longer select anything that is technically 'under' the drop shadow, because clicking on the drop shadow selects the object casting it. This is really really bad and extremely counterintuitive.
I'm smart enough to know which object is casting the shadow because I put it there. If I wanted to select the object casting the shadow, I would have clicked on it. Now I can't click on the thing I really want to click on — all the shapes' clickable areas are wildly overlapping and I need to re-order my layers just to click.
All this feature does is let me move an object by ~not~ clicking on it.
Vernon Zehr commented
This is unforgivable. I've been reading so many complaints. It took me half an hour to figure out what was "broken" in Illustrator preventing me from selecting objects. I too have some huge drop shadows blocking EVERY **** OBJECT BELOW ONE LAYER! EVERYTHING! I can't select ONE **** THING below a few small objects because of a drop shadow.
This is insane. Does anyone at Adobe actually try and use their own programs??? How could this be going on for an ENTIRE YEAR with no one actually acknowledging it or fixing it????
FIX THIS **** THING ALREADY!!!! I am paying a fracking fortune. It's stuff like this that makes many people look at much cheaper, equally feature rich alternatives like Krita or Affinity.
I'm also having this kind of "feature" in Illustrator CC 2020 (24.0.1) on Windows 10.
I don't know but recently I'm having a headache over Illustrator "features" that doesn't let me do the simple basic task such as selecting objects.
I'm hoping that in the future release they remove these "features".