delete anchor point tool selecting bottom object
When two anchors of different objects are layered on top of one another, the delete anchor point tool will always select the bottom object, whether I have the top object selected or not. The add anchor point tool and direct selection will select the top object, but I want to be able to delete the anchor from the top object without having to go into isolation mode. This wasn't the case in the previous version.
I can reproduce it using the test file by Glafira from below and following their steps.
If I try to replicate it with Pen tool (with Auto Add/Delete option turned on Preferences) and not Delete Anchor Point Tool, the issue does not resurface. So it might be the subtool’s only problem.
Upon checking the artwork form the file I found that the points have slightly different coordinates... but even after fixing them, Delete Anchor Point Tool still prefers the path that is under the selected one!
I tried to replicate the issue from the ground (see AI document attached). I found that in my case the tool prefers bottom object at high zoom levels, but works as expected on lower ones — as the GIF below shows. No problems with the plain Pen tool.
There is another related problem with selections / points / deletion I want to add here.
If I want to delete the point below, I naively select the bottom path and the specific point even, hinting the tool I want to prefer it instead of the point above. Both tools ignore my preferred selection and delete top point instead, as the other GIF shows.
Ian Wetton commented
Adobe, please can you actually review this issue! Loyal customers who use this tool daily have been putting up with and working around this issue for years. It hasn’t gone away just because it’s been ignored. Every update I hope it’s finally been dealt with only to be disappointed. Please respond.
Ian Wetton commented
I also experience this issue every day. It is really frustrating to have to go into isolation mode just to delete the anchor point you've highlighted rather than the one below it! Please fix this ASAP.
Here is .al file and video record of this issue
Here are couple of videos with this problem.
I'm using mac OS and all the time up to date soft and tools without any external plugins
I'm been struggling from this problem since last December.
I also consinstaly experience this issue!