Click-drag fails... snaps back
Click-drag, click-opt (copy) drag, click-shift (constrained) drag fails... snaps back.
Click on object to drag it either with or without option and/or shift and sometimes it will fail and snap back to its original position.
Mac mini M1
MacOS 12.2.1 Monterey
Apple Magic Mouse (no Wacom or other third party drivers)
Same behavior on two identical machines.
Works fine with v26.0.3.
This issue is fixed in AI 26.5 update. Please update to AI 26.5 from Creative Cloud.
I cant't move object that i draw using pen tools with selection tools..
I am preparing a print data with many pdf vectors and normal vectors in it. At random times, after uploading some pdfs and working on the file, i happen to can't move anything. I click on it and move with arrows on the keyboard but with mouse it won't move. I have to save the work and restart the AI.
Any fix on this?
Adam O. commented
I am unable to move any object whether it is text or a shape by clicking and dragging it. I can move it by selecting coordinates, using arrow keys and the align buttons. I do not have outlines on. I have tried restarting multiple times.
I am utilizing my mouse to move objects and artboards and it is not working at all. After closing Photoshop, it seemed to work. PLEASE FIX THIS BUG!!!
I WANT TO KNOW WHY.
I have the same problem with updating illustrator version from 2020 to 2021.
Michelle Schmidt commented
having the same issu over and over
Ege Bakırcı commented
I can't move anything, how can I solve this problem?
I can't move an objects with a mouse, but can nudge them with arrow keys. This happens in existing and new Illustrator files.
Darrin Michelson commented
Currently using Illustrator v24.3
Issue is the selection tools won't move objects by clicking and dragging. They can still:
- Highlight and select objects
- Selected objects can be moved by clicking their center point
- Selected objects WILL move when using the arrow keys
- The bounding box can be scaled and rotated without issue
- Individual anchors CAN be moved by the Direct Selection Tool
- Multiple selected anchors CANNOT.
Object Selection by Path Only is not turned on, and I've hit the escape key a bunch to be sure that some hidden prompt isn't interfering with anything.
The only solution I've found is to quit out of the program and restart it.
Working Illustrator for 3hrs. Suddenly can't move anything. Can only select objects. No windows open. No warning.
Bug happened across 4 tabs. Was still present after restarting Illustrator. Had to restart Macbook in order to fix.
Really getting tired of the 'futuristic CC'. So many bugs. So unreliable.
I consistently get a bug with the 2 newest updates where objects in illustrator stop being moveable, I can scale but I can't move anything around. I fix it by saving and closing all projects open and restarting Illustrator. This happens maybe once a day. Im on newest Mac OS and windows 10.
I'm using an iMac with High Sierra, Illustrator version 24.2.3
When I paste or draw an object Illustrator intermittently doesn't allow me to move the item. I can select it and can see the bounding box and anchor points, but can't move it. I've tried selecting different parts of the object but still can't move it.
The solution I have found it to restart Illustrator.
Fernando Zamora commented
this is the most obnoxious and persistent bug in illustrator by far. please fix this. i end up doing things over and over and over again because of this. i work in really precise drawings and when moving a handle, anchor or line carefully to to the precise location, it just goes back.
i can't stress enough how frustrating this long running bug is.
I am experiencing since last few updates, the nodes if we want to move after converting type to outlines or any object, snaps back to its original position. Seems to be a bug and annoying as it is not allowing to move the node to desired position.
Anyone having this issues and any solution to this?
Mac OS 10.15.6
Illustrator Version 24.2.1
clive smith commented
After updating latest CC Illustrator update my mouse no longer can drag objects i can only use the arrow keys to do this. It was working fine yesterday. Work fine in any other programme such PS, Ms PPT.
Does it happen in one document or any other too?
Does it persist when you relaunch Ai?
What version are you using?
Does the Move dialogue work (hit Enter when any selection tool is active to launch it).
I don't know why I'm not able to move any object on artboard.
No error message is popping..
I can't move objects with the select tool. The only way to fix the issue is to restart the whole program, but then it happens again 10 minutes later. I've uninstalled and reinstalled as well as updated my computer to the latest version.
I am using a 27" Mac with 16 GB of memory and am updated to macOS Catalina 10.15.4.
I cannot do my job right now because of the issue and I have tried to seek help multiple times, but nothing has fixed the issue. There is definitely a bug with Illustrator that needs to be fixed.
Shaun Hensher commented
I'm having this issue with build 24.0.2 on Win 10. I can select the object, move it with arrow keys, rotate it with the mouse, but when I try to drag it, I get an error sound and no movement.