Adobe Illustrator 2023 27.9 and Adobe Illustrator 2024
The ability to move the patterns in my color swatch using the "Left Mouse Button" + "~" or "`" keys, which was available in the previous version, cannot be performed in this version.
As of the current situation, I have reverted to Adobe Illustrator 2023 version 27.5. Under the retention of the original preference settings without changing any options, the use of the "~" key regarding this issue has returned to normal. I believe this clearly indicates that some changes were introduced in the latest version, affecting the functionality of this feature. I think this needs improvement in the upcoming updates.
I tried the changes you suggested, but it didn't help with my needs. What I require is no change to the outline itself, only the internal pattern to be moved. The command caused a situation where the outline moved, but the position of my pattern remained unchanged. I need to relocate the pattern within my working area, so this method doesn't work for me.
Unlike the situation in the link you provided, I had both Adobe Illustrator 2023 version 27.0 and Adobe Illustrator 2024 installed simultaneously. I opened both applications at the same time. In the 2023 version, this command was effective (although it ceased to function after I updated to version 27.9 yesterday), but in the 2024 version, it doesn't work.
I'd like to provide a supplement. Yesterday, when updating Adobe Illustrator 2023 to version 27.9, I encountered an error. Consequently, after reinstalling, the same issue appeared in Adobe Illustrator 2023 version 27.9. So... I'm not sure if it's a difference in versions or if, even with the option "Inherit this preference using," some preferences are still overlooked.
During installation, preferences are inherited, so I don't believe it's a simple setting difference. I am a Chinese user from Taiwan, and the suggested method in the link to "delete all languages except American English" doesn't apply to me.
Lii, can you please try to toggle Transform Pattern Tiles option in Preferences > General, and see if it changes anything?
Also — what is your locale? Does it look anything similar to a problem discussed here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/illustrator-2024-tidle-key/m-p/14250827#M388517 ?