This could win the "unexpecte behavior of the day".
What happens if you double-click to select the text?
Hello, yes haha. Double click does the trick fine and grabs the whole line, but the manual approach isn't working
any thoughts to what could be causing this?
I'm not sure. It's odd. It's hard at this point to know if it's the mouse driver, the font, After Effects, Windows, or something else.
After you've done the click and drag, you can also should be able to use shift down arrow if you were going left to right with your mouse and shift up arrow if you were going for right to left to complete the selection.
Have you seen this happen in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere Pro as well?
seems to only happen inside AE. I can highlight text anywhere outside of AE with no issue I have seen.
Also, seems to happen no matter the font used. There are rare times it works fine, but mostly, it will garvitate to behaving this way as seen in my example video.
For this kind of issue, resetting the preferences is probably a good place to start.
You can sync and then clear your settings.
Or manually move the preferences file (Preferences > General > Reveal Preferences).
If that clears the unexpected text selection issue, you can create new settings and do a new sync or you can restore the synced settings (but a restore may bring the issue back).
deleting prefs (no migration) did not work. I also installed the prior version of AE and then back to current without migrating and still have the same issue. Checked mouse and Nvidia drivers are up to date. No clue where to get from here.
*where to go from here
Sorry for the delayed response, JBrown321.
Thanks for reporting this. We're able to reproduce the behavior at our end. We've filed a bug for this so that it can be fixed in future updates. Sorry for the iinconvenience
Let us know if there are any other questions.
ah that's great news! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort looking into this!
I saw a new updsate yesterday but didn't not see the fix listed yet. Has the adobe team found a solution yet and is there any timeline as to when this fix will come? Thanks!
Another update out but still no fix. Is Adobe working on this?
I'm having the same problem here. Waiting for Adobe's solution...
Glad to see that this has been ackonowledged as it's driving me insane!