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!
I eagerly downloaded 22.6 thinking it had to be fixed: IT WAS NOT. What a royal pain in the ass. They fixed it once in a earlier update and then it came back in another update. Can we please FIX THIS?
Another update out but still no fix. Is Adobe working on this?
I'm having the same problem here. Waiting for Adobe's solution...
Hello all ! (AE V22.5) I also have the same problem: always missing a character when I select by mouse drag.
The selection works well by placing the cursor in the right place using the Right or Left arrow, then holding Shift + arrow.
I'm having the same problem. I'm on a Mac Studio (M1 Ultra), and the problem is still there with the latest version of After Effects, 22.6.
This is still an issue; a small one, but persistent and so irksome when animating type. Still present on AE 22.6.
Glad to see that this has been ackonowledged as it's driving me insane!
Problem is still present on AE Version 22.6.0 (Build 64) for Windows. Add a text layer and then manually select the text using the mouse or trackpad and the last character is not included in the selection, making edits and property changes unnecessarily difficult for users that focus on mouse/trackpad usage. Doesn't make a difference when selecting from last character to first or first character to last, regardless of font family. The "Select All" menu command and keys (Ctrl+A) do work correctly. This needs to get fixed.
version after version, update after update, this issue remain...! It is really a shame...
Adobe takes advantage of its dominant position in the market in a disgusting way by letting its apps accumulate bugs. Updates only seem to be cosmetic interventions now. Ashamed...
Struggled all year with that bug. We do a lot of text animation at the TV Station and it make everything difficult. It's a big bug. Not a small one.