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Direct Selection Tool - Illustrator 2024 - v28.5

New Here ,
Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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In the last 2-3 weeks, I have been experiencing an issue with the direct selection tool.  If I click on an object, there is a pause and then the whole object is moved to a random spot.  If I attempt to select two items to group together, there is a pause then the two items are yanked out of position.  If I click on an object to duplicate it, instead of just selecting it, it moves it to wherever my mouse goes.  It is as though the selection tool has become "sticky" and "laggy" at the same time.  I am on a 2021 Macbook running Sonoma 14.5 using a mighty mouse. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Illustrator, but there was no improvement.  Every task is taking 1000 times longer than it should because I am constantly putting objects back where they were. What is happening and how do I get it to stop!!

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Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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Yes, that is the issue. But no, I do not have the Magnet app installed.  

 

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Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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It can be other apps too, try to run Illustrator without any other apps to detect if others are interfering.

Try if it goes away in Safe Mode:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mh21245/mac#:~:text=Turn%20on%20or%20restart%20your,B....

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Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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Closing all other programs and apps does seem to do the trick!  Thank you, this was driving me insane.  Now I just need to tell my boss that I won't be available via Teams or Outlook while working on projects 🙂  Thank you!!

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Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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Good to hear you've got it working now. And you probably don't get distracted.

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Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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Unfortunately, the success was short lived.  It is back to being sticky again.  ugg!

 

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Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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If not Magnet, then perhaps Rectangle? Moom? Display Pilot? 

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Disable View >> Snap to Pixel if on

 

Do you have security software like Proofpoint?

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