I recently updated to Illustrator 26.1 on an Intel iMac running OS 10.15.7, and this new problem cropped up. Frequently, when I am attempting to drag copy an object (mouse select + option key), a strange symbol consisting of a bright green circle containing a white "+" (plus sign) appears on the cursor. When this symbol is present, on releasing the mouse button at a new position, the object snaps back to its original postion — it is neither copied nor moved. This occurs frequently, but not always. It makes it extremely frustrating to work when one has to repeat the same operation 6 or 8 times to get it to stick.
BTW I have been using Illustrator regularly since version 3.0, so my muscle memory is pretty deeply entrenched.
There are other things related to Monterey, please refer to this post: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/cannot-save-on-macos-12-3/m-p/12820262#M31418...
And then please post bugs & feature requests to http://illustrator.uservoice.com
I am not using Monterey, and I am not having an issue with saving files, so I fail to see how this link is relevant. ???
Monika is incorrect, this is not specific to Monterey. According to a post from an Adobe employee, there's something wrong with the 26.1 update that causes an issue specifically when using Apple's magic mouse.
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Thanks for the link. I searched for this topic before posting, but unsurprisingly my key words were somewhat different.
I found a bug report relevant to this issue at https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44914921-v26-1-...
A user points out that the odd green cursor is the MacOS Finder "copy cursor" (which you have probably seen many times, but not inside an Illustrator document while performng an Illustrator operation). So that provides a clue, that the mouse/keyboard clicks are somehow getting through to the OS. This would seem to be definitely a bug.
I'm having the same issue since pretty recently. I'm on Big Sur 11.6.
Interesting. I haven't seen it yet on my Big Sur install, but you are now not the first I've heard experience it outside of Monterey.
That being said, Big Sur just updated to 11.6.5 so if this has been happening for you since then, it may be a system-induced bug.
I wondered that as well. I'll see if updating to that (or to Monterey helps). thanks
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has found the solution to this issue. I have been experiencing this issue for about a week or so and it's been driving me crazy, just found this post as I couldn't take it anymore. I lead a team of creatives and no one else is having this issue, everyone is using apple's magic mouse but I am the only one with the M1 chip, that's the only difference.
Wen't through the link in one of the comments and someone mentioned they switched to a different mouse, was that really the solution?
So far this has been reported on Monterey, Big Sur, and Catalina, and with and without the Apple Magic Mouse, and on both M1 and Intel chips. So I think we can conclude the following:
1. It affects multiple versions of MacOS (therefore, not an OS bug)
2. It is not dependent on mouse choice (therefore, not a hardware or hardware driver bug)
3. It is not dependent on CPU (ditto)
4. It ONLY appeared after the 26.1 update to Illustrator...
... therefore, it is an Illustrator-induced bug. Hello, Adobe...
Interesting, been waiting for Adobe to release an update, guess that's wishful thinking at this point.
For the heck of it I have been playing around with just using my Wacom tablet and haven't run into the issue (fingers crossed) yet. Still not the most ideal work around though but it's something. Not sure why some are having this issue and some aren't.
Hi @mvheim @DuckCreatives @MeaganWeber9,
We are sorry for the trouble. The product team is working hard on this, and the fix will be released with the next update.
The + sign icon while dragging the object in Illustrator only happens with the Apple Magic mouse.
I would request you all to upvote this UserVoice if not done already, and please be patient & stay tuned for the updates.
In the meantime, you may downgrade to Illustrator v26.0.3 until the fixed gets released. (This helped some users.)