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I can't select objects unless I clicked its path

Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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The "Object selection by path only" option is unchecked. But I still can't select objects unless I clicked its path

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Community Expert , Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

Can you check out the object in the Layers panel - is iot perhaps a clipping path? Or clipping mask?

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Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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Hi

Is this Adobe Illustrator you're using, if so I move the thread to the correct forum

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Yes I use AI

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Can you show a screenshot of the object you're trying to select?

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Anything except the filled objects

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You mean objects with a stroke only? That's normal Illustrator behaviour.

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Nope, I can select an object by clicking anywhere if it's a color filled object, or has a really thick stroke. I can't select objects otherwise unless I clicked their path. Like the objects I've attached, I only can select them by clicking their path or for the type, only bottom.Ekran Resmi 2020-02-28 14.42.58.png

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What about this option?

 

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As I've already told in my first message , It's unchecked... 😞 That's the problem

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You mentioned 'Object Selection by Path Only'. This is a separate option.

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Sorry! 

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Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Please share version of OS and Illustrator. Also, is it happening with a specific file or all the files?
I'd recommend resetting the preferences once. Follow instructions on the help article https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html#setting_illustrator_preferences 

 
Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and Illustrator will launch with default settings. You can also take a backup of the folders in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.

Let us know how it goes.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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I have the same problem 😞 How I can resolve it?

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Can you check out the object in the Layers panel - is iot perhaps a clipping path? Or clipping mask?

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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THATS THE ONE! Many thanks. That was driving me mad.

 

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I had a similar issue, it must be a bug in Illustrator. I got fixed by selecting PIXEL PREVIEW or TRIM PREVIEW from the view menu. I'm using the latest version of Illustrator 28.5 on a Mac. Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 10.21.09 PM.png

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