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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Hey! New to Adobe. My eraser tool is the only thing I can use in Illustrator. It will not let me select any other tool. Anyone know what is going on?

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Please show a screenshot of your tools panel.

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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What happens when you click on the pen tool?

What happens when you press 'P'?

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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The side panel come up for that tool but goes away and switches back to eraser when i move the cursor.

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Can you use tool shortcuts? Does pressing 'M' activate the rectangle tool, for instance?

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Shortcuts do nothing.

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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David,

 

You can try to follow the instructions here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html#setting_illustrator_preferences. You can also take a backup of the folders in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.

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