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So basically for some reason, I am not able to use any tool in illustartor.
I think I pressed the wrong key combination. I attached a screen shot.
I would appreciate your help.
Not sure about that, but what happens if you press the Caps Lock key on your keyboard?
You have probably just activated "precise cursors".
I have tried that but nothing.
I don't think it's the precise cursor.
Every tool gives me that same cursor.
But when you choose the brush tool, can you then draw?
Nope I am not able to draw.
Or if I choose the zoom tool I am not able to zoom, and so on.
Well, which version of Illustrator are you using? What operating system?
Have you already quit and then restarted Illustrator? Have you tried to restart your entire machine (that is, your computer)?
Sorry to hear about your issues. In addition to what Kurt asked, have you tried resetting preferences?
If not, please try doing that. Follow instructions on help article
**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 if it helps. Looking forward to your response.
1 is the toolbar. Click on the tools here to select them. The pen tool & curvature tool are 3rd & 4th from top respectively. Click and hold on the rectangle tool to see the line tool and others.
2 is the toolbar customisation menu. Click and drag tools from here to the toolbar, or vice versa. If a tool is greyed out here, it is already in the toolbar.
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Restarting my machine did the job. I could have think about that.