Black arrow acting like Black arrow

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Usally the white arrow, makes a square box around the selected obejct, with handles, and you can easily turn the object.

 

But now, all of a sudden, when I use the black arrow, it shows the points the white arrow shows, but I can't click them and move the indivitual points, like when using the white arrow. I cant scale, or turn the object with this. I don't know when it happend, but it is also aplied to all other files I open and have made in the past.

 

I tried to close illustrator, make sure it was updated, and restart my pc. None of that helped, I tried to research it, but I found nothing.

 

Heres a little video to show how to looks:  https://www.loom.com/share/63d40973b5fb442595692a86fb27fa4b

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021
View > Show bounding box.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021
The Selection Tool (Black arrow) does not allow you to move individual anchor points.   It allows you to scale up and down, plus move and rotate a shape.   The Direct Selection Tool Allows you to move individual Anchor points...   I hope I am undertanding you correctly.   Thanks, Sim

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View > Show bounding box.

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The Selection Tool (Black arrow) does not allow you to move individual anchor points.

 

It allows you to scale up and down, plus move and rotate a shape.

 

The Direct Selection Tool Allows you to move individual Anchor points...

 

I hope I am undertanding you correctly.

 

Thanks,

Sim

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