Can't move layers or objects

Explorer ,
Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Today I have allowed Illustrator to upgrade to 25.2.2 after it nagging me to do so for a while (I was probably about 2/3 versions behind). I now regret it as I now have two issues which I've never had before.

 

Layer pane: I can no longer move layers in the layer pane by clicking on them and dragging to the new position as I could before and also cannot move items on an artboard unless they show a 

 

Objects: Objects now cannot be moved by selecting the object and dragging to the new position unless they show a box at the center. If they do clicking and holding the cursor at this point allows me to move the object otherwise I can only move using the cursor keys and trying to move with the mouse results in the ding sound you hear if you try to select something while a dialog is open.

 

Is there some change in the last few versions that I've missed ? Or is there some way to fix this behaviour ?

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Explorer , Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021
Update After completely uninstalling Illustrator, restarting the machine and then reinstalling the issues are now gone. No idea what caused them.

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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I am not experiencing that on win 10 or Mac Catalina. Have you tried restarting your computer? Do you have nonalphanumeric characters in your layer name?

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Yep have restarted with no difference. No layer names are either default names from when layer was created or standard a-z characters.

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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Have reverted to previous versions even as far back as it will allow (24.3) and the issue is still there. This is incredibly frustrating.

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After completely uninstalling Illustrator, restarting the machine and then reinstalling the issues are now gone. No idea what caused them.

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