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Cannot move selected objects in Illustrator

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Oct 21, 2013

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I'm using Illustrator CS5.5.

I cannot move anything I select. I try to drag it and it makes the "bump" noise. 

-I made sure that my preferences are not set to "object selection by path only".

-I've restarted my computer several times

-I tried to open a previous Illustrator file and I have the same problem

-I even uninstalled and reinstalled my entire Abode Suite beacuse I've been having several issues

I'm not sure if this is related but I also can't create a new document unless I use picas and CMYK coloring. It refuses to adjust to anything other than the default settings. Also, I can't increase the stroke of an object unless I type in the number, meaning I can't use the arrows for adjustment.

So basically I am having a ton of problems and even reinstalling the program didn't fix them.

Help please.

@ramis85927975 is correct the temporary fix is to hover with your cursor over the center of the object (blue tiny square) and then click drag. It's almost like the mouse doesn't pick up the pixels of the image.

I've also tried all the other suggestions and this is all that is working for now.

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Cannot move selected objects in Illustrator

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I'm using Illustrator CS5.5.

I cannot move anything I select. I try to drag it and it makes the "bump" noise. 

-I made sure that my preferences are not set to "object selection by path only".

-I've restarted my computer several times

-I tried to open a previous Illustrator file and I have the same problem

-I even uninstalled and reinstalled my entire Abode Suite beacuse I've been having several issues

I'm not sure if this is related but I also can't create a new document unless I use picas and CMYK coloring. It refuses to adjust to anything other than the default settings. Also, I can't increase the stroke of an object unless I type in the number, meaning I can't use the arrows for adjustment.

So basically I am having a ton of problems and even reinstalling the program didn't fix them.

Help please.

@ramis85927975 is correct the temporary fix is to hover with your cursor over the center of the object (blue tiny square) and then click drag. It's almost like the mouse doesn't pick up the pixels of the image.

I've also tried all the other suggestions and this is all that is working for now.

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Mac or Win? Please confirm that you are able to select items, if so try to delete and let us know what happens.

Run disk utility to fix permissisons, anythting need repair?

Reset your preferences by immediately after booting holding down these 3 keys:

Mac - Shift Option Command

WIn - Shift Alt Ctrl

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Alice,

To get rid of strangenesses that may otherwise linger, always run the Cleaner Tool between uninstalling and reinstalling.

http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html

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Mike: I am working on Windows and can selected the object.

I tried the shift alt ctrl but I don't think I did it at then correct time.

The curios thing is that after I restarted again last night it worked but

today it doesn't work again.

I will try running a cleaner between installations.

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Alice,

When there is a temporary cure in restarting Illy/the computer, it is hardly a matter of corrupted preferences.

You may look at Item 7) and possibly Item 15) in Other options (follow the link with that name).

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I was having the same problem in Illustrator CC on Mac - resolved it by going to:

Preferences >> Selection & Anchor Display

Uncheck "Object Selection by Path Only"

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For me it was the reverse. I checked the box and it all seems to work now.

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"Object Selected by Path Only" unchecked! That fixed it! Thank you!

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You just SERIOUSLY SAVED MY DAY. This has been driving me insane. THANK YOU!

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im having same issue, so far none of those answers helped. what do i do?

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First thing is to view the file in Outline mode (Cmd(Ctrl)-Y) and see if there are things other than the artboard shown.

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I am having the same problem in Windows with Illustrator CC 2014.  Tried the Ctrl+Alt+Del and also made sure "Selection by Path Only" is unchecked...

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The correct key combination is Ctrl-Alt-Shift (not Del) when starting AI. If done right, you should get a dialog box asking if you want to replace the preferences.

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you can try this option

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