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Difficulty to grab line and anchor points with the cursor

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Apr 29, 2020

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Hi all,

Since the last upgrade of Illustrator I have found it incresingly harder to grab line and anchor points on bezier curves with the cursor, it take a lot of attempts to achieve this, as well as deliberalely Selecting I have also tried swiping the cursor across the line but I still can't grab it. I have to increase the magnification to home in on my target and then the cursor makes contact. Anyone else have this problem and what could be the cause?

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Peter

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Peter, Jointyjr,

 

Maybe too silly, but how about Smart Guides who have sharp eyes and sure grip?

 

And/or ClickDragging across with the Direct Selection Tool to have Handles pointing back into the Anchor Points?

 

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Difficulty to grab line and anchor points with the cursor

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Hi all,

Since the last upgrade of Illustrator I have found it incresingly harder to grab line and anchor points on bezier curves with the cursor, it take a lot of attempts to achieve this, as well as deliberalely Selecting I have also tried swiping the cursor across the line but I still can't grab it. I have to increase the magnification to home in on my target and then the cursor makes contact. Anyone else have this problem and what could be the cause?

Thanks

Peter

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Correct answer by Jacob Bugge | Most Valuable Participant

Peter, Jointyjr,

 

Maybe too silly, but how about Smart Guides who have sharp eyes and sure grip?

 

And/or ClickDragging across with the Direct Selection Tool to have Handles pointing back into the Anchor Points?

 

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I guess no one else has this problem. I have gone to preferences and set the anchor points, handle etc to Max but that still doesn't work. Anyone got any suggestions at all?

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You're not alone - I have trouble with this too.

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Peter, Jointyjr,

 

Maybe too silly, but how about Smart Guides who have sharp eyes and sure grip?

 

And/or ClickDragging across with the Direct Selection Tool to have Handles pointing back into the Anchor Points?

 

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Click dragging is all very good but then you pick up other handles/anchors

 

It think it has to do with zooming, I have trouble clicking into text boxes when zoomed out (at a distance), but fine when zoomed in.

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Hi Jacob, I have turned smart guides on (usually I have them turned off) and so far this seems to have done the trick! I never had this problem on previous versions, with smart guides turned off, until the last update, but so far so good.

Many thanks

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You are welcome, Peter.

 

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Hi there,

 

Glad to hear your issue is resolved. In addition to what Jacob suggested, I'd recommend checking out help article https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/rulers-grids-guides-crop-marks.html for more information about guides and rulers. Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Hi Chouettecacahuete

Thanks for that, but it is just a work around, doesn't really solve the problem.

Click dragging is all very good but if I'm trying to select a single node within a complex illustration then it won't help.

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