Selection tool not allowing resize

Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2009

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I did a quick search and couldn't find anything on this (although I've got eye problems tonight and may have missed it). At any rate, here is my problem...

I rely a lot on the main selection tool (the dark pointer) to select and resize my objects, but lately in Illustrator CS4 (just today, actually) the selection rectangle/border is no longer appearing when an item is selected. I double and triple checked the View/Hide Edges (Command-H) and it's definitely not that.

I tried trashing the preferences but that didn't seem to work. Is there something else I should try?

I'm running CS4 on a Dual 2.0 G5 PowerMac in Leopard (10.5.6).

This is really irritating, so thanks for any help.
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Explorer , Mar 11, 2009
_RazorsEdge_ Explorer , Mar 11, 2009
View -> Show Bounding Box ( Shift - Command - B ) ? RE

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Explorer ,
Mar 11, 2009

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View -> Show Bounding Box ( Shift - Command - B ) ?

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Explorer ,
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Thank you @RazorsEdge !

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Mar 11, 2009

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Thanks!

I must have hit that key combination sometime today without realizing it. Believe it or not, but in all my years of using Illustrator, I don't recall ever using that command. Weird.

I feel like such a noob.

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Happened probably when you were trying to ungroup "SHIFT + COMMAND+ G" the B key is just under G so that could be it...

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Participant ,
Mar 11, 2009

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Everyone makes he same error somewhere along the line and the first time it happens you just can't imagine what happened. It is pretty universal.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 12, 2009

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And then of course there's the Scale tool and you don't need bounding boxes to use that. Personally I have always disliked bounding boxes because of the visual clutter they cause, especially when working with type. It can sometimes be difficult to see whether you're dealing with point or area type if you've got bounding boxes running. But that's just a matter of taste and I'm sure a lot of ex-Freehanders will disagree with me. Can't be bothered to enter that minefield just now :-)

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LEGEND ,
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> Can't be bothered to enter that minefield just now

Then why did you bring it up?

Fact is, FreeHand is less visually cluttered than AI.

JET

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Mar 12, 2009

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Yeah, when I lost the bounding boxes, I had to use the Scale tool, which is usually fine. But it was slower than normal, and that was frustrating to me.

We all have our ways of working, and I try to do as much with as few tools as possible because it saves time and brain power (having to remember all the myriad tools and functions).

Thanks to all for the help.

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Explorer ,
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For you Windows users out there, the key sequence is:

    Shift+Ctrl+B

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New Here ,
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Thanks You..

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I think this is a superbug in AI. I wish one of their developers would look into this. I know what you are talking about and it just spontaneously happens! Yes, VERY annoying and slows down my work immensely.

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MDrewes  schrieb

I think this is a superbug in AI. I wish one of their developers would look into this. I know what you are talking about and it just spontaneously happens! Yes, VERY annoying and slows down my work immensely.

So you have an issue with Illustrator CS4? Because that's what this thread is about.

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Thanks 
it works 

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Sep 27, 2020

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BEST!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH

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