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Shift-option-drag only working if I option-drag then press shift

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I used to be able to press all of them at once and it would duplicate and move in line, but now if I press shift-option and drag all at once, it deselects everything. I have to make sure to only press option while dragging at first, then after dragging press shift. I'm on Illustrator 24.2.3 and have noticed this since the past few updates

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In my experience the important thing is to get the mouse button down before pressing shift. If the shift button comes before the mouse, a selected object will be deselected unless, as you say, it is dragged with option pressed. Shift + click is the standard deselection method, and the option key does not affect it. The reverse order, click + shift, does not deselect. Starting with multiple objects selected I cannot replicate "everything" being deselected, only the object actually clicked on.

Let me know if this is not clear. Or if it doesn't help!

 

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Shift-option-drag only working if I option-drag then press shift

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I used to be able to press all of them at once and it would duplicate and move in line, but now if I press shift-option and drag all at once, it deselects everything. I have to make sure to only press option while dragging at first, then after dragging press shift. I'm on Illustrator 24.2.3 and have noticed this since the past few updates

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Correct answer by tromboniator | Adobe Community Professional

In my experience the important thing is to get the mouse button down before pressing shift. If the shift button comes before the mouse, a selected object will be deselected unless, as you say, it is dragged with option pressed. Shift + click is the standard deselection method, and the option key does not affect it. The reverse order, click + shift, does not deselect. Starting with multiple objects selected I cannot replicate "everything" being deselected, only the object actually clicked on.

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In my experience the important thing is to get the mouse button down before pressing shift. If the shift button comes before the mouse, a selected object will be deselected unless, as you say, it is dragged with option pressed. Shift + click is the standard deselection method, and the option key does not affect it. The reverse order, click + shift, does not deselect. Starting with multiple objects selected I cannot replicate "everything" being deselected, only the object actually clicked on.

Let me know if this is not clear. Or if it doesn't help!

 

Peter

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This helped, thank you! I didn't have this issue prior, but I was using a couple year old version before. Will keep this advice in mind 🙂

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