why selecting a filled object by clicking anywhere in the object is not working?

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Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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why selecting a filled object by clicking anywhere in the object is not working? It is checked correctly in preferences.

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Participant , Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021
Make sure the object isn't an empty clipping mask.

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Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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Is the option "Object Selection by Path Only" turned on in the application preferences?

 

If so, turn it off and try again.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021

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It was a filled clipping path. The shape selected correctly after releasing the path.

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BZ

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Make sure the object isn't an empty clipping mask.

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You are right. It was a filled clipping path. The shape selected correctly after releasing the path.

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BZ

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Fantastic! Glad it worked! 

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May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021

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I had the same problem and tried everything possible - watched the tutorials etc. Turns out it was my object for some reason and not Adobe Illustrator as I tried it with other shapes as well as creating new shapes and actions with other objects were working fine. 

I wasted so much time thinking it was the preferences.

Sometimes there are weird quirks that only by trial and error you figure them out. In my case - it was the properties of that one object that I copy-pasted and not settings in Illustrator. 

I hope that helps.

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