I'm running Illustrator CS6 (16.2.0) on Mac OS X 10.8.2 and Illustrator crashes as soon as I attempt to drag anything. The crash is reproducable if I do the following:
1. Launch Illustrator and create a new document
2. Create a text field, line, or shape
3. Select the Arrow tool
4. Drag the element I just created
Illustrator will crash as soon as I try to drag. I can move the element using the arrow keys, but the crash happens when I try to drag with the mouse. Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there a workaround?
After a restart, the problem is gone. Very strange... I can't imagine what kind of problem it was that would be cured by a restart.
I should note that as I was closing applications befor restarting, I got a kernel panic. Makes me think something in the OS had gotten into a strange state.
I had the exact same problem tonight, came to the same conclusion, except no kernel panic. Just wasted time on the restart. It all started working again once I restarted the computer.
I have been using illustrator for 3 solid days 10+ hours each day, creating hundreds of images, I'm thinking that maybe it was just too much for it.
I am glad it's working again.
I have a similar issue--I get a kernel panic and the whole machine restarts, but I don't think it's when I'm dragging. I have not had this issue with CS6, just AI CS5.1. It's happened about 4 times now. At first I thought maybe it was a corrupted font, but Suitcase isn't finding anything offensive, and the crash report says it's something with Illustrator. Any suggestions? I'm using a new MBP (had it about 3 weeks), 2.3ghz Intel Core i7, 16GB of Apple-installed RAM, with Mavericks v10.9.1. I don't know how to get into the kernel panic reports, otherwise I'd post that info.
Should probably start a new thread...