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How can I stop select tool 'picking up' objects

Feb 25, 2013 12:04 PM

Hi, I've just upgraded to CS6 from CS3. I'm finding that with most files, when I click, or double click, on an object with the 'select' tool the object is picked up and begins to move around to wherever I point the 'select' cursor.


I think this is a feature rather than a flaw, but all I generally want to do is double click in a text box to edit text. Instead I end up engaging in a merry dance something like when Peter Parker first gets his powers and keeps picking things up with his sticky hands and can't put them down; except less funny.


Can anyone help me to stop this behaviour and get back to editing text easily?


Don't know if it helps, but I'm using a Magic Trackpad and a Yiynova pen display (like a Cintiq). Doing the equivalent 'mouse clicks' with them both produces this effect.


Thank you.

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    Mar 5, 2013 4:32 AM   in reply to Khechog

    I suspect this is hardware and gesture related and you need to be a bit steadier in clicking.

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    Mar 5, 2013 5:02 AM   in reply to Khechog

    Make sure that you move the pen up a little. If the pen was touching the surface of the trackPad after clicking it will simulate clicking and dragging by the mouse. This happpens with me when I use my Genius Tablet. Check if your tablet is working in the same way or not.

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    Mar 10, 2013 4:00 AM   in reply to Khechog

    This is definitely a problem on your system, not in ID. The only major change you would see in selection behavior from CS3 would be that selected objects remain selected for moving no matter where you click inside them or if they are behind another object, so you no longer need to be careful to grab the center center spot on hidden or unfilled frames. Beyond that, waht you described in your original post sounds like some sort of scroll lock setting in a driver for your track pad,  pen or the display.

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