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.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Your reply confirms to me that InDesign isn't designed to act this way, which is what I thought the problem was. I'm in the process of updating my hardware and will post an update when I've tested my new kit.
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.
Hi, I can confirm that this is NOT a hardware issue. Regardless of hardware or how careful I am, whenever I click with the 'select' tool it picks the clicked object up. This happens whether I try to single click or double click. Can someone please confirm to me that InDesign should not be behaving this way so I can chase it up directly with Adobe.
Thanks so much for the help.
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.
This turned out to be a problem in how InDesign was handling particular input. It was across all input devices but specific to InDesign. A re-install has ironed out whatever glitch was causing it and normal service has resumed. Thank you everyone for helping me sort this out.
Re-install trick lasted a day or two and hasn't worked again since. It's deffo a problem with some drivers, though it's weird it only happens with iD. Have tried disabling third party drivers so it looks like it's within OS X. May have to resort to Apple Care, don't hold out much hope...