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Anyone having trouble with double-click and triple-click text selection?

Jul 18, 2013 10:55 AM

Tags: #error #bug #indesign #paste #selection #copy #double-click #triple-click

Since we updated to CC, I have a very good chance of this not working evey time I try it. Maybe 10% of the time, it will select the word/line as it should.  My prefs are identical for this feature as they have for the past several version of InDesign. We have the same problem on two Macs here.  My partner also has trouble with copy/paste in InDesign and Illustrator as well.

 

 

Anyone experiencing the same?

 

Message was edited by: bradboutwell - Typos

 
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    Jul 18, 2013 10:56 AM   in reply to bradboutwell

    No problems here in InDesign CC on both Macs (Mac OS X 10.8.4). What computer platform?

     

    Does it happen with more than one file?

     

    Try restoring your InDesign preferences. Here's how:

     

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 11:03 AM   in reply to bradboutwell

    Try creating a new user on your computer, and see if there is any difference running InDesign CC in the new user. There could be a conflicting application open or some system corruption.

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 4:25 PM   in reply to bradboutwell

    Have you checked the "Triple Click to Select a Line" option in the Type section of your preferences?

     

    You have to click fairly rapidly for this to work, if you wait a second between the clicks it won't work.

     

    Also, 4 rapid clicks will select the whole paragraph. This is good because it also selects the hidden ending paragraph symbol. 

    (Sometime the ending paragraph symbol has different leading that the rest of the text and it messes up the leading on the final line.

    Triple_click.png

     

    Also check your Mouse preferences in the System Preferences of Mac OSX. There you can adjust the Click Speed. This may have been set to very slow.

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 2:08 AM   in reply to bradboutwell

    We have recently switched to indesign CC here as well.
    We are experiencing the same problems with double/triple/quadruple clicking.

    And it has nothing to do with the "Triple Click to Select a Line" option.

     

    - In previous CS versions with the text tool selected and nothing selected on the spread you could double click a word in a text frame to select it. (or of course triple click or quadruple click to select line/paragraph)

     

    - In CC with the text tool selected and nothing selected on the spread you must first place the cursor somewhere inside the text frame and THEN you can double click or triple click or whatever.
    You have to "activate" the text frame by placing the cursor inside of it first!

    If you don't "activate" the frame first then clicking simply does nothing.

     

    To me this seems more like a bug than a feature.

    It often results in a lot of extra frustrating clicks and at the end of the day you just feel like you have double clicked all of your clicks, so to speak.

     

    Edit: Yes, it is a problem on both new and old docs and on both new and older OS.

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 7:12 AM   in reply to Skriftklog

    I know this is an out-of-left-field idea, but I recently took a MacBook Pro in for a new battery. I could run the machine on power supply, but not battery.

     

    But even if I used the power supply the trackpad wouldn't select and click properly.

     

    I discovered there are all sorts of problems, including selections, when the battery is wonky.

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 7:22 AM   in reply to bradboutwell

    I have this clicking problem too

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 8:41 AM   in reply to Sandee Cohen

    No battery in this iMac :-)

     
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    Oct 9, 2013 2:31 PM   in reply to bradboutwell

    I have exactly the same issue. It's a little disconcerting to see this problem has existed for so many months without a fix.

    I did notice one thing — The problem is intermittent, but I can always get the triple/quad click working right if I position the cursor at the end of the paragraph.

     

    I'm not sure if that's helpful information, but if anyone has a solution I would love to hear about it. I am contemplating working in CS6 until this is resolved.

     
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    Oct 31, 2013 3:04 AM   in reply to bradboutwell

    I have the same problem. After reading this thread I actually UNCHECKED the "Triple Click to Select a Line" option in the Type section of my preferences and noticed that it does not make any difference whether it is checked or not! Strange... Really hope they will fix this soon.

     
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    Oct 31, 2013 4:21 PM   in reply to bradboutwell

    Identical problem here too -- it's driving me crazy.

     
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    Jan 30, 2014 3:23 PM   in reply to bradboutwell

    Yes please Adobe a fix for this one.

     
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    Feb 18, 2014 12:51 AM   in reply to bradboutwell

    Yes, I too have the selection problem. It is an awful behaviour change from all prior versions of InDesign.

     
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    Mar 10, 2014 3:17 PM   in reply to bradboutwell

    Having same problem. Drives me nuts although my coworkers aren't bothered by it. Everyone works differently, I guess. Going back to CS6 as my productivity is slowed.

     
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:35 PM   in reply to Bo LeBeau

    This setting seemed to be on by default, Unchecking it made the triple click feel more like I expected, although it selected the paragraph instead of the line. Seems like something is buggy with that preference. It screws up double clicking as well, with the triple click preference checked, the text frame (box) has to be active to get multiple clicks to work.

     
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    Mar 12, 2014 3:23 PM   in reply to bradboutwell

    It seems to handle differently only on my Windows Indesign CC not my mac one. it's got to be a bug.

     
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