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?
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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:
Tried that already, Steve, to no effect.
Our machines are mid-2011 iMacs with 16gb of RAM, running 10.8.4 and latest versions of the CC suite, no font software currently (trying to ween ourselves off of it).
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.
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.
We rebuilt both machines without importing anythign and are still experiencing the problem. Actually the more debilitating of the two issues is now the lag my partner has when cutting/pasting/deleting in Illustrator. I am going to post on that separatley after I do some searching to make sure its not an existing issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.