I've not seen that so far. It could be a very specific issue.
I'd recommend to post a crash protocol to Adobe, if that is an option for you.
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.
It happens on windows too. Also while dragging. Not on every drag, but many times in a day.
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...
Happened to me too. Using Illustrator cs6 on OSX 10.8.5. Didn't help clearing the settings file/restart computer etc.
After a bit or research I discovered that a firefox plug in i've updated caused this problem. once I removed it illustrator started to work fine.
Hope this helps.
RevRevon which firefox plug did it cause the problem?
My Adobe Illustrator was working all ok. Yesterday i installed Firefox and it crashed twice since that.
I think i'll return to Google Chrome for a while i can't solve this situation.
Windows 8.1, Illustrator CS6 in here.
I would check to see if there are any available updated for your computer update your computer. I was having the same problem- any time I tried to drag something It would crash. I even tried opening up several new files/ restarting my computer. After I updated my computer and it was completely fine.