So, I have ensured that Object Selection by Path Only is unchecked in the selection and anchor display prefs. However, I still can't select an object by fill (clicking within the object). I have to go to the object edge and select the path. Any ideas how to solve this? Thanks
Are there clipping masks in the file?
Ha, yes, the object WAS a clipping mask despite only having a fill in it. Thanks!
You have touched on a good point though.
Why on earth doesn’t area select work on a filled mask?