I'm having the same issue. Any luck fixing it? I'm in indesign 9.0 and Mac OS X 10.7.5. I'm going to see if updating InDesign to the latest version fixes it.
Hi, I'm experiencing the same issue on MacBook Air 2014, 10.9.5 and Indesign CC 2014.1
I did notice it since Indesign CC and that bug remains.
The double-click is very difficult when changing the transform reference point in the application bar also.
Did you try the link pointed to by Steve a year ago.
I was having the same issue, using "T" for type tool, the program would automatically switch back to selection tool before I could click inside a text box.
I just wanted to confirm that Steve's solution to replace the Indesign Defaults file in
fixed the issue for me.
Indesign CC 2014.1 - 10.1.0.70 x64