I am perusing a document with Acrobat Pro 2017, and want to use the Hand Tool only (not the Select Tool). When I right-click on a page, the Hand Tool option clearly shows as the selected tool. When I actually try to click and drag, however, it switches to a Select tool. Exactly what I don't want.
I tried looking in the Preferences for a switch that might be responsible for this. The only one that sounds relevant is "Make Hand tool select text & images". However, that is unchecked.
What else would cause this? It doesn't normally behave like this, in my experience.
Yes, that preference is what makes the Hand tool change into the selection tool when clicking and dragging. Unticking it works fine for me (using a different version of Acrobat, though).
Make sure you have the Touch Mode option set to Never.
If that doesn't work try updating the application, or run a Repair Installation from the Help menu.
Also, what's your operating system?
Thanks, try67! I tried enabling "Make Hand tool select text & images", then disabling it. From that point forward, the hand tool stayed the hand tool rather than switching to a text tool. Why it misbehaved before enablement and disablement, I don't suppose it matters.