Ok , so i have come to this problem frequently and want to know if it's just me or it happens to other users.
My problem goes like this:
I'm drawing a path, them I switch to the direct selection tool (the white arrow), select an anchor point and drag to move it.
Usually the tool moves the anchor point, BUT it's happens to me frequently that the tool doesn't move the point in the first tries by no apparent reason,
I need to try several times- sometimes I need to change to a closer view, preview mode- or deselect and select again, until I'm able to move the point.
(yes, i wait till i see the white cursor). I can't see why it happens, the tools seems to work well and suddenly it stop dragging for a couple of tries.
This seem to happen more frequently when I have "snap to point" option active, when i do it fast or when i have lot of paths and layers.
Any ideas of what i'm doing wrong?.
I never had that kind of problems with Freehand and is frustrating.
You are most likely doing nothing wrong. This sounds like graphics card issues. The cursor is not being tracked correctly and thus the hit areas of the individual elements are off. This could happen e.g. if your screen is not set to its native resolution and the graphics card does some odfd scaling. hard to tell, but check these settings and play around a little.
Apart from its possibly having something to do with the mouse (driver), it may be easier if you have Smart Guides turned on and work when you see the cross/Anchor message (or it may tell more about the issue); you may also try different snapping distances.
Edit: Or what Mylenium said at the same time.