Clearly a big newbie here, super basic question.
CS5 Illustrator on Windows 7, cannot right-click on Tools to access the other tools. For example, on the Pen tool, I must use keystrokes P, +, -, Shift-C to switch between pen and anchor point tools - I cannot right-click to have the options displayed. No trouble in Photoshop, right-clicking works fine. What am I missing? thx
Left-click and hold down for a second or so.
This is the method (as explained in the documentation) for all Adobe programs with the familiar toolbox interface. The right-click thing only works in Photoshop and is an anomaly.
Photoshop Help file says, "If there is a small triangle at a tool’s lower right corner, hold down the mouse button to view the hidden tools. Then click the tool you want to select."