Reset the preferences and repair your permissions it sounds like a permissions problem or a corrupt preference.
You did not happen to have Illustrator running when you updated?
Does not really matter? There should not be this problem.
so for a corrupt preference
1. Quit Illustrator.
2.Go to User/username/Library/Preferences/ Adobe illustrator CS5 Settings and trash the settings folder, the whole folder not just the contents of the folder..
3. Start Illustrator. Illustrator creates a new preferences file.
Thnx for the suggestion but it did not work. I deleted the settings folder and restart the app and still the swatch panel and selection tool did not work. I again uninstalled Illustrator including the preferences and reinstalled it. Even deleted the setings folder again. After opening the app the problem persist, can not use the swatch panel and selection tool does not deselect......
Swatch panel does not work and selection tool does not deselect when clicking outside of artboard area.
I have the same problem, did you ever figure out how to fix your issue?
I was wondering about the "selection tool does not deselect" thing...
Is this happening to you as well, Nick?
There are several threads on modification keys that are mysteriously always down , so you should investigate in this direction
No, I am not having a problem with deselecting. I just can't change the color of the fill or stroke on a path.
having exactly the same issue... removing prefs and Illustrator settings file before fixed it but its driving me mad!
i recently have had the same probems, I tried restarting IL, restarting my machine, and even opening a new drawing and pasting the artwork over to it with no success. Then I remembered one fall back I always rely on when things seem out of the oridinary on my MacBook Pro. That is resetting the RAM, this is a function I only know on MAC and clears the RAM which can become clogged and deplete performance. To do so restart the machine, as soon as you see the screen come on hold option+command+P+R and hold it until the screen shuts off and turns on again then let go. It worked for me.
source: experience and http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379
cmd-opt-r-p worked for me, for what it's worth ...
Interesting. So I changed my Keybord settings and it happened again. I have identified that setting CMD-F1 and CMD-F2 as shortcuts caused this. When I set the key to just F1 and F2 it went away. (setting zoom to artboard / zoom actual size)...
I'm not saying these are the issue. But I have been able to repete the scenario over and over by setting and un-setting these keys. Maybe that will help something.
Message was edited by: bladnman
hey i m working on my illustrator and i m having many problems with my swatches
for example i use the green phosphorique i don't get this color i get another green
and many colors too it's like illustrator chooses for you the only green color
so please i kind of need help i can show you pictures of that i print screen viewed them.. so anybody who can help... pleaaaaaaaaaase contact me because i m having a project now..
my e mail is email@example.com i would be thankful
i even tried to download the illustrator on my friend's computer also i m having this problem ....
Especially bright colors will look differently on printed paper than on screen
You misspelled "pleas", it should've been please. But, I also can't color on my thang either young man. I wish the best of luck.
You're applying the gradient fill at the Layer level, not the path as shown by the icon to the right of the layer.