Illustrator moves anything I select

Hold down the “Shift” key while you drag selected objects to constrain their movement to vertical, horizontal or any 45-degree axis. With no keys depressed, your selection moves freely in any direction.

How do I select without moving in Illustrator?

Instead, you could:

  1. Lock the background object (not sure why you refuse to consider it)
  2. Marquee-select, starting away from both objects, dragging across both; press shift and repeat, stopping short of the object you want to leave selected.

How do I turn off snapping in Illustrator?

Quote from Youtube video:
So what we need to do is go to view. And turn off snap to pixel.

How do I fix the move tool in Illustrator?

For Windows Users: For Windows Users: You can try the quick way of resetting on a PC which is to hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift when launching Illustrator and respond affirmatively when asked if you want to reset.

Why is my selection tool not working in Illustrator?

In Illustrator open view menu and look for option “Show Bounding box” or “Hide Bounding Box”. If it says “Show Bounding box”, Select the option and check your workflow. Hope this solves your problem.

Is there a quick selection tool in Illustrator?

Lets you quickly and precisely select individual or multiple objects. You can select a single object (even if it’s in a group), all objects within a layer, and entire groups. Lets you select objects and groups by clicking or dragging over them. You can also select groups within groups and objects within groups.

What is the keyboard shortcut for the selection tool?

Select tools

Shortcuts Windows macOS
Artboard tool Shift + O Shift + O
Selection tool V V
Direct Selection tool A A
Magic Wand tool Y Y

What is Ctrl D in Illustrator?

Identical to the functionality of Adobe Illustrator (i.e. learned behavior,) allow users to select an object and use the keyboard shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + D to duplicate that object after initial copy & paste (or Alt + Drag.)

What is the shortcut key for selection tool in Illustrator?

Illustrator CC 2017 Shortcuts: PC

Tools
V Selection
Shift–O Artboard
Shift–K Slice
H Hand

What is the shortcut key of selection tool in Adobe Illustrator?

Swap Selection or Direction Selection Tool



Mac shortcut is CMD, and Windows shortcut is Ctrl. It is a very useful shortcut and a real time saver that allows swapping between selection and direct selection tool.

What does Alt key do in Illustrator?

Alt + Selection Tool



The next use of Alt is probably the easiest and most common use of the key, and that’s to duplicate shapes. With the Selection tool (V), hold down Alt, then click and drag your tree to duplicate the shape. You can keep repeating this to place a bunch of trees on your illustration.