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When I click an shape why does it always think I want to edit the text? Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Most of the time I just want to move the shape.
So I end up have to press ESC to deselect then try selecting again.

Is there someway of changing the clicking a shape behaviour? I never have this problem in other s/w and its driving me nuts having to keep reselecting things.

My guess is that you are double-clicking on items. A single click in my experience does not select the text, even if you click directly on the text. A double click will first select the item and then immediately select the text.

Stop it! :-)
I am using the trackpad on my MBP.

I click once to select it, then when I do the double click to drag action, that is when the text is becoming highlighted instead.

I get what you are saying, but how the heck am I supposed to do it then?
In general, the trackpad works the same as a mouse does. Start a drag by clicking and holding, not double-clicking: click down and start dragging without letting your finger up.

There's an setting in the System Preferences trackpad settings that replaces clicking with tapping; you might want to explore that, too.
My bad; when I say click I mean tap; all these words for using a mouse; no wait, a track pad....

i like the idea of trying just tap and drag. i was doing the equivalent of left click right click old-skool.

If that works you have ended up removing a key press that I would have had to made, a bug thank you!
I have testing done.

On my Mac Pro, with the trackpad:
  • I tap once to select the shape
    I tap twice, and without letting up on the second tap slide the shape around
    I am happy

On my MBP, with the built in trackpad:
  • As above
    So long as the zoom is less than 200%
    When it goes over 200% it selects the text for me to edit rather than move shape
    I not happy but at least can go back to working on sofa :)

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