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  1. #1
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    Default Software keeps reverting to a different tool

    When I'm working, usually using the selector tool, the program all too often reverts to a different tool, for example, if I'm working with images using the selector tool it will change to the photo tool, or also when working with shapes in selector, the program will change to the shape tool. It's annoying because it breaks up the rhythm of my work to so frequently have to change tools. Is there any way I can prevent this?

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    Default Re: Software keeps reverting to a different tool

    I know what that sounds like Charles but I cannot reproduce your problem.
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    Default Re: Software keeps reverting to a different tool

    if you double click on an object it can switch tool or mode - eg if you double click on an image it will switch to photo tool, and this may be what you are experiencing; I also find it infuriating but AFAIK there is no way to change this particular mouse behaviour in the program
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    Default Re: Software keeps reverting to a different tool

    Perhaps it's a sticky input issue. Try a different keyboard and mouse?
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    Default Re: Software keeps reverting to a different tool

    Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: Software keeps reverting to a different tool

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    if you double click on an object it can switch tool or mode - eg if you double click on an image it will switch to photo tool, and this may be what you are experiencing; I also find it infuriating but AFAIK there is no way to change this particular mouse behaviour in the program
    That sounds right.
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    Default Re: Software keeps reverting to a different tool

    charliescoffee, I changed the F8 key to 'Toggle to Selector Switch' instead of 'Text Tool'.
    There have been other subtle changes since your XDPXv10.

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