Can't drag objects
I am unable to drag objects/textbox/etc in InDesign. I can resize using corner handles but I'm unable to click and drag object to desired location I've uninstalled, reinstalled, shutdown, restarted, cleared all settings, etc and nothing seems to work. I have never encountered this issue in all my years of using InDesign. Please help!
We understand that issue must be slowing you down and we need your help in reproducing the issue at our end. It will enable us to investigate the problem much faster.
1. Have your observed that closing any open browser fixes the problem?
2. When the movement of the object is disabled using mouse, but do you continue to move around the object using keyboard arrow keys?
3. Have you observed that restarting InDesign fixes the problem momentarily?
4. Are you able to create a new document when the movement of objects is disabled?
5. On which device are you using InDesign?
Stavros Kara commented
i noticed that when i started running ID as administrator that happend (it wouldnt let me drag n drop items inside ID) . i turned off "Run this program as administrator" and everything is good. To do that, right click on the ID icon > Properties > Compatibility tab > Uncheck this one : Run this program as an administrator.
i Hope that helps.
Zoe Wainwright commented
Has this been sorted yet? I have deadlines and I cant seem to fix it
I no longer have this issue, I think because I updated my MacOS or InDesign. I work on an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) usingMac OS Mojave, but am not sure what I was using when I had the issue. I had the issue for atleast 6 months, and I even spoke with an Adobe tech support person, but ultimately they were not able to help me. I am glad the issue was somehow resolved.
Still happening, please help
Chris Garza commented
me again, the update fixed the drag situation and worked just fine for a moment, then Save, Undo, Cut or Paste are disabled
Chris Garza commented
Hi, I had the same problem. Just ran an update and the problem is solved.
Heather Benac commented
Same issue! What the heck is going on?
And another one. Was working fine an hour ago and now can't move anything with the mouse - text, shape, images etc all stuck to the layout. Nothing is locked, and I can move them with the cursor keys.
Tried quitting and restarting ID, reset preferences to default, checked for App updates... no progress.
I also have a deadline coming up and I am running into the same problem. It looks like people have been reporting this for a while. Can we get an update?
Unable to resize
Doesn't work with app frame on or off
Graphic and text frames
Same problem with me. Can't move/drag objects with the direct selection tool. Just started yesterday.
Has this been fixed yet?
Same here! This is not cool.
Same here! Print deadline tomorrow morning. Help!
I'm having the same issues
Matt Currie commented
Literally, going down right now. Thesis project is going to print tomorrow morning. NEED THIS SORTED OUT ASAP
I can't move a darn box. Restarted, but nothing changes.
So darn frustrating.
Latest build CC.
I have two books due in three weeks and I have to put up with this garbage from Adobe on top of all the other stress. Thanks.
Same problem here. Very annoying Adobe - please sort it out.
Valerie Fay commented
Having the same problem - just started happening today!
Same issue here
Seems to be a bug - happened to me before. Restarting the computer helped. https://www.reddit.com/r/indesign/comments/818wzj/cant_move_objects_in_indesign/