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Based on the replies we got we could infer that the issue is occurring when a third party software or application is also running in parallel. Some examples of the software used include Global Auto-correct, Google Chrome,
Moreover, when the issue occurs it seems to hamper all CC applications such as Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
A possible fix for the solution includes restarting the application or restarting the system.
In the absence of any consistent reproducible steps, we are currently closing this thread as “not reproducible”. In case you again encounter the issue, please create a new thread mentioning the steps with which we can reproduce the issue and additional softwares, if in case any, that you are using.
InDesign TeamMike commented
I'm having the same exact issue using Indesign 14.0.2 and Mojave 10.14.4.
I didn't even use hand tool in the first place. Only direct select. Been happening for the last week and the only solution is to reboot my computer. Then I can get about 5 minutes in before it happens again. Incredibly frustrating and I'm not able to get any work done!