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Text Selection not highlighting in Adobe Illustrator [Solved]

Text Selection not highlighting in Adobe Illustrator

When working with adobe illustrator, you can suddenly face an issue when you cannot select text or the text you are highlighting is not showing up.

I will discuss an easy fix for this error in this blog post. I will also let you know why this happens in the first place.

Why Text Selection Not Highlighting Ai?

When you select a text in illustrator, you will see a thin blue line under it. But sometimes, without you knowing the cuase, you can no longer highlight or select a text.

Below is an image showing how the text will appear highlighted and un-highlighted.

  1. The text does is not highlighting
  2. The text is highlighted properly

So how do you toggle between these two? It’s simple. By turning on/off, Detect Edge in View Menu. You can also use the CMD+H command on Mac and CTRL+H on windows to toggle this setting.

Here is a pictorial guide for the steps you need to follow.

Why did this happen in the first place?

CMD + H is a famous command in mac to hide stuff, and people often use this inside illustrator to hide layers and objects.

Unfortunately, this command toggles the Hide Edges feature in Adobe Illustrator. Simple.

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