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Dan Kessler

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I hate how the trim tool reverts back to the selection tool if you "miss" when clicking on a line. Is there any advantage to this?

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This is by design.

When you are cursored over an object that can be trimmed, the cursor is a hand. When it is not, it's a plain arrow. If you happen to click with the plain arrow, it will revert to the 2d or 3d selection tool on purpose. This is to signal to the tool you are done trimming, since that tool is a multi process tool and revert you to a default tool. This prevents you from accidentally trimming other lines you may otherwise not want trimmed. You may find learning the keyboard shortcut for the trim tool to be efficient if you are having the "missing" problem frequently. Then, all you need to do is press that key, and you are back in trim mode.

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Katie,

Thanks for the response. Although, I see it more as a problem than an advantage. And, it probably applies to more than just the trim tool. 99.9% of the time I want to remain in the tool I've selected. If I ever need to go back to the selection tool, I'll use the "x" key. Why should I have to remember a bunch of keyboard shortcuts if I don't need to.

Perhaps the icon should be unique for the tool I'm using? If I accidentally trim a line I didn't intend to trim, I'll use undo. The way it works now, I'm being punished for miss-clicking an object.

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