Fun Illustrator “feature”

I was just putting together some quick type samples today and ran into an interesting “feature” in Illustrator. Apparently there is now a View option that shows or hides the edges of text selections. The result of which is that if the Hide Edges option is set you won’t see a selection when you select text.

I am unsure who benefits from this but a quick search online shows just how many people thing this is a bug and have reported it as such. I struggle to think of how this was added to the application and even more puzzled as to why this was enabled by default.