Make Pan Tool Pan Again
A number of people continue to think it's a "bug" rather than a "feature" that the pan tool selects images & text by default in Acrobat DC. And they ought to be right, this is not a desirable feature for a pan tool, vice a select tool. In fact, it's why you have a select tool in the first place: to select images & text.
Pan tools PAN, as allow you to navigate through the document by clicking & dragging. This feature is literally defeated by having it select images and text when you click & drag. As such, it would be to the benefit of all users if you defaulted the option "Make Hand Tool Select Text & Images" to "off", rather than "on".
I'd be willing to bet that if you pushed this out in an update, you'd have precisely no one turn it on.
Michael Cleary commented
I still see this problem, in Acrobat Pro Continuous Release I Version 2023.003.20244 I 64-bit
Please fix this; it's been 4 years since it was reported.
Edit: I just discovered the behavior is more complicated. Sometimes the hand tool moves the page. Sometimes it changes to a vertical bar (when over OCR'd text). And sometimes it will select text as showed in my photo of my screen (attached).
Ravi Gupta commented
Thanks for reaching out.
Can you please share the build number you are using?
Also, please share the screen capture video for the issue to enable us help you better.