Hand tool not staying selected as default
Somewhere in the latest releases within past 1-2 months, my Acrobat Pro DC lost abiltiy to select Hand tool (Pan tool) as default. My current version is 2021.011.20039.
It used to remember when I close and open document which tool is selected. Now it always defaults to Selection Tool no matter how many times or which way (i.e. right click -> Pan tool) I choose the Hand tool. I want the Hand tool to be the default.
It also switches back to Selection tool if I enter the "edit text and images" mode and then exit the mode (not closing the document).
Here's an update. I contacted Adobe support (via chat), and this worked for me and happy to have the Hand tool as default now:
• Open the Registry Editor -->
• Browse to the relevant key -->
• Edit the appropriate value -->
Change the data of aDefaultSelect to Hand.
Andreas Werkmeister commented
I have the same problem. I'm using version 2022.001.20169 It seems as though maybe Adobe broke this and doesn't care to fix it, or someone changed it to this and thinks that ALL users would be happy with it. It's TERRIBLY irritating.
Also, the above post is from January 13th and still no response from Adobe? What the heck man!