I’ve been using Illustrator CS6 for months and previous versions for years. I don’t consider myself a novice by any stretch, but this is driving me NUTS.
Up until probably 3 weeks ago, I’ve been able to very easily switch the active artboard in Illustrator without needing to switch to the artboard tool. Just start working in a new artboard, and it’s switched. I can export for web without an extra step, easy! Now I need to take the time to first of all save over the wrong image when I save for web because I fall into careless habit-scripts, then back up, change tools, select the artboard tool, select the right artboard, and then save for web again (twice, usually, to re-save the first one I saved over).
I know it’s only a few clicks, only a few seconds, but a) it adds up when I’m dealing with icon sets of 30+, and b) it’s just really vexing to have to suddenly and without warning need to change my workflow. I’ve been trying to just deal with the change since google searches have turned up nothing useful, and I don’t even know what I did in the first place to cause the change (I wouldn’t put it past myself to fat-finger a shortcut without realizing it)
Someone please tell me there is an as-yet unfound option to simply click on/off or shortcut or SOMETHING to let me easily swap between active artboards again.
Double-click the artboard you want in the Artboard Panel