I was working on a project in Adobe Illustrator when I noticed that objects drawn with the pen tool didn't have the option to edit the handles or round corners (meaning when the anchor was direct selected I actually didn't see the circle to round corners or the handles). The entire time prior to this while working on this project I had no issues, and I tried creating a new a document to test if the issue continued and it didn't, it's only this one file. I'm fairly new to Adobe Illustrator so I think I might have accidentally turned off some setting or changed something without even realizing it.

Any kind of help would be great! Thank you.

EDIT: Show Corner Widget under the View menu is enabled already as well.

  • Are you using the direct selection tool (shortcut A)? Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 15:28
  • @AshleePalka Yes I am using the direct selection tool. Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 16:27

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Enable the Corner Widget in View menu.

Check the Preferences ˜second image˜.

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  • Corner widget is enabled under the view menu already. Sorry I should have included that in the original post. Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 16:27
  • Or try Ctrl H. This will hide or show the anchors.
    – LeoNas
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 16:32

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