You’re working on a complex design with lots of type elements. When you try to select an object that’s close to any type, the type gets selected instead. How can you avoid this unintentional type selection? Well you could put all your type in a separate layer and lock the layer when working with other objects. Or you could temporarily change Preferences. Press Command + K (Control + K on PC) and in the Type section, choose “Type Objects Selection by Path Only.” Problem solved! Now the only way to select type is to click on its baseline or its frame (if there is a frame). So when working with those non-type objects, this makes selection a cinch.
Tip provided by Jeff Witchel, Certified Adobe Training Provider.