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Okay, so I'm in object mode, there's a circle around the cursor - exactly like what would be there if circle select were active, but it's not active. Single click on things does nothing, I need to double-click to select anything. And hitting C simply enables the normal circle select. I have no idea how to turn it off, and it's unspeakably annoying this far into a project! Any tips/suggestions would be repayed tenfold in the style of a poem about how great the helpful person is.

Cheers guys.

BTW - it only applies to this project, none other. So I think I just hit some key by mistake - Thanks.

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  • $\begingroup$ Alt+A or Esc don't do anything? Maybe pressing W to toggle between select tools? $\endgroup$ – Virgiliu Jan 20 at 22:37
  • $\begingroup$ Good shout, I'll try that later on when I get home. I tried every menu option I could find, and nothing seemed to work. Would be a pain if I had to restart everything from scratch. $\endgroup$ – Seosamh Ó Bhriain Jan 21 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ I came here because I had the same problem -- and I am very new to blender. What fixed it for me: I pressed and held the topmost of the new left viewport buttons, and it gave me four types of cursor - including circle select and the pointer one I wanted. Edit: I don't know why it didn't work when I first tried it, but Virgiliu's suggestion of pressing W did work when I tried it just now. (Also, I would have posted this as a comment but I don't have the reputation to do so.) $\endgroup$ – clancibelli Mar 19 at 23:37
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I bet you have set your active tool to Circle Select.

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It happens to me all the time. I use the left click select keymap, in which the W key is set to circle through the different active tool's selection modes (and sets the active tool to the selection active tool in the meantime). It's quite annoying for me, I might just change that shortcut if I don't get used to it.

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Under the Show Overlays button, there is an option button to Outline Selected. This turns that off and on. Took a while to find it. enter image description here

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