Everything greyed out when opening any document

As you can already tell, the switches and buttons aren’t in color, and nothing is working.

Update: only after I started using the pen tool did everything work again, is it normal?

Hi there @thejournalwriter811,

Not to worry, this behaviour is totally normal! Much of the Inspector panel features are content aware meaning it won’t become available until you have selected an object or shape to which the Inspector actions can apply to.