Newbie Question

I’m going through some of the beginner tutorials on the blender site and am having an issue. Whenever I add a new mesh object to my scene, the new object seems to automatically join (become one with) the first object introduced to my scene. This prevents me from being able to edit my second and subsequently added objects (like changing colors and textures). I’m thinking there’s something I need to change in my user settings, but I’m not really sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

When you add a new object make sure you are in Object Mode. If you are in Edit Mode the new added object will be part of the currently selected object.

Thanks. So simple!!