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Tools not responding to shortcut keys - Macromedia Freehand

The Freehand tool shortcut keys do not seem to respond for me. For example, when I hover the mouse over the pointer tool the hover box reads "pointer (V,0)". However pressing V or zero does not select this tool. In contrast, shortcut combinations (such as ctrl+D to select none) work, but the tool palette keys do nothing. Am I missing a setting? Have I misinterpreted their purpose? Kerry...

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    Default Tools not responding to shortcut keys

    The Freehand tool shortcut keys do not seem to respond for me. For example,
    when I hover the mouse over the pointer tool the hover box reads "pointer
    (V,0)". However pressing V or zero does not select this tool.

    In contrast, shortcut combinations (such as ctrl+D to select none) work, but
    the tool palette keys do nothing. Am I missing a setting? Have I misinterpreted
    their purpose?

    Kerry

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    snelephant Guest

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    Default Re: Tools not responding to shortcut keys

    snelephant wrote:
     

    Which version of FH are you using? What is your platform and OS?

    You cannot select tools this way if your cursor is in a text block or in the
    input field of a panel, where keyboard focus goes to text entry. Click on an
    empty part of the page. Does it still happen?

    Judy Arndt

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    Default Re: Tools not responding to shortcut keys

    Thank you for confirming that these are indeed keyboard shortcuts. I am using
    Freehand MX in Windows XP.

    The shortcuts fail under normal cirstances when the keyboard focus is on
    general page content and not locked in a text box, property dialog, etc. Any
    suggestions for kicking these shortcuts back into action?

    Kerry

    snelephant Guest

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    Default Re: Tools not responding to shortcut keys

    snelephant wrote:
     


    Are you using FH 11.0.1?

    See this technote:

    http://www.macromedia.com/go/tn_18968

    Otherwise all I can think of is that a system extension is interfering.

    Judy Arndt

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    Default Re: Tools not responding to shortcut keys

    The updater solved the problem. Thanks for the tip Judy.
    snelephant Guest

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