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AE CS6 bug: Can't use any shortcut that includes the C in it

Aug 8, 2012 8:28 AM

Tags: #after #effects #camera #bug #copy #cs6 #c #precomp

A while ago I started having some issues In Illustrator CS6, where I couldn't copy and paste from one document/application to another, the issue later ported itself to AE and not much after that anything including the C key stopped working. For example I can't copy, pre compose or create a camera using shortcuts.


After a lot of troubleshooting I was able to isolate a preference pane who was causing the Illustrator issue, I removed it and AI went back to normal, I assumed After Effects would be fixed too but unfortunately that's not the case, I still can't use the C key.


I ran Onyx thoroughly, trashed AE's prefs, removed some recently acquired scripts, removed some login items and trashed those prefs also (I read a thread that mentioned those items could be causing odd behaviors).


I carefully compared my setup against my laptop, which also has AE CS6 installed and working perfectly, I have the same scripts, the same preferences and the only login items not installed there are the ones that's are grayed out in my imac, so I can't delete them.


If someone can help with this I'll be very grateful, I'm wasting a lot of time trying to solve this thing and I'm very used to using said shortcuts to increase my workflow.


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    Aug 8, 2012 8:39 AM   in reply to David Cabestany

    Are you absolutely certain it's not a hardware issue?

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    Aug 8, 2012 10:53 AM   in reply to David Cabestany

    You are aware that Default Folder deeply messes with some .conf/.plist files, are you? So rather than reinstalling Adobe apps, you may need to restore those files by repairing your OSX...



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    Aug 8, 2012 11:40 AM   in reply to David Cabestany

    I have never heard of this behavior before.  An isolated case on one computer is not a bug.  It's probably a conflict with some other program - Sounds like Mylenium is on the right track with Default Folder.

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