I submitted this as a bug report but wanted to see if anyone else is having this issue - since the Retina update for CS6, my Action hotkeys (F6, F7 etc) now cause palettes to hide/appear, which didn't happen prior to the update. It seems the palettes have been given F keys when they didn't before, but I haven't got a previous version to test on.
For example I have F7 set to trigger an action to make a stroke 0.5pt, and F6 to expand that line. Now, when I hit those keys, the action completes, but the Layers palette and Colors palettes each toggle on and off with each press of the key. As you can imagine this is hugely frustrating given I'm constantly turning layers on and off to check artwork, as well as selecting colours.
I haven't seen mention of this elsewhere so hoping someone can shed light on it for me!
not quite sure what you mean - I haven't assigned those keys to any palettes? Unless I'm misunderstanding..
if those are the default keys for the palettes, why are F6/F7 an option in the Actions panel then? this wasn't an issue before the update.
I know that, but I'm wondering why it is now causing the problem when it wasn't before. What is the point of offering F keys as options to trigger Actions when they are also mapped to toggling palettes on and off? It makes no sense.
I have been using F6/F7/F8 for actions all day in my work for the last few years without a single issue, I haven't changed anything, now this update comes out and those same actions are opening and closing the Layers Palette and Color Palette.