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FM 8p273 control commands stop working

Jul 10, 2013 1:39 PM

Tags: #control-v #framemaker_8 #control-c

Hello,

 

Recently upgraded to 8p273 due to known bug with indexing; this solved that problem.

 

However--I find that from time to time (increasingly frequently, it seems) control commands (cntl-c, cntl-v, cntl-m, etc.) stop working, in an erratic fashion. I.e. one will stop working properly (seemingly cntl-c to copy things), but cntl-v still works, then after a while cntl-v will paste, but in the main frame not in the marker dialogue box, etc. (difficult to describe all this accurately).

 

Eventually, I close FM and restart it, and I'm good for a few minutes.

 

I've tried downloading p277 (in case it fixes this) but only 7Mb of 32 download, and when I try to run it, as far as I can see, nothing happens. So not getting anywhere there.

 

I'm running this on Win XP SP3 under Parallels 8.0.18494, but I don't know that that's the problem; cntl-c and cntl-v still work in other applications.

 

Any ideas?

 

I'm near the end of a project (well, if I can get the work done!) so it doesn't make sense to upgrade to a new version just now....

 

Thanks for any help!

 

K

 
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    Jul 10, 2013 2:01 PM   in reply to kfeuerherm

    Even on a real PC, any number of things can cause keycodes to get eaten. Skype, for example often gets blamed for this. But if I saw this behavior, the very first thing I'd check for is keylogging malware. Yes, I know, Macs aren't often infected, but I'll bet their hosted Windows is.

     

    You have the further complication of running Windows itself as an emulation. Does Parallels provide keyboard shortcuts for switching/managing environments? If so, gobbled keycode opportunitues right there.

     
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