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Shortcut keys not working properly in shape tools

Nov 12, 2013 11:39 AM

Tags: #cs5 #down #keyboard #shortcut #up #arrow #shape #star #polygon #flare

Version: Illustrator CS5.1

System: Mac OS X 10.8.5


Whenever I use a Shape tool for which the up and down arrow keys change its attributes, the up and down arrow keys skip several states. So for example, a star can go from 5 points to 12 points if I tap the up arrow key once, skipping 6 - 11 pointed stars entirely. It happens with polygons, spirals, and the flare tool as well.


I tried using a different keyboard, but the problem persisted. I also used my keyboard with another computer and Illustrator behaved just fine. So it's definitely a problem with the software.


I can't find the answer to this problem in Google searches or forums. Help!


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