5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2013 3:20 PM by [scott] RSS

    Command + Option + TAB on Mac

    Scythron Community Member

      When I use the keyboard shortcut Command Option TAB on a Mac, which is supposed to let you change between the selection tool and direction selection tool, it only lets me toggle between the selection and group selection tool. The group selection tool also won't let me drag an anchor. It selects the whole line or object. Any help is appreciared thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Command + Option + TAB on Mac
          [scott] Community Member

          Command-option-tab toggles between the Selection tool and the last used direct or group selection tool.

           

          Simply click and hold the Group Selection tool in the toolbar and choose the Direct Selection Tool. The toggle will then switch between the Selection Tool and the Direct Selection tool.

           

          Basically what the shortcut does is move between the top two tools, however they are set. Since the second tool in the toolbar can be either the Direct Selection or Group Selection tool... it can toggle between either of those tools.

          • 2. Re: Command + Option + TAB on Mac
            Scythron Community Member

            Hi Scott, thanks for your reply. If I click on the direct selection tool and then try command-option-tab, I can still only toggle between the selection and group selection tool. Also, I if I have command-option-tab pressed down and toggle to the selection tool and select an object, I end up duplicating the object because of have the option key pressed...doesn't this defeat the purpose of command-option-tab in this case?

            • 3. Re: Command + Option + TAB on Mac
              [scott] Community Member

              Don't hold the keys... simply press command-option, then tap the tab key and let everything go.

               

              If you want to toggle on-the-fly, so to speak...... say you have the Rectangle Tool selected, hold the command key to switch tot he last-used Selection tool. If it's not the right selection tool then hold command-option, tap the tab key, and then let go of the option key, keeping the Command key depressed.

              • 4. Re: Command + Option + TAB on Mac
                Scythron Community Member

                Yes, that's exactly what I was looking for...being able to change on-the-fly. I was holding down the option key the whole time. That was my problem. Thanks, Scott.

                • 5. Re: Command + Option + TAB on Mac
                  [scott] Community Member

                  Glad I could help