7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2013 9:46 AM by halfsparkle RSS

    Shortcut keys not working properly in shape tools

    halfsparkle

      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!