1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 24, 2015 9:33 AM by Rick Gerard

    after effects CS5 shortcut problems "Fit to Comp" and more

    steenmikkelsen2 Level 1

      I have reinstalled my After Effects CS5, Because some shortcuts didn't work, but after the reinstallation works they still do not.

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      Problem is, both when I use the menu that appears and when I use shortcuts.
      How do I fix my problem?

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        • 1. Re: after effects CS5 shortcut problems "Fit to Comp" and more
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Are you saying that using the Menu does not work or are you saying that the keyboard shortcut does not work.


          Try adding a solid to the comp that is something like 200 X 200 pixels. Then try the shortcuts. If the solid does not fit to the comp then there is something going on. If you are trying to fit a masked layer or a text layer or a shape layer then this won't work. The fit to comp only works on layer dimensions and shape layers, text layers and masks do not take their size from the size of the shape, the mask, or the text so the shortcuts will not work.


          If the Menu works but the keyboard shortcuts don't work, and clearing out the preferences files does not fix the problem then there may be something wrong with your keyboard mapping. You need to test the other shortcuts like Alt/Option + p to set a position keyframe, Ctrl/Cmnd + D to duplicate a layer. If none of these work then there is something wrong with your keyboard settings. Open up your control panel and make sure everything keyboard related is normal.