Do you have anything else running that might have stolen the shortcuts? Open Task Manager > Processes and see what else is running. Things that run in the background like screen grabbing software. Or restart the computer and just have Photoshop running, and see if that fixes it. If not, ject background processes, and if safe to end-process them, do so one at a time.
If you are not sure, take a screen grab of the Task Manager > Processes window and paste it to this thread.
Reinstalling Photoshop does not give you a clean start with Preferences, so you could try resetting Preferences. With CS6 restart Photoshop and hit Shift Ctrl Alt as quickly as you can. You'll see a dialog asking if you ant to reset. If you don't see it, you were not quick enough.
Thank you for the reply!
I reset my preferences and am still having the same problem! I also looked at my processes and like I said before, I have installed no new software to my computer since I last opened Photoshop and I'm still running the same programs as before. Here's a screenshot of my processes list.
Thank you but it doesn't fix my problem. The script is cool thought and I'm definitely going to keep it in the future because the layer thing was always something that plagued me since I started using PS, haha.
Can you go into Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts? In that dialog, hold dow the ALT key and the Cancel button changes to Reset.
Click on Reset, and for good measure restart Windows.
I did this the first time I noticed the problem but I just did it again to see if anything changed, and unfortunately that still hasn't fixed the problem. Thank you for trying though.
Something outside of Photoshop may be "trapping" the keys. Look at your graphics tablet settings. The other idea are your graphics drivers. Are they up to date? Some drivers may have a bug and rolling back to an earlier versions has helped some.
I do not own a tablet and cannot give sound advice, but if you can reach your tablet maker's tech support or barring that, their forums, perhaps they can gove you some direction. Also check keyboard settings in Windows as well.
If I think of anything else, I will post here.