As of CS4, things changed a bit. Now, you can limit Ctrl+K to just affect Targeted Tracks. To have it affect ALL Tracks, Target them before.
Hope that helps, and good luck,
that was true thru v5, but on 5.5 ctrl+k no longer works. that shortcut is used for something else. so what is the new [cut thru all] command i wonder???
In Windows, ctrl+k is still cutting through selected tracks - as CS5 did only it's now called "add edit".
Ctrl+shift+k adds an edit on all tracks.
Look in Keyboard Prefs for all shortcuts!
Ctrl+K has not changed in CS5.5.
If you indeed has tracks targeted and it don't work:
1. Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts
2. Press Shift+F
3. Type "add" (without quotes)
What do you have for shortcut for Add Edit? If none or something else, double click in the Shortcut area for Add Edit and press Ctrl+K and then click OK.
... what is the new [cut thru all] command i wonder???
well we have 2 workstations running 5.5 on windows and ctrl+k no longer functions on selected tracks
ctrl+k works as intended on my workstation and laptop.
You can, of course, edit Keyboard Prefs if, for some reason, it's become reconfigured.
Ctrl+K works like before.
Just make sure the tracks are selected, or ctrl+shift+k.
tracks are selected, but doesn't work
ctrl+shift+k works perfectly
i don't know why there is a discrepancy
but i don't care now that i have figured it out
You know, so long as things work, and you find the keystrokes, life is good.
Not sure why Ctrl+K is not doing it for you though. Could some program, or process that loads at boot be "hooking" that key-combo? I've seen several programs, that use hot-keys, steal standard key-combos. Any new programs that could be lurking and doing this to you, that were installed about the time that you went to CS5.5? I've seen screen-cap software hook several of Photoshop's key-combos. One user had some sort of a "magnifier" program, that loaded into the Taskbar, and it ruined half of InDesign's key-combos. Odd stuff that most never think about.
Still, you got a keystroke that works!
Are you selecting the video track or just the video clip? Only selecting the clip and having the video track unselected, will cause Ctrl+K to not cut, though Ctrl+Shift+K will still work, regardless of any tracks or clips being selected. I'm guessing that you have the clip selected, but not the track. That would explain Ctrl+Shift+K working and not simply Ctrl+K.
I have been using CTRL + K for about a week now with out any problems. Maybe Micheal's thread is a solution