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shallahb
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Registered: ‎03-08-2004
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F key toggles and mouse movement

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12-12-2005 08:49 AM
I have an odd problem with one of my users - when he toggles an F key item on or off (Ortho, Osnap, etc.) the toggle does not engage until he moves his mouse.

Let me try and give a more visual picture. He hits the F3 button and, for most of us, if you are looking at your toggle bar at below your command line, you would see the Osnap button engage/disengage. His does not. Until he put his hand on his mouse and moves it in anyway - then, all of a sudden, you will see the toggle button engage/disengage. It's one of the strangest things I've seen, and I haven't been able to find any other remarks on this issue.

Any suggestions?
(Specs, WinXP Pro, AutoCAD 2006)

Thanks -

Susan
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: F key toggles and mouse movement

12-12-2005 09:21 AM in reply to: shallahb
Is this a stock wired mouse/keyboard combo, or some special
wireless setup?

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shallahb
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Re: F key toggles and mouse movement

12-12-2005 09:23 AM in reply to: shallahb
Stock wired mouse/keyboard, and the same ones that I have on 90% of all of my other computers in the office.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: F key toggles and mouse movement

12-12-2005 01:39 PM in reply to: shallahb
Is the mouse cursor off-screen, or hovering over the Windows
Taskbar?

Is it just a case of the AutoCAD window not being active? As
in another application stole Windows 'attention'?

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shallahb
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Message 5 of 6 (81 Views)

Re: F key toggles and mouse movement

12-12-2005 01:42 PM in reply to: shallahb
Nope - I watched over his shoulder while he did it - he was in AutoCAD, the mouse crosshairs were in the middle of the screen, and he was definitely engaged with AutoCAD.
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drafter29
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Registered: ‎10-14-2003
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Re: F key toggles and mouse movement

12-12-2005 01:43 PM in reply to: shallahb
Mine does it too. It doesn't matter if the cursor is in the middle of the screen or off the edge.

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