I've got the same problem here. Every time a drawing is opend the menu is shown after pressing the dash-key for the first time. When I hit Escape three times I can continue.
I've noticed this aswell and tried several things (setting the hyphen key as a macro, short-cut key, etc...).
I ended up creating a AutoHotkey macro that sends the escape key to the menu each time it appears.
It's definitely a bug/glitch within AutoCAD that I cannot reproduce at will, just at the most crucial times...
Same problem here ... but I think I figured out a workaround ... at least on my system.
When the menubar variable is set to "1", I have the issue ... when it's set to "0", I don't have the issue.
Only downside with that is you don't have access to the classic menus like file, edit, etc.
I hope this could help anyone of you ... and I hope that this is the source of the problem so that Autodesk can figure out how to fix this.
Do we have to feel happy when we have the same problems? We live in a strange world that makes us accept the unacceptable.
Going through the posts, I saw that you came to the same conclusions. We can reproduce this behavior at will and we don't know why sometimes it does work normally.
I will make a request through subscription to find out if someone at Autodesk as a fix, not a workaround, for this problem.
I have been exchanging emails with Autodesk for the past 3 months on this issue, and we still haven't been able to fix the problem (other than the changing the menubar variable).
Here are something else I've noticed ::
- Opening a drawing thru windows explorer will not cause the problem if AutoCAD is NOT already running (in other words if you start AutoCAD by double-clicking a dwg file);
- Opening a drawing thru windows explorer will cause the problem if AutoCAD is already running (or else if you start AutoCAD by the desktop or start menu shortcut, closing the default blank drawing and opening a existing file).
From my understanding, and from what the Autodesk technician was leading towards, the problem may be related to Microsoft .Net frameworks, hence the difficulty from Autodesk to isolate and solve the problem.
Thank you SAAI2006.
I've been having a frustrating time with 2011 because of this issue. I'm glad I searched. Setting MENUBAR to "0", to me, is a fantastic workaround.
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