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My hotkeys are undoing themselves

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01-21-2013 05:18 AM

Last week a number of my hotkeys (it seems like only the ones I actually use), have come undone.  I re-assign them, and then they go away.  Its is happening across the modeling, sketching, and drawing environments.  I have all of the service packs installed.  I am now un-installing inventor and re-installing it in hopes that it will work.  But perhaps someone can tell me why it is failing.

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Re: My hotkeys are undoing themselves

01-21-2013 05:39 AM in reply to: rms390

Can't tell you why it's happening, but it is happening to some Inventor users.  In my case, in both 2012 & 2013.  Not frequent, but every once in a while about half of my keyboard shortcuts disappear, both default and custom ones.  I have not yet discovered any cause or correlation.  Don't know if it's related to similar things happening with my Application Options.

Sam B
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Message 3 of 4 (162 Views)

Same here for 2013. I began learning the existing shortct...

01-21-2013 05:44 AM in reply to: sbixler

Same here for 2013. I began learning the existing shortcts in 2012 by hovering over Extrude and taking note of the "E" etc. But when I hover in 2013 I get the balloon, but no sign of the letter.

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Re: My hotkeys are undoing themselves

01-21-2013 11:59 AM in reply to: rms390

I used to have the same problem.  I used to have hot keys that were existing keys, but re-assigned to the commands that I wanted.  For example, I didn't like reaching across the keyboard to hit 'M' for the measure command, so I reassigned it to be 'Z'.  But 'Z' was already used by the zoom window command, so I had to remove the key assignment from that command.


I noticed that the only keyboard shortcuts that I would lose were these ones that were by default used by another command.  So, I tried just setting them all to use 'Alt' + the key I wanted (for example, 'Alt+Z' for the measure command.  With the exception of 'Alt+F8' and 'Alt+F11', no other commands use 'Alt', so I can pretty much use any one I want.  It took some getting used to, but now I don't lose them as often as I used to.


The only problem I have now is what sbixler mentioned--losing my application options.  Sometimes when that happens, I also lose all my UI customization, including keyboard shortcuts, so I learned to export them as a backup.  I believe the loss of application options has to do with our licenses or license server having issues, but I can't substantiate this.


Edit:  I'm using 2012, by the way.



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