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Jun 18, 2013 8:15 PM

When I hit command delete, instead of deleting the photo, the screen flashes. I have checked all my other shortcuts and nothing is in conflict with this one so I don't understand life not working. If anyone has any ideas, I would really appreciate it.

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), netopia 2247-n8
  • firstlaunch Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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    Jun 18, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to renee.d)

    Try trashing your aperture.plist.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to renee.d)

    How did you check all your other shortcuts?  Did you check global shortcuts outside of Aperture?

     

    The "flash" makes me think you might be taking a picture of your screen.  Do you have any screen grabbing programs?  What happens if right after the "flash" you go to Preview and run "File➞New From Clipboard".  (Just a hunch.)

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to renee.d)

    Just to be certain it is a problem with the shortcut and not the actual command:

     

    if when you try command-delete and the screen flashes if you select File->Delete is the selected image sent to Aperture's trash?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
    The "flash" makes me think you might be taking a picture of your screen.

     

    Actual the screen will flash when you run the command and for some reason the command can't be run.

     

    For example if you have no images selected and you run Delete the screen will flash and you'll here a tone.

     

    Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano

     

    Actual that is a setting in the Accessibility pane of System Preferences, under audio: Flash the screen when an alert occurs. Forgot I had that turned on.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,540 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Actual the screen will flash when you run the command and for some reason the command can't be run.

    That is what I have been thinking too.  If I remember correctly, Aperture did flash the screen, when one tried to delete from a smart album or in Faces view. But the current version will really delete anything with ⌘⌫. 

    Maybe renee.d has an older GarageBand version? So far we do not know the version.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 10:54 AM (in response to léonie)

    Yes the screen will flash as long as the setting in Accessibility is set.

     

    Of course if nothing is selected the command will fail, which is why I asked the OP to try to run the File->Delete right after command-delete fails. If the File->delete works then it is a problem with the shortcut, if File->Delete fails also then something else is going on.

     

    Maybe renee.d has an older GarageBand version? So far we do not know the version.

    Did we relocate when I wasn;t looking?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,540 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

      I have been thinking of my new guitar, when I saw your post - sorry - I was just in a discussion in the other forum, why I am only hearing the sounds of silence right now

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Frank Caggiano wrote:

     

    Yes the screen will flash as long as the setting in Accessibility is set.

    Cool.  Never knew the option was there.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 3:12 PM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    Yeah I've had that set since forever. Find it useful for those times the volume is off.

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