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Certain shortcuts aren't working

323 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 9:06 PM by Thomas Emmerich RSS
DVX100Shooter Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)
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Dec 29, 2012 6:10 PM

I recently moved my library over to my iMac from my Macbook Pro and I noticed certain shortcuts are not working correctly for example I used to be able to hit the letter T and it would have Metadata info about the image that would pop on the screen. Now I have to go in and manually select it and it stays on the screen until I go back and turn it off. I used to be able to hit T to bring it up and T again to remove it off the screen. I noticed the same thing with a couple of other former shortcuts that worked on my MBP but not on the iMac.

iMac, iOS 5.0.1
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to DVX100Shooter)

    Did you modifiy any of the shortcuts in Aperture on the MBP? The shortcuts are tied to application not the library.


    Also what version of Aperture is on the MBP and on the iMac? The image tool tips shortcut changed sometime around 3.2 or 3.3. Use to be just the T key to turn it on and off. Now it's ^T (control T)

  • Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,470 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:06 PM (in response to DVX100Shooter)

    You can export the custom command set from one Mac and import it into the other to get the exact same keyboard shortcuts. (Aperture->Commands->Export) from your Macbook Pro then copy that file to your iMac and (Aperture->Commands->Import)


    If you only had a couple of commands that were customized it might be just as easy to just start from the default set on your iMac and customize those commands that you want.


    To elaborate on what Frank said, the metadata shortcut was "T". Apple changed the default command set at some point during an update. The default for the metadata popup changed from T to ⌃T. If you are using the default command set, the command will be ⌃T. If you have a custom command set that you created prior to the Aperture update that changed the default, your shortcut will still be T.


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