Help: Option key switches to camera tool since update 2020

Explorer ,
Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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Since the update when I hold the option key on any tool I no longer get the alternate function (i.e. zoom out on the zoom tool, open select on pen tool) but a camera tool. This is infuriating and I can't see where to change it back in preferences or keybaord shortcuts, can anyone help?

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Adobe Employee , Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

Update 29 Oct 2020
Fixes for several problems where holding the Option/Alt key incorrectly activated the camera tool are now available in After Effects Beta, build 17.5.1×41 or later. You can test these fixes by installing or updating After Effects Beta via the Creative Cloud desktop app.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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Thank you for reporting this. There is a bug where the new camera tool behavior engages when you hold the Option/Alt key even when it shouldn't. Until we fix the bug, you can work around this problem by disabling the new Activate Option - Left / Middle / Right Mouse Click For Camera Navigation option in Preferences > 3D.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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A screen grab and additional, related info can be found here -
https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/create-composition-markers-not-working-after-update/m-p...

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Explorer ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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Thank you for the info! At least now I can get it to work as it did before.

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Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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THANK YOU!

So glad I was able to quickly find this answer - immediately was making me go crazy.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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Update 29 Oct 2020
Fixes for several problems where holding the Option/Alt key incorrectly activated the camera tool are now available in After Effects Beta, build 17.5.1×41 or later. You can test these fixes by installing or updating After Effects Beta via the Creative Cloud desktop app.

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Participant ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Hello. This unexpected alt/opt behavior is back with a fresh instal of 22.0.1 (Build 2) on Mac OS 12.0.1

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2021 Dec 02, 2021

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Same on Windows 10, latest AE. 

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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Same! I'm on Windows 10, AE 22.0.1, and I can't get the convert vertex tool to activate AT ALL.

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Explorer ,
Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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SAME HERE!  That deactivating the Gizmos camera thing in preferences doesn't work either.  Any ideas on how to fix this time ADOBE!?

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