How to commit changes to text with Escape

Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Is there a way to set "Commit changes to Text" using Escape as a keyboard shortcut? I tried mapping it in the keyboards shortcuts panel, but everytime I try and input ESC it just exits the window. 

 

I'm just getting into AE and have heavily used Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign for years where pressing ESC quickly exits the text box and retains any edits. I come to find that I input text in AE and not only does it not commit any changes, but completely deletes the text box all together! This inconsistency after years of muscle memory has caused quite a few headaches when using text in AE.

 

I've seen some scripting solutions for Windows users, but are there any solutions for those of us on a Mac?

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Escape cancelling the text entry rather than deleting the text that was just entered would make a great feature request.  I'd vote for it.

 

https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects

 

 

 

 

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Thanks for sharing that link! Did not know that was a thing. 

 

I actually found a thread talking about this! 

https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects/suggestions/35135146-esc-to-leave-text... 

 

I definitely put my vote in. 

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I just voted as well.

 

Now... we need to get everyone we know to vote for it, too!

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