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Since the 18.1 AE update the shortcut for the selection tool stopped working.
I'm on a 27' iMac (2020) with Big Sur 11.2.3. Help!
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When I'm using the standard-keyboard-layout everything's fine. I think it's a keyboard-layout-error...
That's good, and remember you can anytime create your own shortcut, go to edit/keyboard shortcut
Sorry for your issue!
Can you open your Keyboard Shortcuts window (Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts) and check if multiple shortcuts are assigned to the "V" key under the None modifier?
If there are multiple entries, a potential fix might be removing any commands other than "Selection".
Let us know if that helps.
Yeah I'm having this same issue. Updated AE last night and lost the ability to keyboard shortcut back to the selection tool.
Every other quick selection works fine ie. rotation, scale, masks.
But I'm unable to jump BACK to the selcetion tool from another tools from the keybaord – even though the selection tool is mapped to the default 'v' in keyboard shortcuts. I have also restarted AE and my system.
Please fix asap.
Thank you for your reply.
There is only the "V" applied to this shortcut and "None" is highlighted. So the Shortcut is right.
In the Adobe-Standard-Workspaces everything works fine, but the issue here is when I'm creating my own workspace layouts.
The video products in general are getting worse in this topic. I'm also facing "individual workspace"-problems in Premiere Pro, too. I think this is were to look for improvements.
I'm discussing this with the After Effects team and they are investigating the issue. Are you using custom keyboard shortcuts?
Meanwhile, can you try these steps?
Also, can you share the keyboard shortcuts file from the OLD_18.1 > aeks folder with me?
bembel117, you can restore your customization except for the keyboard shortcuts file. Just navigate back to the "OLD_18.1" folder and copy all the folders except "aeks". Paste them in the newly created 18.0 folder.
Thanks again and I'm glad when I can help improving the programs.
Really appreciate that!
Happy to help.
Alright, Rameez, it worked for me, but now my project feed, all workspaces and etc. are gone. What's your advice to restore my settings (it took months to set up)?
Hi, I'm having the same issue since I updated AE this week. It doesen't work even if I change the settings on keyboard shortcuts. I don't wan't to rename the folder you're saying, because I'm afraid I'll lose my workspaces and other customized settings.
to fix the problem you can only change or delete the aeks folder in 18.1. you need to re-change your old shortcuts, but after effects settings and workspaces stay the same. cheers
So in my aeks txt 'V' was also assigned to something called 'GizmoModeUniversal', which doesn't exist (anymore?) in 18.1. You can't delete it in AE, but if you open the txt file, search for it and delete all corresponding entrys, 'V' will work again after reloading your keyboard settings.
Don't know for everyone else, but this saved me from redoing all shortcuts again.
Dude, your method is really cool! This should be marked as "correct answer"!
Thank you SO MUCH.
in your keyboard shortcut panel (edit > keyboard shortcuts)
remove "GizmoModeToggle" next to "selection" command
did the job for me.
peace out fam.
This is the fix. No editing of text files necessary, just delete one thing in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, and V is working again.
Nice job, vdog! It's fixed in the current beta, as well. Your post was marked as the correct one, so we appreciate your contribution. I'm going to point others to this wonderful little gem.
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