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To copy object, alt + drag function is essential... but it is not working.

Community Beginner ,
Jan 27, 2023 Jan 27, 2023

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To copy object, alt + drag function should work,,, but it is not working. Is this Adobe 2023 bug?

Is other way to fix this?

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Community Expert , Jan 29, 2023 Jan 29, 2023

@Michelle atomatis wrote:

Do you know what is the name of the key?


 

  • The Windows key typically has the Windows logo on it. Your key does not. When you tap and release, the Start menu appears. What happens when you tap and release?
  • The function key typically has an Fn on it. Your key does not. Notice that, for instance, my F7 key also has a brightness icon. Holding the function key with F7 does the opposite of what F7 alone does.

    On macOS, changing the default to the icons or to the standard fu
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Jan 27, 2023 Jan 27, 2023

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Try to restart your machine. See if other apps are interfering. Reset your preferences...

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Jan 28, 2023 Jan 28, 2023

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This cmd key + drag worked.. it's strange 

but the trouble is eventually solved  . 🙂

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First of all, you reset your preferences 

You can access by choosing

edit - preferences - general - reset

 

If it doesn't work you may try this..

It helps when your keyboard has different 

logic or mismatch with your computer.

Press 'Cmd + drag' instead  'Alt + drag'

when you try to copy objects. Thanks.

 

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To copy object, alt + drag function is essential... when it is not working...

it makes you crazy.  This posting sounds

strange but it works!

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cmd sound like you are talking about macOS, but that is not an Apple keyboard. So maybe it's just your keyboard that is not working correctly with your system.

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Community Beginner ,
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Hi.

I finally solved my problem using this key 

when 'alt + drag' was not working for copy.

I pushed this key and dragged and the object 

was copied wonderfully.

Maybe it is kind of keyboard error..

Do you know what is the name of the key?

I can't figure it out. 

 

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Jan 28, 2023 Jan 28, 2023

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some keyboards have a "Function" key (Fn). When the function key is On, the Function keys at the top of your keyboard perform one function and when the function key is Off the same keys perform a different function.

 

going by the position of the key next to the Control key, this could be it, but I've never seen one with the icon on your keyboard.

 

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Jan 29, 2023 Jan 29, 2023

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So what kind of system do you have installed?

And what kind of keyboard is this?

As I wrote in one of your other threads, this is not a Mac keyboard. Please give us the complete picture.

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Jan 29, 2023 Jan 29, 2023

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I installed Adobe illustrator 

and my keyboard picture is 

below reply. Thanks a lot!

 

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do you have a question about illustrator?

 

p.s. if you have a question about your keyboard, contact the manufacturer.

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@Michelle atomatis wrote:

Do you know what is the name of the key?


 

  • The Windows key typically has the Windows logo on it. Your key does not. When you tap and release, the Start menu appears. What happens when you tap and release?
  • The function key typically has an Fn on it. Your key does not. Notice that, for instance, my F7 key also has a brightness icon. Holding the function key with F7 does the opposite of what F7 alone does.

    On macOS, changing the default to the icons or to the standard function keys is built into the OS, so it's always in the same place and easy to find.

    On Windows OS, it is not built into the OS, so you have to find out how to change it on your laptop with your manufacturer. Notice that my Fn key says Fn+Esc+padlock. That's my shortcut to switch, but I had to look it up for my laptop.

 

If your key isn't either a Windows key or a Function key, you will have to look it up for your laptop (which you didn't tell us.)

 

This is not an Illustrator question, by the way.

 

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Jane

 

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This is my keyboard and last one is my notebook keyboard.

I suppose they don't match..maybe

there are some confusion in it.

Thanks for your elaborate 

explanation. Good Day!

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Thanks for your tip..it really helped.

I changed my keyboard connected to my notebook.

A conventional keyboard is working fine.. alt + drag funtion. THANKs.

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@Michelle atomatis wrote:

Thanks for your tip..it really helped.


 

You're welcome, Michelle. I'm glad the tip helped you solve it.

 

Jane

 

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