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Can I make option + arrow mean "copy and move" regardless of the type of object?

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Jul 02, 2020

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Hi forum.

I often use the keyboard command option + arrow to simultaneously copy an object and move the copy.

But when I try to use this on a text object, I get some unwanted kerning instead. This slows down my workflow.

I really can't find out how to change this setting, so that option + arrow means "copy and move" regardless of the type of object. Does anybody know?

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Can I make option + arrow mean "copy and move" regardless of the type of object?

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Hi forum.

I often use the keyboard command option + arrow to simultaneously copy an object and move the copy.

But when I try to use this on a text object, I get some unwanted kerning instead. This slows down my workflow.

I really can't find out how to change this setting, so that option + arrow means "copy and move" regardless of the type of object. Does anybody know?

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You need to select the text object with the selection tool. And not the text with the type tool.

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Of course. But even with the object selected with the selection tool, option + arrow only gives me kerning.

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You may be able to use this key combination with some dirty and cumbersome tricks, but I'd recommend to set up a simple action (Copy, Paste in Front, Move) and assign a shortcut to the action.

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That's a good idea for a workaround, thanks.

Ideally, I would like to be able to assign my desired key combo to mean "copy and move" regardless of object category, and I'm a bit surprised it's not possible.

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