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Delete key stopped working

New Here ,
Aug 22, 2020 Aug 22, 2020

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Hello, 

My delete key has all of a sudden stopped working.

Thought it might have been my keyboard so changed battery/swapped keyboard, re-started computer, tried other programs an not having the same issue so it is definitely InDesign.

Is anyone else having this issue? 

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Guide , Aug 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

did you try to reset indesign preferences?

  1. (Windows) Start InDesign, and then immediately press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files. ...
  2. (Mac OS) Start InDesign, and then immediately press Shift+Option+Command+Control. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

 

There is also one article here.

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https://indesignsecrets.com/delete-key-stopped-working-indesign.php#:~:text=The%20solution%3A%20return%20to%20the,hit%20the%20Cancel%20button%20instead!

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Aug 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

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did you try to reset indesign preferences?

  1. (Windows) Start InDesign, and then immediately press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files. ...
  2. (Mac OS) Start InDesign, and then immediately press Shift+Option+Command+Control. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

 

There is also one article here.

It may help you

https://indesignsecrets.com/delete-key-stopped-working-indesign.php#:~:text=The%20solution%3A%20retu...

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

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You're a genius, THANK YOU!

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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yes - this just happened to me... unsure what to do. trying to edit some audio files.. 

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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me to!! what did you do to fix it? 

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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this is happening to be with audtion! 

 

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Dec 14, 2022 Dec 14, 2022

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To fix this issue go to Prefrences/Advanced Type/Default Composer. Take note of what your current composer is then switch composers doesnt really matter what you switch to. Click OK and test your Backspace, Delete, Etc... Then go back to Prefrences/Advanced Type/Default Composer and switch back to what it was to begin with. It should work just fine now. 

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