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How can I stop the alt key from activating the Application Bar? Windows 11

New Here ,
Feb 16, 2024 Feb 16, 2024

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Hello,

 

I am using Windows 11, and when I zoom in or out with my mouse while holding alt, the Application Bar becomes highlighted.  This means that when I hit a keyboard shortcut such as "V" or "W", instead of switching to the Selection Tool or Preview Mode, the View or Window menu pops out of the Application Bar.  It means that I have to click inside the pasteboard or hit esc twice in order for the Application Bar to deactivate.  I know that doing this, clicking inside the pasteboard or hitting esc a couple of times, is a simple and small workaround, but sometimes it means I lose the process I was halfway through and also this problem doens't occur on a Mac.  I know in the grand scheme of things this is very small problem, but as I work with InDesign on Windows 11 most days it is a minor issue that is growing to irritate me!  I basically just need to find a way to ensure the alt key stops activating the Application Bar.  Are there are Windows 11 users who have the same problem and know how to fix this?  Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Feb 16, 2024 Feb 16, 2024

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Not heard of this one before - but a bit of digigng I found this

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/97413-turn-off-underline-access-key-shortcuts-menus-windows-10-a...

 

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Feb 16, 2024 Feb 16, 2024

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Thank you so much for your reply, I had a look through the link you sent me and while it does not solve my problem it's made me realise this is a Windows quirk as opposed to something that can be resolved via Adobe.  So, I'm going to keep having a look around, if I find a solution I'll post it on here in case anyone else is running into the same problem as me.

Best wishes,

Poppy

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Apr 09, 2024 Apr 09, 2024

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Hello, did ou find a solution for this? I'm having the same problem.

Thanks in advance. 

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