Option-Click and Drag is Step and Repeating instead of Duplicating

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Dec 02, 2020

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I'm in InDesign 16.0.1. (and prior)

 

I updated to Catalina OS on Mac. Option-Click no longer works as it should. It is supposed to straight duplicate one time. Now it is acting as a step and repeat and is creating 2 duplicates instead of one. Please help. I can't find how to fix this.

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Option-Click and Drag is Step and Repeating instead of Duplicating

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I'm in InDesign 16.0.1. (and prior)

 

I updated to Catalina OS on Mac. Option-Click no longer works as it should. It is supposed to straight duplicate one time. Now it is acting as a step and repeat and is creating 2 duplicates instead of one. Please help. I can't find how to fix this.

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Hi jenpack0408,

maybe the update of your operating system is overriding your custom keyboard shortcuts?

 

Hm. I'm not sure, because I'm on Windows 10, but Option + Click alone should do nothing at all if InDesign is running with the default settings. ( I translate this to my German keyboard on Windows so I think this would be holding the Alt key while selecting an object with a click. Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

 

The 2 duplicates could come from the Step-and-Repeat feature where perhaps value 2 is remembered for number of steps with an offset of 0 horizontally and vertically…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Thank you for your response.  I checked the Step and Repeat setting and it was set to "0".  So, I changed it to 1 just to see what would happen.  That fixed it.  Thank you!  That was driving me crazy.

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And for some reason it is doing it again.  No matter what I change the Step and Repeat function to.  Any other ideas?  Thank you!

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about this. Does it happen with a specific file? Have you tried resetting preferences of the app?

If not, please try doing that. You may follow this help article(https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/setting-preferences.html) to reset the preferences of the app.

Let us know if it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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