Ysing InDesign 2020. Mac OS 10.14.6
Option + Drag feature does not work, so can't duplicate items.
Solved it. I am running an application called "Webroot Secure"; if I select "Pause Secure Keyboard Entry" then it solved this.
where do I find "pause secure keyboard entry" within the webroot secure app?
You can find it in the preferences list under 'Webroot Secure'>'Preferences' on the top left of your screen (if you have a mac). It should be one of the last selections in that list.
Thanks for letting us know how you solved it.
Adobe should f**king stop blaming other programs. Just f**king fix the bug! If illustrator has no problem at the same time when InDesign becomes absolutely useless (with broken option and shift key) then there is no excuse to blaming on other programs. It is clearly an Indesign problem. Stop keep tell your paid user to find walk around, relaunch and reboot every time the stupid bug appear. Fix you sh*t Adobe!!!
Sorry @m4au312 but you're writing that in ignorance. There ARE applicaitions that interfere with InDesign keystrokes. It is NOT an InDesign bug. I've been solving problems like this on this forum for years and so has Barb. Her answer below about figuring out the program that causes the problem WORKS.
Thank you for letting us know how you solved it! This bug only affects Indd, Illustrator has no issues with me running Webroot Secure. Now I'm kind of worry that every update, something else will come up. Hope Adobe can fix this for future updates.
I forgot to mention that I am a mac user. Not sure if this happens for windows users.
I have no idea what Webroot is either - This is a problem that just started after this InDesign Update. Drag and drop works in Illustrator.
I can cope, but I'd rather find a solution.
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Have you restarted your computer?
My IT Department?
I am my IT department.
Yes I have
We have countless threads on this forum with users reporting that their modifier keys suddenly stop working in InDesign.
While Webroot is the most common culprit, it is by no means the only application that interfers with InDesign's modifer keys.
Take a look at your antivirus app, anti-malware app, etc. For most users—as for the one who posted this specific question—once you are aware of what is going on, you can likely figure out the application that is causing the issue. My recommendation is to reboot your computer again, and only open InDesign. Are the modifier keys working? If not, take a look at the apps that auto-load when you computer boots up. Turn them all off, and re-enable them one at a time.
Here are the first three reports I found by searching this forum, but there are many, many more.