Ctrl + D not working

Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2020 Mar 03, 2020

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Sometime in the past week, the Ctrl + D keyboard shortcut for Deselect has stopped working for me. I'm not sure what else I can try- I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've changed my keyboard, I've messed with the Legacy Compositing preference and I've Reset Preferences. I'm using Photoshop CC. Any ideas?

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Community Beginner , Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

Suddenly, ctrl + d doesn't work in photoshop, ctrl + p doesn't work in word, ctrl + d in indesign...there may be more shortcuts, but these are my most used ones that i've noticed. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, restarted, switched keyboards, reset preferences, ran the creative cloud cleaner tool,....i have no idea what else I can do and i'm going crazy.  

 

Nevermind. I had downloaded an app called Tiny Takes and after I deleted that everything works.

 

 

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New Here , Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

I've had same issue. I solve it by shutdown "hotkey utility" application. Now it's working perfectly!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 03, 2020 Mar 03, 2020

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What is shown under Edit> Keyboard shortcuts Application menus > Select > Deselect ?

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If that shows the correct shortcut, try resetting preferences (Preferences >General >Reset Preferences on Quit)

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2020 Mar 03, 2020

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Already tried that and it didn't work.

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New Here ,
Apr 28, 2020 Apr 28, 2020

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I have this same issue. My shortcuts show the CTRL+D deselect, I've reset my preferences, I've made sure my keyboard actually works. Seems like a very arbitrary issue...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 28, 2020 Apr 28, 2020

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Hi

If you checked Edit > Keyboard shortcut as shown by Dave earlier in this thread and confirmed Deselect is correctly assigned, then:

  • Try Ctrl+D with the other Ctrl key
  • Reboot and launch only Photoshop to see if another application has taken over the shortcut
  • Try another keyboard

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2020 Aug 24, 2020

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Came across this thread looking for an answer to the same problem. I'm working in Win10 Photoshop CS5.5. I have noticed that this shortcut and a couple of others that use the control key only work if you use the RIGHT hand key, but not the left. I have tried reset prefs. I have tried changing keyboards. I have tried resetting the shortcut within photoshop but it's like the control key doesn't exist. I can ctrl+S and save with the left ctrl key, but not deselect. Thoughts?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 24, 2020 Aug 24, 2020

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Try rebooting with no other applications running — including your browsers and anything in Startup — and see if it works. Sometimes another application takes over the shortcuts.

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I've had same issue. I solve it by shutdown "hotkey utility" application. Now it's working perfectly!

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Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

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Suddenly, ctrl + d doesn't work in photoshop, ctrl + p doesn't work in word, ctrl + d in indesign...there may be more shortcuts, but these are my most used ones that i've noticed. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, restarted, switched keyboards, reset preferences, ran the creative cloud cleaner tool,....i have no idea what else I can do and i'm going crazy.  

 

Nevermind. I had downloaded an app called Tiny Takes and after I deleted that everything works.

 

 

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Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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Thank you!! Ialso just recently installed TinyTakes, and CTRL+D stopped working! Your solution is great, uninstalled it, now CTRL+D is back 🙂

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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In Windows 10 you can also find the Tiny Take icon in the 'tray' at the right of the taskbar - right click and select 'exit' and then it solves this without having to uninstall anything. (While Tiny Take is running in the background it uses the same shortcut keys for something else.)

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Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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