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Aug 15, 2020

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using the clone tool and trying to define a source area by pressing th Alt-key (I only have Alt-gr on my keyboard) the curser turns into a white and black arrow. Following, I get the error message when clicking the mouse to clone

 “could not use clone stamp because the area to clone has not been defined (alt  lick to define a source point )”

 

I have tried to solve this issue searching various websites and trying out solutions without any luck.

 Is this a keyboard specific thing? 

 I am running the newest version of Photoshop and windows 10 

 

 Any help would be appreciated 🙏

best regards from Lars 

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clone stamp tool not working

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using the clone tool and trying to define a source area by pressing th Alt-key (I only have Alt-gr on my keyboard) the curser turns into a white and black arrow. Following, I get the error message when clicking the mouse to clone

 “could not use clone stamp because the area to clone has not been defined (alt  lick to define a source point )”

 

I have tried to solve this issue searching various websites and trying out solutions without any luck.

 Is this a keyboard specific thing? 

 I am running the newest version of Photoshop and windows 10 

 

 Any help would be appreciated 🙏

best regards from Lars 

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Hi

If you change the keyboard layout to US it should make the ALT GR key work as the ALT key for the Clone Tool

Just tested on my PC and it works

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 Thank you for a swift and accurate reply. It works now you just save me a ton of headache 🙏🤗

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Found this tool which lets you remap keys. just tested and it works, ALT Gr becomes the ALT key

https://github.com/randyrants/sharpkeys/releases/tag/v3.9.2

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 Thank you again I will try the re-mapping tool 🙏

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