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  • Thu, Jan 11 2018 6:45 PM

    • farhadd
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    MC 8.10 effect shortcut key bug

    I confirmed this issue on a clean installation with new user settings. It's easy to replicate. We are on Mac Pro 2013 cylinders and Mac OS 10.12.6. We have seen this issue in MC 8.9.4 as well as 8.10 (I haven’t tested anything else).

    In Effect Editor, many effects have sliders to adjust values. You can type the raw number, adjust the slider with your mouse, or use the m , . / keys to adjust the values incrementally. Traditionally, the m key steps -10, the comma key steps -1, the period key steps +1, and the slash key steps +10. However, in the current state of MC the period key will reset the value to 0 no matter what it was before. Try using the shortcut keys to adjust the X or Y position of a resize effect and you'll see what I mean. This happens with many other sliders in other effects (try modifying parameters on a 3D warp). Only the period key exhibits this behavior- it will always reset the value to zero. I doubt this is a design choice (and if it is, it's a bad one). This isn't a tragedy, but it's a super nuisance for certain editors.

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    • RalphC
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    Re: MC 8.10 effect shortcut key bug

    Hello farhadd,

      I'm sending this to support to investigate, case number 03375634





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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 1:33 PM In reply to

    • Marty
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    Re: MC 8.10 effect shortcut key bug

    I already have a support case #03355618 for that.

    Here is the latest answer from support:

    "What actually happened is that Engineering did indeed fix but not in a way you would expect. The main problem is that the "." key is now used to add decimal values and it takes priority over the trim right +1 shortcut. The behavior itself is a designed and the only solution moving forward is to map the keys differently or use the arrow keys as I described in the previous e-mail."

    "As a workaround you can use the arrow keys for +1 and -1 changes and hold the shift key to get +10 and -10."

    It seems to be fixed in 2018.1:

     "➤  Bug Number: MCCET-2185. When in the Effect Editor, pressing the period key on the keyboard would reset the slider value to 0. This happens because the period key can be used to type in decimal point values to move sliders, or as a mapped keyboard command (Trim Right 1). If you want to use the period to enter a decimal point value, make sure to enter a numeric number before the period. For example, to move the slider .4, enter 0.4. If you press the period without first entering a number, the mapped keyboard command is implemented."


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