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  • Wed, Dec 2 2009 3:05 PM

    A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    Hi there,

    I seem to have a tiny hand in my timeline (has replaced the cursor) and none of the buttons/tools on screen work?? Even shortcuts are messed up? Does anyone know why this has happened and how I can get back to the original arrow cursor with normal commands! I think I must have accidently knocked a key - it just came on again and then went as I pressed other keys in a rush. I had to delete my previous project however to get rid of it! Some help here would be much appreciated! Not really in to this deleting project lark! Thanks!

  • Wed, Dec 2 2009 3:34 PM In reply to

    Re: A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    Hi,

    Are you in segment mode (red or yellow arrow at bottom of timeline selected)?  if not, maybe just selecting the Source/Record toolset will get you back to where you need to be.  That's what I'd try first.

    good luck,
    Carl 

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  • Wed, Dec 2 2009 3:39 PM In reply to

    Re: A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    Yeah tried that but no luck:(

    Everytime I click on a button/tool it errors: 'that button can't be changed'.

    Any other ideas by any chance?

  • Wed, Dec 2 2009 3:46 PM In reply to

    • Neil J
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    Re: A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    I suspect you have the Command Palette open and are trying to use that to select tools and edit. The Command Palette allows you to assign buttons and is not for normal operation.

  • Wed, Dec 2 2009 3:49 PM In reply to

    Re: A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    You are totally awesome!! Thanks!

  • Wed, Dec 2 2009 4:12 PM In reply to

    Re: A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    Nat12345678910:
    I had to delete my previous project however to get rid of it!

    What do you mean "delete"?

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  • Sat, Oct 24 2015 8:49 PM In reply to

    Re: A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    Thanks Neil J sorted me as well - so simple but easy to miss Geeked

  • Fri, Jun 15 2018 6:18 AM In reply to

    • jfandl
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    Re: A tiny hand in the timeline instead of the cursor?! - No buttons work!!

    Nine year old Post and it helped me tonight!  The hand pointer got me but I didn't realize the Command Palette was causing it.  Thanks!

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