View Full Version : Shortcut scrambling, a solution

02 February 2004, 12:20 AM
I have had a problem with lightwave since I started using it, and just found a solution today, so I wanted to post it in case others had the problem too:

I am using danish keyboard and XP plus lightwave 7.5.
Suddenly, while working, the keyboard shortcuts would stop working. For instance hide selected (-) would stop working and I just couldnt figure out why.

Well, today I found that it happened when I moved the object in the perspective view with Shift+Alt+Mouse move.

It turns out that by default Windows XP toggles between international keyboard layout and US keyboard layout when you press Shift + ALT!

Here is the solution:

In preferences:
Regional and language Options/Languages/Details/Key Settings/Change Key Sequence

windows is by default set up to switch keyboard language when you press left ALT + SHIFT.

Disable this and the problem goes away!

I hope this helps others, it certainly was annoying to me that shortcuts just stopped working :)

02 February 2004, 02:53 AM
dontya just love when MS thinks for you

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