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10.3: Make shortcuts in the Finder's File menu work again
Authored by: davidcrickett on Dec 03, '03 11:21:36AM

Sometimes the menu line must be clicked (in a menu or an icon) to be 'activated'. The first time for example you use ImageWell, you can't hover a jpeg file over it to open it, but must click the menu icon first. The next time it's okay. A bug?
I have seen other apps behaving this way, so it must be a Finder bug. Xray, if you open it to empty the trash as root - the first time you can't use the shortcut, you have to open the menu the first time to activate it - then you can use the shortcut as many times as you like.

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10.3: Make shortcuts in the Finder's File menu work again
Authored by: earthsaver on Dec 03, '03 12:17:07PM

I've experienced the same glitch and solution, usually when trying to close a window with Command+W. Didn't give it much attention, though, because I have lots of inconsistencies on my Lombard.

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- Ben Rosenthal
Lombard 400 512 MB RAM OS X 10.3.1



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10.3: Make shortcuts in the Finder's File menu work again
Authored by: davidcrickett on Dec 03, '03 03:42:19PM

My normal Finder shortcuts work, also the ones I've implemented myself, as control+alt+command+c for clipboard (I've missed a shortcut for that!) and alt+z for zipping a file. It's only third party apps and the menu line I've experienced a buggy behavior with. No, wait a minute, the first time I put those additional shortcuts in the Finder, I lost them again. Second time they stuck, though. If you have trouble with command+w maybe you should do something about it.

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10.3: Make shortcuts in the Finder's File menu work again
Authored by: jakacmar on Dec 03, '03 06:59:19PM

I too have been experiencing this problem since installing Panther. Asked someone at the Apple Store if it was common but of course they'd never heard of it.
As far as I know this only occurs if you're using List or Column view in the Finder. Another quick way to correct the problem is just to change views for the folder you're working in by hitting Command-1 (or 2 or 3 depending on what view your in) and then switching right back. If you're like me and don't use the mouse very often to navigate this is much more convenient then clicking in the menu bar.
This usually corrects the problem for most of the shortcuts (such as Move to Trash) however I've found it doesn't always work with Command-w (Close Window) Oh well.



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