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Press key 4 twice for rectangle create object dialog

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This short cut works normally in a new blank 2020 file. It does not work in a file orginally created in 2016 (which I use a template for most projects). Is this a legacy issue? Anyone else finding 4-4 doesn't work in 2020?

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If you hover over the Rectangle tool, does it show 4 as the shortcut for the tool?

 

If not, edit your workspace and set 4 as the keyboard shortcut for the Rectangle tool.

 

I just tried and double tapping 4 opens the rectangle Create Object dialog box for me.

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Thank you Pat. 4 is the shortcut. It's one I did not customise in my workspace, like most of the basic tools on the keyboard top line. They are all similarly out of use. But hey I can double-click the tool icon! So it's not a show-stopper. Thought I'd report it anyway....as Shakespeare wrote in sonnet 98 : "April....hath put a spirit of youth in everything." We might reasonably expect a few mischevious bugs in the youthful 2020 at this stage. I am sure they will mutate into butterflies in future SP's.

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There is nothing in VW that should hinder this functionality. If double clicking on the tool works, double tapping the key should work also.

 

Can you try a different keyboard? I am wondering if there is a problem with the "debounce" in the keyboard and it is thinking that your double tap is actually just an key bounce and only sending a single press to VW.  Does double tapping other keys work?

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Thank you Pat. I agree and your lateral thinking about software makes good sense. But another key board made no difference. None of the double tapping short cuts work. But double clicking the tool icons works 100%. Intriguing......!

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