Proportional Scaling Using Shift Button Not Working
In the 2017.1 release of InDesign, the ability to hold Shift and scale objects proportionally seems to have disappeared. I know for me this is a major functionality problem that is increasing the time I have to spend on current projects. I've checked support forums and others are encountering this problem, but I haven't yet seen a solution.
Thank you for your patience all this while; we really appreciate your support!
Our investigation suggests that one of common reasons for the problem is that certain software (mostly antivirus and other security applications) and browser extensions happen to enable “Secure Keyboard Entry” on Mac machines due to which some keys such as Shift key in this case do not perform the desired action in InDesign.
For now I request you to follow the below provided KB doc for the quick workaround of the problem.
In the comments section many of the users have confirmed that disabling Webroot SecureAnywhere (a security app) has resolved the issue for them. Please note that, the problem may not be related to a particular software; there could be a different application or antivirus which might be causing the problem by enabling Secure Keyboard Entry on Mac.
This is very frustrating! My old PC died and I had lost my old indesign disc in a house move, shelled out a lot of money for a new disc and now can't re-size!
I also had problems with 'shift' not constraining proportion or 'Alt' not duplicating on Mack book pro 2019 15 inch with Indesign CC 14.0.2
Quitting both Safari and Google Chrome fixed it for me. Very strange.
What worked for me:
- Preferences > General > Reset Preferences on quit
- Restart photoshop
Command keys etc working as they should.
It's not helping and very frustrating...
Same with me. Installed CC2019 and proportional scaling using the black arrow and holding down the shift key is no longer working. I have reset the preferences and still no good.
Having this same issue has anyone found a fix. It is very frustrating not having this feature working. I am on new MacBook Pro 15" as well. PLEASE FIX THIS
It's also happening to me. I'm using my new MacBook Pro with the Touchbar, the 15" one. However, they got me the 13" one at work, and InDesign doesn't have that problem on that one, and I also don't have that problem on my old 13" MacBook Pro from 2012, so I really don't know what the issue might be. Pleeeeaaaase fix this! D:
Cameron Muir commented
Recycling this comment as it solved the issue for me: **CLOSE LASTPASS IF YOU ARE USING**
I was able to scale immediately after closing this app.
None of the work-arounds are working. I can't scale my images without going through way too many steps. Does anyone have some cyber god of graphic design I can pray to? This is seriously debilitating. Thank you!
I am having this issue too - in fact none of the Shift or Option short cuts are working. I have got a large brochure to work on next week and this ridiculous issue is going to cause me severe problems. I have not got Webroot here, nor any other security software. I use Safari as a browser - quitting it has not made any difference to InDesign. Is there a fix that is easy to follow - I'm not a techie! Thanks!
Andreas Dobos commented
In the actual version the scaling an image with shift doesn't work properly. It is possible to scale umproportional although the shift button is pressed.
Also am having this problem, very annoying, the whole point of InDesign is to do layout which is impossible with this bug.
This has nothing to do with webroot -- I don't have that and it's not working. FIX THIS. Your lates update didn't fix it. FIX IT.
This has nothing to do with AV, the key command just doesn't work. Fix it.
[Deleted User] commented
This fixed my problem but I hope it's just a temporary solution and that you are working on fixing this bug.
harry h commented
Same problem here, closed all browsers, checked Lastpass, don't have webroot. Happens randomly, absolutely annoying and frustrating. Working with CC 2018 on a MacBook Pro High Sierra.
FIX THIS BSBUG PLS!!!
I'm having this problem now as well. Have wuit my security software, closed Chrome (the only browser I use)... Nothing works. As others have pointed out, this killing productivity and is a ridiculous issue. Please fix this.
This worked for me. Thanks!! The problem app was LastPass. Quit LastPass, or delete the keyboard short cuts under preferences.
[Deleted User] commented
Also not working on mine.... Still haven't found a solution.
I closed down Safari, this seemed to fix it.