Can't use num. keypad for shortkeys
Hi, I'm using InDesign v 13.1 x64 (up to date) on my laptop (Windows 10).
On Photoshop and Illustrator, I've no issue with shortkeys but on InDesign, I can't do "CTRL+0" for example. When I try to edit shortkeys, the software doesn't recognize my input, as if I wasn't pressing "0".
Thanks for fixing it. :)
In InDesign, the numeric keypad is only meant to assign shortcuts to Styles – Paragraph, Character, Object, Table.
For assigning shortcuts to other Application’s commands, you’ll have to use the other shortcuts – for e.g., to use Cmd+1 to bring image to 100%, you will have to press Cmd and the ‘1’ key that is above the letter keys (on English keyboard, 1 is above letter Q).
Hope it helps to clarify how shortcuts work in InDesign.
Adobe InDesign team
There used to be a way to go directly in the default.txt text file that codes the keyboard shortcuts and to force Cmd+Numpad keys to do other stuff than paragraph or character styles (mainly for Fit page in Window), but I can't find the article back :( I'll need to dig through my old CPU.
Hi, same problem. On MacOS Catalina, keyboard with a numeric keypad, French keyboard. Regarding shortcuts in Photoshop -> everything OK. CMD 1 brings the image at 100% (using the "1" from the numeric keypad). BUT it doesn't work with InDesign...
This is clearly a bug.
Erik Bongers commented
I have a Belgian keyboard (if that matters) and CTRL+NUMPAD0 doesn't work in Indesign.
When I try to re-assign a menu item to CTRL+NUMPAD0, the keypress combination CTRL+NUMPAD0 is not recognized. However, CTRL+NUMPAD_PERIOD is recognized.
And indeed, this is only a problem in Indesign, not in Photoshop.
On a Belgian keyboard, when trying to press 0 on the 'normal' keyboard, you have to press SHIFT, as on this type of keyboard, the numers are in the shift-register.
Laurie Ruhlin commented
The short cut CTRL or Command +0 doesn't work to fit the page in window when you use the "0" on the number keypad.
That shortcut (0 on the Number Keypad) is reserved for assigning to a paragraph style, so is Ctrl/Command 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 (also on the number keypad, NOT across the top of the keyboard). CTRL or Command 0 above the "p" key will fit in window.
Do you have num lock turned off? I use a Mac keyboard on my PC and thus have no light for it and sometimes when using the calculator I mistakenly press the "Clear" button like I would on a mac (for "AC" on the calculator) and this of course turns num lock off on a PC. Mine is a strange scenario with the non-standard setup but thought I'd mention it, as I've had the same issue with shortcut keys not working and gone to all sorts of troubleshooting lengths before realising with an eye roll what I'd done! But as it works in Illustrator and Photoshop it may be something else.