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(Mac) Messed-up preferences... symptom: right-click on an image doesn't work

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richardkaufmann

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Hi,

I have an odd symptom. Right-clicking generally doesn't work. In Library mode, right click on an image does nothing. In Develop, it immediately gives me a "Copy Settings" dialog, and when I Cancel, I then get the right click menu.

OS X 1'.5 and 1'.6 (problem still there)
LR 2.5 (problem existed in 2.4, and in fact has been around for a while)

I did a fresh install on my notebook, and of course, the problem isn't there. SO: something is wrong with a preferences file someplace, or somehow a characteristic of my catalog. Anybody have an idea where it is, and how to reset it? I've tried the obvious thing, e.g. uninstalling and reinstalling.

Thanks!

Richard Kaufmann
 

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Do you have a spare keyboard you could try ? maybe a key is stuck down. May sound daft but it happened to me on a work PC and it took a while to find the problem.

It could also be something in the keyboard or mouse settings on the Mac... numlock / caps lock ??

Which mouse are you using ? does it have it's own driver settings ?
 
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I tried a new catalog, and the problem did not go away.

I went into /users/[user]/Library/Preferences and temporarily moved "com.adobe.Lightroom2.plist" and "com.adobe.Lightroom2.SSharedFileList.plist", re-opened Lightroom, and... the problem's still there. I then quite LR2, restored my preference files, and reopened LR2. The problem is still there.

It has to be something silly, but darned if I can figure it out!

Regards,

Richard

And sizzlingbadger: Thanks for the suggestions. No problem with the keyboard, the mouse (a Wacom Intuos3 using the mouse tool), or numlock, capslock, etc. Up-to-date drivers for all.
 
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Re: (Mac) Messed-up preferences... symptom: right-click on an image doesn't wor

The preferences (com.adobe.Lightroom2.plist) are in User/Library/preferences. You can just rename them by adding something like v1 (com.adobe.Lightroom2 v1.plist) and moving them to the desktop. LR will generate a new one upon opening.Try that........
 
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Sorry, Geoff -- you must have been typing your reply as I was editing my note. As you can see, I tried moving the preference files.

I went into /users/[user]/Library/Preferences and temporarily moved "com.adobe.Lightroom2.plist" and "com.adobe.Lightroom2.SSharedFileList.plist", re-opened Lightroom, and... the problem's still there. I then quite LR2, restored my preference files, and reopened LR2. The problem is still there.
Didn't fix the problem.

Thanks,

Richard
 

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Try creating a new user account, log into it and see if it does the same.
 
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I created another account, switched to it, and opened up LR. It created a new catalog, I dropped a pic into it...

And the problem is still there.

To say this is maddening is an understatement.

Cheers,

Richard
 
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Re: (Mac) Messed-up preferences... symptom: right-click on an image doesn't wor

[quote author=richardkaufmann link=topic=7841.msg53589#msg53589 date=12531'9732]
And the problem is still there.
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It's my problem!

Identical. They are approximately six months that I have this problem.

Best Regards

Gian Mario
 
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You haven't reprogrammed the right button of your mouse to do some funky operation like CMD Click or Shift CMD Click have you?
 
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Nope. Double-checked the wacom preferences, and "right" means "right"!

Interesting to see someone else is afflicted!
 

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[quote author=richardkaufmann link=topic=7841.msg5372'#msg5372' date=1253281383]
Nope. Double-checked the wacom preferences, and "right" means "right"!

Interesting to see someone else is afflicted!
[/quote]

I wonder if Gian Mario is using a Wacom tablet too. Are the driver to your tablet up to date?
 
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richardkaufmann

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I have an Intuos3 6x11-- with the latest drivers: 6.1.1-2.

Right-clicking in any other applications works just fine.
 

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OK, that showed something:

Every time I do a right-click, this gets logged:

9/2'/'9 1':41:56 AM Adobe Lightroom 2[412'3] AgCommand.performCommandID could not perform command: ag.edit.copy

Upon startup, I get a whine as well:

9/2'/'9 1':39:53 AM Adobe Lightroom 2[412'3] *** WARNING: Method selectRow:byExtendingSelection: in class AgNSTableView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used.

I checked on my Macbook Air (which doesn't show the problem). It gets the same deprecation warning, but does not get the ag.edit.copy error.

I tried googl'ing for "ag.edit.copy," and didn't find anything...

Thanks!
 
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Nice idea, but I'm running Snow Leopard (1'.6). In fact, the bug survived the upgrade from Leopard, so I suspect even a combo update wouldn't help me.

Great idea, though!
 
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Re: (Mac) Messed-up preferences... symptom: right-click on an image doesn't wor

I wonder if Gian Mario is using a Wacom tablet too. Are the driver to your tablet up to date?
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I don't use a Wacom tablet.

Thanks

gmb
 

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hmmm that really is strange. The only option I can think of (that I would try) is to do an erase and install of SL instead of an upgrade. I know this is a lot of work but I guess it may have come to these extremes.
 
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