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Photoshop CS6: "Fill" Shortcut Shift+f5 not working in MacOS 10.10 Yosemite

Hi friends, hoping you can help me out --
The Photoshop CS6 "Fill" Shortcut Shift+f5 is not working for me in the new Mac OS Yosemite.
I do a lot of photo editing so the f5 and f6 shortcuts in photoshop are essential to me (Fill or Feather a selection).
I recently got a new machine with OSX.10 Yosemite and installed my existing CS6 software on to it. I'd previously used the latest version of 10.9 / Mavericks with no issues.
I can still go to edit > fill or select > feather and they will work, but it's slowing down my work flow - and just annoying me!

(I also installed a new Wacom Cintiq tablet recently as well. I don't know if it has anything to do with it. The problem persists whether the tablet is plugged in or not.)

Thank you SO MUCH!

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7 y ago

Are you on a laptop? You may need to press [fn] + [shift] + [F5]

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big help, thank you!!!

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Is there a way to change it so that I can just use [shift] + [F5] on my MBP?

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thank you very much, this is big help for me:-)

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7 y ago

Something in the OS may be grabbing that shortcut (even though it isn't supposed to). You'll have to check the OS Settings to see what might be using that keyboard shortcut in the OS.

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7 y ago

Ahhh wow I'm surprised I didn't notice that before. I thought I had tried the variants, too.

Ok I hate to stick a "but" in there............. BUT pressing function + shift + f5 is pretty uncomfortable/difficult with one hand, and it's almost as bad as it not working, as I don't use my right hand for hot keys--I use a pen tablet so I can simultaneously draw or layout content while shortcut changing tools. My hope was to be able to use the same shortcuts at home and work, instead of changing them at one place. Should I give up?

I guess I just want to know why using function is a requirement on this machine, I've used two other mac computers with multiple other operating systems and have never had the problem before. At least I can justify the inconvenience with the logic behind it... I checked the system shortcuts and shift+f5 is not listed, although I turned off shortcuts relating to f5 and f6 to see if it helped... nope

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It's because Apple is co-opting the F keys for the OS. You can go into System Preferences and remove the F keys you want to use from use at the OS level to use them without the the need for the [fn] key.

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Oh! Ok, I had tried removing the f5 and f6 related shortcuts which are part of the in-OS navigation, as I said earlier... That didn't solve it...
BUT SILLY ME
https://discussions.apple.com/message...

I found this online and realized the f5 and f6 are technically "hardware" keyboard backlighting adjustment buttons by default on a macbook pro, and that the OS gives an option to make those default features like brightness in the F keys into fn + shortcuts only, so that now they only serve that purpose if used with fn, instead of not giving me an option. So all I had to do was check a box. Wow.

Which might have been what you were telling me?

Anyway YAY!

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Correct. That's what I was trying to communicate.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging