Wordfast Pro conflict with Windows 8 shortcuts
Thread poster: Sarah Gregg

Sarah Gregg  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 10:23
Italian to English
Apr 12, 2014

This isn't really a Wordfast issue, but as I imagine others of you will have experienced the same problem, I thought I'd give it a try. I've just started using Wordfast with Windows 8 on a portable. It works fine, but there's a conflict with the Ctrl-Right/Left/Down keyboard shortcuts to find and copy tags and placeables which in Windows 8 rotate the display on the screen! I've tried changing the commands in Wordfast and that works fine, but as I've been using the same commands day in, day out, for about seven years, I'm going CRAZY trying to remember to use the new combinations. It's VERY annoying and I just don't seem to be able to find a way to deactivate this function in Windows, which would be ideal, or alternatively, modify the keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8. There is a command WindowsKey + O which should block rotation, but it seems to have no effect.
Has anyone else had the same problem and perhaps found a solution? Many thanks, Sarah with a splitting headache :-/.


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:23
Finnish to French
Disable hotkeys in graphics options Apr 12, 2014

Sarah Gregg wrote:
I've just started using Wordfast with Windows 8 on a portable. It works fine, but there's a conflict with the Ctrl-Right/Left/Down keyboard shortcuts to find and copy tags and placeables which in Windows 8 rotate the display on the screen!

Actually, this isn't a "feature" specific to Windows 8, but one related to the graphics adapter of your laptop. You need to disable keyboard shortcuts (aka hotkeys) in the graphics options of your laptop. You usually can reach the relevant setting by right-clicking on an empty area of your Desktop and selecting Graphics options (or equivalent). Here is what the path to that setting looks like on my own laptop:



It can be slightly different on yours, but the basic idea should be the same.


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Sarah Gregg  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 10:23
Italian to English
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THANKS! Apr 12, 2014

You are simply incredible. All sorted out in less than 30 seconds. THANKS!!!!!

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:23
Spanish to English
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Ditto Apr 12, 2014

Sarah Gregg wrote:

You are simply incredible. All sorted out in less than 30 seconds. THANKS!!!!!


Same here. Thanks again for fixing my configuration issue yesterday! I really appreciate the help


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