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Keyboard shortcut (Apple-Z) does not work?

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I am slightly confused. Why can I not use the "Undo" keyboard shortcut? I press the Apple button + Z and nothing happens. Am I missing something here? The program's Garageband by the way.
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restart your computer. (worth a shot.)
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restart your computer. (worth a shot.)

Just double-checked, and that didn't work. Funny how many things that can fix though...

Any other help out there? I'm also finding this doesn't work with MS Word either. Why doesn't this seemingly universal keyboard shortcut seem to fail me?
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First, there must be something to Undo. Is the "Undo" command enabled in the Edit menu? If so, what does it say that its command-key equivalent is (listed to the right of the word "Undo" in the menu)? If it isn't a cloverleaf and a z, then somehow it got changed.
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First, there must be something to Undo. Is the "Undo" command enabled in the Edit menu? If so, what does it say that its command-key equivalent is (listed to the right of the word "Undo" in the menu)? If it isn't a cloverleaf and a z, then somehow it got changed.

Yeah, I know something has to be done in order to undo something. The shortcut says cloverleaf and a Z. When I click the command, it does what it's supposed to. Please help! All other commands such as copy, paste, and cut work fine
post #7 of 14
Turn on "Enable access for assistive devices" in Universal Access.

Open TextEdit, type something and select the text.

Then copy this script into Script Editor

Code:


tell app "TextEdit" to activate
tell app "System Events" to tell process "TextEdit"
keystroke "x" using command down
delay 2
keystroke "z" using command down
end tell



Run it and see if TextEdit cuts the text and undoes the Cut command.

If it doesn't, an Archive and Install would be my advice.

It could be some utility that you installed.

Set the key shortcuts back to factory in the Keyboard prefs.

I assume the z key types a z when you hit it.
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Originally Posted by lundy View Post

Turn on "Enable access for assistive devices" in Universal Access.

Open TextEdit, type something and select the text.

Then copy this script into Script Editor

Code:


tell app "TextEdit" to activate
tell app "System Events" to tell process "TextEdit"
keystroke "x" using command down
delay 2
keystroke "z" using command down
end tell



Run it and see if TextEdit cuts the text and undoes the Cut command.

If it doesn't, an Archive and Install would be my advice.

It could be some utility that you installed.

Set the key shortcuts back to factory in the Keyboard prefs.

I assume the z key types a z when you hit it.

I tried what you told me, and this is the result that I got. The text cut successfully, but it did not undo the cut command. Ok, so I'm assuming that means the problem is more complicated than it should be. what do you mean by "Archive and Install"?
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I tried what you told me, and this is the result that I got. The text cut successfully, but it did not undo the cut command. Ok, so I'm assuming that means the problem is more complicated than it should be. what do you mean by "Archive and Install"?

He means to pop in your Mac OS X reinstall CD's (or DVD's) and reinstall your system, choosing to "Archive and Install" so as to save your data, rather than "Upgrade" or "Erase and Install".
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He means to pop in your Mac OS X reinstall CD's (or DVD's) and reinstall your system, choosing to "Archive and Install" so as to save your data, rather than "Upgrade" or "Erase and Install".

yeah, that's what I figured. I'm new to Mac Do I need to be concerned over losing any settings or things of that sort?
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yeah, that's what I figured. I'm new to Mac Do I need to be concerned over losing any settings or things of that sort?

Nope. There's a selection under "Archive and Install" called "Preserve User and Network Settings". Having it selected will transfer your user and all your settings to the new OS automatically. All you'll need to do is run updates again.
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post #12 of 14
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*sigh*-swallows pride-

I'm an idiot. I realized in the middle of reinstalling OS X what the problem was. I had set the "Text to Speech" key as Apple-Z. Gah, I'm an idiot. I appreciate everyone's help! Perhaps I'll help another fellow idiot somewhere down the road. Haha, I can only hope.
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Originally Posted by compulsiveguile View Post

*sigh*-swallows pride-

I'm an idiot. I realized in the middle of reinstalling OS X what the problem was. I had set the "Text to Speech" key as Apple-Z. Gah, I'm an idiot. I appreciate everyone's help! Perhaps I'll help another fellow idiot somewhere down the road. Haha, I can only hope.

WOW ...Oh well, at least you know not to do that again haha. Why did you set it to that to begin with?
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WOW ...Oh well, at least you know not to do that again haha. Why did you set it to that to begin with?

Because... I'm an idiot? I obviously wasn't thinking. Just my random pick for that shortcut.
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