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Keyboard issues in Freehand

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Keyboard issues in Freehand

Postby Culp Design » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:14 am

My install is working very well for the most part, and its not too slow either, pleased all around.

In Freehand, having lots of keyboard issues, mostly it seems to not like hotkeys, and I have to hit the keyboard multiple times or very hard for commands to work/activate. Many times I feel its the shift key that is the culprit. Happens at 2 stations, so 2 different keyboards as I have a Mac Book Pro with an external keyboard setup. Thoughts?

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Re: Keyboard issues in Freehand

Postby lovejoy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:51 pm

I think it has to do with keyboard settings in the Parallels setup.

There are 2 modes - Optimize for games / Don't optimize for games. try the Don't optimize for games setting. This is in the settings before you launch the VM - look for the gearbox next to the OSXFH icon in the Control Center window

Second - Increase the key Repeat sensitivity in HostOs/System preferences/Keyboard - keyboard tab.

Third - We got used to going a little slower on the keyboard and giving the shift command a little breather when changing tools while holding shift down. Think of it as double clutching in old car gearboxes.
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Re: Keyboard issues in Freehand

Postby erdesign » Wed May 09, 2018 3:36 pm

My biggest issue on this subject is that Caps Lock doesn't work in the VM environment. That goes for the latest Apple wireless keyboard as well as an older corded keyboard.
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Re: Keyboard issues in Freehand

Postby daveleo76 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:36 am

Just installed OSXFH-Parallels and just noticed that the caps lock key isn't working on my FH also. Were you able to fix this? Thanks!
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