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Shortcuts starting with Ctrl + Alt + ... not working in Studio One 5.2?

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asked May 16, 2021 in Studio One 5 by rodrigointinimarques (470 points)
edited May 16, 2021 by rodrigointinimarques
I was trying to use the shortcuts "Edit with Medlodyne" (Ctrl M) and "Remove Melodyne" (Ctrl Alt M) in Studio One Win x64. However, only the "Edit with Melodyne" was working. Then, after going to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab in Options, I realised that Ctrl + Alt + [any key] doesn't work at all for any key combination! It is just ignored as a possible shortcut. Studio One does recognize Crl and Alt separatedly (both to program shortcuts and as a command in the editors) but not when pressed together (Ctrl + Alt + [any key]) and since to remove Melodyne you need to press Ctrl + Alt + M (as the standard shortcut) it just doesn't work. Funny enough I was able to work around it by re-programing the "Remove Melodyne" shortcut as "Ctrl Alt Shift M". I added a SHIFT and it then works. Very weird bug. Thanks God I am using a Stream Deck to program this shortcuts as shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + Shift + [key] goes into the ninja region (to press and remember).

I wonder if anyone else had this problem and if Presonus is aware of this bug.

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answered Oct 21, 2022 by daveparrott (140 points)
I'm late to this party, but me too! I've been trying to power user harder lately and learn every hotkey I can. Presonus Studio One isn't the only software with this problem. It's all of them on Windows. Windows seems to guard the alt key very jealously for some reason. This is a feature, not a bug, of Wangblows— I mean Windows. Thanks, Microshaft— I mean Microsoft! I've just spent hours looking for a solution. There seems to be a third-party software that some people say MIGHT work. I haven't tried it yet because I'm just so offended that this is an issue, as if OS makers haven't heard of software with hotkeys!