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Greg Ball
Control D Not working
on Jun 17, 2019 at 7:30:05 pm

For some reason using Control D to determine the length of a clip in the project timeline is suddenly not working. Anyone have a fix?

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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Joe Marler
Re: Control D Not working
on Jun 17, 2019 at 9:55:02 pm

It works OK on 10.4.6. You have to select all clips in the timeline via CTRL+A, then do CTRL+D. If they are not all selected it won't work.


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Greg Ball
Re: Control D Not working
on Jun 18, 2019 at 3:47:54 pm

Thanks Joe,

I'm on 10.4.5 and they have always worked fine. But I'm not looking to select all clips. I just want to select ONE clip to see the length of that individual clip CTRL+D has ALWAYS worked for me since the beginning of FCPX. Suddenly it's not working.

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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Joe Marler
Re: Control D Not working
on Jun 18, 2019 at 4:03:15 pm

[Greg Ball] "I'm not looking to select all clips. I just want to select ONE clip to see the length of that individual clip CTRL+D has ALWAYS worked for me since the beginning of FCPX. Suddenly it's not working."

Sorry, I mis-read that. But on 10.4.6 CTRL+D to display/change clip length still works for me.

However I usually don't use CTRL+D to get clip length, since the length of any selected clip is automatically shown in yellow text below the viewer and to the right of the project name. You can jump the selected clip forward/backward with CMD+right arrow or left arrow.

The displayed length units (HH:MM:SS:FF or frames or fractional seconds) is determined by FCPX>Preferences>Time Display.


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Greg Ball
Re: Control D Not working
on Jun 18, 2019 at 4:19:04 pm

Thanks for your help. Yep I see that. But that's not how I prefer to work. CTRL+D is there for a reason, I've always used it.

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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Mark Landman
Re: Control D Not working
on Jun 19, 2019 at 3:14:37 pm

A few years ago I had a problem with one of the hotkeys in Photoshop suddenly not working. The command editor or whatever Adobe calls it showed the correct keystrokes for the hotkey, but it didn't work. Just for grins I tried changing the shortcut keys to something else and then changed it back again to the proper keystroke. IT WORKED-don't ask me why. I suppose that the prefs file got corrupted or something like that.
It's just a shot in the dark, but you might want to give it a try. It can't hurt. If that doesn't work, you might try trashing your FCPX prefs.

Mark Landman
PM Productions
Champaign, IL



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Tony Thompson
Re: Control D Not working
on Jan 14, 2020 at 6:45:15 pm

Hi Greg,

I've just discovered a related problem in version 10.4.8 regarding use of CTRL-D. I've always used this to change the duration of multiple stills in a timeline. It still changes the clip duration but instead of condensing the timeline it puts a gap in the timeline equivalent to the time I've asked it to trim from the clip/still.

Did you manage to find a solution to this?

Tony Thompson


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Tony Thompson
Re: Control D Not working
on Jan 14, 2020 at 7:46:41 pm

Update: on restarting FCPX Ctrl-D worked as expected and condensed the timeline. I'll post again here if I experience this issue again


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Greg Ball
Re: Control D Not working
on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:06:35 pm

Yes. I deleted preferences. Everything worked

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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