Photoshop: F10 Key Creates Problems when assigned to Some Actions

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When I assign the F10 Key, or Shift+F10 key, as a short-cut to an Action I created, the Action doesn't play properly. For example in one of my Actions, a Dialogue Box is supposed to open for Unsharp Mask Settings, but it doesn't do this until I click anywhere on the screen.
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Chris Cox

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Which OS?
Which version of Photoshop?
Do you have any other utilities installed that might use F10 as a hotkey?

I know that MacOS sometimes tries to steal the F-keys from applications.
And sometimes utilities on Windows can do the same.
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Hello Chris,

Sorry for the lack of details - I've been trouble-shooting a bunch of different matters this afternoon!

This behavior occurs on both my Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Desktop, and a brand-new Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Laptop. Version CS5 for both.

I also have CS4 on my Desktop, and have no problem using the F10 as the shortcut for this particular action. In fact, it took me a while to figure out that it was this particular Function Key assignment that was causing the problem.

The actions play properly if you hit the little "play" icon, or with any other shortcut key I've tried - it's just F10 that creates the problem.

So as far as I can see, this is a CS5 quirk - the same exact action and hotkey assignment works on the same computer using CS4, but misbehaves in CS5 (both are the 64-bit versions; haven't tried it in the 32-bit versions).

Hope this helps.
Don Cohen
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In both cases, is a single monitor or more than monitor involved?
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Jeffrey,

On the Windows Vista Desktop, I do have a dual monitor set-up. On the Windows 7 Laptop it is only the built-in LCD monitor I'm using.

Desktop: Dell XPS 630i
Laptop: HP DV6-TQE

Don Cohen
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A little extra information is contained in this thread that I started to explore this issue:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/967745

At least one other person confirmed the same behavior on his system as well.

Don Cohen
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