Photoshop: F-keys (function keys) don't work in adjustment curves layer

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I can't use any of my F-key shortcuts I've set up when I'm in adjustment curves layer in CS5 x64 on Windows 7. I have a lot of brush shortcuts assigned to these keys I need to access and they no longer work. When I press an F-key, I get the eye dropper tool instead.
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andrew Leung

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Posted 7 years ago

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andrew Leung

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they used to work in previous versions of photoshop (cs4, cs3, etc.)
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Jeanne Rubbo, Employee

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Hi Andrew,

Thanks for reporting this. It looks like the function keys automatically activate the targeted adjustment tool in either the Curves or Hue/Saturation adjustment panels. I've gone ahead and logged this in our bug database.
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andrew Leung

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Thanks Jeanne, I really appreciate it, and looking forward to a fix for this soon.
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Dan Smith

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What happens if you go to the keyboard shortcuts in photoshop and assign a shortcut to the Targeted Adjustment Tool?
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andrew Leung

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Wow Dan, I just tried that and it seemed to fix the problem! It looks like the problem has to do with the fact that the Targeted Adjustment Tool is by default an unassigned shortcut.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Fixed in CS6 or later.