Photoshop: If cursor is in some field cannot start action with Cmd+F-key

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In Photoshop CS5 if cursor is in Layer palettes Opacity field I can't start an Action with Cmd+(any F key). With CS4 this was possible. Can you fix it fast it's really annouing. I have latest update 12.0.4. of PS mac version.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Jere,

Thanks for reporting this. I can reproduce it - it's likely the result of the rewrite to Cocoa. We'll investigate.

A workaround is to hit [Enter] or [Esc] to remove focus from the edit field.
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related to this - in an adjustment layer say hue/sat where a numeric field is highlighted - I cannot use another key-command to close the panel without hitting enter first. i find this very annoying also.
I use the keyboard for alot of things and having to hit enter all of the time whether its a layer, brush setting, etc. numeric box before being able to move on is frustrating.
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Hey thanks, Jeffrey of taking action on this matter!

I'm aware of this workaround to hit enter but as Edward said it's very annoying to hit enter all the time as I also use a lot of keyboard to give commands to Photoshop.

For exaple I adjust Selective Color values with keyboard by jumping from field to field with tabulator key and then using arrows to adjust. Then I have an action to hide/reveal all other layers than background to compare non-editted image to editted with layers. Additional Enter to hit hundreds of times a day is not nice ;/

I hope you can fix the problem! I would be grateful!