Keyboard shortcuts in drop down lists not working in LR 4 and RC1

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In drop down lists, I used to type e.g. K to simply choose Keywords as a filter in create Smart collection, but this does not work properly. I have to open the list by clicking the button labeled "Rating".
I used to tab trough the dialog, and then just typee.g. K to choose Keyword and then tab to the condition and type c to toggle trough the different conditions starting with C to choose the right one. Now, I have to click to open the list of values, and then choose with the mouse or keyboard.
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Arnold Hoddevik

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Posted 7 years ago

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Confirmed on 4.1RC 64 Bit, Win7.

Furthermore, this seems to affect all similar dialogs, not only the smart collection dialog. E.g. same happens in file rename dialog: In LR3 one can cylce through all the "Custom name..." entries by repeatedly pressing the 'C' key, in LR4 not.

And there is another problem: While a dropdown-box is selected (but not opened), in LR3 it is possible to cycle through all values using the up/down arrow keys. This is still possible in LR4, but it stops at the separators (e.g. in smart collection dialog, pressing down-arrow while "Rating" is selected only goes up to "Label Text" in LR3, it goes on to "Folder", etc.).

Admittedly this is only a minor bug (that does not concern me very much), but I can imagine that it can be a real pain for "heavy keyboard users".
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Arnold Hoddevik

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Thanks a lot for your answer. I also asumed the bug would alter other dropdown-boxes, but did not take time to research, because I am busy writing av book about LR in Norwegian. Of course, you are right that this is a minor issue, that should not bother you very much - probably simple to solve too. Anyway, it is less user-friendly and thus a step backwards. I hope you will fix it, when time comes.