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2004-06-07, 02:57 PM
The edit Mtext option in my right-click menu suddenly disappeared? How do I get it back? Thanks.
2004-06-07, 03:17 PM
Without knowing what version of software you are using, it is tough to answer this question, but you might want to check under options (or preferences), User Preference Tab --> right click customization
You probably lost your right click menus. Go to Tools>Options>User Preference tab. In the upper left hand corner you will see right click customization. (Windows Standard Behavior) You should have a check for shortcut menus in drawing area. Then click on the button for Right-click Customization. To use this effectively, you'll want Default Mode selected to Repeat Last Command and both other selections for Edit Mode and Command Mode selected to the bottom choice of Shortcut Menu and Shortcut Menu; enabled when command options are present.
The default setting is the new time sensitive right click which is like the option in XP, but unless you're a game junkie, you probably won't like it. (I don't.)
Hope this helps.
2004-06-07, 08:18 PM
I like to have the default mode set to display menu when no objects are selected so I can use Quick Select. I am still able to display the right-click menu with the normal commands such as Cut, Paste, and Quick Select. But now, when I select an MText object and right click, the Edit MText feature that I am used to using is not included in the list. Could there be variable (under SETVAR) that has lapsed to the wrong value?
Oh, by the way, I am using LDD 2i.
2004-06-07, 09:09 PM
I guess I just needed to talk out loud. I was just blessed with the discovery of the answer to my own question: The PICKFIRST variable had somehow reverted to 0 instead of 1, which caused the abovementioned symptom. It also, of course, makes it so that if I select an object and then type a command, I have to then reselect the object. What would cause the variable to change without me knowing it?
The PICKFIRST is now very easily changed by pure accident. The reason is that in 2004 there is a toggle for this in the upper right corner of the Properties Palette. Users often select this by accident when trying to select the "X" to close the Properties Palette. You are not alone!
2004-06-09, 05:35 PM
There also appears to be a bug with AutoCAD 2005 that sometimes sets that system variable to 0. Many other users have reported this issue.
2004-06-10, 01:29 PM
I thought the button in the properties pallette was for PICKADD, not PICKFIRST.
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