Recently my keyboard shortcuts quit working in Photoshop. I use them almost exclusively, so this left me more than a bit useless. Today I finally decided to google the answer.
Now, unless Adobe is in the business of selling pirated CDs directly from theirwebsite, I can be 100% certain my CD is not pirated. So, cast away by the photoshop community as a leper for having a problem with my legitimate software, I searched for the answer on my own.
And whaddya know, after 15 minutes of poking around my computer, I discovered the problem was the popular chat program, Trillian. It uses a LOT of keyboard shortcuts of the ctrl-shift variety that photoshop loves. They can be changed or turned off completely by going to preferences->advanced->automation.
Yes, I’m aware that there are some “bad cracks” out there that cause photoshop shortcuts (particularly ones that use the ctrl key) to stop working, but maybe people should take a few minutes to think “hey, maybe there’s a legit reason for this issue” instead of immediately going after their stones and nooses.