x

Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Ctrl-W only works sometimes

Control-W (duplicate) only works sometimes with blueprints or any other thing...

steps to reproduce.

  1. create a blueprint node, or a couple of them and select them

  2. Press ctrl-w around 5 times, it probably wont register a few of those tries

repeat 1&2 and you will see the bug

Product Version: UE 4.20
Tags:
more ▼

asked Sep 01 '18 at 03:46 PM in Using UE4

avatar image

Imagine-Games
224 5 11 15

avatar image TheDreamCatcher Sep 01 '18 at 03:50 PM

Are you on Linux by any chance?

avatar image DanDC1 Sep 01 '18 at 05:50 PM

This has been a problem for... Forever I guess? I do hope we'll get a fix soon

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

1 answer: sort voted first

no, windows 10, latest updates.. also on my mac it works everytime...

more ▼

answered Sep 01 '18 at 04:36 PM

avatar image

Imagine-Games
224 5 11 15

avatar image Everynone Sep 01 '18 at 05:20 PM

I can confirm that, it's shoddy at best. Here it fails 3/5 times:

Image from Gyazo

It seems to work much more consistently when used outside of a function, though.

avatar image TheDreamCatcher Sep 01 '18 at 05:47 PM

it might be a Windows 10 issue I guess, I have absolutely no problem on Linux once I have removed the shortcut from my Window Manager;

avatar image Everynone Sep 01 '18 at 06:25 PM

I wonder if Windows shortcuts can somehow interfere with the application in focus. Ctrl+W is used fairly commonly. It closes a browser tab (chrome) and never fails to register; for Windows 10 it closes current explorer window.

If someone asked me, I'd say there was no such issue under Win 8.1, but I might be mistaken.

avatar image TheDreamCatcher Sep 01 '18 at 06:31 PM

Stupid question but what kind of layout do you have on your keyboards?

Just tried on Windows 8.1 and I ended up with a screen full of Print String... I guess it works fine there lol

It might be worth a look inside any program that creates an overlay like Steam in games or NVidia GeForce Experience or Discord or TwitchApp. (These ones don't do anything but any other one I don't know about may interfere with the shortcut)

avatar image Everynone Sep 01 '18 at 06:45 PM

Stupid question but what kind of layout do you have on your keyboards?

European layout, with fat enter. English (GB) input mode.

Just tried on Windows 8.1 and I ended up with a screen full of Print String... I guess it works fine there lol

That's actually worth a lol!

avatar image Imagine-Games Sep 02 '18 at 01:27 PM

QWERTY keyboard layout

avatar image Everynone Sep 01 '18 at 06:47 PM

What I fail to mention is that it's truly inconsistent. In half the cases I can spam ctrl+w with 100% accuracy, it works just fine. In some other cases, it fails to register 60% of the time...

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question