I had to reboot the mac pro this morning. Before the reboot, Alt-4 worked on either of my dual display setup to go to the 4th desktop on either display (Desktop 4 on main display, Desktop 12 on secondary). Now it doesn’t work at all. All other Alt-n combinations work perfectly to go to the appropriate desktop.
I’ve looked in the TotalSpaces settings and Alt-4 is set as the shortcut for the 4th desktop on either display. I tried to reset it but Alt-4 is never seen when “recording”. There is no keyboard shortcut for Alt-4 that I can see in System Preferences.
What else to try?
Most odd - all I can think is that some other app must be intercepting Alt-4. Are there any possible culprits?
My first thought was TextExpander (I disabled it). Then BetterTouchTool (I disabled it). Same problem.
I’ll shutdown one app at a time and see if it starts working.
I have most of the same apps working on the mac pro and also the macbook air. It works fine on the macbook air.
I started taking down apps I thought might interfere and tried Alt-4 after I brought each down. Bringing down each of these made no difference:
- text expander
- better touch tool
- pop clip
I was really grasping at straws when thinking clamxav would have anything to do with it.
Then I stopped TotalSpaces and restarted it. All was back to normal. Alt-4 worked fine. Then I brought up the previously shutdown apps and Alt-4 still works fine.
Thanks for doing the investigation - I really can’t explain this mysterious ALT-4 behaviour. Let me know if it happens again.