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Selecting text and then selecting VI Properties will italicize the text and won't open the properties

Here's a screenshot of what you have to do to reproduce the issue

Create a string constant, select some text in the control, go to the file menu and select VI Properties

italicize.png

The selected text ("ndo" in the pictured case) will italicize and the properties dialog window won't show up

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I believe that is intended behavior. For the past few releases of LabVIEW, pressing Ctrl-B/I/U while text is selected in a panel or diagram object will bold/italicize/underline that text. The "original" functionality of those shortcuts (remove broken wires, VI Properties, diagram cleanup) will activate any time that a text field is not being edited.

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I'm not pressing ctrl-b i or y 😉

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Ah, I see. Yeah, LV R&D used the existing menu mechanism (where menu items have Ctrl-key shortcuts) to implement the font options, so that is a corner case that is a bit strange.

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@Darren wrote:

I believe that is intended behavior. For the past few releases of LabVIEW, pressing Ctrl-B/I/U while text is selected in a panel or diagram object will bold/italicize/underline that text. The "original" functionality of those shortcuts (remove broken wires, VI Properties, diagram cleanup) will activate any time that a text field is not being edited.


I don't think it was intentional behavior as much as it was "unavoidable" behavior.

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