I’m merging about one hundred (100) fill-only half circles into whole circles—fill only. Pathfinder Panel > Pathfinders: Merge works perfectly if I click on it in the panel—that’s not the issue.
Going back and forth to the panel like that, with 100 circles—even when I move the panel directly below the row of circles I'm working on—is quite tedious and time-intensive.
I checked, but there wasn’t an existing command key for it in my keyboard shortcuts. So I created one. Unfortunately, using it doesn’t actually Merge the two half-circles into one whole circle.
The command is definitely executing—I checked a few things to be sure: “Undo Merge” appears in the Edit Menu, and “Merge Again” in the Effect menu, among other things.
So… Does anyone have any idea how to get the Pathfinder Panel > Merge keyboard shortcut to work?!
Screenshot below, if that helps.
It will speed things up immensely, but even if I’m finished this project by the time you reply, leave an answer—Please! I’m very curious to know what the issue is. I'm also planning on submitting a Bug Report if there are no working solutions.
It may turn out I’ve got some kind of conflict and it really works for everyone else. I’m on a Mac OS X 10.14.6 running Illustrator 23.0.4. I have a couple of apps installed, but they were downloaded from Adobe CC marketplace.
In advance… I really appreciate your help with this issue, thanks very much!!
UPDATE: There’s a shortcut for Pathfinder Panel > Repeat Merge and, drumroll please… It works! I’d still love to know if there’s another way to get the shortcut for Pathfinder Panel > Merge to work, though—thanks again!