Cursor key no longer working for navigating from branch to branch

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A few days back (perception ...), my keyboard's cursor keys stopped working for navigating around, e.g. go to topic above/below/left/right. This is with MM 2018, and only with this application.
Is there a configuration setting that I might have touched that would cause this?
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Werner Beck

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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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I assume this happens only for a short time? You probably see a small circle showing it is busy.

If so, I recognize it and it is because MindManager automatically saves every few minutes.

You can change the interval ( or switch it off, Dont'do that - my experience ;-) in the File-Options.
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Wouldn't you believe it, it's gone again ... fixed itself. This wasn't just for a short period, much longer than the usual time needed for auto saving open documents.

For now, please consider the issue resolved.
If it happens again, I'll add to this thread.
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It might depend on the type of the map that's open in MindManager: Radial Maps allow you to use the arrow keys to navigate around between topics, while in Flowchart or Concept Map mode the cursor keys will move the topics around the canvas.
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Good hint, thanks! I have some mixed maps, so I might have stumbled across that. Will need to watch that for a few days.
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I have also seen MindManager "lose" functionality (drop down menus) if I have too much going on, on my PC. After shutting down an app or two and a few browser windows if returns.