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Help screen says to "right-click a page thumbnail" to unassign a master page. Using 'ctrl-click' as the usual Mac equivalent of a right-click, no menu box appears. There is not a way I can see to unassign a Master Page from one of the Pages in the document.

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My observation for right-click has been that in the beta software, right-clicking in the sidebar directly on the page does not work. You need to click in a blank area of the sidebar just below the pages. I'm sure this is a minor UI bug, as in the Master pages tutorial, it clearly shows a contextual menu being displayed when right-clicking directly on a page in the sidebar. This stumped me for a few while I was following the tutorial.

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A little history:

In the early days at Apple, Steve Jobs was adamant that anything more than one button on a mouse would be too confusing, so when it became evident that one button was not enough, the control click was developed as a substitute for the missing second button. It was an obvious solution because at the time, the Control key was almost unused in any Mac app. It was not until 2005, 22 years after Apple first sold Apple-branded mice, that the first 2 button Apple mouse appeared, the Mighty Mouse.

By then, Apple had all but abandoned the old 'classic' Mac OS in favor of OS X, & for that OS there were many apps that originally had been written to use the Control key as a modifier key in its own right, just like the Command or Alt/Option keys. Apple had already adopted the USB port standard for the original CRT iMac back in 1998, which supports multi-button mice, so to make everybody happy, in OS X/MacOS Apple allows developers to use the Control key for application-specific keyboard shortcuts instead of as a substitute for a mouse right-click, as long as it does not conflict with standard Mac system level keyboard shortcuts.

It is true that Apple's Human Interface Guidelines still suggest avoiding the use of the Control key as a modifier except "when necessary," but the bottom line is that for over a decade Mac users should not automatically assume a control-key-click & a right-button-click are always equivalent.


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