In your Mac, on finder, Hold down Option key on your Keyboard, click on Go menu and select Library. This will take you to the Library folder of your User Account. Open Preferences folder.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX press Command + F on my keyboard, where is the cursor supposed to be?
If it is positioned somewhere on the Timeline, doing that causes the Find and Replace window to open and inserting eg "dissolve" in it on the Find line of that window, has no effect when you press Delete or Command + Delete; all it does is delete the last letters of the word Dissolve in that window.
what am I doing wrong?
What did work was that after selecting Cmd+ F in the Timeline, I then select ALL in the Find + Replace window, which makes all the selected dissolves appear selected in the Timeline; and then you press delete to delete them.
I also followed your path for preventing the problem happening again automatically, and it remains to be seen if it is indeed prevented from recurring. I hope it will.
Do you know what causes it to have a tendency to reoccur? I never encountered it before on earlier versions of FCP. It must have some trigger, must it not?
All the best