After installing the updated software, my hotkeys were no longer there in the settings, so I had to re-do them.
I just re-tried this and the same thing happened again, so I'm explaining it in detail.
I don't understand. I assigned the hotkeys the same way I've always assigned them in all the years I've used the PC version of this software, with no problems. I went to Preferences > Hot-Keys and it had the default hot-keys. I selected and deleted them, and clicked "Add". The box comes up that says "Add New Hot-Keys" and Click "Change..." to assign key. I click the button and a new box comes up that says "press a key or combination." I press the numpad 5 to assign it to play, and it accepts it. Go through the process for all my shortcuts.
But once I load a file and try to play, pressing the numpad key shortcuts doesn't work. However, pressing "5" on the main keyboard row (the numbers above all the alphabets, NOT on the numpad) activates the shortcut. With Word or Text edit open, the numpad only inserts the number into the text. This is a real problem as I've been using numpad shortcuts on Express Scribe for something like 8 years, I even purchased this overpriced Apple full keyboard so I could continue using numpad shortcuts when I switched to a Mac (I'm also trying to launch a career in art, so the Mac was kind of essential).
What's strange is that nowhere else in the Mac OS is there any distinction between the top row number keys and the numpad number keys, they're treated as the same characters everywhere... except in Scribe. I've Googled everything I can and there's no equivalent "num pad lock" or similar for Mac that I can find.
I'm not sure my warranty covers this, I purchased Express Scribe with some kind of discount. But I'll try. In the meantime if anyone figures this out (or a new version comes out that actually works) please update and let us all know.
Thanks for reading my ranting.