Photoshop: Brush Size/Hardness HUD Shortcut MAC/PC

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I was hoping there's some way to change the Brush Size/Hardness HUD Shortcut in Photoshop. On Windows based devices the Shortcut is CTRL+ALT+Right Click, and on Mac devices it is CONTROL+OPTION+Left Click. I would like to change it to CTRL+ALT+LEFT CLICK on my Microsoft Surface Book 2. It would make life so much easier if it were the Left Click because that function is the Pen tip on every stylus. Many designers have to switch between both operating systems and keeping shortcuts congruous between OS's makes everything much easier. It is much more difficult to press the Right Click on the side of the Pen then simply dragging your cursor on screen. This would also remedy all Microsoft Surface Device issues with regards to Pen functionality in Photoshop. The Microsoft Surface Pen does not Hold the Right Click function which means the Brush HUD isn't even possible on any surface device (It just does a Quick Click, so you can't drag the pen to utilize the Brush HUD shortcut). It would also be helpful for anyone using Wacom devices that just can't get used to hitting the Right Click button on the Pen like me. I know that Adobe made the Microsoft Suface Dial compatible with Photoshop, however it is completely useless because it doesn't have supplementary buttons and therefore takes way too long to access brush settings, which should be accessable on-the-fly. It's like the first generation of BMW iDrive compared to the newest version of it which has supplementary buttons after many years of customer feedback (hopefully that analogy makes sense to ya). If there is not a way to change it, ADOBE PLEASE MAKE THIS SHORTCUT CUSTOMIZABLE! You'll solve so many multi-platform issues.
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Adrian Adam Zywno

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Alexander Leth

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It's amazing how they haven't changed it yet, and how nobody has commented on this except for me, this issue needs the spotlight so bad!! :)
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johan alfredson

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I have the same problem, please help me ?
I want to change my bruch size like i did on my mac but it dosent work on my Surface book or on my wacom
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Hert Niks

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Just switched to windows today and already it is pissing me off that I cannot change brush size with my pen tablet.