Photoshop fails to notice certain conflicting keyboard shortcuts

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Please see the attached image. Notice that two functions share the same Alt-Shift-Ctrl-A shortcut



The "Adaptive Wide Angle" setting is default, and it failed to be nulled when I set the "Timeline" shortcut myself.

The result is that there are two features that supposedly share the same hotkey, though Photoshop honours only the default setting. So when I try to open the Timeline with Ctrl-Shift-Alt-A, it does Adaptive Wide Angle instead (or, in this case, because AWA is greyed out, it does nothing at all.)

You can workaround this problem by manually removing the shortcut from the default feature, which is easy enough.

But it's a problem that shouldn't happen in the first place, since Photoshop is supposed to notice the conflict when you try and remap the hotkey and give you the options "accept and go to conflict" or "undo", as it does with most other shortcuts.

It's possible the problem is isolated to the upper portion of the Filter menu, as the only other time I've experienced the problem was also in conflict with a filter function (Vanishing Point)
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actually, the problem recurs of its own accord, even if you manually delete the default shortcut (in this case, for Adaptive Wide Angle). The only solution seems to be to not just delete the default shortcut, but set a new one
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Howdy David,

What OS are you running there?  I tried both Win7.1 and Win8.1.  In both cases, if I attempt to remap ALT+SHIFT+CNTRL+A, I get a warning message that the shortcut is in use.  Are you not seeing that message at the bottom of the Keyboard Shortcut dialog with a yellow warning triangle?  Further, once I accept the change, the shortcut disappears from Adaptive Wide Angle.  I take it that you're not seeing that?

Thanks,
David
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Sorry David, I didn't see that response. I'm on Win 7 Professional 64kbit version6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601.  I have a hunch that this is related to migrated settings (from older to newer version of Photoshop CC)

With the latest version of Photoshop (2015.5.1) the problem is still here, and with a new 'twist':

Previously, my hotkey for "Refine Edge" was Shift+ctrl+R. With the new version of Photoshop, this hotkey now claims to activate the new "Select and Mask" interface. Yet when I hit Shift+ctrl+R, I still get the old "Refine Edge" popup (which I believe was supposed to have been deprecated). 

When I try to edit hotkeys settings, I can't even find Refine Edge anywhere to remove the hotkey from it. All reference to Refine Edge seems to have vanished from Photoshop, even though the feature itself is alive and well, and steals that hotkey away from Select and Mask
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Yet when I hit Shift+ctrl+R, I still get the old "Refine Edge" popup (which I believe was supposed to have been deprecated).
That is interesting...very intersting. You're lucky then, hang on to that shortcut.