change shortcut for screen mode toggle

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Hello.
I want to put screen toggle ability on alt+ctrl+f shortcut and so it could work the same as F because I use F shortcut for some other thing.

However i cant put toggle - only specific screen mode. 
Here you can see screenshot http://clip2net.com/s/3NqODDW

Again: I want alt+ctrl+f to work like default F shortcut, and as i press on it, it would scroll through screen modes.
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Yuri Vachutinsky

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Howdy Yuri,

A couple of things.  First, you can set ALT+CTRL+F to a *specific* screen mode.  You do get a message in this case because there's a conflict, but it will work.  Next, if you want to change the toggling shortcut, then you have to go to Shortcuts For: Tools and scroll down to Toggle Screen Modes.  Be aware, however, that these shortcuts are SINGLE CHARACTER only -- you cannot use modifier keys with them.

Hope that helps,
David
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Yuri Vachutinsky

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ok. thanks.

can i ask why there are such restrictions like "shortcuts are SINGLE CHARACTER only" there are number other of places i saw that, and it is annoying?
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Hi Yuri,

Tools only use a single character for their shortcuts.  That's simply how that functionality was designed when it was implemented, though it does make sense given that these must be differentiated from application-level shortcuts where CTRL, ALT, and SHIFT already have specific uses.  For certain tools, the character is restricted to A-Z while others are more flexible (I often use a German keyboard, actually, cuz I get "more" letters that way -- I'm actually typing this on my Turkish 102 keyboard).  The point is, however, to make these tool shortcuts unambiguous and prevent them from colliding with other shortcut functionality.

Keyboard shortcuts follow the standing paradigm of requiring CTRL/CMD.  Accelerator keys require ALT.  And SHIFT is normally only used as a modifier.

Hope that clarifies things a little bit better for you,
David