Lightroom CC: Keyboard Shortcut customization

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Enjoying the new CC for the most part, but one of the concerns I've got so far is that some of my most-used keyboard shortcuts have been changed.

For instance, I used to quickly cruise through new imports and use the Pick flag shortcut to find my selects. This used to be a very intuitive key—P—but in LR CC it's now...Z. And there's no way that I've found to change it back.

Could we please have configurable keyboard shortcuts? Or at least some sort of legacy mode so our muscle memory is still effective in the new environment?
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Your opinion matters so thank you for bringing this up. It may not be much consolation but I felt the same way so I came up with a little work around that matched my "muscle memory". It goes like this:

1. Set filter to show images with 3 stars or less



2. Flag your rejects with 4 stars
3. Flag your picks with 5 stars
4. Keep going until the screen is empty
5. Set filter to show 4 stars only and dump the rejects.

You may come up with a variation on that theme that suits you better but you get the idea, right?

By the way, culling images on an iPad in Lr Mobile is a dream!!  Swipe up on the right side of the screen for a pick and down for a reject. Swipe up or down on the left side of the screen for star ratings.

I hope that helps.

Cheers!
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Marius Masalar

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Thanks, Rick!

Unfortunately for me, the way I used to cull images doesn't have a workaround like that, though I'm always interested to see how others work.

You're onto something with the LRM angle though: I too love culling images on my iPad, so I may just adopt that as my one and only destination for that part of the workflow. Import on desktop, wait for sync, and cull on iPad. It's not as immediate, but it feels like a better replacement to me.

Still...the ability to customize those shortcuts in the desktop app would be really beneficial for those less willing to adapt, so hopefully it'll be considered as a possible update. ☺️
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This is the sort of thing that really sells the cloud package. I can upload a shoot. Sit down later with my feet up and go through quickly picking and rejecting!
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+1 for customizable keyboard shortcuts in BOTH Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC!

At the bare minimum, keyboard shortcuts between the two should match.  'R' is crop and has been for years.  Sorry, Lightroom CC, you don't get to force it to be 'C'.

More importantly, we really need to be able to assign our own keyboard shortcuts to each and every field and function in the interface.  Please don't say there aren't enough letters. Gmail has compound shortcuts like 'GI', which translates as 'GO to the INBOX.' 

In Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, I should be able to assign 'DE' which goes to the Develop module and activates the exposure tool, which I should be able adjust with the + and - keys.

Then, I should be able to use 'GT' to activate the Grid module and jump to the Title field and assign the title. From there, a tab or 'GD' should take me to the Grid's description field.

The rule of thumb on keyboard shortcuts is that they should be available for EVERYTHING that can possibly be done with a keyboard, which is just about everything except actual application of the Adjustment Brush (which DOES have shortcut: 'K'). 

So, nearly all Lightroom functions can and should be able to have a keyboard shortcut. This is really simple to implement and a HUGE time save for pro users. Please make it so!
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Yes please. The Copy Settings and Paste Settings for Photos do not have keyboard shortcuts. The whole point of copying and pasting changes on one pictures onto others (white balance for example) is speed! +10
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Although it's not obvious there are keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Paste Settings. The standard Cmd-C (Ctrl-C) to copy and Cmd-V (Ctrl-V) to paste work just fine but they only work on one image at a time.

Hope that helps.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Consistent shortcuts across Lightroom.

I would appreciate if Lightroom CC had the same shortcuts as Classic. Things like classics "d" and "e" keys have been swapped. The new shortcuts might make sense but makes the Lightroom experience inconsistent among apps. 
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Swiping up or down in LR mobile on iPad doesn't make anything happen for me. My app is updated. Is there any settings that has to be changed for this?
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Create a new post of your question to make it easier to track your problem. In the mean time I would try deleting and re-installing the app.

Cheers!
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You just need to click the star icon in the bottom right :-)
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Thanks!  Sorry - I am a newbi!
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Lol!... or that.  No worries, we all have to start somewhere! 
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I think it is a big mistake from ADOBE TO change the shortucts from Lightroom Classic (???!!!).
Always I use P to pick and now is Z from Zoom?
They begin wrong
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Keep key shortcuts the same between Classic and CC.

I was excited to open and start using Lightroom CC until I put my hands on the keyboard and realized that many if not most of the shortcuts have been changed. Please revise the key shortcuts so that they match those in Classic for identical features.