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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Marius Masalar

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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!