Creative Suite & All Adobe Products: quicker switching between tools

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Imagine you are currently using the Slice Tool. In the Photoshop "Tools" palette the Slice Tool is in the same group as the Slice Selector and the Crop Tool. We can switch between them selecting them in the palette, or using ALT+click on the palette.

I suggest a further and probably more direct and quick way for all palette tool groups in the Creative Suite and other Adobe products.

The idea:

1. Currently: do we press a key-shortcut, e.g. "C" for the crop tool, then the software switches to this group. But we cannot control if Crop Tool or one of the Slice tools, Adobe only switches to the group and not to the exact function.

2. New: Pressing "C" we would obtain the same, but repeating the command in a short period of time - "CCC..." - we would not only switch to the group but also jump from function to function. Hence an every further "C" would select the next function within the group... During this process Adobe would give us visual feedback about the things we are changing.

Thanks, Michael
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Colorwaves

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Posted 7 years ago

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Hi! if you add Shift, you can cycle through the tools with multiple strokes of its shortcut key. Try: Shift+CCC... (and there is visual feedback)
So it already exists.
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Cool! Thanks, I didn't know that.