Lightroom Classic: Allow for keyboard shortcut customization

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Customizable keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom would be great. I just find it so confusing that crop and brush tools and things like that have such odd keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom. I understand that changing that all now would be awful for many existing users, but being able to override them like I can in Photoshop would be helpful. Doesn't anyone else out there find they use to wrong keyboard shortcuts in the wrong program?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled AZERTY Shortcuts.

Dear Adobe,

I've been using Lightroom and Photoshop for years now, and paying quite a lot for this, and I have the following issues:
- In Photoshop, I cannot use many shortcuts unless I remap them manually
- Worse, in Lightroom I cannot use the shortcuts. Period. You don't even allow me to go through the hassle of remapping them.

Unless I'm mistaken, we AZERTY users don't get a discount even though you are providing us with an extremely degraded software.

This is unacceptable. It has been unacceptable for years.

DO SOMETHING
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This is not a bug actually, it's a lack of functionality in Lightroom, please help million of users to do something simple like, for instance, to reduce or expand a stack of pics with one touch.

please, help us!
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What the heck? Since Lightroom 2015.8 users of non-English keyboards can't use these one-key shortcuts:
  • Before/After
  • Deselect Active Photo
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Reason is explained by John. R. Ellis here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-translatedstrings-lr-en-us-txt-not-...

Those functions have one-key shortcuts for keys that do not exist on non-English keyboards and since Lightroom 2015.8 keyboard shortcuts can't be remapped to one-key shortcuts in Lightroom running on Mac.

Those actions can have two-or-more-key shortcuts made via macOS Preferences, but no one-key shortcut can be made. So Mac people using non-English keyboards can't have access to essential functions via their keyboards as people using English keyboards can.

It's been months. Fix this, Adobe.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled User Customizable Hot Keys.

It would be great to have some options for customizable hot keys in Lightroom. 

A couple personal favorites would be hotkeys for the Target Adjustment Tools available in the Tone Curve, Hue/Saturation/Luminance and B&W adjustment panels. 

(Editing away in the Develop module)
Presses Tone Curve Target Adjustment hotkey
Target Adjusts away
Quickly moves on to next photo 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled keyboard shortcuts in lightroom.

it would appear that i am not alone in this request. i have always found customised keyboard
shortcuts very useful, i use them in photoshop. why then has lightroom got no option for this?
it makes no sense have it in other adobe programs, but not this one. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please ADD Keyboard Shortcuts for Exposure / Quick Develop Changes in Library Gr....

I would like to request that keyboard shortcuts be made available when working in the Lightroom Library Grid mode - instead of having to click with the mouse and go over to the quick develop panel - i would like to be able to use keyboard shortcuts to do batch adjustments to images (such as the one stop of exposure increase, add contrast - basically all the settings in quick develop should be keyboard shortcuts to increase or decrease but able to do so on multiple images selected at once - the way you can from the develop module, except without needed to option click to sync the images.)

My goal is to be able to do batch adjustments from the keyboard quickly to  multiple images from the library module using the same keyboard shortcuts that work in the develop module. The grid mode is an easier way to see multiple images and do basic corrections quickly when working with thousands of images. 

Also would like to see custom keyboard shortcut functionality for all of Lightroom modules, to create users own preference of keyboard hotkeys for editing
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Hear, hear. Programmable/customisable keyboard shortcuts would be even better. Why let Adobe's code monkeys tell you which shortcuts you have to use? Define your own. Work YOUR way. 
I can't believe this thread is now six years old and STILL we wait for Adobe to respond to user requests for shortcuts
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Keyboard shortcut for Level in Develop Module.

Can we get a keyboard shortcut to quickly apply a level (with option click availability to constrain crop) an image in the develop module. I cannot find a keyboard shortcut to level and it's time consuming to mouse click every time for an image.

Also, when will there be customizable keyboard shortcuts for lightroom?
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Please Adobe, do this. My Wacom is unusable because your shortcuts are designed ONLY for QWERTY, and unusable on non-US keyboard. What a shame...
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Yup. TWO new versions of LR and still no keyboard customisability. This is what you call listening to your customers, Adobe?
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There SO MUCH this kind of things that prove us Adobe has focus on consumers, not professionals. STILL no way to customize keyboard shortcuts for non-US keyboards after YEARS. But they had time for a totally new, consumer focused LR. I don’t like their business decisions.
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Besides, maybe it's not a change so complicated to implement in the software code! Pls Adobe consider that this customisation is important! Many functions need some shortcuts too!
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It seems to me that Adobe thinks every professional photographer LOVES the mouse.
Clicking , dragging , moving is easy and visually but also very primitive and slow.
Keyboard shortcuts are not just quicker, they prevent RSI. If you do suffer from RSI you realize how terrible the mouse can be. 

As paying subcribers of professional software we should be able to map our keyboard shortcuts if we want to,
Dear Adobe, Stop thinking that you know what is best for your professional users. You don't.

If you call something Quick Develop but then all you can do is use a mouse only to add exposure or contrast then you are missing insight. 

You want me to double click the word EFFECT all day to reset my adjustment brush? 
Yes you can create a preset, so then i would have to click and drag all day to get simple behaviour you should be able todo with 1 keystroke on your keyboard.
The time it takes to use a mouse action vs a keyboard command times 1000 images.
Go calculate that.

I should be able to set a default size radial, and have a shortcut to add this radial to my image.
Yes you can create a develop preset for that, but i can't map a keyboard shortcut.
Command Option drag your mouse to duplicate a radial is NOT a shortcut. 

Obviously the people that are designing this product are not professional photographers that have long editing sessions.

And i don't need any tips about Better Touch Tool, Pfixer, Midi2lr etc which are all fantastic tools that make Lightroom actually usable. But these are all created because Adobe fails its paying professionals on a very basic level. 
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Just when are Adobe going to give us the vastly superior and more rapid to use customisable keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom.  It would make so much difference to so many photographers - speeding up workflow immeasurably
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Custom Keyboard Shortcuts and actual keyboard shortcuts for Mouse only actions.

It seems to me that Adobe thinks every professional photographer LOVES the mouse.
Clicking , dragging , moving is easy and visually but also very primitive and slow.
Keyboard shortcuts are not just quicker, they prevent RSI. If you do suffer from RSI you realize how terrible the mouse can be. 

As paying subcribers of professional software we should be able to map our keyboard shortcuts if we want to,
Dear Adobe, Stop thinking that you know what is best for your professional users. You don't.

If you call something Quick Develop but then all you can do is use a mouse only to add exposure or contrast then you are missing insight. 

You want me to double click the word EFFECT all day to reset my adjustment brush? 
Yes you can create a preset, so then i would have to click and drag all day to get simple behaviour you should be able todo with 1 keystroke on your keyboard.
The time it takes to use a mouse action vs a keyboard command times 1000 images.
Go calculate that.

I should be able to set a default size radial, and have a shortcut to add this radial to my image.
Yes you can create a develop preset for that, but i can't map a keyboard shortcut.
Command Option drag your mouse to duplicate a radial is NOT a shortcut. 

Obviously the people that are designing this product are not professional photographers that have long editing sessions.

And i don't need any tips about Better Touch Tool, Pfixer, Midi2lr etc which are all fantastic tools that make Lightroom actually usable. But these are all created because Adobe fails its paying professionals on a very basic level. 
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How is this still not implemented??
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It’s one of life’s great mysteries.
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Open Letter to Adobe

Dear Adobe Management

The request in this thread is now 7 (seven!) years old now and still you keep ignoring it. Even more frustrating you force non US-Keyboard users into not working Shortcuts which are not even consistently localized or just faulty.

It is about time to help making you understand one tiny little thing in the relation between you and the subscribers of the CC (formerly known as "customers"). Let me explain.

Years ago, we just could decide if we liked the program and its functions and consequently buy it or not.  It was known to us what we well get as a customer before buying. And we had to beg for a function, see if you implemented it or not then decided whether to buy the next release or not. So far so good. A fair game.

But then, you, Adobe, decided to change the game. You forced us into a subscription model. As a user this means not being anymore able do buy something we know in advance what it might look like. We have to subscribe and sit and wait for which weird experiments you would abuse us to your Product Managers delight  (And you keep adding silly functions rather than solving the real issues). You chose this pace, you named the game. But the biggest decision you took when acting so was possibly not understood by your management: With this model you made silent and passive customers to STAKE HOLDERS which you can consider being the same as a share holder (You need to earn every single month our trust again so we decide every month to pay your fee).

And as we are your stake/share holders we do not want to beg anymore. We do not ask anymore and we do not want to be overheard anymore. We will just demand and you will have to deliver. That's what you chose, not we.

I strongly invite you to think about this. I am one of these, your, stake holders and I really would appreciate to get finally an answer to this topic. Any stake holder wants to know where the money he invests will go to.

I wish all of you a very calm easter period and and a little time for some reflections about how you could satisfy us users not your own product managers. We do not demand fancy consumer functions (again it was your decision to create the LR cc Branch of Products for this which I appreciate). So for LR classic this more then ever means: We expect you to finally deliver. A rock solid and fast production tool is what we expect from you. Time is up. Our patience also.

Make us happy again and deliver. This will keep us financing your company.  BTW: these days finally there is real and eye level competition out there, and I can tell you from personal experience: They DO listen to customers.

Best Regards
Martin 
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Bear in mind they have stats from when they did it for Photoshop - both on how long it took to do, and how many people actually bother to use it. That will no doubt influence their priority decisions.
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Victoria, thanks for yor comment. I woldn't even complain if there were just default shortcuts which at least would work. Trouble is they are simply not working for many localisations. Not even the most basic ones like resizing the brush are useable in some localisations. My complaint is far away from a convenience wish. Its about basic features simply not working excluding whole countries from a normal and efficient workflow. Yes I know Switzerland is small... but they keep us punishing with much higher fees compared to e.g. Germany (same language but different kb lsyouts). And guess what is their explanation for that price premium? Exactly the explanation that localisation for small countries is costly... Still I feel being a surcharged customer of 2nd class.
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> Trouble is they are simply not working for many localisations

IMHO, that's the argument that needs shouting about, as it holds a lot more weight than simply "I want to be able to pick my own shortcuts".  For what it's worth, this may help with your localization shortcuts in the meantime How do I change or create keyboard shortcuts?
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Dear Victoria
Don't get me wrong. I am not just a shouter. I tried it all. File it as a bug, write them, contribute to Beta testing filing this... for years now. Never ever got any response from them. Te only reaction once was some guy sending me a link to the adobe help pages where they have the (also buggy!) list of german shotcuts. Of course I answered the support guy, again explaining exactly what I mean, showed every step to reproduce. No reply, case closed and "solved". Believe me, I tried it all. Can't remember how many times.

I would even take all the work and would clean this up for Adobe if only they would let me contribute.

And Yes, of course, I know all about the shortcuts. Even have bought KB Tamer, which also has many drawbacks. I really almost scientifically dismantled TranslatedStrings.txt and KB Tamer. Even if you directly parse, sort and edit the .txt you will not succeed. Many of this settings you can edit there will also not show the intended effect.

So my simple wish was :
1) Make Adobe aware that there are many countries out there which although they shre the same localisation language they have different KB layouts, so that not even basic keys like #, /, ... can be accesssed wit hone stroke. Let me tell you my case: I use a swiss german keyboard which differs from german-german keyboards. So the german language indended keys just are not there. The same problem seems to exist with french and spanish and swedish localisations. They also seem to be used by users in different countries which have the same language but not same  keyboards.
2) Make them take care of their official shortcuts lists on the help site which (at least in german) not even correspond to what I see when I look into the TranslatedStrings. It is indeed very messy done. Even the structure of the content in Translated Strings is unbelievably inconsistent and messy. So just a matter of Software quality in my eyes.

KB Tamer also cannot solve this mess, uses admin rights and many a time an Adobe update just wiped my thouroughly and carefully built custom file silently from the disk replacing it again with the messy stock files. That's why this is als no solution.

I hop you understand now why I finally just somehow tried to be heared. At least I could now get your attention, maybe Adobe also finally will her us. It's not my private convenience problem its a real showstopper for hundreds of thousand users out there.

So far so good. You don't have to fear that I as a long term subscriber of you will stain your reputation when you write comments on me. I am just so sick and tired that I needed to get somewhat loud eventually.

Thanks for your attention ann have a nice easter holiday time! 
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Apple can do it (Aperture’s keyboard customization is excellent) but Adobe can’t/won’t. It’s pathetic.
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I understand the frustration Martin, especially when it comes to the translations. You're not the only one frustrated by that, for sure.
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I agree with Martin Hopf's observations about keyboard shortcuts for non-English languages.

Adobe invests very little in this. For starters, there appears to be a complete lack of quality assurance, with elementary editing mistakes in other languages' TranslatedStrings.txt frequently released. For example, a quick search reveals this partial list:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/x-keyboard-shortcut-is-assigned-to-two-functi...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/x-keyboard-shortcut-is-assigned-to-two-functi...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lr-2015cc-8-short-cut-x-to-reject-an-image-in...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-shift-x-no-longer-does-reject-and-n...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-classic-cc-keyboard-shortcuts-for-r...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lr-classic-on-windows-the-shortcut-panel-in-d...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/incrementtargetadjustmentvalue-does-not-work-...

These bugs, though they're trivial mistakes, typically take two or more release cycles to fix. Most recently, it took five months to fix the broken rotate-photo shortcuts. And even then, Adobe neglected to fix the list of Library shortcuts in the Help menu, even though that was explicitly called out in the bug report.

Ways that Adobe could improve the situation:

1. Invest more in product management, documentation, and quality assurance of non-English shortcuts. This requires engaging experts knowledgeable in the supported languages and countries and their corresponding keyboards and then building an engineering process for maintaining and testing shortcut definitions, which Adobe apparently lacks. (TranslatedStrings alone is hardly sufficient.)

This alone won't address the needs of languages used in multiple countries with differing keyboard layouts.

Over the years, Adobe has not been able to implement solution 1 at an acceptable level of quality. It would be significantly cheaper for them in the longer run to simply improve the infrastructure for customizing keyboard shortcuts and rely on the user community for maintaining a diverse set of shortcut definitions for each language/keyboard combination. 

A few simple, incremental, inexpensive steps would go a long way:

2. Ensure that every keyboard shortcut is defined in a configuration file that can be edited by users, e.g. TranslatedStrings.

3. Clean up the internal organizational mess in TranslatedStrings to make it easier to maintain. It currently looks and smells like a teenager's bedroom.

4. Allow keyboard shortcuts to be defined in a config file separate from TranslatedStrings. This would make it easier to maintain and allow the community to more easily share shortcut definitions and avoid the accidental overwriting of the config files by LR updates. It would also allow the automatic generation of authoritative, complete documentation of shortcuts, which Adobe currently doesn't provide.

5. Allow plugin keyboard shortcuts to be defined in the config file.

6. Provide a GUI user interface for editing the config file.  Or just rely on plugin developers to provide such a utility (e.g. the next release of KB Tamer).  

This combination of a clean config infrastructure, community-maintained keyboard layouts, and plugin-provided GUI would be a huge improvement over the current situation and would kill two birds with one stone: let users customize their shortcuts and provide much better support for non-English languages.  Faster, cheaper, better.
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> Provide a GUI user interface for editing the config file

I could see this being done via Lightroom Web much more easily than integrating into Lightroom itself. Enter your desired shortcuts and download a config.lua file it outputs.
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John, as always, thanks for taking the time to clearly order stuff. I've shared this with the Lightroom team.
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John,
The proper role of product management is only to specify which languages/keyboards etc need to be supported.  The focus of product management should be on the choices of which languages/keyboards to support, and which not to support.
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LR 8.0 reintroduced a previously fixed typo with the Group Into Stack shortcut in German.  There's clearly a broken internal process...

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-german-keyboard-shortcut-for-group-...
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You can remap anything in Lightroom in OSX keyboard or using keyboard maestro, Better Touch Tool, Karabiner.
You can always create macro's to compensate for the failures of companies like Adobe.

This thread is not about custom keyboard shortcuts alone. It's about the current state of Adobe in terms of software development. 

My current solution is the following:

You uninstall Lightroom. 
Cancel your subscription.
Buy or Subscribe to Capture One.

This software actually uses 2018 computer code and hardware and the color tools are amazing.
You can even customize your food in it...
Capture One will develop this software because it's all they have. ( and care about it and their customers )

Adobe will never listen anyway, because they simply don't care. 
Their stockholders and marketing department have their asses up in the cloud. 
I will stop wasting my time and money on this company. Good bye.
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"You can remap anything in Lightroom in OSX keyboard"

Macos Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts can only assign shortcuts to menu commands, and unfortunately, there are a number of LR keyboard shortcuts that don't correspond to menu commands.
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And, you can’t assign one-key shortcuts.
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True, that's why i mentioned keyboard maestro or better touch tool.These tools can map anything to anything on a application or global level.
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Yeah, well, when talking about Adobe’s efforts on serving their customers it’s crazy that some non-English keyboard users are given shortcuts that simply do not work and require separate paid apps to function properly.
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"True, that's why i mentioned keyboard maestro or better touch tool.These tools can map anything to anything on a application or global level."

Unfortunately, there are context-dependent shortcuts in LR, e.g. "x" for Photo > Set Flag > Reject.  That shortcut is only active when the keyboard focus is not in an input field, e.g. Caption.  If you tried to use a utility to remap "x", you wouldn't be able to type "x" into a caption.
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We're STILL having this discussion? FFS, Adobe.
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How about an "official statement" from Adobe product management on their short-term and long-term plans to address this hot mess.  If Adobe doesn't plan to address this issue internally, then they need to provide and document an API that allows third-party developers to address this issue completely, meaning non-English keyboards.  Silence, however, is not acceptable.

I'm in the USA so this issue doesn't affect me directly, but it's not acceptable in the year 2018 to assume that US customers are somehow more "important" than non-US customers.
Phil
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Totally looking forward to not break my little brain while toggling between programs. I want to think that's not that hard to make available the option to choose "Photoshop like keyboard shortcuts". Adobe, please take note. Really frustrating!
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I've been watching this thread for about 7 years. Not a lot of progress.

Well done Adobe. 
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Yeah... stupid. There is already a standard imposed by photoshop. Capture One Pro can do it, Adobe Lightroom can't. So, Adobe, buy me a different skin for keyboard. Oh, wait, i already learn quite a few shortcuts that works for me and no matter what stupid shortcuts are in Lightroom, i can't use them. I refuse to think that this is so hard to make available as an option for me stupid user.
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As I've pointed out before, if Apple could do it, why not Adobe? Aperture isn't even supported anymore and you can use it with shortcuts of your own design. 

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Seems Adobe are keen to lose so many existing customers.  What is the problem in providing Lightroom customisable keyboard shortcuts (they do have some experience of providing in their other software)
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Or they just don't consider that this costs them enough customers to worry?
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If Adobe do consider this, they are in big denial. I started to use Capture pro since 1,5 years ago. Being able to use shortcuts similar like in photoshop was directly a bonus; better quality edits the second bonus. I’m paying for photography bundle(ps+lr) just because I use photoshop and the price is similar.
Probably this is the issue why they might be in “error”. Although, they could always surf photography Facebook groups to see how many people have migrated to COP.
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There's always been a few people drifting off to C1 (which I have too) and many like to make a grand exit. I wouldn't mind customising a few shortcuts, and I'd probably do that once, but I would rather see Adobe fine tune existing features which I use every day.
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Not beyond the resources of Adobe to do both and keep their product at the forefront, and keep loyal users happy - loyalty can only last so long if it is not appreciated
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Resources are always limited. Maybe it's at the forefront because Adobe have focussed on the right things, things one uses every day, and not given priority to use-once "me too" features?
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John....
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John, I would have not learned the shortcuts if Lightroom wouldn’t messed up my highlights. I tested Capture “just to see”. More than a year later I still use it. The point is, since lr and ps are integrated programs, at least to have to only one set of shortcuts. And please, don’t feed this thread with “one use me too” because it’s simply not the case. I process every single photo in Capture, and if needed I continue in Photoshop. The exact same workflow I had when using Lightroom also.
Its adobes fault I write here, if they wouldn’t mess my highlights I wouldn’t have discovered CP, nor the shortcuts, which, btw, when you have to edit 1500-2000 photos, don’t tell me you wouldn’t like to access the brush, crop, etc by keyboard shortcuts. You just fancy moving around your screen to click it. In my case, I’m too stupid to learn 2 sets of shortcuts, that make no sense to me.
And please, Adobe would pay nothing the make the possibility to actually let me the stupid user change the shortcuts as I damn please.
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Very well said, and behalf of a very large number of sufferers (certainly not a few "me too" users).  I too can have a 1000+ photos a time to deal with, and have found Loupedeck+ an extreme advantage. Lightroom customisable keyboard shortcuts would help me immensely to be more efficient in my work and therefore assist greatly my workflow, as it would for many thousands of other photographers 
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I’ve been following this thread for years and I still want it. There are so many inconsistencies when it comes to shortcuts between programs it drives me nuts. Sure the interface to manage the changes would be a rare visit but the shortcuts themselves would get all the time usage.
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Well, unfortunately Adobe not. Yesterday I did contact Adobe for “problems” because I didn’t know about the shortcuts issue (they exist, just no relationship between keys and for the love of God, I can’t remember them) to find out how to change them, in a try to see if Adobe has improved his program(Lr). What do you think the guy told me? To write here about the shortcuts so the I don’t know what Adobe team would read the comments. Hmm. ADOBE?????????
At least would be nice to let us know they read and know the what some of us users like to have.
(I guess Adobe also knows that Capture Pro is faster, not only develops better the raw files).
Like everyone else, I have friends who are photographers and some have switched to Capture and some didn’t just because they didn’t want to “learn” a new program. Wonder how long that lasts when I keep posting print screens like the ones above.
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And I too have many thousands of photos at a time. Sure, I would love C to mean crop in LR as it does in PS and Shift I too invert the current selection too, but that's about all. One can hack the translation file to alter some shortcuts (certainly the latter) and I'd be happy if such a hack method became official, but I see a customisable shortcut feature like some other apps as a waste of development time.
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"At least would be nice to let us know they read and know the what some of us users like to have."

Adobe employees do read everything posted here, though they only sometimes reply. In general, feedback posted in this forum over the past eight years has demonstrably influenced their product decisions, though it's often the case that individual feature requests and bug reports are not acted upon.
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Nick Harrison

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So why, with so many people commenting/requesting this feature for so many years, has this request been ignored ?  It is not a foreign concept to Adobe.  I appreciate it may not be a simple task, but innovation and keeping users (from where income is derived) happy is surely a major consideration 
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"So why, with so many people commenting/requesting this feature for so many years, has this request been ignored?"

Unfortunately, Adobe rarely discloses why it chooses not to act on particular feedback. However, a senior product manager did engage in this topic six months ago, in response to detailed suggestions I provided:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/custom_keyboard_shortcuts_in_lightroom?topic-...
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Cristen Gillespie

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I'm glad this keeps coming up again. Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Bridge have all ignored our requests to customize shortcuts. I don't understand why. When the main programs all added customization, they were pushing for people to become aware that they could do this instead of complaining about a missing shortcut, or one that ran counter to the typical shortcuts other apps had adopted, but not these apps.

I realize it's not a JDI. It's a major feature, but it's not a trivial one to the users, either. Maybe first has to be performance, tethered shooting, and integrating better with its kissing cousins, but I'd hope that it's rather high on their priority list. I, anyway, could enjoy using LR more if the shortcuts made any sense to me.
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Loupedeck+ is the answer.  A keyboard with dials and sliders and customizable keys for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Aurora HDR, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.Lightroom.

Yes, it's pricey, but the increase in the efficiency of one's workflow will realize the benefits quickly.
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Nick Harrison

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I would be lost without it, and a lot slower in my workflow too
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dmeephd

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It's a brilliant invention.  I was a bit disappointed when there was no firmware upgrade path from Loupedeck to Loupedeck+; however, the redesign and manufacturing quality, which was outstanding in the original, was improved in the + version.

Bloody Finns really know how to make great, cool, products.  It was the + version which prompted me to finally upgrade to LR 7.
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Dear Jeffrey Tranberry

I was really glad to hear you as an Adobe Rep answering to this thread that you would  act on this

> I've shared this with the Lightroom team

8 months have passed now, I eagerly was hoping that the product LR Classic CC would now in its major new release 8 finally get beyond such issues and work properly. I like to ask here again if there will be any progress on this? If I somehow, (apart from my monthly money transfer  to you) can support this I'd gladly contribute - just let me.

Again - I really want to put a stress on the fact that I do not just ask for a fancy gimmick. I talk about the plain impossibility to use keyboard shortcuts on e.g. Swiss German Keyboards. I am ready and willing anytime to again report in any desired detail whatever you want me to and to work on this.

Thank you for a simple sign of life, wish you to have a great thanksgiving.
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Adobe please.

Lightroom is fantastic but my efficiency is bottle-necked to a fairly extreme degree by this lack of shortcut configuration.

So many tools I frequently use require awkward movements. I use a big screen so moving my mouse to click on a tool requires a lot of arm and hand adjustment. If I use the (forced) default keyboard shortcuts I have to keep looking down at my keyboard to find the key, if it's not where my hand is resting comfortably I have to readjust.

Both of these points may sound trivial but the accumulated time and effort consumed by simply manoeuvring the application takes away so much from the experience. I find it really difficult to zone in and really make progress when I have to either readjust how I'm sitting to move the mouse across the screen, or turn on the light so I can see the keyboard.

Pleeeeeeeease Adobe! Please. It's. Been. 8. Years.

So much productivity can be set in motion by this simple change.
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Ah, the keyboard shortcut plea. Been going on for, what... three years that I've been following this thread? Four, perhaps? Anyway, I feel your pain but, just in case you were labouring under the illusion that Adobe is listening to you...

STOP IT!

Adobe is not listening to you.
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Well it's a bit late, as I've already made the post...

Why is this website here if they aren't going to listen?

I understand that this post being around for 8 years makes it unlikely to happen, but this is a really important feature for me. If I have any chance of making an influence I'll take it.

Your pessimism is the only irrelevant labour here. People come here to be heard, and some random dude on the internet saying 'STOP IT!' isn't going to change that.
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Very well. Knock yourself out.
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Adobe product developers do read most everything posted here, though they reply to only a small fraction of the posts.  And it's been clear over the past nine years that posts here sometimes do influence Adobe's thinking.  But there are so many feature requests, and the LR team has fairly limited resources, so most feature requests don't get acted upon. 

But users should continue to provide feedback, because Adobe does read these posts, and because they're continually getting new blood on the team and evolving their thinking.  A post I made about keyboard shortcuts was circulated to the product team a while ago:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/custom_keyboard_shortcuts_in_lightroom?topic-...
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> Your pessimism is the only irrelevant labour here. People come here to be heard, and some random dude on the internet saying 'STOP IT!' isn't going to change that.

Yeah. It's kind of like refusing to vote in a democracy. Voting may not get you what you want. Sometimes it may only prevent something you really don't want from happening, if enough people voted the way you did. But not voting does nothing at all to help. So if you want Adobe to listen, vote, and take 2 minutes out of your life to justify your vote to Adobe. It may not make Adobe do anything, but it isn't that hard to do, and slowly, slowly, we may reach a critical mass. We can't know before we "waste" 2 minutes of our life on the subject.
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Please please please, add the ability to edit the keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom!  I customize my keyboard in AE, Premiere and Photoshop... why not have the same ability in Lightroom?  I don't mind learning weird shortcuts, but my most used features don't seem to have them at all and I always have to go to a menu... My #1 most used item - Open layers in Photoshop... As a Real Estate photographer, all day long I am doing this...