Lightroom CC: Deselect images and videos

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When working with my library in Lightroom CC, adding pictures to albums etc., I notice that it's really cumbersome to deselect images and videos.

Let's say you open an album, and use the Shift key to select a bunch of images and videos.  To deselect, you either have to select an image/video that previously was unselected, which will make only that one image or video be selected.  Or you have to open a different album.  Opening All Photos doesn't help, since Lightroom CC remembers which images/videos that are selected, and these images/videos are necessarily part of the "All Photos" collection.

I'd very much like for Lightroom CC to work like Windows Explorer in this regard:  Regardless of which images/videos that are selected, clicking on an image/video will make that image/video selected.  Also, I'd like that if the image/video list has focus, pressing Escape would deselect all images/videos.
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ohjohnsen

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Posted 10 months ago

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kintarasan

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Have you tried CMD + D (on a Mac) / CTRL + D (on a PC) to de-select all items?
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ohjohnsen

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Ctrl+D worked like a charm.  Thanks.
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kintarasan

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No worries. I found that this keyboard guide from Victoria (Lightroom Queen) was useful in showing what's currently available. 

Lightroom CC (cloud-native)

Here's hoping for more keyboard shortcuts in future versions.
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ohjohnsen

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Ah, great cheat sheet.  Thanks again.

On another note, did you know Ctrl+D is the shortcut for permanently deleting av file in Windows Explorer?  Just found out... :-)
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kintarasan

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Am on a Mac so it’s a different shortcut for me. But yeah, found that out through the cheat sheet. So much easier!