idea for efficient keywording

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my work relies havily on key wording. i find key wording in adobe lightroom, cumbersome and tiresome. i would like to suggest a few minor changes to the key wording user interface, that might make thing a bit easier:

- instead of being built of separate letters, existing keywords in the "Keywording" module should be a closed "buttons". this way, skimming through them using the arrow keys and deleting ones using the delete or backspace keys would consume much less key presses.

- using the arrow key should move the text cursor between the keyword "buttons": blinking and highlighting alternately.

- keyword "button" could be selected using either <SHIFT> or <CTRL SHIFT> and arrow key, or <SHIFT> or <CTRL SHIFT> and left mouse click]

- a right mouse click on a selected keyword "button", or a designated keyboard shortcut, should open a menu. this menu should include the options:

1) to rename a keyword. renaming keyword higher in hierarchy would change all it"s off springs.

2) to share a keyword with all the selected photos in "Grid view" [removing the "*" ASTERISK].

3) to collapse keywords from a certain level in an hierarchy and to reveal them, up to some level or all of thems.

- pressing "," [COMMA], should complete the currently highlighted keyword in the keyword menu, instead of creating a new one. 

- pressing "." [PERIOD] should complete the keyword and reveal in the keywords pop up menu the next level in the hierarchy if this keyword has offsprings. when completing a word in a hierarchy, the previous word should stay at the top of the keywords popup menu, allowing to add more keywords of this "kind"

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