Photoshop CC 19.1.2: Accelerator keys broken in Layers Panel context menu

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For example, When I wanted to rasterize a layer, I would right click on the layer and press R key four times and press enter and It would rasterize a layer for me. I used many other shortcuts like this for functions that does not have a shortcut. Or sometimes it was easier for me to remember this way of shortcut. This does not work anymore. Please bring it back.
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Howdy Brian,

If you could list the undocumented shortcuts that you're interested in, I can see if we can bring them back.  The R key four times sounds more like a bug, so very unlikely to come back.

Thanks,
David
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Also, when I want to change the brush property, (which I change very often)
I would press Shift + right click to show the property and press N for Normal or press C twice and enter for Colordodge etc. I use this function every 10 sec and this is gone too. I know this is a very sketchy short cut that possibly only I use but I just don't understand why you guys got rid of it for this update when all the previous versions of photoshop worked. Please Please bring it back. 
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Hi David!

Thank you for your reply. It is not a bug but I think it only works in Windows.
If you have a PC around you and older version of Photoshop, try it and you will know what I mean.

I use ctr+j to duplicate now but sometimes I still use right click on the layer + press D once + enter.
If I press D twice, it would delete the layer. I can do the same thing for "convert to smart object" since it doesn't have a shortcut key. I would right click on the layer + press C once + enter.

I am a concept artist so I work with 2-300 layers/file and this sketchy method would save me alot of time.
I didn't do the major update for my personal PC because of this reason.

Thanks David.
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Hi David!

Thank you for your reply. It is not a bug but I think it only works in Windows.
If you have a PC around you and older version of Photoshop, try it and you will know what I mean.

I use ctr+j to duplicate now but sometimes I still use right click on the layer + press D once + enter.
If I press D twice, it would delete the layer. I can do the same thing for "convert to smart object" since it doesn't have a shortcut key. I would right click on the layer + press C once + enter.

I am a concept artist so I work with 2-300 layers/file and this sketchy method would save me alot of time.
I didn't do the major update for my personal PC because of this reason.

Thanks David.
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brian cho

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oh Accelerator Keys is what they are called!

That is really good to hear!

Thank you so much David for your help!!!
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Howdy Brian,

Ah, now I understand.  I'm sorry.  I didn't follow what you were saying before.  You're talking about Accelerator keys and you're correct.  This was NOT removed on purpose and I've logged a bug to fix it.  This problem appears to have been created with 19.1 and it's Windows only.

Sorry for the headache and we'll get it fixed ASAP.

Thanks,
David
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Oh, god, this was finally fixed.  I've been downgrading to 19.0 for almost a year now because this bug broke every bit of muscle memory I've built up over more than a decade and made Photoshop completely unusable for me.