Is there a way to open camera RAW with a key command directly from the film strip in Lightroom

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Open camera RAW with a key command directly from the film strip in Lightroom?? When i use the edit command it just opens it in regular photoshop
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No, only the menu selection- {Open as Smart Object in Photoshop}

Lightroom is (in effect) your Camera Raw processor. You can do all the 'Camera Raw' adjustments in Lightroom as you would in the Photoshop ACR 'add-on'.

You can choose the option to {Edit-In > Open as Smart Object in Photoshop} and this will show the image in a Photoshop layer with the SO icon. Double-click the icon to open the image in ACR.

Or- you can {Edit-In > Photoshop} [ Ctrl+E ] as a regular layer then Right-click the layer to "Convert to Smart Object" and again see the SO icon on the layer thumbnail.
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No, 'Edit in Photoshop' and then convert to a smart object won't work. In that case the image is already converted to RGB when it arrives in Photoshop, so converting the layer to a smart object won't bring back the raw file. You will just get a regular layer converted to a smart object. You have to use 'Open as smart object' from Lightroom.
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On Mac, you can assign a keyboard shortcut using the Mac's System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts.  Use "Open as Smart Object In Photoshop..." as the menu title (type it exactly, including the "..." but without quotes -- case matters).

On WIndows, you can use the keyboard accelerator Alt + P, E, O.  Or you can use the free Autohotkey utility to assign a single keystroke.