Is there an option to change the 'alt' colour pick / toggle eye dropper shortcut to another key in photoshop?

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Being left-handed, the option of colour picking with 'alt' can become very cumbersome and really affect your workflow. I want to change this option to another key that suits a left-handed approach to painting. Is this possible?
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Not being left-handed maybe there's something I don't get, but the Alt key is on both sides of the spacebar on my PC keyboard, so what doesn't work that another key, like Shift or Ctrl that are also on both sides, would do better?  Or if Alt is only on one side of your keyboard maybe you need a different keyboard.
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Hey thanks for replying :) Alt Gr is currently a key I use, it duplicates your current layer and I'd like to keep that one as it is. But thank you anyway :)
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Note: I would preferably want to change the alt key colour pick functionality to keys such as 'P' and ';' because they are close to the option to change brush sizes which are '[' and ']'.
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So your keyboard has a left Alt key and a right Alt Gr key needed for symbols, and using the right Alt Gr key isn't an option because you already use it for something else.  BTW, the US keyboard has two Alt keys and no Alt Gr, and either Alt key in conjunction with a Click will set the foreground color, which is why I answered the way I did, initially.

If you temporarily change the Duplicate Layer to another key besides Alt Gr does Alt Gr+Click select the foreground color just like Alt-Click?

The reason I ask is because I don't think you can substitute a non-modifier key (like P or ;) for a modifier key like Alt, Shift, Ctrl, Alt Gr, so redefining what you have the Alt Gr key assigned to might be the only way, then you can decide if that's what you want to do or not. 

When the paint-tool is active, what happens when you press the Alt key is the cursor changes to the eyedropper and you can move the eyedropper anywhere and then click to sample the color at the cursor position.  I'm pretty sure that can only happen with one of the modifier keys not any key, so pressing the P key continuously isn't going to show the eyedropper, for example, and I don't see any way to change the Alt keyboard assignment in PS-Paint mode, only PS, outside of any tool.