Photoshop: Is there any way to change the shortcut Alt+Right Click to the much better Mac verision of Ctrl+Alt

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The pc shortcut to quickly change the brush size and hardness on the pc is very counter-intuitive. Is there any way to change this to ctrl+alt as it is in Mac. This works so much better.

I have looked in Keyboard Shortcuts and it just seems to give they option to change the [ ] and {} shortcuts.
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Elizabeth Sumby

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Howdy Elizabeth,

The keyboard shortcuts to change the brush size and hardness are the same on both Windows and Mac.  They are easily customizable via Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and then selecting Tools and scrolling down.

There is also a Heads Up Display (HUD) method to set all of these (plus color too!).  On Mac, hold down OPT+CMD and click to do this.  On Windows hold down ALT and right-click to do the same.  Add Shift in too and you can set your color.  Hit the Spacebar and you can isolate the color, so you can play with the Hue.

Hope that helps,
Enjoy!
David
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Hi JEA,

I actually agree with you.  Could you share how this impacts your workflow, so folks unfamiliar with non-US-centric expectations can relate?  I believe this is an issue of perception.

As for using Apple's method, yeah, for a huge product like Photoshop, that's neither easy nor a good idea.

Thanks,
David

p.s. -- this already has a feature request -- I'm soliciting more arguments for the importance of this effort...!
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David,

I am a professional retoucher who has spent my entire career on a mac. I am now also using a pc because I have added 3d rendering to my skillset, and wanted to take advantage of Redshift renderer. I use a wacom tablet and the control+option then drag on a mac to change the size/hardness with a pen, was so quick and efficient. On a pc the alt+right click then drag, is very cumbersome while using a pen. I constantly spin the wacom pen in my hand and thus change the position of the two buttons on the wacom pen. Having to spin and find the buttons to use this shortcut is very frustrating and slow. Being able to change this shortcut to something like ctrl+alt and then drag with the pen would be huge for speeding up my workflow. With how often I use this shortcut on a mac across various tools, not being able to change this possibly means strictly retouching professionally only on my mac. 

Hope this helps and makes sense as to the importance of being able to change this shortcut for my workflow! Thanks!
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bingo! that's the primary issue here... brush size changing with a wacom on pc is a nightmare to set up. And the shortcuts should also be consistent between the two platforms for those users who have to switch back and forth for their jobs.
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Thank you, Jeremy, for your detailed answer.  I'm going to use that to submit a feature request to customize this shortcut.  If others have similar stories, please, chime in, as user stories help us rank the importance of various issues.

Thanks,
David
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Here is an example of another with a French keyboard
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https://community.adobe.com/t5/Photoshop/Photoshop-CC-shortcuts-for-to-rotate-clone-stamp/td-p/60402...