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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Hello David,

I think what Elizabeth was asking is whether it is possible to change the command (Alt + right-click) to something else, like (Alt + left-click). That's what I would like to know, because that command would make more sense for tablet users.

- Sean
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This is what I meant. Thank you for explaining it better! It's very annoying isn't it.

Lizzy
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Howdy Elizabeth and Sean,

I can ask, but I believe that would be an architectural change, requiring some non-trivial work.  It would be helpful to have some user testimonials about how such a change would (positively) impact their workflow.

Thanks,
David
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Alt left click is good for picking colour as always. I would suggest alt+ctrl+ left click for changing brush size and hardness. thanks
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JEA

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All the keyboard shortcuts in photoshop should be user customizable.

A big reason is an awful lot of the default "unchangeable" keyboard shortcuts do not work on any keyboard other than US English keyboards.

A big help, at least on the mac side, would be to allow the photoshop keyboard shortcuts to be changed/added using Apple>System Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts. Adobe Bridge allows this, but why not photoshop?
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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...!