Is there way to select all images in catalog with a keyboard shortcut from deep in folder tree

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My catalog is chronological - year, month, day, so I am typically in a folder that is 3 layers deep and long enough so that the Catalog section of scrolling box on left hand of screen disappears.

 Often I will want to run a search on a search on the entire catalog and that means mousing over scrolling up and clicking.

Is there either a simple keyboard shortcut to select all the images in the catalog or to lock the catalog section so it doesn't scroll off screen?

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Lew

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Murk Schaafsma

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Go to "All Photos", in the left pane and then CTRL/CMD + a. in this way you select all Photos in your Catalogue.
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Lew

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That is the standard way and I do that now but that method requires me to scroll the mouse with the mouse to get to the head of the column so the Catalog box is visible and then click on that.

I suffer from carpal tunnel and want to restrict movement from keyboard to mouse, etc and, as I said in the original post, I am looking for a simpler way, with fewer movement and clicks,  if it exists. 
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Murk Schaafsma

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Just click at the top of the left scrollbar I think can solve your problem of scrolling up.
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Lew

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That will allow intermittent progress but I'm trying to avoid shifting to mouse and clicking; holding the mouse and clicking aggravates my carpal tunnel.  Looking for keyboard shortcut or a way to lock the Catalog box so it's visible.
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This does require the mouse, but may be quicker and easier to see "All Photographs"-
Click on the drop down menu at the end of a file name below the tool bar. Here with one click you can choose "All Photographs" or one of the previous folders you have had open.
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The Any Source plugin provides an All Photographs command to which you can assign a keyboard shortcut.  Then you can select all photos by doing Alt + A followed by Cmd + A.
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Thanks, Robert and John for two perfect answers.
 

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