LIGHTROOM - Keyboard shortcuts depend on user interface language instead of keyboard layout

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I use Lightroom CC on a MacBook Pro with German keyboard layout but with the system language set to English. I also like to set all software user interfaces to English. If I do so for Lightroom CC, not only the user interface language changes, but also the keyboard shortcuts switch to the ones suitable for English keyboard layouts. Example: For zooming in the shortcut "cmd + #" is not longer working, I now have to press "shift + cmd + =", which on an English keyboard would be equal to "cmd + #". This is really annoying and quite forces me to use a German user interface in order to work comfortable.
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As a tedious but viable workaround, you could copy the German keyboard-shortcut definitions to the English definitions. You'd place a copy of the German TranslatedStrings.txt in the English folder, then remove all lines except those that define keyboard shortcuts.

See this article for details about the process: