Photoshop: How do I load keyboard shortcuts that I've saved?

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Keyboard Shortcut and Menus dialog box needs an updating. While you can save Shortcut sets, there is no mechanism to load previously saved sets. This doesn't make sense. The only way to load a saved set is to go into the Finder (Mac platform) and double click the file to have it load in PS. Once it does appear in the dialog box the Set is renamed to: Photoshop Defaults (modified). HUH!!! The dialog is flawed and needs some love and attention from the PS engineers.

One more little rant. I might be in a very small minority but I prefer to use Legacy Channel Shortcuts. I'm appreciative of the PS team for leaving this in PS5 as an option however I question why the checkbox for this option is stuck in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box. It seems it would be better placed in the general Preferences dialog or perhaps in the Channels Panel Options dialog.
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After you save a set of keyboard shortcuts, that set is added to the menu of available shortcut sets. Yes, you can also double click the file in the Finder/Explorer to have it loaded as well.

Yes, there is a bug in the legacy shortcut checkbox in CS5. You still need to use the plugin or registry key to enable the legacy keyboard shortcuts. I have already fixed that for the next major release of Photoshop.