Lightroom Classic CC Filter By Color Label shortcuts

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Add 6-7-8-9 shortcuts to "Filter by color label".  When setting color labels, there are reminders of the shortcut keys, 6-7-8-9, however when you go into filter, that reminder of those reminders of those numbers are not there.

I often use the "color" labels based on the number...  6 for a participant that has a 6 on their jersey/uniform, and 7, and 8, etc.. but if you go to filter based on that, it only tells you the "color", not the number.   Simple fix that should take like 5 minutes of coding.
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Doug have you built a custom label set? It would allow you create what you are asking for I believe. 

Metadata>Color Label Set>Edit
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Then I'd need to filter by metadata? Which I hate even more, that has always given me fits.   It is just a simple suggestion, where other menus show keyboard shortcuts to add it in that menu item also... should take someone 5 minutes, max.
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There is NOTHING to fix.  Labels may show as colors but they are just text values.  As Rikk said create your own Color Label Sets.
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This menu has it

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I guess your great forum discarded the 2 screen shots I uploaded.

THIS is why I don't waste my time here when I need to be working.
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Just asking to put the same 6, 7, 8, 9 that is in the example above on this one too

Not rocket science people


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The menus only show the keyboard shortcuts for the specified commands - and 6,7,8,9 are not the shortcuts for filtering by red/yellow/green/blue/purple. They're shortcuts for adding those colors, not filtering by them.
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I'm sorry, apparently I failed to make this easy enough for people to understand, and I guess that is my bad.  Please allow me to explain, yet again, and hopefully folks can comprehend.  When applying labels, I am selecting either 6, 7, 8, or 9..  I don't know what colors those are and I don't care (have trouble seeing them), it is the numeric value that I'm using as the label, not the color... it is literally, filter by all the photos to which I assigned a 6, or 7, or 9, which is why it would be helpful if the menu showed what those were.  I guess it sounds like I will need to use the custom color labels to create "Red - 6", "Yellow - 7" as the names.  As usual, the last thing we want Adobe to do is make something simple/easy... much like how all my custom x-rite camera profiles appear last in the list of available options, even though someone going through the effort to make custom color profiles is likely wanting to use them 99% of the time.
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I think you need to understand that the labels may show as colors but the label is actually a TEXT value that can be assigned with custom label sets.  The numbers you refer to in the above screen clips are just Lightroom assigned SHORTCUTS.  If you create a custom label SET with RED as just the "single number 6" it will filter and work as you want it too.  There is absolutely nothing to fix in Lightroom as far as this issue is concerned as it is working as it is supposed to.  You can have dozens of Label sets in Lightroom but you need to make sure you are using the correct set for the purpose you are working on. Assigned labels for the other sets will show as a white label until that label set is chosen.   I just use ONE set, the default set, to keep things simple.

Secondly, filtering by label TEXT values is not that hard to do.
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Yet, Adobe does list those shortcut values here... which is all I was asking for within the filter area too.

Actually, in the filter area, I'd prefer the colored dot, then the #, then the label name.. as even if you change the name associated with that shortcut... the color that surrounds the photos remains unchanged, just like the shortcut remains unchanged.

All of which go back to the same original point, they should be shown in the filter menu.


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In the Filter Area, they'd have to show shortcuts for filters, otherwise people would press 6 expecting it to filter by red, and instead it would assign red.

As you note though, you could change the name of Red to Red 6 if you want a reminder in more locations. A sticky note on your monitor might be even more practical, or some people create a transparent PNG list and assign it to the panel end marks so it appears below the panels.