Lightroom: Headless HDR and Panorama and Email Photos have broken shortcuts and are missing documentation

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The Lightroom 6 headless Photo Merge > HDR and Panorama commands have a number of issues:

- The keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+H and Ctrl+Shift+M don't work in German and French, but they do appear to work in other languages.

- The Lightroom 6 Help pdf doesn’t mention the headless commands at all.

- The Lightroom 6 Help pdf doesn’t include in Chapter 17: Keyboard Shortcuts the shortcuts Ctrl+M, Ctrl+H, or the shift versions of those.

- On Windows, Help > Library Module Shortcuts still shows Ctrl+Shift+M bound to Email Photo.

- No replacement shortcut was assigned to Email Photo on Windows when its old shortcut was reassigned to headless Panorama.

The German headless shortcuts can be fixed in de/TranslatedStrings.txt by making these changes:

< "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/HDRHeadless/Mac/Key=MacControl+Umschalt+h"
< "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/HDRHeadless/Win/Key=Strg+Umschalt+h"
> "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/HDRHeadless/Mac/Key=MacControl+Shift+h"
> "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/HDRHeadless/Win/Key=Ctrl+Shift+h"
< "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/PanoramaHeadless/Mac/Key=MacControl+Umschalt+m"
< "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/PanoramaHeadless/Win/Key=Strg+Umschalt+m"
> "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/PanoramaHeadless/Mac/Key=MacControl+Shift+m"
> "$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Library/PhotoMerge/PanoramaHeadless/Win/Key=Ctrl+Shift+m"

It's likely the French headless shortcuts could be similarly fixed, but I haven't tested it.

The shortcut for Email Photo remains in the de/TranslatedStrings.txt even though it doesn't work on Windows:


It should be replaced with an alternate key assignment to provide a shortcut that works on both Mac and Windows. Unfortunately, something has broken in the code for Email Photo on Windows, since it doesn't appear to read its shortcut from TranslatedStrings.txt anymore.
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Official Response
This was fixed in the CC 2015.1 / 6.1 Update.