Lightroom: 3.4.1 Can't map custom keyboard shortcuts

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Lightroom 3.4.1 Can't map custom keyboard shortcuts.

I am trying to create a custom keyboard shortcut to the Tools -> Target Adjustment -> Tone Curve in the develop module, but when I map "Tone Curve" to the new shortcut, it automatically just toggles the visibility of the Tone Curve panel.

I use this in almost every image I edit to check the exposure by hovering over skin tones and seeing which zone the skin tones fall into in the Tone Curve's histogram. I believe there are other portrait and wedding photographers who use the same technique. Cmd + Option + Shift + T is really too long and awkward to be practical and fast for every image, and selecting the point with the mouse slows me down as well.

This is the only problem like this that I know of, but I'm guessing that there might be other cases where the name of a function in a submenu is already mapped elsewhere.
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Jason Skinner

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Benjamin Warde, Employee

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What are you using to create the custom keyboard shortcuts? And what shortcut have you selected for the Tone Curve Targeted Adjustment tool?

-Ben
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Jason Skinner

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for the quick response. I'm using System Preferences in Mac OS 10.6 for the shortcut mapping. I'd like to use Cmd+` for the shortcut, but pretty much any shortcut I try gives me the same result of toggling the Tone Curve panel/pallet visibility.

Thanks,
Jason
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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The phrase Tone Curve applies twice in the menus - it's under Windows > Panels as well as the TAT tool. If you're using the OS to change the shortcut, that would explain why you're seeing the issue.

As an alternative, try the Keyboard Tamer plug-in which will do it at a LR level. http://www.photographers-toolbox.com/...
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Thanks Victoria. The plugin fixes the problem, works great, and makes it much easier to customize shortcuts.