Lightroom: keyboard shortcut to select all photos in a stack

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In my workflow, I typically do a first pass through all the photos from a shoot during which I do my tagging and stacking. On the a later pass, I'll then go through the stacks to look for the best image in the stack and promote that to the top of the stack. To speed things up as much as possible I use keyboard shortcuts wherever I can, and it's always been a source of frustration that after I've expanded the stack I'm currently working on there's no quick & simple way to select all the images in the stack before I switch to compare mode. Using shift & the arrow keys is the best option for keyboard-based selection, but when you have lots of photos in a stack, that can involve lots of scrolling through multiple rows or screens of the library and some backwards & forwardsing to get the selection right.

I'd be really really really happy if the was a single keystroke to select all photos in the stack that contains the currently selected image. (Obviously the currently selected image would remain the most-selected)
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john beardsworth

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Double click the 1 of x badge, or Shift click it.

But there's no keystroke, agreed.
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Sean Phillips

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The "S" key used to do this (way back in LR 1.x or 2.x) but it was changed at some point. The S key used to expand (or collapse) the stack AND select all the images. Now it simply expands or collapses the stack. I've always been annoyed by the change.