Photoshop CC 2019: "Export as" dialog default button

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Just a quick question out of frustration probably: Why the heck is the default confirmation button "Export All..." not mapped to Enter/Return key like it was earlier? It is highlighted, yes, but it forces me to grab a mouse, point it and click it in place of quick and good ol' "Enter".

Just a little insignificant detail but it really can be annoying...

I'm on MacOS, but it seems it's the same on Windows.

Any chances to do something with it?


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Thanks for reporting. Engineering is looking into this issue.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: I cannot use the Enter / Return key when exporting images..

When using Photoshop, if I try to export an image using File > Export > Export As, then I cannot use the Enter / Return key in the pop-up dialog window to commit to the settings displayed there and to export the image to my hard drive, even though the "Export All" button is highlighted in blue as the default option to commit to. I also cannot use Cmd-period to cancel and to dismiss the pop-up dialog window.
This totally goes against how macOS works, and it makes for a very slow and frustrating experience when using Photoshop.

Note that this problem does NOT occur when using File > Export > Save For Web (Legacy). When using this option, the Enter / Return key works fine, and so does Cmd-period.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Export As return key not functioning.

This is very persnickety, but I use Export As so frequently that it slows down my workflow ever-so-slightly, which is slightly annoying. 

Ever since the last update, when using the File > Export As feature in PS, the return key does not work to click Export All..., requiring a mouse-over and click to move forward. I'm someone who relies heavily on hotkeys and muscle-memory to perform my job quickly, and this small hangup has been giving me trouble ever since the last update. I'm sure it's just an overlooked bug since it is such a small issue, but I would be so happy if it was fixed. 

Thank you.