Photoshop: Toogle between Screen Modes shortcut

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Earlier pressing F switched between the 3 different Screen Modes.

At least in the latest version of Photoshop, F does nothing for me. Can't set F as the shortcut on them either (View - Screen Modes - 3 types listed), because one must include cmd and/or an F-key.

Tried setting cmd+F as shortcut, but I can't set the same shortcut to toggle between them (as in tools)

What to do? 

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
MacOS Sierra v10.12
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Dave Hughes

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Hello, the fullscreen shortcut F on my  2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina running Sierra 10.12.1 and PS 2017 still works as before. So does my MacPro.

Have you looked at System Preferences\Keyboard\Shortcuts? There is an option to restore the Keyboard Shortcuts. Perhaps the system has somehow removed the F key shortcut?
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What language are you running for your OS? Photoshop? Keyboard? It might be a localization issue, an OS conflict or otherwise messed up preference somewhere.
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Hey there,

We chatted in another thread ( ).  Given what you're experiencing here and there, it sounds like either a) you have a non-standard keyboard layout (or hardware), b) (as Jeff suggested) you are running Photoshop in a language other than English, or c) (as Dave suggested here and I suggested in the other thread) you need to restore your shortcuts to the English defaults.  

Just to triple-check, I just verified that F does work in the latest release on both Win and Mac.  Please note that this shortcut can only be set to a single letter, no combos, and no function keys.

Please share with us what the issue was, so we can use that info for other users.  And if the problem persists, we'd like to know so we can help you -- after the holidays, I can do a web-hosted screenshare to help you solve this.  But, first, try a, b, and c, cuz those are by far the most likely solutions.

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Might your cursor be stuck in a dropdown or entry field? Sometimes, it helps to press Escape or Enter a few times (or switch to another running program and back) to make sure the cursor is free. Double check the History panel to confirm you haven't set any odd blending modes or other changes by accident.