Photoshop Tool Shortcuts

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Is there a way for shortcuts to be used without having the tool on the toolbar?
I want to use the line tool but the shortcut only works when I have the actual tool on the toolbar.
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Howdy Jeremy,

Yup.  Click Edit > Toolbar to see the Customize Toolbar dialog.  At the bottom of this dialog, uncheck the Disable Shortcuts for Hidden Toolbar Extras.  Now, you can move every single Tool into the Extra Tools side (the right) so that they won't display, but you can access any one of them via the appropriate shortcut.

Have a good one,
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Does shift+u a couple of times not reach the line tool? Most, if not all except the"convert point" tool can be reached with the shift key.
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It depends how you setup your toolbar. By default yes.
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For all the Tools, if you press SHIFT+<shortcut letter>, it will cycle through them.  Now, as Jaroslav points out, you can change what letter invokes what tool, but that basic SHIFT functionality will remain with the new letter instead.  If you cannot access the Convert Point Tool, make sure it has a letter assigned first and the make sure you using SHIFT+<that letter> to access the tool.

If you still have trouble, please contact me and I'd be happy to look into it.