Elements: Customizable keyboard shortcuts

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there's anyone that can tell me if there's a way to set new keyboard shortcuts in the program, please? in previous version there were this possibility, can't find in this one! tnx a lot!
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Emma Orsolini

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Hi,

i have just installed Photoshop Elements 8 i got with my wacom tablet. I struggle to find any keyboard customization options. I cannot map keys to the features i very often use (such as brightness/contrast) and have to bury myself deep down into a menu every single time i want to use the features i often use.

What is a lot worse... While i use English Windows version, i use Czech keyboard layout, which replaces some signs, therefore some shortcuts, such as bracket keys to change brush size are disfunctional, and i can not fix it by changing hotkey assignments. Extremely frustrating.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop Elements: Add keyboard shortcut customization.
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Hi Emma,

In the Photoshop Elements you can't able to customize the keyboard short-cut.

thanks,
Neeraj
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Cristiano Pruneri

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There is a workaround, using a small program called HidMacros that allows to customize keyboard shortcuts on a per-keyboard (and per-mouse) instance.

As it allows to assign arbitrarily long keystroke sequences to each key, it allows you to have shortcuts even for events that PE has no shortcuts at all (like, add a new Fill Layer).

Main drawbacks of HidMacros, it takes only single key inputs, so you need a lot of keys to go his way, and couple of things aren't documented.

By the opower of it, I use a PE shortcuts only keyboard, and two repurposed mouses to control zoom and brush size.

example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1ETu...
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@marce

I do not know the current P.E., but old versions of that program do not allow new short-cuts creation, nor customizing the existent ones.

That makes that link a moot one for those that have a version before, say , P.E. 10. It is valid, for almost every version of the "full" Photoshop, true, but this thread was specifically for P.E. - P.E. version 8, at that.

As it is one of the main reasons to switch to a full P.S. once you get your mouth wet with the "cheap" PE (I got mine with a Wacom Tablet), I understand why Adobe wouldn't extend that feature to Elements.

Anyway, as I said, there are ways around it for Windows users like me.

And Gimp map almost 1:1 P.E. functionality, plus fully programmable short-cuts and other automation, for Linux users.
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I have Photoshop CS, I installed in the year 2006, I did what I learn in this link
http://scraporchard.com/forum/showthr...!
and worked for me. But in PE probably doesn't work as you say.