Photoshop: Please let me rename Layer via a keyboard shortcut

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Dear Adobe Gripe #12910

"Please let me Rename Layer via keyboard (custom Actions don't work?). It
will increase my efficiency a lot. And I hate mis-doubleclicking a layer,
which brings up blending options."
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You can already do this by adding a keyboard shortcut to bring up the Layer>Layer Properties... dialog.

First, select Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts..., then navigate to the Layer (Group) Properties... entry and add your shortcut. I've used Cmd + Opt + R here for example:



Then, when you use Cmd + Opt + R it brings up the Layer Properties dialog with the name field highlighted. Rename the layer and hit return to accept the changes:

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Related renaming shortcut:

In Photoshop CS6 after you enter the layer name field to rename it, you can hit tab to put focus on the next layer to rename it....and so on.