Lightroom: add a "sync metadata" keyboard shortcut

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It would be great if there was a keyboard shortcut for syncing metadata across several files that would operate just like the Command+Shift+S shortcut for syncing develop settings. It could use the same dialog box that appears when a user clicks on the current "sync metadata" menu option, only it would be much faster.

I regularly have hundreds to thousands of images from wedding and event shoots that I apply metadata templates to upon import. But there are often subsets of these images that require a separate set of added keywords in addition to the ones that apply to the entire shoot. The specifics of which keywords are needed changes based on the specifics of the content, and it would speed up my workflow if I could just add the new keywords to the first photo that needs them, then select all of the ones I want to modify, then hit a shortcut to apply the added keywords to all of the selected files.
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Bryan Hewitt

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Becky Sowada, Adobe Employee

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" it would speed up my workflow if I could just add the new keywords to the first photo that needs them, then select all of the ones I want to modify, then hit a shortcut to apply the added keywords to all of the selected files."

I can see where this would be useful. In the meantime, in the current version, you can select all the photos you want to modify in Library Grid, then add the new keywords and they will be applied to all selected photos.