Photoshop: Scroll through layer modes with keys

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I would like to scroll through layer modes when having activated one with keyboard keys down and up. Then I could select the layer mode with Enter.
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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You are aware of the default shortcuts (alt-shift-+ and alt-shift--), though?
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Sabine Hamann

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Yes, but what about handicapped people who cannot use more than one key?
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Well, it’s certainly true that it would be nice if all of Photoshop’s keyboard shortcuts were editable.
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There are things that work in Windows but not in a Mac-Version. I always wonder why. I just checked it Win CS6 works fine.
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Actually I just tried on Mac (10.6.8) and after clicking the Blend Mode in the Layers Panel I can navigate with the up- and down-arrows.
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Yes, but what my customer wanted, maybe I didn't explain it well enough. He wants to get there with a key and then scroll down. You have to click on the pulldown now. Is there a key to activate the pulldown first. I don't think so.
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Not that I know of.
It should be possible to create a Configurator Panel, though, which lists all Blend Modes on buttons (utilizing Scripts or even Actions), so that one could click them directly.
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Mac
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With windows, once a blendmode is selected you can use the mouse wheel to go through all the modes, maybe a change of mouse might work?
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Paul, do you think a straight up Scripting solution (scrolling through a Dialog’s ListItems representing the Blend Modes) would make sense?
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It's possible Christoph, but a change of mouse to a windows mouse should make several actions much easier (context menu etc.)

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