Lightroom Classic: Shortcut missing when multiple photos selected

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Because the menu option "Convert Photo to DNG..." does not have a shortcut in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, I added one using "System Preferences -> Keyboard -> App Shortcuts" for Ctrl-F2 on my Mac 10.11.6.

The shortcut appears in Lightroom when I select a single photo but when I select more than one photo the shortcut disappears. However, I can select multiple photos and select the menu option and it works. Somehow, the keyboard shortcut is only recognized when one photo is selected.

I think this is a bug in Lightroom but I'd be happy to be shown that I've made a mistake somehow.
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The problem is that the menu command name changes when more than photo is selected:

Convert Photo to DNG...
Convert Photos to DNG...

I just added keyboard shortcuts for both of these, each assigned Ctrl+F2, and the shortcut then works as desired.
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Awesome. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Now that you say it, it seems obvious. I'm happy to have my mistake identified and corrected. It now works as it should.

Thanks for the correction.
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Of course, this would all be a lot easier if LR itself had the ability to assign keyboard shortcuts.