Photoshop: Less restrictions for keyboard shortcuts

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I want the restrictions for assigning shortcuts in Photoshop removed completely. It's a neusance when you can't ctrl drag to change brush size, or assign a single letter.
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Jen

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Kukurykus

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If you are on Windows you can do it with autohotkey.
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Hi Jen,

You want to assign a single letter to commands like Print or Save for Web?  Could you give specific examples or what you're looking to do?

Thanks,
David
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 would really appreciate the ability to bind keys freely. 

Seeing how far Photoshop has come I see no reason to keep the limitations in place, such as "This keybind must have CTRL +" when it comes to some of them. 

I see programs such as Krita having the ability to bind any key to any tool or menu setting and I have tried for over a year to learn Photoshop, but the keybinds make it hard on me because I can never get used to them. 

I would like the ability to bind just "M" to Flip Canvas, this cant be done in Photoshop. Or the SHIFT + drag to change brush size, cant be done in Photoshop unless bind your pen to an additional key and then press SHIFT + drag. In Krita, you can do this by just holding Shift and dragging without pressing any button on the pen itself. This is very convinient!

I love Photoshop, but its keybind limitations make me unsubscribe and go back to Krita all the time. I would love if Photoshop could just make that simple change and allow users to bind things freely. I see no problem in doing this, older users can still keep default bindings.

Photoshop has existed for so many years that I feel its time to free up the program for its users without limitations.
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I'd like to be able to use modifier keys when assigning tool shortcuts. Why, for example, shouldn't I be able to bind Shift+A to the artboard tool? (I can do this in Illustrator.)

Adobe is trash!
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Kukurykus

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Then vote for the idea like we did ;)
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Photoshop really is limited compared even to other Creative Suite apps. Even just adding Alt/Option as an optional alternative to Command/Control would create dozens more possible shortcuts.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Free Keybinds.

I would really appreciate the ability to bind keys freely.

Seeing how far Photoshop has come I see no reason to keep the limitations in place, such as "This keybind must have CTRL +" when it comes to some of them.

I see programs such as Krita having the ability to bind any key to any tool or menu setting and I have tried for over a year to learn Photoshop, but the keybinds make it hard on me because I can never get used to them.

I would like the ability to bind just "M" to Flip Canvas, this cant be done in Photoshop. Or the SHIFT + drag to change brush size, cant be done in Photoshop unless bind your pen to an additional key and then press SHIFT + drag. In Krita, you can do this by just holding Shift and dragging without pressing any button on the pen itself. This is very convinient!

I love Photoshop, but its keybind limitations make me unsubscribe and go back to Krita all the time. I would love if Photoshop could just make that simple change and allow users to bind things freely. I see no problem in doing this, older users can still keep default bindings.

Photoshop has existed for so many years that I feel its time to free up the program for its users without limitations.