Sync pause shortcut

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I've found discussions regarding the pausing of syncing going back a few years, but little has been said about providing a shortcut.

Sometimes I want to do multiple edits on a bunch of images (I'm currently having a change of mind on processes, and doing a Reset - Basic Auto Settings - Final Tweaks). Each step instigates a re-sync of each image, and is tending to pop up sync errors, which then need fiddling around to clear.

Of course it's much simpler to pause syncing, but I usually can't be bothered with having to go up to the top left to do that through a fiddly pop down menu option. I tend to edit a small number of images, usually a folder's worth, then restart sync to allow that batch to re-sync.

Any chance we could have a keyboard shortcut for that?

Or, does anyone know if it's possible to add one manually. I have some set up to make use of some of Jeffrey Friedl's plugins, but not sure if it's possible to set up something for a pop-down menu item without an actual text name to it.

Cheers.
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The Sync With Lightroom CC menu command uses a non-standard user-interface mechanism, so you can't use the standard Mac mechanism for assigning keyboard shortcuts. (The user interface would be better if it used a standard menu item -- many users have no idea that the identity plate is clickable. It's poor design to have such hidden easter eggs.) 

This also means you can't add a shortcut manually using TranslatedStrings.txt.

In general, Adobe has shown very little interest over the years in improving LR's keyboard shortcuts.


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I think the only possibility is to use a utility like Auto Hotkey on Windows or one of the similar ones on Mac. These can be fussy to set up and make reliable.
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I'm on a Mac, you can create keyboard shortcuts in the system preference panels, which has worked very well for running my Jeffrey Friedl plugins. That does rely on there being a standard menu item though.

There might be a way using scripting perhaps, but that's beyond my abilities I think.

Cheers.