Photoshop: There's no way to load saved keyboard shortcuts

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If you change keyboard shortcuts, you can save the changed layout to a file. But there's no way to LOAD a saved file.

What's the point, then? Look at this UI.

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Stokestack

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Posted 2 years ago

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Paddy Boocock

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Select your saved shortcut set in the set dropdown and Click OK - that will load the saved set.
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Stokestack

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Thanks, but that won't do it: There's no file browser to navigate to a saved set.
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David, Official Rep

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Could you please explain why this doesn't work for you?  That would be very helpful in understanding the issue that you're facing.

Thanks,
David
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David, Official Rep

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Check out these screenshots and workflow...

Here I'm intentionally saving to an odd location.  
You'll notice it makes no difference to Photoshop...
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You'll find the Set dropdown directly above the UI elements you've circled.
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Stokestack

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Thanks, but that won't work: There's no file browser with which to navigate to your saved shortcuts file.
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David, Official Rep

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You're not seeing this dialog when you click?
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Stokestack

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Two years later, and still not fixed.
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JEA

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Most of us have waited nearly 15 years and counting for that, since photoshop cs 2003 introduced Key Board Shortcuts.

Could not understand then why there was no way to load the KYS files and still even more mystified why it's still not implemented in 2018.
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Wait a second.  On both Windows and Mac, I've always been able to save and load keyboard shortcuts.  Let me share a series of screenshots...

 Adding a new shortcut... click the Save button... Choose my location We save the shortcuts and inform the user which is in useOpen shortcuts via this dropdown...
 ...and load an existing KYS file.
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after creating you set it will show up in the drop down box. If for some reason your backup didn't save it it will be under your presets folder:

As a rule, Always copy your presets  and workplace folder to a safe place!!


C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Presets\Keyboard Shortcuts

You can double click it there to load it!!!
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