Photoshop: Visual feedback when using keyboard shortcuts.

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Keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop are very powerful, but they can be a bit dangerous, especially when context related. I think it would be helpful if a message popped up for a moment to provide some feedback on what function the shortcut activated.
The '5' key will change the layer opacity to 50% unless a tool has its own opacity settings. This message would make that clear:


I think Lightroom already does something like this?
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David Jensen

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David Dobish, Senior QE Photoshop

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David, I like your idea.
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edward.caruso

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i use KB shortcuts all of the time- I personally think this would get really distracting. Maybe if it was a tiny little window in the upper corner like growl but the user definitely has to be able to disable it.
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David Jensen

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Definitely should be optional. I just think Photoshop should have some way to provide feedback besides those modal dialogs that pop up and tell you that no pixels were selected (usually on the monitor you're not looking at.) Maybe this isn't the best way to do it

I think this would be most useful when the interface is hidden.
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David Dobish, Senior QE Photoshop

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No doubt it would need to be a user pref. We would never want to annoy users intentionally.
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And it would be useful for those creating video tutorials. (but most applications do already create an overlay with the keystrokes.)
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nice idea. as an option it would be very useful anyway!