I am trying to change my keyboard shortcut for toggling between working inside a text block and the main Selection tool (the top/black arrow), something I do dozens of time and hour during a work session. The default is the Escape key, but I don't prefer it (it's a long reach and requires lifing your palm off the deck, typically). Pagemaker years ago used Cmd-Space Bar for this purpose, and I find it a very efficient shortcut. SO...I changed my Spotlight shortcut (default for that was Cmd-Space) to free it up for InDesign, then entered it in a Test Keyboard Shortcut set. (I also deleted the default selection of Escape key for that same function). See attached result.
My new keyboard shortcut does not work. It simply does nothing. How can I fix this?
Thanks, Manal. Tried this as you laid out, but it still does not work. I can get YOUR key combination (Cmd-Esc) to work, but not Cmd-Space.
BUT...I'm noticing that the keyboard shortcut is just a one-directional (if you press Escape again after getting the selection tool, it does not return you to the Type tool. What would REALLY add to productivity is a common shortcut toggle between the Selection tool and the Type tool (that, as I mentioned, was a staple of Pagemaker back in the day).
I notice there are a FEW Toggle settings under the Tools category. Is there a way to create/add a Toggle? If not, what's the best method of requesting a new feature? Thanks.