Change Keyboard shortcut for Selection Tool

New Here ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

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?

TOPICS
Feature request, How to

Views

75

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct Answer

Adobe Community Professional , Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021
It might be able to be scripted - some great scripters around here - you could ask/make a request.   For new features - https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests  

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have changed it to cmd escape and it work.

Create new set from right, name it and based on set: defaut.

Screen Shot 2021-02-08 at 11.43.23 PM.png

 

then chose the set you have created,  product area: tools

 

Choose selection tool, 

new shortcut, context: text, then assign and OK.

Screen Shot 2021-02-08 at 11.48.00 PM.png










Manal,
Adobe Certified Instructor - Creative Cloud Design & Layout Solutions

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

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.

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

It might be able to be scripted - some great scripters around here - you could ask/make a request.

 

For new features - https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests

 

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines