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Feb 16, 2013

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I can't figure out the shortcut for the color purple when organizing my pictures on Lightroom. There is a shortcut for all the other four colors. They're numbers 6-9, so did Adobe just not give purple shortcut because they ran out of numbers?

Rob, there is indeed a way to do it on a Mac

1) Open up your Mac's System Preferences

2) Navigate to Keyboard

3) Choose the Shortcuts tab

4) Click the "+" icon to add a shortcut.

5) In the Application: dropdown box, choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

6) For Menu Title use the exact word: Purple

7) Choose a keyboard shortcut. For me I've chosen F9 because it isn't used in Lightroom and it's right near "9" which is used for Blue.

That's all there is to it.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like:

F9 for Purple.jpg

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Color purple shortcut for Lightroom?

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Feb 16, 2013

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I can't figure out the shortcut for the color purple when organizing my pictures on Lightroom. There is a shortcut for all the other four colors. They're numbers 6-9, so did Adobe just not give purple shortcut because they ran out of numbers?

Rob, there is indeed a way to do it on a Mac

1) Open up your Mac's System Preferences

2) Navigate to Keyboard

3) Choose the Shortcuts tab

4) Click the "+" icon to add a shortcut.

5) In the Application: dropdown box, choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

6) For Menu Title use the exact word: Purple

7) Choose a keyboard shortcut. For me I've chosen F9 because it isn't used in Lightroom and it's right near "9" which is used for Blue.

That's all there is to it.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like:

F9 for Purple.jpg

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LEGEND ,
Feb 16, 2013

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KristaMarieSetera wrote:

They're numbers 6-9, so did Adobe just not give purple shortcut because they ran out of numbers?

Correct...

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LEGEND ,
Feb 16, 2013

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Ctrl-9:

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LEGEND ,
Feb 16, 2013

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On Mac, there is no short cut for Purple...

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Feb 16, 2013

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Is this screen shot from lightroom on a windows computer?

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LEGEND ,
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Rob osted a screenshot from Windows, yes. On Mac there is no command key for purple.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 17, 2013

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At this point, I'm assuming you're on a Mac. It may be possible to rig a keystroke up using OS or keyboard app/plugin, if it would be worth doing(?)

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Mar 23, 2015

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Rob, there is indeed a way to do it on a Mac

1) Open up your Mac's System Preferences

2) Navigate to Keyboard

3) Choose the Shortcuts tab

4) Click the "+" icon to add a shortcut.

5) In the Application: dropdown box, choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

6) For Menu Title use the exact word: Purple

7) Choose a keyboard shortcut. For me I've chosen F9 because it isn't used in Lightroom and it's right near "9" which is used for Blue.

That's all there is to it.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like:

F9 for Purple.jpg

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Feb 08, 2016

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Perfect solution, works a treat, thanks for sharing Stephen

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Apr 08, 2016

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HI, I am using lightroom cc, following your directions, for me, didn't work. For some reason, I could not add a shortcut to LHTRM CC, any advice how i could make it happen?

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Apr 08, 2016

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It looks to me as if you're trying to add a shortcut for Photoshop instead of Lightroom.

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New Here ,
Aug 07, 2016

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Awesome! thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 08, 2016

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Rob Cole's  Post#2-

I have Windows-10 and cannot see  the Ctrl+9 shortcut for Purple!

Has Rob defined it somewhere in the OS? How was it achieved?

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 08, 2016

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Rob must have hacked things and forgot.

Use notepad.exe to create/edit the following file - you may need to create the "en" subfolder or substitute another language if your install is not English:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom\Resources\en\TranslatedStrings.txt

Add the following line, including the quotes:

"$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Photo/Label/Toggle5Shortcut=Ctrl+9"

Save As with encoding of ANSI

Restart LR

For other versions of LR add the version number to the Adobe Lightroom folder name.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 08, 2016

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Answer Much appreciated! Thanx

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Aug 07, 2016

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You are very welcome.

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Jan 05, 2017

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The latest update to Lightroom as of December 2016, requires you to use the name "TranslatedStrings_Lr_en_US.txt" if you are using the US English install of Lightroom.

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Jan 24, 2017

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Hello!

I've created the shortcut in the System Preferences but it is not showing up in LR.

I'm running a Mac with OS Sierra 10.12.2 and LR CC.

I tried to find a text file to make changes to in the Library folders but was unsuccessful.

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Jan 24, 2017

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I've created the shortcut in the System Preferences but it is not showing up in LR. I'm running a Mac with OS Sierra 10.12.2 and LR CC.

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The following works for me on LR CC 2015.8 / OS X 10.11.5 using System Preferences > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts:

If that doesn't work for you, please post a similar screenshot of what you're trying.

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Jan 24, 2017

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Wouldn't you know that I didn't see the silly mistake until I compared your screen shot with my window? I had created the shortcut for LR 5 not LR CC. Thank you!! All works now

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jan 24, 2017

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I tried to find a text file to make changes to in the Library folders but was unsuccessful.

If you're using LR in English, the file TranslatedStrings_Lr_en_US.txt doesn't exist -- you have to create it and its containing folder.  See this article for how to do that: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/shortcuts-dont-work-language-version-non-english-keyboa...

Unfortunately, LR CC 2015.8 broke the ability to do this for English on Mac.  The bug has been filed internally with Adobe: Lightroom: TranslatedStrings_Lr_en_US.txt not read on Mac | Photoshop Family Customer Community . Hopefully, it will be fixed in the next release.

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Jan 24, 2017

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Excellent, glad it was that simple.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2017

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But Ctrl + 9 is now used by Lightroom

Open/close right panels, Library and Develop modules, top to bottom

Ctrl + 0 - 9

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/keyboard-shortcuts.html

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One More Screen Name

But Ctrl + 9 is now used by Lightroom

Yup, you'll have to use another key combination.

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I know this is an old post but never too late to receive this awesome tip and to say a massive thanks to the OP 🙂 Cheers!!!

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