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Is there an exhaustive list of all HIDDEN keyboard shortcuts? [LOCKED FOR ABUSE]

Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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I've been using Photoshop for concept design for 12+ years. I can't find documentation on the hidden keyboard shortcuts; the "hard-coded" ones that aren't listed in the menu. Does Adobe or anybody else have an exhaustive list somewhere?

Is there a way (possibly via script, plugin, etc) to disable all hard-coded shortcuts within Adobe? I find it very frustrating that certain key combinations are unable to be customized without significant Autohotkey work.

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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I have a feeling that there is no such list, crazy as that sounds.  Free Transform > Step & Repeat (Shift Ctrl Alt T) for instance is undocumented, although well known.  I suspect the best way we can help you is if you give us specifics, about key combinations that are causing you problems. 

 

Are the Spring Loaded shortcuts part of the problem?  They can be turned off, and we can set the delay period now.

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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I just want an exhaustive list so I can disable all of them and then reimplement ones I want with scripts or Autohotkey.

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People's Champ ,
Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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Does Adobe or anybody else have an exhaustive list somewhere?

By @cheebo

 

This?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html

 

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Does Adobe or anybody else have an exhaustive list somewhere?

By @cheebo

 

This?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html

 


By @r-bin

Not directly hidden…😂. I suppose the hidden ones are missing. 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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quote the "hard-coded" ones that aren't listed in the menu.
By @cheebo

 

 

Merge Visible Layers is documented in both Edit menu > Keyboard Shortuts and in the Help page the r-bin linked to. 

 

Stamp Layers is not a menu item, is not in Keyboard Shortcuts and is not listed in the Help page for shortcuts. It's a perfect example of a "hidden, undocumented shortcut".

 

Merge visible layers

Control + Shift + E

Command + Shift + E

 

 

However, it is in this help page, including its shortcuts:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/layers.html#stamp-layers

 

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@cheebo 

 

Here's one thing that might help: 

The Alt (Option) key is known as the "do it better" key. Adding Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) to many commands makes it behave differently.

 

  • Note Trevor's shortcut: Control + Shift + T is in the list of shortcuts. Adding Alt/Option is not, but that copies as it moves

    Repeat last duplicate and move

    Control + Shift + T

    Command + Shift + T

 

  • In my example, "Merge visible layers" is documented. Adding Alt/Option to Stamp Layers is not

    Merge visible layers

    Control + Shift + E

    Command + Shift + E

 

Other undocumented shortcuts include:

  • When selecting, Shift adds to a selection; Alt/Option subtracts
  • When drawing, Shift constrains; Alt/Option draws from the center
    (Exception: when using Free Transform, there is now a Link icon in the options bar to constrain or distort and Shift does the opposite)

 

I'm sure there are many more, but start with adding the Alt key to other commands to see what happens. That's the big one.

 

Jane

 

 

 

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Do you just ignore everything in the post to farm upvotes?

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Dec 10, 2023 Dec 10, 2023

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Do you just ignore everything in the post to farm upvotes?


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Do you air uninformed suspicions? 

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Stamp Layers is not a menu item, is not in Keyboard Shortcuts and is not listed in the Help page for shortcuts. It's a perfect example of a "hidden, undocumented shortcut".

By @jane-e

 

For StampVisible this is not a hidden shortcut, it is an Alt modification for MergeVisible, as for many others. If you assign Ctrl+Shift+Q for MergeVisible, then Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Q will automatically appear for StampVisible.

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Just about the most complete list of photoshop keyboard shortcuts, though the hard coded ones aren't marked.

https://morris-photographics.com/photoshop/shortcuts/index.html

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At least it's something🤷

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Dec 09, 2023 Dec 09, 2023

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Plonk!

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I find it very frustrating that certain key combinations are unable to be customized without significant Autohotkey work.

I think the issue has been brought up and the resources for resolving it have ultimetely not been assigned. 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-ideas/p-azerty-keyboard-shortcut-for-backslash-sh...

 

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