I draw on a laptop that folds over the keyboard so I don't have access to any keyboard shortcuts, to remedy this I have a custom programmed numpad that I use instead. My college class is having me paint with Photoshop so I'm setting up my shortcuts to match my numpad and when I tried to assign the "undo" command to the letter "a" on my numpad it told me I have to use the ctrl key in my shortcut.
Is there any way to bypass this? This is the first time I've ever encountered a drawing program that forces me to use a combination of keys for a shortcut and I have no idea why they would put this limiting factor in place?? I tried searching around on the internet but couldn't find anyone else asking this question so I'm hoping somebody here could give me their thoughts on this.
I am incredibly frustrated by this pointless limitation
(Attached is a screenshot of the error when I try to make the shortcut for undo just "a")
You can only customize any application in ways that the developers allows customization. The message that you got says you need to include either the Control key or an F key. The keyboard shortcut "A" is assigned to the Path Selection tool and the Direct Selection tool.
This is a user-to-user forum answered by volunteers. You can make this request to Adobe developers here:
The feedback site doesnt exist any more… but this seemingly arbitrary limitation is really frustrating. I am putting together a 128 key control surface for my design applications and would really benefit from being able to add whatever shortcuts I choose. Super frustrating to be required to use command (on mac) in the shortcuts.