P: Add a keyboard shortcut to enter Text Editing mode

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LEGEND ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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Currently you can exit Text Editing mode in Photoshop by pressing cmd + enter.

What I'd like is a keyboard shortcut to *enter* Text Editing mode after selecting a text layer.

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Adobe Employee , Dec 08, 2017 Dec 08, 2017
This has now been implemented in Photoshop CC 2018 (version 19.0). Enjoy!

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LEGEND ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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Normally you just use Enter to commit a text layer. Command Return (or Control Return on Windows) is only there for keyboards that don't have an Enter key (such as laptops that mislabel the return key and don't have a numeric keypad).

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LEGEND ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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D'oh I meant cmd + return. I didn't know that Enter key is an alternative shortcut for exiting text editing mode. Thanks 🙂

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Participant ,
Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2011

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I'd like this. Maybe enter (or command-return) could be a toggle?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 19, 2011 Nov 19, 2011

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If you use the numpad's enter key, it exits from text editing mode.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 26, 2012 Nov 26, 2012

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Definitely would like to be able to add a shortcut for this as well, there seems to be no good way of entering text editing mode other than double clicking a text layers icon correct?

With a text layer selected (command-return) as a toggle would be fantastic. The use case is pretty straight forward I think, any time working with multiple text items, this would make it much faster.

And return to edit the layer name text would be very helpful as well.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 24, 2013 Sep 24, 2013

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Toggle would be great indeed.

Return now puts focus in the Font selection dropdown.
Enter (Fn+Return) does the same.

Would be great to have Enter to start editing a Type layer instead.

I don't think there's a menu entry or panel option somewhere so we can manually set a keyboard shortcut for it in the meantime?

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2013 Dec 02, 2013

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Need this! You can navigate layers using only the keyboard, and exit editing mode via the keyboard, so adding a keyboard shortcut for entering text editing mode on the selected later would allow you to quickly edit text layers without the need to go back and forth to the mouse.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 08, 2014 Sep 08, 2014

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+1

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LEGEND ,
Feb 09, 2016 Feb 09, 2016

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Ctrl + T does this! Only just found this now too.

So it's Ctl + T for editing text,
Enter to choose font,
Ctrl + <> font size,
V budge, Shift V bigger budge,
Ctrl + Enter Exit Text,
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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 08, 2017 Dec 08, 2017

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This has now been implemented in Photoshop CC 2018 (version 19.0). Enjoy!

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