I changed my SFW shortcut to Command + Control + S.Phos±four dots, that's actually a perfect shortcut--doesn't twist my hand into a pretzeled mess--thanks!
It's futile to ask why. It just is.Ramon, that's a ridiculous stance to take on a user-to-user forum. When I ask a question or raise a concern, it's really to pull from the vast experience of the Photoshop community, not necessarily from Adobe devs (although I do appreciate their replies in one of my recent posts). I bring it up simply because it's a discussion point and perhaps others are willing to provide their opinions or have knowledge of some facts.
They don't, here's a workaround for this available since Photoshop 5 - you can use Actions - record an action step "Insert Menu Item here". Choose your menu item, then you can use a single F keys for any menu command. No-one apart from me, and one mystery person at Adobe ever seemed to know this existed until now.Mark, sorry but I should've included the function keys in that sentence. What I was really trying to get at was being able to use shortcuts that make use of the Option or Control keys, like Option-S, Control-Z, Option-Shift-S, etc.
Because the Control key is already used by some of the universal access features as well as in Cocoa text fields where Emacs-style key bindings are often used, it should be used as a modifier key only when necessary.
Vee S wrote:
Mark, sorry but I should've included the function keys in that sentence. What I was really trying to get at was being able to use shortcuts that make use of the Option or Control keys, like Option-S, Control-Z, Option-Shift-S, etc.
My work around is to use ControllerMate to cause one keypress to simulate another.
Chris Cox wrote:
There is more to it under the hood, but the simple version is: menu shortcuts require the command key because that's the way menus work on Macintosh.
Hold on! Is that a Carbon thing?!
There are certainly lots of applications that allow menu shortcuts without command. It's even possible to specify shortcuts without command using the OS X Prefs panel, though that doesn't seem to work for Photoshop, either.