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Keys for the Layers panel

Mar 28, 2012 3:14 AM

 
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:14 AM   in reply to Community Help

    Is there any way to edit the "Select next layer down/up" keyboard shortcut?

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:02 AM   in reply to GiantRobotKitten

    Far as I know: Not directly. (Do you by any chance use a non-english keyboard?)

    One can however use the ScriptingListener-code as Scripts and assign a Keyboard Shortcut to those.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 7:37 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    Yes, I'm using a non US-Keyboard. The square brackets are only available through modifier keys (alt), which triggers another tool entirely instead of the wanted next/previous layer.

     

    Can you explain the mentioned ScriptingListener-code a bit? Or maybe link to some other post where this workaround is explained?

    Thanks a lot.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 7:49 AM   in reply to GiantRobotKitten

    If you want to give it a try, paste the following text into a new file in ExtendScript Toolkit (part of Photoshop’s installation, Applications/Utilities/Adobe Utilities/ExtendScript Toolkit CS4 or /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Utilities-CS5/ExtendScript Toolkit CS5) and save it as a jsx-file into Photoshop’s Presets/Scripts-folder.

    After restarting Photoshop the Script should be available under File > Scripts and can be assigned a Keyboard Shortcut directly, recorded into an Action, (in CS4 and CS5) be used in a Configurator-Panel or started from ExtendScript Toolkit directly.

    This selects the next Layer below, for the next one above you’d need to change

            var idBckw = charIDToTypeID( "Bckw" );

    to

            var idBckw = charIDToTypeID( "Frwr" );

     

     

     

    // =======================================================

    var idslct = charIDToTypeID( "slct" );

        var desc6 = new ActionDescriptor();

        var idnull = charIDToTypeID( "null" );

            var ref4 = new ActionReference();

            var idLyr = charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " );

            var idOrdn = charIDToTypeID( "Ordn" );

            var idBckw = charIDToTypeID( "Bckw" );

            ref4.putEnumerated( idLyr, idOrdn, idBckw );

        desc6.putReference( idnull, ref4 );

        var idMkVs = charIDToTypeID( "MkVs" );

        desc6.putBoolean( idMkVs, false );

    executeAction( idslct, desc6, DialogModes.NO );

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 8:21 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    Works a charm. Thanks a lot! \o/

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 8:50 PM   in reply to Community Help

    I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut to make the current layer itself active when the mask thumbnail is the atcive one. I have reason to believe that it exists, but I cannot find it. (to make the layer mask active the command is, on a Ma, command-\, I am looking for the shortcut to putthe focus back on the layer itself)

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 9:13 PM   in reply to Modus_Op

    Command-2

     

    prior to cs4 Command-tilde(~)

     
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    Apr 6, 2012 3:22 AM   in reply to Community Help
     
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