I am trying to modify the keyboard shortcuts in Dreamweaver CS6 on Mac to match the mappings I had for CS5.
I used Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab to switch between open documents. When I trry to set this in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog it ignores my input. I tried to modify it in menu.xml (which already had this set, presumably because it copied it from CS5), but it still doesn't appear in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog or work when I press the keys.
Having the same problem. There is a para on this help page at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/dreamweaver/cs/using/WScbb6b82af5544594822 510a94ae8d65-7764a.html#WS2141B5CA-DFF6-482b-915B-2180742302D9a - but nor very helpful in terms of offering a solution. Urgently need a workaaround for this - Adobe please reply!
Thanks for this - but I should have explained that my update to Matt's query was about creating custom keyboard shortcuts in DW CS6 on a UK keyboard. The problem seems to be that certain combinations are now not allowed on a UK keyboard (Mac) - for example I cannot add my CS5.5 shortcut for Manage Sites - Shift+Alt+Cmd+M.
You don't 'need' a custom keyboard shortcut, sure. But what you described is the default shortcut. I don't want the default shortcut, I want a custom shortcut. Which is what Adobe have broken.
If (like me) you use both Windows and Mac for development, and have gotten used to the Windows default shortcut of Ctrl + Tab to switch tabs, it's incredibly annoying having to remember to use a different shortcut on Mac, and extremely counter-productive. Until CS6 I had no problem overriding this behaviour (which I agree does make sense as a Mac default) with a custom shortcut. Now I can't. Even when manually overriding it in the XML. And that just isn't helpful Adobe.
I've just done some testing, and can confirm that Dreamweaver CS5.5 on a Mac (UK keyboard) allows you to assign Ctrl+Tab to that keyboard shortcut. But it won't accept it on Dreamweaver CS6.
I've no idea why that should be so. It's probably an internal change to something else that has affected it, and nobody noticed during testing because it's not common to change an existing keyboard shortcut to something else.
I suggest that you file a bug report through the form at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform. Reports filed through that form go directly to the program team.
I can understand your frustration, but please remember that most of the people answering questions here, including myself, are not Adobe employees.
I quote: "But it won't accept it on Dreamweaver CS6". In this context, my earlier original post is of interest again.
In http://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/dreamweaver_reference.pdf, the help documents for Creative Suite CS5, CS5.1, CS5.5, and CS6 applications (PDF and HTML), you can see that this combination (search "Control+Tab") in DW has this task now: "Navigate a dialog box".
The shortcut "Ctrl + Shift + Tab" I didn't find there.
Nice try, Hans-Günter, but Control+Tab for navigating a dialog box applies to Windows only, and it's not new to DW CS6. I happen to have a PDF of the Dreamweaver CS3 documentation on my computer, and that section is identical.
I'll see if I can find out from the engineers if there's a particular reason for this change in the Mac version of CS6. I suspect it wasn't intentional, but you never know.
Sorry, yes, the whole headline is:
Navigate Dreamweaver using the keyboard
You can use the keyboard to navigate panels, inspectors, dialog boxes, frames, and tables without a mouse.
Note: Tabbing and the use of arrow keys are supported for Windows only.
I understand it's on the list of items to fix, but there's no indication of when it will be done.
As a general principle, even when a minor bug is fixed internally, Adobe holds the fix until the next version is released. The only time minor bugs are fixed between releases is if a patch needs to be issued for a major issue that causes crashes or data loss.