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Change layer scrolling shortcut?

Mar 2, 2013 4:50 PM

Tags: #photoshop #problem #scrolling #settings #scroll #layer #keyboard #shortcut #layers #key #cs6 #shortcuts #keys

Hi everyone!

 

I came to this forums once again because I seek help with Photoshop. I'll try to be as short as possible with describing my problem.

 

I would like to know if there is a way to change layer scrolling shortcuts. I know that default ones are Alt + [ or ] to scroll  through layers, but unfortunately my country's keyboard does NOT have [ and ] keys. Therefore I am unable to quickly scroll through my layers. So I went into the keyboard shortcuts menu and searched it over and over again and couldn't find the these two shortcuts.

 

Some of you may suggest that I should change the keyboard setting in Windows, but changing the keyboard setting on my computer is not an option here, because I've been using my country's keyboard + translated version of windows my whole life. Even if I did change the the keyboard to English one in Windows, I still wouldn't know on which keys certain symbols would be because I don't have an English keyboard.

 

Well, that's all. Hopefully someone will be able to help me.

 

Thanks for your replies!
Jerry

 
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    Mar 2, 2013 6:00 PM   in reply to TikiTheKing

    What language is your operating system and what kind of keyboard layout are you using?

     

    What version of windows and photoshop are you using?

     

    Are you using a localized version of photoshop for your language?

     
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    Mar 3, 2013 2:58 AM   in reply to TikiTheKing

    I tried on windows 8 with the keyboard input set to Slovenian with an english language version of photoshop cs6 13.01, but didn't really have success.

    A few of the shortcuts worked, but not that particular one, which correct me if i'm wrong, would use something like the Alt Gr key (right alt key on the keyboard)

    plus F or G on the keyboard (english F and G key)

     

     

     
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    Mar 3, 2013 4:22 AM   in reply to R_Kelly

    Have you tried Alt combined with the keys highlighted below? These keys are in the location of [ and ] on an English keyboard.

     

    keyboard-234.png

     
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    Mar 3, 2013 9:57 AM   in reply to TikiTheKing

    Does it make any difference if you change the input languge to english and use the above keys as shown by conroy?

     

    Another possible solution is that one of us could send you an action or script that could be assigned to your own keyboard shortcut?

     
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    Mar 3, 2013 10:23 AM   in reply to TikiTheKing

    For example here's a script to select the backward layer.

     

    You would copy the below script and paste into either extend script cs6 or a text editor such as notepad and then save the script with a name and extension .jsx.

    Then save the script (extend script cs6) or copy the script to your photoshop cs6 presets>scripts folder.

     

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Presets\Scripts (32 bit photoshop cs6)

     

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Presets\Scripts (64 bit photoshop cs6)

     

     

    Start or resstart photoshop cs6 and the script should be under File>Scripts and use the Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts to assign a shortcut key.

     

     

     

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

    var idslct = charIDToTypeID( "slct" );

        var desc5 = 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 );

        desc5.putReference( idnull, ref4 );

        var idMkVs = charIDToTypeID( "MkVs" );

        desc5.putBoolean( idMkVs, false );

    executeAction( idslct, desc5, DialogModes.NO );

     
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    Mar 3, 2013 10:33 AM   in reply to TikiTheKing

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    Mar 3, 2013 12:32 PM   in reply to TikiTheKing

    You should have an image open with some layers and see if the script works then.

     
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    Mar 3, 2013 12:57 PM   in reply to TikiTheKing

    Here is Select Forward Layer

     

     

     

     

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

    var idslct = charIDToTypeID( "slct" );

        var desc5 = new ActionDescriptor();

        var idnull = charIDToTypeID( "null" );

            var ref4 = new ActionReference();

            var idLyr = charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " );

            var idOrdn = charIDToTypeID( "Ordn" );

            var idFrwr = charIDToTypeID( "Frwr" );

            ref4.putEnumerated( idLyr, idOrdn, idFrwr );

        desc5.putReference( idnull, ref4 );

        var idMkVs = charIDToTypeID( "MkVs" );

        desc5.putBoolean( idMkVs, false );

    executeAction( idslct, desc5, DialogModes.NO );

     
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