Photoshop gives you Cmd-Ctrl-H as the keyboard shortcut for Hide Photoshop, but when I try to do the same in Illustrator, it says "The key pressed cannot be used as a shortcut."
Consistency across the same suite of apps anyone? .... Anyone...? Adobe ??
Photoshop gives you Cmd-Ctrl-H as the keyboard shortcut for Hide Photoshop...
Wasn’t that Cmd/Ctrl+H? Cmd on a Mac or Ctrl on Windows.
You can make your own keyboard shortcut in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts > Menu Commands (on a Mac the Control key is not allowed for shortcuts).
It asks you on first usage if you want to use it for Hide Photoshop or Hide Selection. If you choose Hide Selection then I think it automatically assigns Hide Photoshop to Cmd+Ctrl+H. In Photoshop Elephants, this is the default.
Since Apple introduced the Cmd-H systemwide shortcut after many popular applications had established their own use for it, the fallback shortcut is usually Cmd-Ctrl-H. But not Illustrator. For some reason you're not allowed to create any shortcuts that use the Ctrl key.
Just try combinations of keys until you hit on something that doesn’t interfere with other commonly used key commands.
The letter I (for Illie) doesn’t seem to be used much except for showing/hiding hidden characters (Cmd+Option+I)
Add Shift and you’re probably in the clear.
I have altered many of my keyboard shortcuts to suit my own purposes (Cmd+U for Ungroup and so on), keeping 2-key shortcuts for the most commonly used commands and 3-keys for those more seldom used. Some of the default shortcuts for common commands are unnecessarily complicated.