I'd have thought that your custom shortcuts would survive a restart. How about other preferences? Do they stay as you set them?
I always use Custom workspaces to store shortcuts, because there are some I occassionally need to revert back to their default settings, so I use the Essentials workspace for the defaults, and one of my daul monitor workspaces for my custom shortcuts.
Can you experiemnt with workspaces and other Preference settings and come back to us?
Thanks for your help. All the other custom shortcuts and preferences are well saved and come back after a restart.
I've deleted my shortcut save and now I'm using the custom worspace to store shortcuts. But the problem is still the same...
I'm not able to keep this "CTRL+<" shortcut after a restart of Photoshop... I've tried two different computers and the problem is the same on the other one. That's weird...
I only have CC installed now, but I tried it and it stayed changed through a restart. I assume you are seeing it as Ctrl , and not Ctrl < seeing as the < is a shifted character?
I'm not sure to understand what you mean I just press and hold the [CTRL] key and press once the [<] key.
What is weird is that Photoshop changes the "CTRL+<" shortcut into "CTRL+&" while this is impossible to set this one manually (as it is already used by the color channels panel to select a layer mask). And when I try the "CTRL+&" shortcut, it flatten the image...
Ah OK, sorry. I'm french so the keyboard is not like yours :
The character is not shift. When I type it, I directly have "<". So I have "CTRL+<" in the Edit Shortcut Panel (and in the Layer Menu next to the Flatten Image command) until I restart Photoshop. Then I have "CTRL+&" in the Edit Shortcut Panel and next to the Flatten Image command in the Layer Menu.
So... any idea about this problem ?
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I imagine your French keyboard will have some impact, but it seems to me that it does not really matter how a keyboard code is generated. Just that the right code is recognised by the computer.
You are doing the right thing by entering your keyboard sequence in Edit > Shortcuts, as that leaves no room for error. What I suggest as a the next step is to go through the Edit > Shortcuts procedure again, and immediately create a custom workspace and check 'Keyboard shorts' and 'Menus'. Restart Photoshop and you should be in your custom workspace. If you move some panels reset your custom workspace.
If restarting puts you back in the default 'Essentials' workspace, then you have to ask if your Preferences file has become locked or 'read only'. I would have thought we'd have considered that possibility back up the thread, but I can't see any such reference. Easy to test by changing Preferences and checking after a restart.
Thanks again for your help. I'm starting to think that my french keyboard is the problem. But as this used to work in previous versions of Photoshop, that's weird...
I've just tested what you suggested but the shortcut keeps coming back to [CTRL+&] instead of [CTRL+<].
What I do not understand is that all the pref files that Photoshop is using are correct. I've edited them with notepad++ and the shortcut is good : Ctrl+< is [CTRL+<].
<command kind="static" id="1141" name="Flatten image"> <shortcut>Ctrl+<</shortcut>
I think I will change my habits and use another shortcut to flatten my layers but that sucks as the key is at a perfect place on the keyboard. Even the [CTRL+&] causes problems as it is also used in the the color channels panel to select a layer mask. So sometimes it flatten the image, and sometimes it selects the layer mask
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Bonjour. I just asked a localization engineer to take a look.
Bonjour, et merci
Ou est-ce que je devrais dire salut?
It looks like you've found a great bug. The thing is, this bug is also kind of strange...
First off, CNTRL+< does indeed change to CNTRL+& on both Win and Mac. That said, this is only an issue for French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Danish, not English, Czech, or Romanian, as this key is \ and CNTRL+\ is assigned to Select Layer Mask in Channel Panel in the later languages. I've tried in for a number of different commands and the results are the same.
Further, however, once I run into the problem ONCE on Mac, the app correctly prevents its use again. Odd. Windows has no such "seat belts" for this problem.
I've gone ahead and logged a bug. To be honest, I would not expect that key (to the left of W on the French keyboard, to the left of Z for English) to work as a shortcut key in general as it is very language dependent, but transforming it from < to & is pretty crazy.
"Salut" is fine for me
Weird bug, isn't it ?
Thanks for your help, hopefully this will be solved in a future update.