What is failing when you try to edit keyboard shortcuts in the text file? That should still work.
Sorry I replied to you in the Creative Cow forum. Just in case you didn't see my reply there, I'm reposting it here:
Essentially after following the tutorial video very carefully, modifying the shortcuts, making sure there are no traces of other instances of the old shortcut, I save the file then when I reopen AE, I get this window:
Then when I check the folder housing the shortcuts text file I see that my modified shortcut text file simply got renamed "old" at the end of the line:
See second line in window "Shortcuts.txt.old" -> that's the file I modified. It looks like AE simply spawned a new default shortcuts file titled "...Shortcuts.txt"
Thanks so much Tim...it's working!
This workaround is fantastic. Will be customizing more shortcuts now.
Glad to know you're in business.
We have fixed this up in the next release of After Effects so that it automatically rectifies directional quote characters to standard quotation marks. Still, I would recommend avoiding a text editor that auto-corrects such characters by default, especially in plaintext mode.