Just a wonder:
Does anyone know if there's a shortcut to select the eyedropper tool from having text selected?
If I press 'I', then it obviously replaces any highlighted text with the letter 'I'.
Pressing Esc opens up the keyboard to shortcuts... but moves to box select and loses the highlighted text.
This is in no way urgent... but would be a nice to have.
You could make a custom shortcut using a modifier key with another key so it doesn't add a character to your text, and set the context to Text. Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts...
I've never played with custom shortcuts... but this has worked a treat.
Now, I've set it up so that CTRL+I selects the eyedropper.