you may use the Fill Command in the Edit Menu : Shift + F5
or you may use the other shortcut to show up the same command by pressing : shift + backspace
or i guess recording an Action and assign it a keyboard shortcut may work.
> you may use the Fill Command in the Edit Menu : Shift + F5
No, that command brings up a menu and doesn't work with a single key press. Way too slow. I'm talking about simply pressing the 'fill foreground' and 'fill background' keyboard shortcuts - you know, the shortcuts we use about a million times per day. It's the only way you can fill a selection with a color.
> or i guess recording an Action and assign it a keyboard shortcut may work.
The only keyboard shortcuts you can assign to actions are F-keys, which isn't useful for essential everyday shortcuts.
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I can't say that I have any problems using the current shortcuts, but if you would like to organise your most used shortcuts into a single key press, have a look at gaming mice and/or keyboards. Both have additional buttons that can be set to key combinations, or run macros.
I use the Logitech G910 which has three banks of nine G-Keys, which I use for changing workspace, toggling Lazy Nezumi on and off, running actions etc. They are context sensitive, so you can even using them to paste often used long links like we are forever doing answering questions in this forum.
A decent mouse is a must with Photoshop. I have two Logitech Performance MX, which I like a lot, but I have not tried the MX Master. However I have bumped those for use with my laptop and Cintiq Companion, and now use a G602 mouse on my desktop. It only has six G-keys, but I find any more to be too awkward to use.
You probably know this already.
You can customize your shortcuts by way of Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.
The closest I could get to Fill is Edit > Fill
Worth a shot though.
Customizing keyboard shortcuts won't work, because it only brings up the Edit > Fill dialog. You can't customize your way any further than that.
I use ctrl + delete and alt + delete, respectively. I have no problems with that.
As Trevor said, a gaming/programmable mouse will work, like Logitech's G series. Here you can assign any keyboard combo to any mouse button, it's just a question of how many buttons the mouse has.
> if you would like to organise your most used shortcuts into a single key press, have a look at gaming mice and/or keyboards. Both have additional buttons that can be set to key combinations, or run macros.
Thank you Trevor, your reply has been helpful to me. As a matter of fact, I already do use a gaming mouse (the Logitech MX518). I've had it for nearly a decade and I do use its custom mouse buttons for almost all my applications. The funny thing is I've never thought of using them in Photoshop - partly because I've just been using Photoshop for so long and it didn't occur to me. But also I think it's because in Photoshop you need precision mouse position - it often needs to be pixel perfect - and pressing buttons on the side of the mouse is tricky and can move the mouse.
However, the buttons on the top of the mouse are easy to press and can be done without moving the mouse. So I have now assigned the two buttons on the top of my mouse to "fill foreground" and "fill background" and it's wonderful.
Thanks for the advice. Though I do wish Adobe would allow ALL of Photoshop's basic commands to have custom keyboard shortcuts so that we can work the way we want to work instead of having it dictated to us!