1) Where is the entry in Keyborad shortcuts (alt shft Ctrl K) to change/add a shortcut for the UNITE shape mode in the pathfinder window?
2) I want to keep both shapes when I do the a MINUS FRONT in Shape Modes in the pathfinder window. Currently it deletes the front shape. Is there any option to keep both shapes (ungrouped)?
3) Pathfinder commands group shapes after a particular pathfinder operation. Is there anyway to keep them ungrouped?
1: I don't see this in the keyboard shortcuts. You might consider an action and assign a function key to the action for this.
2: When using the pathfinder I copy and past in front, the object which I will be using to subtract from the object below. This allows me to keep both.
3: At this point if I need to select paths I just use the Direct Select tool. Or use the sub-layers in the layers panel and click on the meatball to select the objects within a group. You may be confusing Group with Compound Path.