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Customizing shortcuts

Customizing shortcuts

If you don't like Illustrator's default shortcuts for commands and tools, you can assign your own. Shortcuts are organized into keysets.

To assign your own shortcuts:

1.
Choose Edit menu > Keyboard Shortcuts (Cmd-Option-Shift-K/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-K).

2.
To edit an existing keyset (set of shortcuts), choose a keyset name from the Set pop-up menu (, next page). To create a new keyset, ignore this step (you'll create one later).


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3.
Choose Menu Commands or Tools from the next pop-up menu.

4.
Click the command or tool name to which you want to assign a shortcut.

5.
Press the shortcut key, then click on a blank area of the dialog box.

If that key is already assigned to another command or tool, an alert message will appear in the dialog box, and the shortcut will be removed from the previous command or tool. To assign a new shortcut to the command or tool from which you just removed a shortcut, click Go To, then press a shortcut.

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If you change your mind, click Undo in the dialog box. The shortcut will be reassigned to its original command or tool. To clear a shortcut altogether, click Clear.

6.
Optional: In the Symbol column, enter the keyboard symbol you want to appear on the menu or tool tip for the command or tool.

7.
Repeat steps 4–6 for any other shortcuts you want to assign.

8.
As soon as one user-defined shortcut is entered in the dialog box, the word “Custom” appears on the Set pop-up menu. To create a new keyset to include your new shortcuts, click Save, type a name for the new keyset, click OK, then click OK again to exit the dialog box.

The new keyset name will appear on the Set pop-up menu.

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To save your changes to the currently chosen keyset, click OK.


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