I see frequently questions similar to "What's the shortcut for this in X" or How to add shortcut key in Illustrator. A lot of times it's either Illustrator / Photoshop / Indesign, and it's always the same way (search it in "Edit > Keyboard shortcuts" and if yours doesn't exist, add it there).

I don't think the site should be a place to ask for the same basic software operation questions all the time, once should be enough! Don't get me wrong, I use shortcuts all the time and I love it, but whenever I need to find one I'd rather find a list of shortcuts than come here, ask for it, wait for an answer.

Should we have one general question + answer and just close the others / point to it? Something like

Q: Where are the shortcuts for Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign?

A: Search for it in here, here or here. If you don't find a default shortcut for your tool, create one in the menu "Edit > Keyboard shortcuts".

Perhaps with a link to the Adobe Default shortcuts (for example, for Illustrator)

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    Aren't we then just recreating this, this and this?
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 10:39
  • @PieBie no, my idea is to have an answer that says "Edit > kbd shortcuts" and just the links to the Adobe pages, not replicating the pages on GD.SE. That way it stays up-to-date (as long as Adobe keeps their pages up-to-date)
    – Luciano
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 12:18
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    relevant read: graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3215/…. Be warned that a canonical Q&A needs managing, and some people will have to check its edits.
    – Vincent
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 12:22
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    @Vincent sure, but in this case it should be a fairly low maintenance canonical (I believe) because these shortcuts don't change so often and we'd link to the actual shortcuts in the adobe website (which also doesn't change so often).
    – Luciano
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 12:26
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    @Luciano .... You hope ;)
    – Vincent
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 13:44


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