Support for More Keyboard Shortcut Modifiers
I want to map shortcuts using the option/alt modifier key. Illustrator won't let me do this natively, nor through macOS's Keyboard system preferences. Please consider changing this.
These kinds of limitations are so arbitrary. Just let us do what we want.
Margaret Trauth commented
I think the "Better Keyboard Shortcut Customization" idea merged with this one might have been more about menu shortcuts than toolbar shortcuts? Not sure, it's vanished now.
Anyway. I've got a lot of shortcuts. I think I've got about fifteen key combinations that aren't assigned to something - plain key for a tool, shifted key for another tool, command-key, command-shift-key, command-alt-key, and command-alt-shift-key for various menu items and the tiny intersection between "stuff in the various panels I'd like to have a hotkey for" and "stuff that actually shows up in the Keyboard Shortcut dialog".
As a Mac user I'd love to be able to add the control key to the mix, doubling the number of shortcuts I can assign. I never use Windows so I don't care what you figure out to give Windows users another bit for key shortcuts - maybe the Windows key?
Also there are some things wired deeply into Illustrator that should be changeable. Most notably the shortcut of holding down the ` key while using most transformation tools to only transform pattern swatches; it's unchangeable, and doesn't *exist* on all international keyboards.
Really I would like to see every single button and menu item in Illustrator's myriad palettes show up in the Keyboard Shortcuts pane. I can get around some things not showing up in there *if* they'll show up in actions, but some won't - I'm so **** tired of having to go to the Appearance palette's menu to do "Redefine Graphic Style" in my graphic-style-oriented workflow, for instance.
I've seen screenshots of other Adobe tools that have much nicer keyboard shortcut editors, that do things like show you which keys are still unassigned. Look at them. Steal liberally from them. Expose a ton more things to control by the keyboard. And give us a couple more bits worth of meta keys.
Jeff D commented
Please allow me to use all keys to set keyboard shortcuts. For example, I can't use the command key nor the arrow keys. It's a ridiculous limitation.
All other art applications let me do this. Now I have to set and memorize a new set of shortcuts just for Illustrator. What a waste of brain power.