Remove keybind restrictions
Certain custom keyboard shortcuts cannot be customized. For example, I want to remap the Selection tool to the "A" key. After Effects does not allow this to happen.
I am able to make this change in Premiere Pro and Photoshop, and would appreciate if the same can be done in After Effects by removing these restrictions.
@andrew Thanks a lot! Your idea to edit the .txt file directly, worked!
To make this searchable - Here's how to circumvent / fix the " That key may not be reassigned " problem.
For me, the folder location was here:
You'll have to replace "13gpu" with your own username.
And my current text file of shortcuts is called:
taran 4 - AE keyboard.txt
but yours will be different.
Then I just opened that file in a notepad, and changed a few lines, like so:
Andrew Hurley commented
An update: I was able to circumvent these keybind restrictions by modifying the .txt file the keyboard shortcuts are saved to.
A fully-customizable keyboard shortcut menu. No more "this key cannot be re-mapped". If Premiere can support this functionality, there is no reason why AE needs immobile (and extremely unintutive) key mappings.
Please and thank you.