Is there a shortcut for the selector tool in Photoshop (the very fist tool in the tool bar, the one selected when opening Photoshop) ?

  • That's the Move tool.
    – e100
    Sep 20, 2012 at 10:54

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All tool shortcuts are listed if you choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and choose Tools from the drop down.

The move tool's shortcut is v


For tools with sub-tools, you can right-click/control-click the tool for the pop out and the shortcut will be shown to the right of the tools.


Adding Brenden's comment to this answer so it's more complete:

If you have Tool Tips active in the preferences, you can also simply hover your mouse over any of the tools and the shortcut will appear as a tool tip.


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    Beat me by about a minute :P So I'll just comment on yours: You can also mouse over any of the toolbar items to see their shortcuts. Like so: i.stack.imgur.com/5XFyD.png
    – Brendan
    Sep 19, 2012 at 19:33
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    @Brendan, yup I should have added that. I did due to your comment.
    – Scott
    Sep 19, 2012 at 19:36
  • Thanks guys ! (sidenote: when I hover toolbar items I don't get any tool tip :/)
    – drake035
    Sep 19, 2012 at 20:29
  • Tool Tips have to be checked in the preferences and sometimes it takes a few moment of no mouse movement for the tip to appear.
    – Scott
    Sep 19, 2012 at 20:33

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