There is this very helpful zoom shortcut in Photoshop: ALT+mouse wheel.
But it has a very bad side effect: because it uses ALT the shortcut letters of the menus get highlighted (e.g. F for File, E for Edit, I for Image). Making the selection of the next tool impossible.
If I zoom using ALT+mouse wheel and then try to hit E to use the eraser, in fact I will open the Edit menu. So before pressing E I need to press ALT again. Which is very annoying.
I just noticed that if I use the right ALT key the problem don't happen. But using the right one is kind of unpractical.
How to go around this issue while still using ALT+mouse wheel for zooming in/out quickly?