Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the typeface?

I press control-T which brings up the character selector which is nice. Then I press tab and it hides all the menus instead of going to the next field in the character selector :(

Adobe Illustrator Typeface Selector

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There is no method to circumvent at least one click in many panels. The UI simply is not constructed to remove all "click events", other than via scripting/actions.

You must click at least one field in many panels before tab/shift-tab will navigate between fields.

There are also no shortcuts which I am aware of which can be used to focus on a field inside a panel. Shortcuts will merely open/close panels.

  • Thank you so much! That sucks but that makes sense to me.
    – sneilan
    Dec 16, 2019 at 23:42
  • It seems like some panels do automatically have the input field selected however. illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/…
    – sneilan
    Dec 16, 2019 at 23:42
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    Well sort of. Some commands have shortcuts.. like Rotate (command-r) and those commands may also be possible on a panel. It's the command that has a shortcut, not the panel.
    – Scott
    Dec 17, 2019 at 0:14
  • Although the panel when opened immediately focuses to the first input field which is super cool. I wish all panels did that.
    – sneilan
    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:04

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