Is there a way to set a keyboard shortcut to toggle layer visibility in Photoshop (CS3)?

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There isn't a shortcut bound to this action by default; but if you go to the Keyboard Shortcuts configuration (Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts) under 'Layers' there is a 'Hide Layers' option where you can bind your own shortcut.


Mac = command + , toggles selected layer visibility
Mac = command + option + , turns all layers' visibility on regardless of layer selection.

PC = ctl + ,
PC = ctl + alt + ,

  • This feature was added in some version; which one? Apr 7, 2017 at 21:09
  • works in 2019 cc
    – TangMonk
    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:29

I don't think Photoshop has a default hotkey for showing/hiding a certain layer. You can, however, create your own action to do this, and just bind it to a key.


I have software "photoshop assistant". It can bind any key to show/hide a particular layer...and other cool stuff too. You can check it. I tried creating an action, it works but you have to bind choose the shortcut key from the F(x) keys and what is worse, you should choose two different keys for "hide" and for "show layer". It's boring...

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    What do you mean? Is this a plugin? A script? How did you set this up?
    – supertrue
    May 15, 2013 at 5:17

open Photoshop and now go to the edit options and now keyboard shortcuts option after application menus now select show layer option choose your shortcut ket after save as

  • This duplicates another (accepted) answer and adds no new content. Please don't post an answer unless you actually have something new to contribute.
    – DavidPostill
    Dec 15, 2015 at 13:46

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