Modifying GitHub Desktop 's shortcuts

Is there a way to modify/edit/change Github Desktop shortcuts?

1. Is there a way to change the keys for a shortcut corresponding to a function?

e.g.
Ctrl+Shift+A ---> Ctrl+Shift+C  
to Open the repository in your preferred editor tool

2. Is there a way to make Github Desktop read/use/talk with .gitignore while openin a repository with my preferred editor tool?

@OrdinaryusRex Thanks for the questions.

1. Is there a way to change the keys for a shortcut corresponding to a function?

Currently it is not possible to modify the available keyboard shortcuts in GitHub Desktop, and at this time we do not have any plans to enable this. If there is a specific shortcut you would like to see added please feel free to open an issue in https://github.com/desktop/desktop/issues.

2. Is there a way to make Github Desktop read/use/talk with .gitignore while openin a repository with my preferred editor tool?

I’m not sure I fully understand the question, but GitHub Desktop will respect your existing .gitignore file and you can also ignore files directly in GitHub Desktop by right-clicking on them in the Changes view. Let me know if I’m misunderstanding your question. Thanks for using GitHub Desktop!

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Hello @steveward ,

Since you clarified that we can not modify keys for a keyboard shortcuts,
Is it possible to disable / block a specific shortcut or all keyboard shortcuts in github desktop

for e.g.:
I would like to disable Ctrl + Shift + S (Stash all changes) as i am using this shortcut in various other editiors for “show in explorer” fuction.

@impratikjaiswal there isn’t a way to block shortcuts in GitHub Desktop, but there are applications that you can use to modify global shortcuts on your system. Is that what you are using?