Snagit - Shortcuts/Hotkeys for Arrange (Bring to Front, Sent to Back) and Flatten

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First thanks for making Snagit!  it's a one of a kind program which is awesome at what it does!

I use Snagit for a lot of my mockup needs.  I take a snapshot of part of the application, I'm working on, move things around, flatten some stuff to keep the document simple and not have to as many objects floating around if I don't need them to be editable after I've moved them, and then add new stuff.

I end up using Flatten, and arrange actions a lot and going through the menus slows me down

It would be great if we had shortcuts for the arrange actions.  In other applications where there is the same sort of arrangement workflow these are the shortcut keys they use

Bring Forward    - CTRL + ]
Bring to Front     - CTRL + SHIFT + ]
Send Backward  - CTRL + [
Send to Back      - CTRL + SHIFT + [

Photoshop, Affinity Designer, Axure are some applications which use these shortcuts

The Flatten All has a hotkey which I use whenever I can :), but I wish I had a hotkey for Flatten, so I could just flatten the item I have selected.

I feel like if you added a hotkey for flatten you could use a similar pattern:
Flatten -      CTRL+ T
Flatten All - CTRL + SHIFT + T

This is similar to what Photoshop uses.  If you wanted to change to be consistent with their hotkeys this would be

Flatten -      CTRL + E
Flatten All - CTRL + SHIFT + E

Although the behavior in Photoshop is a bit different.  In Photoshop Ctrl + E is 'Merge Down' where you merge the current layer with the layer just beneath it.  Whereas in Snagit you are merging the selection with the base image.  In Photoshop CTRL + SHIFT + E would be the same as flatten all.
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Flatten is CTRL+T
Bring forward is  CTRL+Shift+F
Send Backward is CTRL+Shift+B

More hotkey info here

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Thanks for the link!  I think I had assumed since it didn't show the hotkey in the right click menu like it does for Flatten All does in the UI that there weren't any hot keys!