Where have the Command Shortcuts gone in R2018a?

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I have just installed 2018a, and the Shortcuts tab has disappeared. Is there a way to get it back?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 22 Mar 2018
In MATLAB R2018a we decided to repackage Command Shortcuts as Favorite Commands. You should now see your former Command Shortcuts appear under: 
Home -> Favorites.
New shortcuts can be created from:
Favorites -> New Favorite.
For more information, please see the following Documentation link:
Markus Mertens
Markus Mertens on 20 Apr 2021
You can create the shortcut under Favorite Commands and then select it in MATLAB Toolbars Preferences. Then it will appear in the Toolbar and you can access it with 1 click.

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Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro
I have now seen the shortcuts appear in the main tab as favorites, but I really liked to have my tab with shortcuts open and use them. With favorites I have to click to open and then they follow a different order (maybe I will get used to them but after some years I clicked my shortcuts rather automatically) is there a way to have a Tab with the favorites?
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Pawel Jastrzebski
Pawel Jastrzebski on 21 Nov 2018
you can certainly have have them back on the toolbar if you want.

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Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro
Thanks, this brings them up, I think that when they were shortcuts was better, but this is a good improvement.
cgio on 14 Aug 2020
Agree, I tried Matlab 2019b.
The less accessible shortcuts tab and the issues with the Simulink data inspector (extremely slow in both windows and mac OS) are forcing me to stay with Matlab 2017b.
The old shortcut tab was better because it was easier to find, and the shortcuts were more readable.
I hope that Mathworks fixes this in the next releases.

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Ryan on 4 Dec 2018
I don't like it!. I have to open favorite manu and select the button. Why don't you continue the old fashion?

Paul on 25 Apr 2019
If you want to run Favorite Commands using the Keyboard, use the Alt+[number] keys.
In order to add Favorite Commands to the Quick Access toolbar, you can access
  • Home => Preferences => Toolbars => Toolbar: Quick Access
  • or Right Click on Quick Access Toolbar => Customize
then you can select the ones that you have previously defined (as described in the other answers) in the category
[+] Home => [+] Favorites => [+] Favorite Commands.
I am using R2018a.

Raffaele Mancuso
Raffaele Mancuso on 3 Jul 2019
Using alt+number keys seem to don't work anymore on MATLAB R2018b?

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