Indeed, the different edit tools are listed in the customize keyboard. So in the global settings (where I normally do most of my customizing) I was able to add
CTRL+HOME as Time Compress tool
CTRL+DEL as Slip Edit Tool
However, I couldn't get the NORMAL edit tool to be assigned to anything. By default it is assigned to CTRL+D, but even that wouldn't get it to come up. IE I can toggle between the TIme Compress and Slip tools with Keyboard shortcuts, but when it comes to getting back to normal tool, it is still a mouse click away, unless I am missing something...
Maybe you can clear things up for me but I don't understand why we need these "new tools" at all.
"Need"? . . . Maybe others want the option to experiment, explore and see what fits better for/with them. I for one like the opportunity to try-out different workflow methods.
Sorry but if you hit CTL-Home to activate time stretch you still have to drag the clip in one direction or the other. That is less efficient than holding ctl and dragging. Nothing to experiment with that I can see. Sorry.
Here are some others that I use all the time for what its worth:
alt-drag on any clip - slip event
ctl-alt on any two clips touching and increase/decrease both clips simultaneously
ctl-shift up arrow or down arrow - Increase or decrease size of tracks
ctl-up arrow or down arrow - zoom in all the way to the cursor position or all the way back out
ctl-tab (toggle) up or down arrow - between moving up/down tracks or zooming in/out on timeline
shift up arrow or down arrow - increase/decrease size of audio waveforms
ctl-home or end - move to very beginning or very end of timeline