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In edit mode I can press W to bring up the specials menu, then D to shade smooth. Is there any shortcut key for shade smooth in object mode? I know I can assign a key, but wanted to know if there already is one in blender.

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No. There is not.

There are two good places to look for shortcuts. The Space menu, and the user preferences.

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If there were shortcuts, they would show up there:

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is there a good way to find the shortcuts, like I described in the question? I haven't found them using ether method you suggested. – David Jun 24 '14 at 14:04
@David I'm not sure what you mean.. What shortcuts? There aren't any shortcuts for smooth shading by default. – gandalf3 Jun 24 '14 at 19:52
"W" then "D" is what I was referring to. I do not know of any way to find the shortcuts for items that are in a menu. – David Jun 24 '14 at 21:49
@David Those shortcuts are based on the letters in the name of the operator. The letter used as the shortcut is underlined. – gandalf3 Jun 24 '14 at 22:08
I know, and I thought that that might be your next comment. What I meant is with the 2 methods you mentioned is there any way to find those shortcuts? – David Jun 24 '14 at 22:12

You can set hotkeys like shown in this example: enter image description here

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