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The Module panel that has focus is the one that is active. If you are in a panel that takes text in text fields (like the Metadata panel), the "G" key is just another text character. You need to click out of the text boxes and into another panel before the hot key is active.
The "G" short cut key always invokes the Library Grid view. If you want another module besides Library, you need to use the Shortcut key to invoke that module. In the Library Module (G) invokes the Grid, (E) invokes the LoupE view, (C) invokes the Compare view and (N) invokes the Survey view.
 
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If already in the library module, you can hit "esc" once to remove focus, and then "esc" once more (or the G key) to get your grid view. In the Develop module, hiting G pretty well always takes me to the Library grid view.
 
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Sorry, neither of these work.. In Lr 4.4 the G key works in all of the Text settings but not in 5.6

Richard
In the LR menu go to {View} and look at the submenu for Grid. The Shortcut key will be listed on the right of the menu item. It will be "G". If pressing the "G" key does not work for you, then your center panel (where the grid will appear) does not have focus. Click on the Center panel before pressing the "G" key. If that does not work then you can use the {Grid} submenu item in the {View} menu and look for a solution to your problem outside of LR, because LR is not the culprit.
 
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