Why don't hotkeys work in the settings menu or in modals?

Self-explanatory, basically when a hotkey is pressed outside of the settings menu or a modal it works, but not when on is focused. I’d like them to work.

Are there any commands that work in those areas?

Not that I know of.

Sorry, I just realized that was an ambiguous question. What I meant was, are there commands that work in those areas without hotkeys (like by using the command palette)?