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Wed, Dec 2, 2015 5:09 PM

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Photoshop 2015.1: Double-click to rename layer doesn't work as expected

In order to rename a layer or layer group I have to double-click, pause, and then click again to be able to rename the layer in the layers palette.

Note: The double-click to rename a layer works correctly if you're using tabs for your documents, or if you are in "Full Screen Mode" or "Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar".

I can only reproduce this bug when using floating documents in "Standard Screen Mode", which is how I work.

Running:
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
Mac OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
Photoshop 2015.1

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5 years ago

Hi James, I can't repro this off hand.

Do you have any 3rd party panels/plug-ins installed? Have you tried with default prefs?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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5 years ago

I tried resetting everything I could and removing any scripts and extensions I had installed, but unfortunately I'm still getting the same result.

I composed a screen recording to show what I'm getting. You'll notice in the video that upon double-clicking a layer name it turns grey instead of the usual blue, until I click it again.

Then when I change to "Full Screen" mode it works as it should.

http://cl.ly/3d0v2y0V1W1j

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I can repro now. Let me log an issue.

Another workaround is to turn off Window > Application Frame....

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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5 years ago

Having the same issue here.

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5 years ago

Thanks! The Window > Application Frame workaround works for me for now.

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32 Points

5 years ago

I've set the option-command-R (ctrl+alt+r) to layer—>rename layer. Works super fast and ignores this issue

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90 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Group naming a two step process.

Changing layer group names is a two step process now. Doesn't seem like it's as intuative as the previous versions. I click the layer group name and it seems selected, but with a gray highlight, I then have to click it again to get the highlight to change colour and then I'm able to change the name.

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60 Points

5 years ago

Try this. Double click to edit layer name. It will be grayed out and wont let you make any edits. Double click again and the word(s) will highlight in blue, which is now editable.

Annoying.

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274 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2015.1: Layer names require triple-clicking to hilight text.

In previous versions of Photoshop, double clicking a layer name in the layer palette selected the text so I could type a new name. Now I have to triple or even quadruple click the layer name to hilight the text. Problem as of Photoshop 2015.1

Photoshop 2015.1, OSX 10.11.2

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80 Points

5 years ago

This is definetely a bug and not a feature. It needs to be reverted so double-click can rename layers. Only been using 2015.1 for an hour and it's already annoyed me dozens of times.

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Behaviour found by James Pringle has been duplicated by myself. This problem returns back to normal when cycling through Screen Mode views using "F" and editing in Full screen mode with menu bar.

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@Russ Cycling through screen modes is a workaround, but not a solution. This was not happening on Photoshop CC2014. Also, it does not work all the times for me.

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@Russ I second Leandro's sentiment. I'm struggling with this problem as well, it runs counter to the behavior that Adobe has instilled in us by making double click to rename the same way in every single release until now. This is a major bug and needs to be fixed in, if not the next update, then another one in the immediate future.

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See my official comment. We're working on it for our next update.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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@Jefferey, Awesome.

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5 years ago

Replying to this topic to say I also have this problem and I'm VERY upset with Adobe recently.

So far there are two issues started bothering me since CC2015 update: this triple/quadruple click to rename layers and the Wacom driver / multiple shape selection issue.

It is sad that we are hostages of Adobe software.

Running PS CC 2015.1.1
on OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks)

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100 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP CC 2015 - Renaming layers, paths, and channels in the palette is signif....

In Photoshop 2015.1.1 It is more difficult than it was in previous versions to change the name of a layer in your layers palette. Before i could double click the name and it would be prepared to change. In the current version if i double click the name it appears to be ready to edit but in reality i need to click it 1 or 2 more times in order for it to be high lighted blue and be ready to edit. This has substantially slowed down my workflow. I would really like to see the feature of renaming layers (as well as paths and channels) return to the old double-click and type method.

Thank you

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130 Points

5 years ago

I also hit this issue with requiring extra clicks to get into edit mode and rename a layer. I just confirmed it goes away if I reset to open documents in Tabs under Workspaces. That is not the way I like to work but it hinders me much less than the edit layer name issue. Now if they could fix the lack of contrast in the interface to go back to the previous releases I'd be happy. I'm trying to adjust but it isn't happening so far.

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142 Points

5 years ago

Seems to be fixed in the latest PS CC update.