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448 Points

Mon, Jun 22, 2015 3:59 AM

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Photoshop CC 2015: Auto scrolling on layers panel when a layer is copied, deleted or added to a folder.

Photoshops 2015 layers panel is constantly doing things I wouldn't expect and making me think more that needed. When I drag a layer to the new icon it copies the new layer to the top of my file structure. Now I need to grab it scroll back down and re-find the context I was in. This seems un necessary and I would expect the new layer to appear under the original one.

Every time an action is applied to a layer photoshop auto scrolls the layers panel so that my selected layer is at the very top. This is very distracting and chokes the context in favour of identifying the layer. Every time I do an action on a layer (add to folder, delete...) my very next action is to scroll the layers panel back to where it was. I would expect to have the scroll location stay the same so I can retain the same folder context.

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Official Solution

42 Messages

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1.3K Points

5 years ago

This was a bug introduced as a side effect of another change. We're looking into a fix. Thanks for letting us know.

Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

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15.5K Messages

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291.9K Points

5 years ago

This issue should be corrected in the Photoshop CC 2015.0.1 update which was released today. Details here: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

2 Messages

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84 Points

5 years ago

I was just searching about this. I HATE that this occurs; it's totally jarring and disrupts my view of the surrounding layers and ruins my workflow.

Adobe, PLEASE get rid of this.

Thanks.

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60 Points

Ditto. Thanks for bringing this up. It is very distracting and significantly cuts down my productivity.

Champion

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1.6K Messages

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28.4K Points

5 years ago

Don't you love how they changed the behavior of something which has been consistent for the past 20 years without giving us the option to revert?

9 Messages

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448 Points

5 years ago

I was so excited for the Artboard functionality but this usability issue completely overshadows Artboard. There is a lot of talk between designers about Artboards and invision which I think is great but every time it gets brought up I mention how terrible the layers panel is.

Designers are leaving photoshop for more specialised UX/UI tools. If this layers panel isn't fixed Im leaving too!

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62 Points

5 years ago

This need to be fixed ASAP!

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162 Points

5 years ago

Really annoyed by this as well. I now have to constantly readjust the scroll bar to get back to where I was. I'm confused why this was added, as I can't think of how this benefits users. When we're using the layers panel, we're sub-consciously keeping track of where that layer is in the stack. We know that certain layers are on the top and some are on bottom. This auto-scrolling mess assumes that I don't want to see the layers above a selected layer, only the layers below. How does this make sense? It makes just as much sense as automatically scrolling so the selected layer is on the bottom of my layers panel. Auto-scrolling to ANY point serves no purpose.

I really doubt this change is welcome to most users. If someone can explain a benefit of it, I'm open to adjusting. But right now this is more work for me without a clear reason.

*EDIT* Example of where this is really annoying: Say I need to move a layer into a folder, then I want to move that entire folder's contents on my canvas (which would require me to select the folder in the layers panel). I select the layer, drag it to the folder, then my layers panel suddenly hides the folder from my view. *sigh* now I have to scroll back up to select the folder, which was what I was trying to do all along.

Adobe, I like you, but I can't help imagining the troll guy's face every time your layers panel automatically scrolls to hide other layers I was planning on manipulating.

4 Messages

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92 Points

5 years ago

Evil. Change it please!

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10 Points

5 years ago

Been searching for users opinions about this. The workflow with layers has become more frustrating.

Adobe, seriously, the only reason we haven't switched to sketch is we have workers using windows. So start thinking about us, the users and our workflow and not only in adding more functionality.

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184 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Layers panel in Photochop CC 2015 scrolls automatically when it shouldn't.

Layers panel in Photoshop CC 2015 is acting weirdly. It scrolls automatically whenever I create a new layer, or delete an old one. It's very annoying and confusing. Make it behave as previously, please.

I'm not the only one. Check this thread for a more detailed description of this problem. There are many others (both Mac and PC users) that have this problem.

https://forums.adobe.com/message/7661...

8 Messages

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196 Points

5 years ago

I love that undoing things like a brush stroke doesn't take you to another layer anymore. And I like that a layer dropped into a group goes to the top instead of the bottom. But I hate that every little thing scrolls the layer panel so the selected is at the top. Very disorienting and I don't see the point.

2 Messages

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92 Points

5 years ago

This really needs to be resolved ASAP. I work on gigantic documents with intricate layer structures to make complicated elements overlap in the correct way, and it's driving me mad having to repeatedly scroll back up to where I was to get all the layers in a group to interact properly. It's slowing down my workflow by a ridiculous amount and there needs to be an option to turn this off.

9 Messages

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146 Points

5 years ago

Agreed on all posts above. This is SO frustrating. Adobe please fix asap. Really disruptive to my workflow.

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92 Points

5 years ago

bump bump bump bump bump. This is either a bug or a terrible feature and I've seen at least 5 threads about this with no response. Really lovely how installing 2015 automatically uninstalled 2014, so I can't even revert until this is fixed.

Can we at least get a response so I know if this is a bug that will be resolved soon, a feature that will be able to be disabled soon, or if I need to permanently revert to a previous version of Photoshop?

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

There is no need to bump topics on this forum.

2 Messages

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84 Points

I don't see this as a bump (despite its own statement) as much as yet another person (probably a designer, and not a "computer scientist") that disapproves of this egregious problem with the layers palette.

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960 Points

5 years ago

Bump, bump bump bump from me too.

Chris Cox, you have responded to the topic being bumped but not the actual issue. Are you guys at least looking into this or are you hoping that it will go away if its ignored?

As mentioned above there are multiple threads and no response.

Please shed some light on this. It's seriously messed up.

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

I'm not in the office right now, and don't know the status of this issue.