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230 Points

Thu, May 18, 2017 9:44 PM

Photoshop: CTRL+J no longer duplicates a layer. Setting CTRL+J as keyboard shortcut also doesn't work.

Up until recently, in Photoshop CC, I could use CTRL+J to duplicate a layer I had selected in the Layers panel. Now, CTRL+J does not do anything when pressed.

I tried going to Keyboard Shortcuts and setting CTRL+J as the shortcut for Layers > Duplicate Layer - and it does not add my shortcut. I can set it to most anything else, such as, SHIFT+CTRL+J - but CTRL+J isn't allowed to be added as a keyboard shortcut for anything and it doesn't even provide a warning about it conflicting with another shortcut, it just doesn't do anything when trying to add CTRL+J as a shortcut to a menu item.

CTRL+J is a widely used shortcut that seems to have been taken away in recent version of Photoshop CC 2017 with no way to add it back manually.

Please add this back as the default or allow users to add it manually.

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3 Messages

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120 Points

2 years ago

The best solution is to disable the startup page in Photoshop options! Cheers!

2 Messages

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82 Points

This seems to work for me to!

4 Messages

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118 Points

2 years ago

How far are we with this?
I just updated my Lightroom CC to 8.1 and Photoshop CC to 20.0.1, still no CTRL+J without workaround.. dammit..

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Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

4 Messages

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118 Points

I'm not requesting a workaround, I want a FIX ;-)

78 Messages

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2K Points

I am on Windows 10 and PS 2019 (Latest version). NO PROBLEM with Control J on the PC.

3 Messages

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120 Points

2 years ago

I am having the same problem. I have to open Photoshop seperately then bring image in from lightroom.

5 Messages

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104 Points

2 years ago

I have same issue as Veronica Contino - must open PS separetly for Ctrl + J to work. When using "edit in PS" command from LR Ctrl +J will not work

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80 Points

2 years ago

This worked for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9MKoz-0C8U

Close PS, move your PS preferences file to somewhere else on your Mac/PC, then restart PS. The keyboard shortcut then worked for me.

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60 Points

2 years ago

Well I just discovered that if the layer you want to copy is a background layer you can't use control+J, but if you unlock it you can use your controls as before!!!!