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580 Points

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 8:27 PM

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Photoshop: Disable "Could not use the move tool because no layers are selected." Message

Get rid of the "Could not use the move tool because no layers are selected." message that pops up when you click anywhere with no layer selected. Or, at the very least, make an option to disable this dialog. In an effort to improve the Adobe cross-platform experience, please disable this pop-up message. I actively use Illustrator and Photoshop together literally every day and in Illustrator, you click off of an object to deselect it. If I do the same thing in Photoshop, I get the redundant dialog. I don't need Photoshop to deselect layers when clicking elsewhere on the canvas, but I do need it to stop showing a message every time I click, either on purpose or on accident, without a layer selected. Seriously, if I click and nothing happens, I know it is because I don't have a layer selected - I don't need a stupid window to pop up every single time to tell me no layer is selected.

Please... make it stop. Thank you.

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30 Messages

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580 Points

7 years ago

There was another Photoshop update the other day... with no useful changes. Every time I get an update, I hope that simple things like the "no layers are selected" box will be fixed. Or, at the very least, add a check box to the Preferences so I can turn the dumb thing off.

I can't be the only one who finds this annoying.

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195.8K Points

The update was only bug fixes.

The error alert telling you that you made a mistake in your selection is not a bug.

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580 Points

Sorry, Chris... this was not helpful at all. I didn't ask what the update was about.

In reply to your comment, if I click on the artboard with no layer selected, that is not a mistake in my selection. As I stated in the OP, anyone who uses multiple programs in the Creative Suite knows that in other programs, clicking on a blank area of the artboard deselects the current selection. Therfore, clicking outside of your work area is habitual. It is redundant that Photoshop handles a non-selection click as an "error".

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152 Points

I gotta side with Paul here.

Regardless of whether or not it's a bug, there should be an option to disable the pop-up. It's quite annoying.

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60 Points

JUST PRESS THIS EVERYTHING WILL GO BACK TO NORMAL AGAIN

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250 Points

@Noor Al Yaseen - like a few other incorrect suggestions below, the button you are referring to is the layer filtering toggle switch, which has nothing to do with the issue we are experiencing. Your suggestion is definitely not a fix and barely even counts as a workaround.

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80 Points

worked for me @paul

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62 Points

Worked for me too :) Thx!

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62 Points

Again - using "Layer Filter Options" does NOT fix the problem in the Original Post. The toggle switch in Noor Al Yaseen's comment enables the ability to filter the layers panel in order to search and/or organize layers. When you enable this, all you are doing is blocking the ability for layers to be selected. Not being able to select layers does not fix the problem in the OP.

Feel free to read about what the "Layer Filter Options" feature actually does here:
https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2018/03/select-and-filter-layer-options-in-photoshop-cc.html

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60 Points

wow.. you was help me
Thanks bro!

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580 Points

7 years ago

I would like to reiterate that I hate this stupid pop-up box. Please allow us to turn the dumb thing off.

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90 Points

7 years ago

I also hate it. I don't remember this in previous versions.

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102 Points

7 years ago

I remember it from previous versions, but it's quite silly indeed.

Other warning dialogs have a "don't show again" checkbox -> this DESPARATELY needs one.

If I can't move because nothing is selected, I will notice when nothing moves. Then I will adjust my selection.

But right now it just pops up whenever I do a wrong click, and then I have to get my hand off the mouse, on to the keyboard and press Enter which disrupts whatever I'm working on.

Or even better, when I'm selecting multiple layers with CMD + click, it will also pop up for whatever reason, because clicking somewhere you're bound to drag a little bit.

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580 Points

7 years ago

I still despise this pop-up box. Please allow us to turn it off!

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80 Points

5 years ago

Ditto. Double-ditto. I have no need of this warning and there ought to be a pro setting that allows disabling such annoying warning messages.

PLEASE.

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102 Points

5 years ago

I google this topic again, and it appears I've reacted once before already!

Please fix this Adobe. It literally can't take much more than an hour to add this to the settings.

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352 Points

5 years ago

Is there anyone from Adobe even reading this ? Does this post count as a logged bug? Because this problem has been here since more than a year. I tried logging a bug in the adobe bugbase, but you can not select photoshop. This is interface UX 101, just put a simple "[ ] Do not show again", and stop bothering users. I get that popup 10 times per hour. It is excessive. And I am fed up already.

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195.8K Points

Yes, we read them. But this is not a bug. This is just a warning message telling you that you made a mistake (much like "oil level is low" warnings in your car).

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90 Points

wow. double wow.

Chris, your example is way off. This warning is more like "Warning, you are currently not turning because you probably don't need to make a turn".

Yeah, pretty annoying.

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352 Points

Hello Cris,

Thanks for your answer.

I am sorry, but I strongly disagree with you.
When you use illustrator or other ADOBE programs, this behaviour does not happen (and please, don't add this "dis-feature" now in illustrator or I will hit my head with a wall in a loop).

This popup is pointless... I know that when I am clicking outside of the canvas, nothing is going to move (because, precisely, I am outside the canvas). It's like if every time you close the door and then remove your hand from the handle, I tell you with a popup that "your hand can not be used because it is not in the handle".

I bet that 99.9% of the users, which by the way pay their price monthy... do not want this to happen.

What we are requesting is not something aesthetical (like "I don't like the gray shade of the UI", which is purely subjective). We are requesting to add an option to remove something that makes us (the users / your clients / the ones who pay for the software), very frustrated and angry with a product that we, otherwise, LOVE.

We are requesting that you make your product better, in the most simple way, by making the UX better, and by having a less intrussive workflow.

Thanks,

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I agree with that. Adobe should focus on people who use their software 8 hours a day 5 days a week. These are the people who pay them. That a lot of small details makes great software. Competition understand this and so people are switching to the affinity and sketch.

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130 Points

I can't believe this is still not configurable. It took 10 years to get CTRL+Z to undo more than one thing (I know there was another shortcut for multi-undo unlike every other app in the world), so maybe in another 10 years they'll realize this is a really awful user experience to show "Warnings" as error modals that disrupt your workflow and require you to manually dismiss. Just change the modal to a toast-style popup.

Horrific UX should be considered a bug in terms of escalation/priority.

@Chris, this is more like your car displays a warning on your windshield obstructing your view and disabling your entire car until you reach up and click the X every time you press a wrong button on your radio.

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15.3K Points

5 years ago

Yes this is very annoying. I see it a hundred times a day. It disturbs my workflow. Because I use locking layers and layers direct selection by mouse clicking.

This is not only annoying message that I can see. Adobe should revise the system error messages.

http://www.goodui.org/#8

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60 Points

4 years ago

check auto select

952 Messages

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15.3K Points

You will see it with correct autoselect settings. Because you can use layers filter in layers panel or lock layers.

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162 Points

Agree. When I turn on filter layer in Layer panel (In my case filter by color) I'm then unable to use Move Tools "Auto-Select" option. I doesn't select layer and this annoying message pops up.



Windows 10, Photoshop 2017.0.1.

This is related: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/auto_selcet_and_ignore_the_layer_adjustment

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162 Points

Hello you all, my issue has been fixed. I just test it again after 2 years in it works now. My actual version is CC2019 19.1.7

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60 Points

3 years ago

I hate this popup so muchhhh, I strongly agree with the above messages, imo a simple grey "x" appearing next to the cursor would be much less disturbing than this damn popup that I get fifty times a day !!!

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70 Points

a year ago


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250 Points

Hello, nopa web. Unfortunately, the button you are referring to is the layer filtering toggle switch, which has nothing to do with the issue we are experiencing.

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162 Points

Hello, nopa web. Thank you for you comment, this bring me back to this thread after 2 year.
Greatings to Paul Zahorosky.

So I just test my issue again in actual version is CC2019 19.1.7.

Made layers labled by colors > Filter them by one of that color > Pick Move tool with "Auto select"

Now it works, without any Error message.
Adobe guys obviously fixed this issue.



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250 Points

Hello, Matej Kriz.

Unfortunately, again, your suggestion is a workaround and not an actual fix. Adobe has not fixed this issue.

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82 Points

9 months ago

I'm using Photoshop CS6 and would almost be willing to pay a hundred bucks to get an update that would disable this useless popup box. It's one of the most pointless and annoying popups I've ever seen in any software I've ever used. I DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD THAT NOTHING IS SELECTED.

It's like hitting "a" in a text editor and getting a popup saying: "The letter "a" will now be appear in your document. Click OK."

PLEASE give us the possibility to turn this nonsense message off. 

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4.1K Points

9 months ago

with only 7 votes over 7 years Adobe aint even looking at this in our lifetime.

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70 Points

7 hours ago

do like what in this pic

30 Messages

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580 Points

@HaithamDowia I don't see how deleting all of your user settings makes a persistent notification from showing. Sorry - this does not appear to be a solution.