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Tue, Sep 20, 2011 6:14 AM

Photoshop: Double click an adjustment layer again to close the adjustments palette?

How about make double click an adjustment layer again to close the adjustments palette?

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696 Messages

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9.3K Points

9 years ago

Double clicking on an adjustment layer has always meant you wanted to adjust that layer. Making double clicking on adjustment layer to close a panel would not be a good idea (in my opinion), not to mention very confusing to users.

The adjustments panel is different from the old model adjustment layer dialogs in that as long as the adjustment layer is selected in the layers panel and the adjustments panel is visible, one can adjust the layer without the need of even double clicking on the adjustment layer.

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9 years ago

It seems one can aleady do that if you dock the adjustments panel outside of the other panels you want open all the time and set the interface option to
Auto -Collapse Iconic Panels.

Then either clicking once on the adjustment layer or anywhere else in the interface except for the adjustments panel itself will collapse the panel.

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9 years ago

the "auto collapse iconic panels" is not as good as my suggestion. i only want the panel to collapse when i double click on it again--which gives more control of when to collapse it.

my suggestion is also more intuitive because it is expected behavior for this.

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881 Messages

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19K Points

9 years ago

Allen, I think that the engineers cannot accommodate every users' wishes or view of what is intuitive or not...

Why do you find it being expected behavior? When I double-click on a layer thumbnail, I get the blending options, double-clicking the thumbnail does not hide it. When one double-clicks on a layer mask, you get the mask options. Double-clicking again does not hide it...

Sorry, but I am not following your logic, could you elaborate what are the steps that you usually perform, and your UI layout?

If one adjusts something in the panel, isn't it faster to hit that panel's minimize button?

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9 years ago

[QUOTE] Why do you find it being expected behavior? When I double-click on a layer thumbnail, I get the blending options, double-clicking the thumbnail does not hide it. When one double-clicks on a layer mask, you get the mask options. Double-clicking again does not hide it... [/QUOTE]

this is different, because when you double click on an adjustment layer, the options show up as a palette [like the screenshot]--not a window. so it's expected that you can close the palette with another double click.

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9 years ago

Let me rephrase this: what other panel pops up when you double-click something in another panel, that you are able to close the same way? (I'm trying to get why you expect that behavior, not to confront you, btw.)

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9 years ago

as shown in the screenshot, you can single click on the adjustments palette toolbar icon to toggle open/close the palette. so i expect similar behavior to be possible by double clicking the adjustment layer--which currently does nothing. this would be more convenient than having to move the mouse around to reach for the toolbar icon to close it.

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8 years ago

this didn't make it into cs6. perhaps cs7?

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332 Points

8 years ago

It's actually a fair request. That clicking the adjustment layer hides the Panel.

Personally I still hate the Adjustment panel, the old modal dialogs were better. Faster, more responsive and options like for the dialog display (Curve display options for example) were more easily accessible.

It's of course still possible with a script to bring up the modal dialog, but who would know.

An option to restore the modal dialog when double clicking an Adjustment Layer would be an obvious preference for professionals.

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Quote: »An option to restore the modal dialog when double clicking an Adjustment Layer would be an obvious preference for professionals.«
That would indeed be welcome.

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8 years ago

Count me among those who feel that if double clicking an icon opens a dialog that double clicking again should close it. It feels reflexive for me.