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410 Points

Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:47 AM

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Photoshop: Move Tool - Toggle auto select shortcut changed

Hello. The changed shortcuts to toggle the autoselection of layers with the move tool selected is highly frustrating to me. I used to have a great workflow with auto select turned on and used cmd to drag elements that were either off-canvas or too small / too transparent to grab them. Now it seems to be inverted: I need to turn auto select off to toggle with cmd. When it is turned on, cmd seems to toggle now between layer and group auto selection.
I can't understand why this was changed or is at least not something I can switch between in the preferences.

Thanks you very much for looking into this.

Michael Heins

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Employee

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79 Messages

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1.9K Points

6 years ago

Hi all,
Thank you for the feedback.
This behavior is new to the 2014.2 release, as you have figured out.
We apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this change has caused.

We're looking into the issue now and will get back to you.

Thanks,
Meredith

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7 Messages

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168 Points

6 years ago

We're still planning to roll this change back... but I want to make sure all you guys knew... if you uncheck auto-select:

CMD still toggles between auto-select and not. I know it's not ideal for most of you here... but you *can* work similarly to the way you did before in this fashion. Just inverse when you hold down command.

3 Messages

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82 Points

Thanks for this! Will still be looking for it to go back to normal, but this is a nice compromise in the mean time.

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114 Points

Great news! Honestly, I tend to work with mostly auto-select being selected and command key only to temporarily switch off the auto-select. Can't wait, thanks for the update.

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72 Points

The auto-select wasn't the problem in my case. It was the possibility to drag my selected layers and folders independently from the position of the cursor, by holding the cmd key. Right now, if I don't start dragging while the cursor is over one of the selected objects, it inevitably will change my selection. Toggling auto-select doesn't change that.

Great to hear it's going to be rolled back though. Thanks for the update!

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80 Points

Ditto to exactly what @Martin Huber just said, that's whats killing me.

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84 Points

Thanks for the heads up. I've switched back to an older CC version while waiting for the fix.

What's killing me was indeed having to inverse: it felt like having to release instead of pushing the brake pedal when you want to stop the car.

6 Messages

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180 Points

Yes, I'm doing this now, every time I want to select an object I just press CMD. A bit annoying, but thank you guys to keep us updated. It's good to know that you are aware of this and a fix is coming soon.

7 Messages

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168 Points

Just to clarify... Martin and I talked off line--he can still drag as long as he *doesn't* hold down CMD. It's still, in his own words, like pressing the break instead of the gas... but it's a work around until the change is rolled back.

6 Messages

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162 Points

Not to be pushing here, but with Christmas drawing near, I really need to be at my A-game. Any clue on when you can roll back the move-tool? It really slows me down to no end not being able to use auto.select.

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Adobe Administrator

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15.4K Messages

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291.4K Points

6 years ago

Should be fixed in the 2014.2.2 update. Choose Help>Updates... to install.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

2 Messages

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76 Points

6 years ago

Hi, I have the same problem, and I'm mad about it. I simply can't work with this update

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84 Points

6 years ago

Hi there, thanks for reporting. I'm experiencing the very same here.

It has considerably slowed down my work today, and I don't expect to get it much better before a long time since it has always been such a basic and useful feature :S

7 Messages

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132 Points

6 years ago

Same here. Incredibly frustrating. I'm not going back to select with command.

1 Message

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62 Points

6 years ago

I can't even work without this feature. My workflow is screw right now.

6 Messages

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180 Points

6 years ago

I'm having the same issue. Please fix.

1 Message

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62 Points

6 years ago

Hey there!

Same thing here, totally disrupted my workflow. I've been using this feature for 7-8 years now, I don't see what's the use in changing it.

2 Messages

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72 Points

6 years ago

Anyone found out if there's any way to get back the old behavior by using different settings/shortcuts?
This really is highly frustrating as it's a core interaction, disrupting the workflow I had for years! With the current behavior it automatically changes the selection to the highest folder in the hierarchy, which makes me unintentionally moving a lot of layers (causing seconds of delay for an unintended action) and not just the layer/group I selected. I don't see how this can be useful to anyone.

2 Messages

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76 Points

6 years ago

One generous adobe forum citizen advised to make tool presets for Move tool https://forums.adobe.com/message/6799...

May be it could help someone.

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62 Points

6 years ago

Adobe why? They should make improvements not changing something that worked so long.

Fix needed as soon as possible.

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80 Points

6 years ago

Oh man, glad to see I'm not alone on this, I finally took the plunge to get all setup on Ps CC 2014 yesterday and got totally stopped dead in my tracks on switching by this. I tried to figure out a way to work around it or just get used to this behavior, but I simply can't. I really resonate with OP, I used to have a great workflow with auto select turned on and used cmd + click / shift + click to select and drag multiple elements that were either off-canvas or too small / too transparent to grab them without starting the "moving click" inside a layers bounds. I'd be happy with pretty much any way to get the old behavior back as I literally just cant use 2014 without this behavior.

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82 Points

6 years ago

Another vote for very frustrated! Just made the jump to upgrading to the monthly CC subscription because I have a big project. Just got the creative juices flowing and am now so frustrated that I can't select multiple layers and move them together without having to group them! Please fix this!!

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70 Points

6 years ago

Discovering this feature a few years back completely revamped my workflow. Please change back!