michael_heins_6846034's profile

2 Messages

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410 Points

Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:47 AM

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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1 Message

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60 Points

6 y ago

wtf is wrong with this new version of Photoshop cc 2014?? who made this up? I am not prefer this is our new behavior, but there is no way you can work any faster without this future !! you screw my work.., it's take 4 hour to finish my work, now it's take more than 6 hour!! ARRRRRRRafsfadgafsa

3 Messages

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80 Points

Let's try and stay constructive here! They've acknowledged the mistake and we're just waiting on a fix.

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70 Points

6 y ago

Not without its limitations, I've been using cmd+t as an interim fix, for moving grouped layers.

7 Messages

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168 Points

You should be be able to move grouped layers no problem. Not sure why you need to use CMD T... If auto-select is off... and you CMD select a bunch of layers... moving them with CMD off... should move them no problem.

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100 Points

6 y ago

Infuriating. Can't wait for them to fix that. I feel like I am using a different program.

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174 Points

6 y ago

Is this a bug or did this get switch for a specific reason?

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60 Points

6 y ago

I am a PC user having the same problem and it seems like a bug. I've checked my friend's Mac and there is no such problem on mac. I've also tried to do the latest update. It did not work for me.

My short term solution is to work in unchecked mode and to choose layers with holding cmd, but looking for long term solution !

6 Messages

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162 Points

6 y ago

It's been over two weeks. And I am really starting to feel the burn here, guys.

Any timetable on that rollback?

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110 Points

6 y ago

MY SOLUTION:

Download Photoshop CC 2014.1 directly from Adobe servers and sign in with Your Adobe ID:
http://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cc-20...

And do not update.

4 Messages

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114 Points

Thanks this works perfect for me, the only drawback is that you can't update it. By going back to the older version of CC2014, I can now use the same workflow and also take advantage of the new powerful layer comps. Appreciate it!

5 Messages

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100 Points

Thanks! This also works perfect for me. A somewhat easy fix for us. I still hope that they address the issue in the next update.

8 Messages

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194 Points

Yes, this is a temp fix, but we need to stress how important it is for Adobe to change this in the coming update; we can't be pigeon-holed into this one version. ESPECIALLY when this command has been standard in all previous versions.

3 Messages

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92 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Issue moving a layer the way I used to with the control key held down.

With an active layer; I used to be able to have my cursor anywhere on the document and while holding down the control key > could move the layer around the workspace......

Now with photoshop CC and having recently updated my version; this way of moving layers no longer works for me.

I prefer to work the way I used to; which only required dragging around the layer I wanted to select, then press and hold control and then with my cursor anywhere on the doc window; I could move it freely.

Any solutions to this? Adobe help couldn't understand the issue

10 Messages

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174 Points

Somehow the shortcut was switched to now toggle the auto-select group/layer dropdown. The only fix is to either find a place to download an older version of Photoshop, work with the auto-select box unchecked and use ctrl+click to select new layers, or wait forever for Adobe to fix this issue.

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110 Points

6 y ago

Please fix this ASAP!

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194 Points

6 y ago

This need to be fixed as soon as possible. It's INCREDIBLY aggravating. Thanks for taking a look at this, devs, though.

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110 Points

6 y ago

I downgraded Photoshop CC to 2014.1 and Ctrl key behaves as usual again...

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132 Points

6 y ago

I'm starting to break my habit – and I don't like that fact...

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90 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Auto-Select Layer/Group automatically toggles on Quit (cmd+Q).

I prefer to have Auto-Select set to "Layer", and now holding the cmd button (mac) allows you to toggle Auto-Select. Great in theory, but when you hit cmd+Q to quit Photoshop, it saves that toggled state. So every time I start Photoshop now it's set to Auto-Select Group, and I have to manually change it back to Layer.

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70 Points

6 y ago

Seriously Adobe. This has absolutely destroyed how I work with Photoshop. Please make updating this a priority.

3 Messages

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92 Points

I contacted the help line chat and they suggested to use the previous version....very convenient to have that option on the creative cloud / app section under FILTERS & VERSIONS.... go back to CS6 and it will work

8 Messages

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194 Points

You only need to revert to CC 2014.1..just don't upgrade it to .2

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70 Points

Thanks Joe! That does the trick. I'll wait and watch this thread to see it get resolved and every gets happy again before upgrading again.

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130 Points

6 y ago

I have been a loyal PS user and have spent an absurd amount of money over the years working with this great software... This small change has caused a huge disruption in my workflow too! My time value has just dropped due to the extra clicks needed to use the move tool! It's extremely frustrating that the only fix is to roll back to an earlier version, loosing the "stay up-to-date" marketing line to sell the CC. Fix this!