michael_heins_6846034's profile

2 Messages

 • 

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

Responses

2 Messages

 • 

60 Points

6 y ago

Please change it back.

1 Message

 • 

32 Points

6 y ago

The LACK OF ACTION from you guys (Photoshop team) on this issue is ANNOYING. I thought I had a corrupted version of Photoshop CC 2014 and uninstalled and re-installed about 10x!

So when I figured out non of my solutions were working, I looked it up and BOOM! IT WAS YOU! I am SO UPSET!!!!!!!

FIX IT! We didn't get asked about this. It wasted hours of my time. I work with very large Photoshop files with gazzillions of layers and groups and ended up using keyboard arrows to move single layers - the user experience has dropped on a scale of 1-10 to 1!

1 Message

 • 

64 Points

6 y ago

I've been following this thread for a while now and I'm surprised there hasn't been a fix yet... I wanted to add to this list of frustrated users and ask that something be done soon. I did not realize how much this small change would slow down my work flow.

17 Messages

 • 

220 Points

Thanks for adding yourself to the list. Hopefully we'll see something soon (sigh), and hopefully it will work the way we're all used to for all these years.

8 Messages

 • 

194 Points

6 y ago

ATTN:
I've just received word from Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Chief Customer Advocate for Adobe Imaging, saying that "the move tool shortcut will be fixed in the very near future"

HOORAY!!!

205 Messages

 • 

3.7K Points

Definitely great news. Thanks for reporting.

23 Messages

 • 

466 Points

6 y ago

I'll cheer when it is implemented. Not before.

17 Messages

 • 

220 Points

6 y ago

Wow it works again. Thanks so much for the fix. Looks like you guys did a great job of addressing this. and 'please' don't mess around with this anymore ;/ This one was scary. Phew....

9 Messages

 • 

354 Points

6 y ago

The new Photoshop release 2014.2.2 has some bugs when I try to drag and release any element using the Move Tool. I select any layer (with the auto select layer ON) drag it around in the canvas, but when a release the mouse button, the layer continues following the mouse cursor, and everything stays freezes. It just come back when I press ESC.

Another bug: I select an object and try to move using the keyboard arrows. Sometimes it moves only in the second key pressing

Please, adjust this as soon as possible because it's almost impossible to work with this issues.

I'm using a Mac with OSX Yosemite 10.10.1

2 Messages

 • 

60 Points

6 y ago

Yesssss!!! working again with 2014.2.2
Many thanks!!!

6 Messages

 • 

180 Points

6 y ago

Honestly... I got used to work pressing ⌘ to select layers. But thank you so much for listening.

8 Messages

 • 

194 Points

6 y ago

Thank you, Adobe! I'm SO happy! =)

17 Messages

 • 

220 Points

6 y ago

I tested this both on Windows (7) and Mac (10.9.5) and it's perfect on both (The move tool works like it used to and life is good again). Thank you Adobe.

7 Messages

 • 

222 Points

6 y ago

Weird,

When I select Help > Updates it opens Photoshop Application Manager which lists the 2014.2.2 update.

When I open the Creative Cloud menubar app it doesn't list the update.

How come?

Adobe Administrator

 • 

15.9K Messages

 • 

295.3K Points

You may need to tickle the Creative Cloud dialog to check for updates. Quit and relaunch it.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

17 Messages

 • 

220 Points

6 y ago

Good one. Yep I would want the version number to be displayed in the CC desktop window near each update. Thanks.

Adobe Administrator

 • 

15.9K Messages

 • 

295.3K Points

Start a new idea for that (if there isn't one already).

You can check the version # of Photoshop this way: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

Or for plug-ins: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

1 Message

 • 

50 Points

6 y ago

Thanks guys.
I just upgraded to CC from 5.5 earlier this week and move tool was killing my productivity. Now I can start enjoying all the new CC features without being hindered by something so mundane as selecting and moving layers :)

205 Messages

 • 

3.7K Points

6 y ago

FIXED!

What a relief.

@ Adobe employees reading this - thank you, and please pass on my (our) gratitude for resolving the problem.