alex_gilgenbach's profile

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1.1K Points

Tue, Oct 16, 2018 6:26 PM

Photoshop: Preferences to turn off auto-commit and double click to edit text

It's cool that you guys added the addition to auto commit and double click to edit text but please add into tool preferences the ability to turn this off. I just downloaded photoshop 2019 and I keep accidentally editing text instead of moving it and then when I'm rotating or scaling objects it will auto commit for me when I didn't want it to.

Also can you please put other things in preferences to like scaling using the shift key and other things that were changed for usability? People that have been using the program for a really long time are used to it working one way and then just changing it to the opposite is really tough to get used to. Would be very nice to have the option to turn these things on or off depending on if I want them to work a certain way.

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Adobe Administrator

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15.9K Messages

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296.4K Points

2 y ago

You can use PSUserConfig.txt to disable "Click to Commit" - Instructions here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/enable-optional-extensions-photoshop-cc.html#disable_click_to_commit

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400 Points

3 y ago

Heck, shift key scaling is the standard since GUIs came along. I remember using it for MacPaint back in the 1980s. It's muscle memory and should be an option. 

PLUS when you are trying to stretch an image such as a shadow and forget to use the shift keys while doing it, the image doesn't stretch in one direction. So enraging!

It's kind of like unilaterally deciding that the shortcuts for Cut and Paste are too old school to be cool.

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220 Points

3 y ago

I concur. I don't mind adding more options for things but please allow us to turn the new options on or off in the preferences.

As someone who heavily uses right-click to select layers, this is VERY problematic when you select text layers to move them.

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224 Points

3 y ago

Agreed. Adding features is one thing. Editing the functionality of the tool(s) is another. Especially when it compromises a users work flow.

601 Messages

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13K Points

3 y ago

Agreed - and you know what? Old habits are hard to break, especially when you've been a PS user for so long! It's like it's not cool to be old school! Disappointing really.

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5.1K Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 2019: Ability to turn off "Auto-Commit" click when transforming.

please Adobe, allow us to turn off the new "Commit Click" feature when transforming. It is extremely annoying when rotating and transforming. it was also mentioned in some articles and publications online: Quote: "While this makes sense for text, it can be disconcerting when you’re rotating a layer, as you can now do so only when the cursor is close to a corner..."

please consider this!

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292 Points

3 y ago

YES! I am already SO annoyed that almost every time I go to move some text it wants to edit it. Maybe I'm click happy, but I've never had this issue before and I absolutely hate it.

601 Messages

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13K Points

3 y ago

Agree. It's hard when you've been using PS for years to break a habit like this. I really think Adobe should be mindful and respectful of their long term customers. 

I don't know Adobe. . . but something is not working. Do you not have beta testers before releasing a new version? 




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292 Points

3 y ago

@Rosa I'm still trying to retrain my brain not to hit option+shift when wanting to resize proportionally. 

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392 Points

3 y ago

I accidentally keep editing my text layers. 

I have auto select group/layer turned off. I use CMD + click to select a text layer. When I select the layer and try to move it, I keep accidentally opening the edit mode. This happens because CMD + click combined by the click + hold to move, is registered as a double click. 

The solution to click slower, or turn on auto select isn't working for me. 

Double click to edit seems like a nice feature, but its a real pain when you're not using auto select.

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194 Points

3 y ago

I have the same issue. My workflow is seriously impeded by these new features.

Don't get me wrong, they're nice for beginners or casual users who are used to WYSIWYG, I suppose - however not for those of use who have been working with Photoshop for over 15 years and are used to working at a crazy speed to save the day in the editorial.

I'm glad I was able to restore the suddenly vanished anchor point of my bounding box selections in the preferences and found a way to get rid of the new fixed ratio resize feature by googling for help (and overriding the program settings via additional .txt file).

Perhaps these new features would be better implemented in this new skim version of Photoshop instead - Photoshop Express - or at least consider making them optional. 

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182 Points

3 y ago

Same problem

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220 Points

3 y ago

Yes - Please add the ability to disable the auto-commit function (as well as all the new functions). I've been using this program for over a decade and my workflow became substantially impeded with these small changes. 

1.1K Messages

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18.2K Points

3 y ago

Auto-commit for transform is REALLY annoying. And you can't undo it, so if you accidentally click the wrong place, you have to start over.

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212 Points

3 y ago

Definitely wish we could choose to turn this off.
It's so frustrating when they force changes that just annoy their users, and don't even make it optional, but mandatory.
As well as sending out e-mails asking what we feel needs improving / changing and then ignoring us.