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356 Points

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 1:47 PM

Photoshop: Save for web, unable to paste file name

This issue was originally posted months ago, but nothing has happened. My post was moved into a 5 year old issue and forgotten all about, so I'm gonna keep posting a new one every few weeks until it has been fixed. 


CMD+V does not work in the naming input field in Save for Web / Save Optimized As dialogue box. In order to paste a name I now have to manually select the standard file name using the cursor, being careful not to select the file extension, right click and select Paste. Only then does it work. When you're resizing and saving hundreds of files this way it takes A LOT of extra time.

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8K Points

2 y ago

Hello Preben:

I just tried this on two computers running macOS 10.13 High Sierra with Photoshop CC2018, CC2019 and 2020.

It works as expected in all three versions on both computers.

I don't think that this is a Photoshop specific issue. 

Can you paste into other Photoshop dialog boxes?  For example, when doing a File > Save As?   Or File > Export > Quick Export as PNG?

If you switch to another application like TextEdit, are you able to paste into the Filename text field when saving there?

There's probably some sort of software conflict going on which, of course, can be tricky to troubleshoot.

I'd do some standard troubleshooting:
1. Try resetting the Photoshop preferences (if you haven't already)
2. Try a new macOS User account (this takes some patience, but is a quick test of user account related issues that can come up)
3. Try Safe Boot (although, since this is just the base operating system, sometimes things behave stranger rather than better)
4. Try creating an external boot drive that has just a clean install of macOS and just Photoshop installed to try to re-produce the issue.

This is the official Photoshop troubleshooting guide:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-troubleshooting.html

Not everything in there pertains to what you're doing, but there are links to step-by-step instructions for some things that may help.



-Warren

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2 y ago

Hiya Preben,

Let me assure you that this bug was not forgotten.  There is an associated report that's still active.  And, you're right, this is specific to Catalina.  When it will be fixed is another matter -- the voices of users helps weight our work, so if this is important to you...

Hope that helps,
David

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50 Points

1 y ago

hello,
same issue for me photoshop CC2020 21.0.2 + Catalina 10.15.3
can't paste text in save for web dialog box

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60 Points

1 y ago

hello,
same issue for me photoshop CC2020 21.0.2 + Catalina 10.15.3
can't paste text in save for web dialog box

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80 Points

1 y ago

Same problem here. Every day I Save for Web dozens of photos, and have to manually type all those stupid filenames, hoping for no typos.

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72 Points

1 y ago

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102 Points

1 y ago

I'm having this problem in mid 2020 in the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC on a brand new, up-to-date Macbook Pro running macOS Catalina.

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60 Points

1 y ago

Same problem here - I have to do the Save For Web for a large number of images 50-100. The muscle memory of the shortcuts meant that I was able to tackle these in a reasonable time up until I've noticed this is a problem. Please look to fix it. 

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72 Points

1 y ago

Still an issue on PS 21.2.1

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60 Points

1 y ago

I am experiencing this issue since I upgraded to Catalina and Photoshop 2020. Is it worth reverting to an earlier version of Photoshop?

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62 Points

1 y ago

Same issue for me, been happening a while now, glad to hear it's not something I've done, frustrating having to select the file name too minus the extension which become an issue at the same time

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92 Points

1 y ago

Same issue here! MBP mid 2015 fully equiped, Catalina 10.15.6. Just updated yesterday from Mojave. Why did I suspect that this was not a good idea... I'm working with Adobe and Mac since 1998 but it was never as annoying as in the last few years.

Edit: In Photoshop CC 2019 everything works fine with Catalina 10.15.6 on my MBP (mid 2015, fully equipped). I like to forego the new "useful" features of PS CC 2020 and prefer to use the better working previous version.


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106 Points

10 m ago

same problem here – it is extremely annoying.
there are quite a couple of issues with the save for web file dialog box:
1. this issue: not being able to paste into the filename box
2. the whole filename is preselected including the (e.g.) ".jpg" extension, it used to be only the filename, which is far more convenient so you can just start typing.
see https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-file-name-and-extension-highlight-when-saving-on-macos-1015-catalina/5f5f460f4b561a3d427139dd

3. if the file already exists, the are now to confirmation dialogs asking to overwrite, seemingly one form the finder, and one from photoshop, BOTH have to be manually confirmed.... d'oh....
see https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-overwrite-confirmation-prompt-generated-twice-by-system-and-by-photoshop-macos-1015-catalina/5f5f46114b561a3d4271f63e

my guess is that all this strange behaviour, which conflics with years of muscle memory, and probably Apples design guidelines
is somehow interconnecte