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Thu, Jan 14, 2016 4:36 AM

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Photoshop: Window does not have Focus on Opening until I click Anywhere on Photoshop. So Shortcuts Don't Work

I am sure you are overloaded with grips about the new Start Screen. My particular problem is that Photoshop does not appear to have focus when first open with Window 7, at least. This means that shortcuts, like Ctrl o don't do anything, and nor can you run an Action after opening Photoshop. Clicking anywhere on the Photoshop window (not just the Start Screen) fixes this.

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Adobe Administrator

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15.4K Messages

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a year ago

This issue should be fixed in the current version, Photoshop 2020 v21.x or later. Let us know if you're still having trouble.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Nope, not fixed. PS still not getting focus on opening. Have to click in the window to gain focus.
Also, can you please have a look at this thread regarding the cursors being near invisible...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/bad-brush-cursor-contrast

I notice someone is paying attention to the issue, because they've merged the MANY threads about the issue. Yet there's been no response from anyone about whether we will ever be able to actually see the cursor....
I was actually going to suggest what Fernando Almeida suggested, exclusion or inversion mode for the cursors and tools. The ability to choose cursor/tool color (in addition to exclusion/inversion) would also be great, in order to make them more visible.

Adobe Administrator

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What OS are you on? On Win 10, I can launch Photoshop 21.0.2 and ctrl + n and bring up the new document dialog - also if I hit the tab key it cycles through the controls on the Home screen - so the app appears to have focus. 

I have an open issue for the cursor visibility logged with the team.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

26 Messages

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780 Points

5 years ago

I have further investigated this, and discussed it with other users in this thread

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2067962

It now appears that Photoshop does have focus on start-up, although you can barely tell because the Window icons in the top right corner are _very_ similar with and without focus.

It is not a huge deal, because I only need to click once with the mouse on the window after which the keyboard works, but if it is not a huge amount of work, it would be nice if the keyboard worked without having to click on the interface.

Perhaps someone from Adobe could take a quick look at the thread linked to above?

Thanks guys

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I have exactly same problem in CC 2018 on Windows 10. This is annoying I have to do additional click each time right after launching Photoshop. Only then some keys react when I press them.

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2 years ago

I have exactly same problem in CC 2018 on Windows 10. This is annoying I have to do additional cliack each time rigth after launching Photoshop. Only then some keys reacts when I press them.

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35K Points

2 years ago

Maybe a Windows issue? Here on Mac (High Sierra), I have no problem using kbsc. I haven't tried running an action since my actions work on open documents. But Cmd-O and Cmd-N do work. The ESC key works just fine to exit the Start Screen workspace and be in the normal workspace, too.

I have to wonder, since you're not using the Start Screen features, why you don't just turn it off in Preferences? Or at least, hit ESC to bypass it whenever you'd normally use Cmd-O or run an action? What are you using the Start Screen for?

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problem is on windows

184 Messages

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2 years ago

sorry everyone, this is a known issue that we can't fix this year.  We'll be using a different component next year that will not have this problem.  

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This is not everything that doesn't work right after launching Photoshop, read this please:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/pressing-windows-10-win-key-right-after-openi...