Skip to main content
Adobe Photoshop Family

6 Messages


174 Points

Mon, Jun 22, 2020 1:56 AM


Possible to disable the Spring-loaded Tools function?

Hi, is there a way of disabling the spring-loaded tools function.


Since I updated my Photoshop a couple of days back, the Spring-loaded tool function had gotten way more sensitive, and had being highly disruptive to my work process. I tried doing clean installation and rolling back to previous version, and even changing my keyboard, but the problem persist, my brush and eraser will keep switching between themselves randomly. Do get back to me soon.

And if it's not the problem with the spring-loaded function, can we get a fix?

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:


224 Messages


4.5K Points

5 months ago

I don't know about the two tools switching but I've found that you can separate the tools you use into separate locations using the Toolbar customization. Edit Menu > Toolbar...

Now you would run out of space if you separated all of them but you can hide the ones you never or rarely use too.

Hope that helps.

For example I have my selection tools all holding their own locations. See my screenshot.

--Steve Gandy Photography

6 Messages


174 Points

Hi it's not about the location of the tools on the toolbar

But tool switching via shortcuts, so basically use alot of keyboard like brush (Shortcut key "B") and eraser tool (Shortcut key "E") when I work, but after a recent update, instead the Brush staying as after hitting the key "B", the moment I finish a stroke of the brush, it will switch back to the last used tool,  and it really messed up my process. I did a bit of research, and found that it's the similar to the behavior of the Spring-loaded tools.