[Photoshop CC 2015] Default styles aren't being saved

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I cannot make a style settings default.
Look at the gif-screencast below:

http://i.imgur.com/pfbnUh7.gif
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Hi Johnny,

What OS are you running on there?  I've tried following your steps on Win7.1 and 10.10.2 without any problems; I make the style my default and everything is remembered.  Based on the dialog, clearly you're running CC 2015.  What kind of account are you running PS from?  Perhaps that user account doesn't have rights to make changes to default settings files?

Please ping me back; there's a mystery here to solve.

Thanks,
David
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I'm using Win7 SP1. I've tried on my main PC, and on virtual machine with Win7. Problem is being reproduced on both these systems.
User account has Administrator rights. And I see that files located in [AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015] are being modified successfully. No problems here.
PS CC 2015 is trial downloaded from adobe.com.
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Hi Johnny,

Actually, again, what you're seeing is as designed.  I finally figured out what's happening.  

When you click Make Default, that is working.  If you follow these steps, you can verify that for yourself:

1) launch PS and create a new file
2) add a text layer to the document
3) apply a layer style to the text layer (such as Drop Shadow), but make it weird and click Make Default before confirming
4) add another text layer
5) apply the same layer style

RESULT: the second layer has the same settings as the first now.

You can extend this by creating a third text layer with some crazy layer style applied which is also saved.  If you create a fourth text layer with a style, it will have the new settings.

What you're seeing is what happens when you apply a layer style to a layer that already has a style of that type applied to it.  By default, you're getting the last setting used, which was a conscious choice we made for workflow purposes (usually when you add the same style twice, to also want the same settings).  Does that make sense?

Thanks,
David
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"""By default, you're getting the last setting used, which was a conscious choice we made for workflow purposes (usually when you add the same style twice, to also want the same settings). Does that make sense?"""

Yes, this makes sense.

Can you tell me what happens after you're done these steps:

1) launch PS and create a new file
2) add a text layer to the document
3) apply some crazy drop-shadow style to the text layer (DON'T make it default. Just apply)
4) quit PS without saving
5) launch PS and create a new file again
6) add a text layer to the document
7) start applying a drop-shadow. what styles do you see at the beginning?

I see the crazy style (which isn't default) I added before the quit.
Do you see the same?
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Yup.  That's correct.  The Photoshop paradigm is generally to remember the last setting used.  Which is what is happening here.  That's the last thing you set.  If you press Reset to Default, however, you'll get whatever default you set.

Thanks,
David
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I'm surprized and cunfused a bit ))
But okay, may be this behavior is gonna became more convenient after a while than the legacy one.
Thanks for your explanation.
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I'm having the same issue here, but even if I click "reset to default", it doesn't go with what I had set before.

For example, my Outer Glow always reverts to:

Blend Mode: Screen
Opacity: 35%
Color is a white to transparent gradient
Technique: Softer
Spread: 0%
Size: 7px

Even if I manually change it to Normal blend mode, 100% opacity, black, Precise, 100% spread at 10px (or anything, for that matter) and then click "Make Default", the next time I open up Photoshop or even the next document that I create, it's back to Screen / 35 / white / etc.

This is happening for all types of layer styles, whether it be drop shadows not keeping the right angle or the stroke size being different, whatever the case may be.
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Hiya AM,

What OS are you running?  What version of Photoshop are you running?  I just tried the latest builds on both Win and Mac and cannot reproduce what you're seeing.

Thanks,
David
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Windows 8.1 and what I believe is the most recent version of Photoshop CC 2015.
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Hiya AM,

My bad.  Let's just say that this bug with Inner and Outer Glow will be fixed with the VERY next release of Photoshop.  I cannot say when that will be released, but it won't be too long...

Thanks,
David