Photoshop: Switching documents while running an action causes the action to run on the wrong document

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When you start an action and switch to the next file with ALT+TAB, the action runs over the new image and not in the original file. So you can ́t start a (i.e. long) action and work on other files...

Btw: After canceling the action there is no way to stop it completely (in Button Mode). Why???
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Posted 5 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Do you have the latest updates installed?

Make sure Photoshop is Up-To-Date:

On Windows, the version should be
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This is a limitation of the action playback design. We won't be able to change this behavior without very significant changes, sorry.