Photoshop: All align options always grayed out

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I am UNABLE AND NEVER BEEN ABLE to use ANY of the align tools when the move tool is selected, those options are ALWAYS grayed out!!! There is NO WAY POSSIBLE to distribute a layer to the top of the canvas or bottom or whatever, nor can I EVER align it with other layers because ALL DISTRIBUTE AND ALIGN LAYERS ARE ALWAYS GRAYED OUT!!! ALL THE TIME EVERY TIME ON ALL IMAGES!!!! WHY HAVE THOSE OPTIONS IF THEY ARE *ALWAYS* GRAYED OUT!!!! AND THERE IS *NO* INFORMATION WHATSOEVER ON GOOGLE ABOUT THIS!!! I GOOGLED IT BUT *NOTHING* CAME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Justin Coolidge

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Anders Strike

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Just found the solution on some other website:

you need to select ALL of the active layer:
Cmd+A or Ctrl+A, then the alignment options will be ready to use!
(Cmd+D or Ctrl+D to deselect when you're done aligning)

Don't know what Adobe was thinking, but it's just the way it is.
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