Photoshop CC 2015: Export Asset generator doesn't remember export settings, and completely stopped using layer names

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As the title says. There is now significantly more tedium to using the asset generator, even in comparison to exporting layers by hand.

Four properly-named groups, for example, give me this frustrating window:

https://i.imgur.com/Dh4nAHT.png

If it's going out, what has it been replaced with?
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Louis-André Labadie

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STEVE SETLIK

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I agree that the current Export As function is needlessly tedious.  I have a doc with about 200 layers, about 160 of which are intended to be exported as assets. I either have to manually go through the list and select which layers I want -- which is time consuming and prone to error. Or, I have to resort to hacks to remember which ones I want to export. If I use the old method of appending '.png' to the end, I can search for that, but then I get a ".png.png" at the end of every assets and I have to fix that. It's a royal pain. 
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herbert wegen

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I don't understand - why not use the generator in File-->Generate-->Image Assets after naming your layers with jpg and png extensions?

Another approach is to create an action which selects all the layers you need. This way you create a group of selected layers, and by replaying the action, your layers are all selected again.

I do agree that the current export as dialog and quick PNG export options are rather lacking. In my case, it will not even save the layers, and the Export As dialog is stuck in "processing" mode.
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STEVE SETLIK

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Thanks, herbert!  I thought 'Generate' had been removed in lieu of 'Export As'