Photoshop: Better layer naming and sorting

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Hi there, I have a few suggestions

1/ When I select more layers and click new folder, it should put them in that new folder. Even better put cursor on name of that folder, so I can just select multiple layers, click new folder, type name, enter, done.

2/ For better layer naming after copy/cut to new layer or after duplicating layer, cursor could be on layer name (so I click copy to new layer, write name, enter, done - now I have to click copy to new layer, double click on new layer and name it, and sometimes it pops layer properties, so multiple tries just to name layer = I dont like it = mess in layers names)

3/ Or at least make renaming layer easier, when layer has short name, like "x", I can't rename it easily, add some padding around the name so it is easier to click on.

4/ Right click on layer pops menu, maybe there could be icon in left of delete, like "x", because delete and duplicate are right next to each other, so sometimes I miss and delete, instead of duplicate, yes undo works, but It hurts flow.
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ad 1) command-G puts the selected Layers in a new Group

ad 2) command-alt-J raises the New Layer dialog

And you might benefit from assigning Layer Properties a Keyboard Shortcut if you have trouble hitting the names in the Layers Panel.
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In Addition:
Gives you a New Layer Dialog
Gives you a New Layer, pronto.

Personally, I have assigned to Rename Layer.
And I can recommend for Ungroup, too!