Photoshop CC 2018: Selected a brush but instead it changed to a tool

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When using paintbrush and wanting to change from hard brush to a soft brush the brush changes to the clone tool and vice versa when using clone brush
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Photoshop 19.1 has an added shortcut for loading Brush Settings from presets and Recent Brushes. (command+option click-MacĀ  control+alt click - Windows) Selecting preset in this manner ignores tool specific settings in the preset.

Recent brushes created from preset loaded with the shortcut are tool agnostic if the tool specified for the preset differ from the tool it was loaded to.

The Recent Brushes has an icon showing tool association if show additional preset info is enabled on the panel