Photoshop CC 20.0.3: Disabled layer mask enabled by undo

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  • Updated 11 months ago
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When working on a layer with the mask disabled, using Undo will Enable the mask.

Steps to reproduce:
  • Open File
  • Add Layer Mask
  • Invert Layer Mask
  • Disable Layer Mask
  • "\" to turn on mask highlight (blue)
  • Paint (3 strokes with white)

  • Undo (Using Ctr Z)


The mask is Enabled when I "Undo", but it shouldn't. The mask should remained Disabled.

This happens regardless of what tool you're currently using and also when selecting Undo in the Edit menu.
It is occurring on both Windows and Mac computers. 
"Enable/Disable Layer Mask" does not have a keyboard shortcut assigned to it.
This does not happen in previous versions of Photoshop (the mask remains disabled).
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Posted 1 year ago

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Mohit Goyal, Sr. Community & Social Support Consultant - Digital Imaging

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Official Response
This should now be fixed in the Photoshop 20.0.4 release.
Feel free to update Photoshop and let us know if this is resolved for you.

To update Photoshop CC to 20.0.4, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop CC.
More detailed instructions for updating

Thank you for the report, Mari!