Photoshop 21.1.0: Layer opacity doesn't live update

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Bug PS 21.1.0: Layer opacity: now you have to click at certain percentages, previously you could see the changes live in the photo while holding down the mouse button. Good: Layer modes work without a click.

while transforming layers, the same applies to opacity
For smart objects too - but if I transform a smart object and then the opacity changes everything works like in previous versions - please fix this bug
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Jens Distelberg

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I have the same problem with the opacity. Ctl + middle click doesnt show a live update.
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Jens Distelberg

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Helle everyone, 
after installing the newest PS Version 21.1.1 it works again, with normal layer, smartobject and during a transformation action - great - thanks a lot -;) 
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This is still an issue or a new issue in the latest 21.3 photoshop 2020 update.

In other words, the layer panel opacity and fill opacity sliders do not show changes until one stops.
For example, if you slide the Opacity slider from 100% to 0% all in one go, the image on the canvas doesn't update until you stop moving the slider.

By contrast if you use the sliders in the Layer Style>Blending Options dialog the image changes on canvas while moving the Opacity or Fill Opacity sliders.