Photoshop CC 2015: Vector shapes with gradients do weird things when you hit 'X'

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When a vector shape has a gradient fill applied to it, selecting that layer and hitting the X key does weird things. It changes the gradient to some other gradient that you had previously applied (even if it was in another file on a different day), and adds a bunch of extraneous steps to the History palette. Here is a video:

https://youtu.be/XxyH24jI6sw

I'm running Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 on Mac OS 10.10.5.
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could you turn on log in photoshop preferences and set it to most detail mode? http://sklad.bereza.cz/00-jarda/00_sc... This could provide more detailed info... (I hope)
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Agreed. I'm trying to switch fg/bg colors when editing a mask but it's also affecting the gradient fill in my shape layer. Very frustrating.
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Kris Hunt

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I deleted my preferences, and now the gradient doesn't change when I hit X, but it still puts a bunch of extraneous steps in my history.

Once you turn the history log on, where do you find it? I assume it's a text file in the Finder somewhere.
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Select second option "text file" and choose location for text file in preferences.

Metadata are stored inside the PSD file and can be viewed by Bridge e.g. http://sklad.bereza.cz/00-jarda/00_sc...
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Here's the history log for creating a vector ellipse, giving it a gradient fill, and hitting 'X'.


2016-01-12 12:09:40 File Untitled-1 opened
Make
New: document
Mode: RGB color mode
Width: 11.111 Inches
Height: 11.111 Inches
Resolution: 72 per inch
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1
Fill: white
Depth: 8
Profile: “sRGB IEC61966-2.1”
349
Ellipse Tool
Make fill layer
Using: fill layer
Type: solid color
Slot Color: RGB color
Red: 51.003
Green: 93.999
Blue: 4
Shape: ellipse
1
Top: 124 pixels
Left: 174 pixels
Bottom: 478 pixels
Right: 608 pixels
Stroke Style: vector stroke
2
Without Stroke Enabled
With Fill Enabled
Stroke Width: 1 pixels
Stroke Dash Offset: 0 points
Stroke Miter Limit: 100
Stroke Line Cap: Butt Cap
Stroke Line Join: Miter Join
Stroke Alignment: Inside
Without Stroke Scale Lock
Without Stroke Adjust
Stroke Dash Set: none
Stroke Blend Mode: normal
Stroke Opacity: 100%
solid color
Slot Color: RGB color
Red: 0
Green: 0
Blue: 0
72
2
Set Shape Layer Fill
Set current fill layer
To: shape style
gradient
With Dither
Without Reverse
Angle: 60°
Type: linear
With Align With Layer
Scale: 100%
Offset: 0%, 0%
Gradient: gradient
Name: “Gray, White”
Form: custom stops
Interpolation: 4096
Colors: color stop list
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 248
Green: 239.447
Blue: 5.84
Type: user specified color
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 199
Green: 13.268
Blue: 13.268
Type: user specified color
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Transparency: transparency stop list
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Stroke Style: vector stroke
2
With Fill Enabled
Select layer “Background”
Without Make Visible
1
Select layer “Ellipse 1”
Without Make Visible
2
Set Shape Layer Fill
Set Shape Layer Fill
Set Shape Layer Fill
Set Shape Layer Fill
Exchange Swatches
Set current fill layer
To: shape style
gradient
With Dither
Without Reverse
Angle: 60°
Type: linear
With Align With Layer
Scale: 100%
Offset: 0%, 0%
Gradient: gradient
Name: “Gray, White”
Form: custom stops
Interpolation: 4096
Colors: color stop list
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 0
Green: 0
Blue: 0
Type: user specified color
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 255
Green: 255
Blue: 255
Type: user specified color
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Transparency: transparency stop list
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Stroke Style: vector stroke
2
With Fill Enabled
Set current fill layer
To: shape style
gradient
With Dither
Without Reverse
Angle: 60°
Type: linear
With Align With Layer
Scale: 100%
Offset: 0%, 0%
Gradient: gradient
Name: “Gray, White”
Form: custom stops
Interpolation: 4096
Colors: color stop list
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 248
Green: 239.447
Blue: 5.84
Type: user specified color
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 199
Green: 13.268
Blue: 13.268
Type: user specified color
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Transparency: transparency stop list
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Stroke Style: vector stroke
2
With Fill Enabled
Set current fill layer
To: shape style
gradient
With Dither
Without Reverse
Angle: 60°
Type: linear
With Align With Layer
Scale: 100%
Offset: 0%, 0%
Gradient: gradient
Name: “Gray, White”
Form: custom stops
Interpolation: 4096
Colors: color stop list
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 0
Green: 0
Blue: 0
Type: user specified color
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 255
Green: 255
Blue: 255
Type: user specified color
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Transparency: transparency stop list
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Stroke Style: vector stroke
2
With Fill Enabled
Set current fill layer
To: shape style
gradient
With Dither
Without Reverse
Angle: 60°
Type: linear
With Align With Layer
Scale: 100%
Offset: 0%, 0%
Gradient: gradient
Name: “Gray, White”
Form: custom stops
Interpolation: 4096
Colors: color stop list
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 248
Green: 239.447
Blue: 5.84
Type: user specified color
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
color stop
Color: RGB color
Red: 199
Green: 13.268
Blue: 13.268
Type: user specified color
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Transparency: transparency stop list
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 0
Midpoint: 50
transparency stop
Opacity: 100%
Location: 4096
Midpoint: 50
Stroke Style: vector stroke
2
With Fill Enabled

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Wow. That is a strange one. I'm trying to report this but with no luck.

Kris, if we can narrow it down more to a set of step that reproduce it 100% of the time we should be able to fix it.
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s/report/repeat/
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I'm wondering if there is an extension panel or automation plugin in the mix...
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If you leave it as the default black to white gradient, it doesn't happen. But if you change the colors, it does. At least for me.
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I can reproduce it!
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Another customer is reporting this on Twitter. I was never able to reproduce it. Are you still having this issue in CC 2017? Do either of you have consistent, reproducible steps to reproduce?
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I was able to finally figure out steps to consistently reproduce. Logged an issue for the eng team. Thanks!
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