Photoshop CC 2015.1: The Cmd key selection is totally messed up.

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The Cmd selection inside the Layers panel of the latest update of Photoshop is totally messed up and is consuming more time against the older version of photoshop. How can I downgrade the updates to the old version. This application issue and the time it is wasting of mine won't make the cut
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eric mudama

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I'll give it a try once my current project is finished. Already late on my deadline
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Benedikt Zwölfer

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2015.1: Pressing Command-Key for accessing temporarily the "Move tool" ....

Hi everyone,
there is a very important and intuitive functionality in Photoshop, which got now damaged.
You should know: As soon as you press the Command-Key you will get the move tool (regardless which OTHER tool you are using like stamp/selection e.g.). And as soon as you release the command key again you return back to the other tool before.

This is how it worked BEFORE the latest photoshop release a few days ago:
This "temporarily" move tool worked and behaved exactly as the "original" move tool.
And if you were holding instead Ctrl-alt-Comand you got automatically an selection (activation) of the top visible layer.
This is very important in layout processes, because you can quickly select (with "ctrl-alt-cmd") the visible layer without going through the (often complex) layer panel and move the selcted layer to any new position (just by releasing "Ctr-alt" und keeping holding "command"). It even gave you the possibility to work quickly "blind" without any control view at the layer panel.

NOW AFTER the latest photoshop release the automatical selection is nearly always active and behaves unpredictable. You need to take care, to be over the pixels of the layer. And it behaves unpredictable with nested groups, layer masks and layers.
I tried to change all possible settings of the move tool to bring it back to the old functionality, but it hasn't worked.

The INCONVENIENT result is, that you have to choose like a beginner the "real" move tool ("v"), if you want to move layers without changing the selection/activation, and returning back afterwards to the tool you were using before.
In a nutshell: The intuitive functionality is destroyed.
I know this is a knowledge of professionals and not important to beginners or casual photoshop users, but it is sad, that newer developements don't take care on old achievements.

Some years ago the quick selection (holding CTRL-ALT-CMD) was still a lot better: It even ignored any layer masks or adjustment layers. This was the best way for this tool: Because you want only select visible elements (consisting of pixels) in such a work flow – and not invisible elements like adjustment layers (which often cover the whole canvas, so it doesn't make sense to move them) or layer masks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP CC 2015.1 CMD-KEY Move tool Auto-Select disable broken.

The latest version of Photoshop (2015.1) appears to have broken a feature. It has to do with the move tool and the Auto-Select setting. When the move tool is selected in the tool bar, the move tool respects the Auto-Select check box. When another tool is selected in the toolbar, say the zoom tool or hand tool, and the move tool is selected by holding down the control key, the move tool is always in auto select mode. In the past, it has respected deselecting Auto-Select for the move tool.
It is very important to my workflow to have the Auto-Select check box respected when I access the move tool using the control key!
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Official Response
This issue should be solved by the 2015.1.1 update released tonight: https://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/20...
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ok downloading 2015.1.1 now. The workaround above did work.

thanks for the timely fixes.
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The update 2015.1.1 didn't solve this problem:
Selecting multiple layers in the layers panel with ctrl/cmd resets the selection every few clicks and selects only one.

(win 10)
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eric mudama

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Worked for me in 2015.1.1, but i had to disable the workaround from before.
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Gary Vey

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Unfortunately I can't get the 2015.1.1 update. I tried logging out, tried deleting and reinstalling Photoshop, no go. I still see only 2015.1 as my current version number ... ??
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eric mudama

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Force Adobe CC to check for new versions, it should find it.
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Update 2015.1.1 - No solves for this problem. I click on multiple layers while pressing command, and randomly it deselects all of the layers except one. It's entirely random, but happens most times when i try to select multiple layers.
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Are you selecting on the canvas using the move tool or by clicking on Layers in the Layers panel?
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Hi Andy, what do you mean with "multiple layers"? do you have a demo-file and/or screenshot?
Here it 2015.1.1 works now the same way like before the update.
Of course adjustment layers do not work and deselect everything (in case they have a mask). Did you check this?
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So, I just update to Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 which is supposed to correct the issue. (Using control/command to switch to Move tool invokes auto-select)

I am STILL having the issue !!! It's unbelievable...
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Tanmay Saxena

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The issue still persists. The update did not solve the problem as yet.
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Margot Gabel

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The issue is considered solved but is not ! Should we reopen a new topic ?
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Gary Vey

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After the update the Bug is still there!!
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eric mudama

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Some people (like me) have seen it fixed, others are still reporting the bug.

I noticed last night that the bug appeared to have "come back" when I was working on a different .PSD file. Maybe someone could post a step-by-step on how to properly revert to the old behavior? It took me a few minutes of mucking around to get the setting to "stick" to the behavior I wanted, so there's still something non-obvious in the controls/setup.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cmd - Select Multiple Layers.

I just wanted to go back to select more than one layer using cmd or any other shortcut. In the new version is impossible, what happened? Why did it happen workflow change?
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NOT SOLVED!
Bad Photoshop cc, please fix this.

Its too frustrating, updating Photoshop to latest update release 2015.1.2 but still Auto-select behave strange. I have found the culprit "DAMN SHIFT KEY COMBOS".
My fix is as follows, where ever you come across selecting multiple layers while pressing "Ctrl" key press-N-hold "Shift" key to isolate the layer being selected unnecessary. Photoshop takes "Shift" key as pressed on it own. Wohh!!

Wacom tablet behave strange in man ways in this release of Photoshop. Painting and editing workflows is ruined now.
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Wasif Khan

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OS - Windows 10. Tried resetting perf. and settings, restarting PC and opening PS without tablet attached.
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Henry Krause

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Photoshop CC 2015.1.2 Windows 64-bit won't run Actions which call for the "select" command {not found}. This is a real bummer. BUG BUG BUG BUG. Adobe is turning Photoshop into Apple's Quicktime issues.
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Different issue.

Please reference the new conversation here: Photoshop: Action error Select Command not found