Photoshop: Can't select tools/layers with finger touch, must use pen?

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Before the recent update, we could tap the tools on the left side or layers on the right side with your finger on a touch screen, but now it won't respond to anything but the pen.  Is this a removed functionality or a bug?

Specs: Windows 10, Surface Pro 7, Photoshop up to date
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Allistair Burt

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Agree, I only updated on Monday and discovered this had changed. Really impacted on my work flow. Had got used to working two handed.

Same set up as OP and also having issue on Cintiq too.

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Same on my Acer Windows Tablet (uses similar Wacom EMR tech).  Canvas gestures (pinch zoom etc) work fine, but touching tools only brings up their annoying animated help box, and touching layers doesn't work.  Pen works fine.