Photoshop: Can't move a layer outside of a group if the group is the last group

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This happens only when the background layer is locked.
Dragging the layer below the group doesn't work.

The workaround is to make the background layer editable.
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Gabriel Totoliciu

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Posted 8 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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This has been an oddball behavior that's been around since CS2. It hasn't risen to the level of something we've wanted to try and address since it's pretty rare and has several workarounds.
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Scott Mahn

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Separate but related. How about a preference checkbox permitting the default to be an unlocked background layer. I almost never want my BG layer locked and have to change it's name on every file.

If it solves this behavior too, so much the better.