Photoshop: 'Copy Merged' should behave like 'Copy' when there is only a single layer

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'Copy Merged' should behave like 'Copy' when there is only a single layer. (I can't count the number of times I've used it instinctively only to find it did nothing and I have to go back.)
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Michael Prescott

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I have the same problem. I almost never use standard Ctrl-C copy, so when I am copying from a single-layer file I try Copy Merged and find out that it did not copy anything when I go to paste. Copy Merged should work on flattened files.

At a minimum, it should warn you that Copy Merged will not work on flattened files, rather than doing nothing at all.

This is a bug that has been around for years and years. Please fix it Adobe.