Photoshop: CS6 Filter Menu ctrl-F function works for Liquify

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In versions prior to CS6 the filter menu did NOT update the ctrl-F function for the filter items BEFORE you get to the "Blur" menu section. My particular work flow requires the extensive use of the "Liquify" AND the "Unsharpen Mask" tools. Previously, I could use the keyboard shortcut to activate the Liquify tool and then use the ctrl-F shortcut to apply the Unsharpen Mask. IN CS6 you changed that menu so that every time I use Liquify, I have to go back through the menu tree to reapply my Unsharp Mask settings to the photos. PLEASE, put the filter menu system back to the CS5 version of updating the ctrl-F function. Thank you!
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Mark Walsh

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Chris Cox

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The command-F command and name are supposed to change with ALL filters used, regardless of their location in the menu.

And in CS5, it looks like just Liquify was not setting Command-F correctly, but I believe that problem was fixed in CS6.
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You call it a fix, I call it a major pain.

Liquify is not really a filter, it is a tool and very few people need to use Liqufy on almost every photo they process. Either it needs to be put back the way it was or it needs to be moved to a different menu.

Any menu item that is permanently assigned a shortcut, like Liqify's "shift+control+x" should not affect a setting like the filter's "control+F", especially since it is improbable that you would ever apply the same liqufy process to the same area of a group of photos.

PLEASE - put it back the way it was!
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Sorry, but it was a bug fix.

Liquify is a plugin filter, just like the others. It should appear in the command-F menu entry just like the others.

And you can assign a shortcut to any of the filter menu items from the Keyboard Shortcuts menu.

And yes, people do reapply liquify effects.