Photoshop CS 5 "alt-delete" foreground fill memory leak?

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cs 5 "alt-delete" foreground fill memory leak

I had this problem with photoshop cs 5 on xp.

I mostly use photoshop for coloring comics. I was having trouble with getting running out of memory errors. The program would keep using more memory then I'd get an error saying I couldn't save and before that it would be slow.

I was watching my memory in the task manager while I was working and I also was mostly having this trouble when I was flatting and doing color holds. I noticed that the memory was going up a lot when I used the fill with foreground color shortcut alt-delete. I had set that up to a button on my tablet. I changed that shortcut to be "ctl-F, return". I also had to make sure that menu was set up to use the foreground color. My memory stopped going up a lot when I filled using that shortcut. So there is a memory leak with "alt-delete" foreground fill in cs 5 on xp anyway. I don't have other versions of photoshop to test so I don't know if it was fixed at some point.
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That's odd, and I don't recall any memory leaks associated with that command.

Memory usage should go up to the limit you set in preferences, then reuse memory. Photoshop doesn't normally "run out" of RAM, it just uses the scratch disk more often.
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I read a little about photoshop manages memory when I was trying to figure out the problem. I agree that it doesn't fit the behavior I read about. I don't know why it is happening only that not using the shortcut stopped it from happening. I can see the difference in memory usage in the task manager between alt-delete and ctr-f, return.

There was another colorist having trouble with getting out of memory errors in cs 5. I can imagine that it might be the same thing since flatting involves a bunch of fills.

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