Ctrl + click = Move? How do you turn this off?

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 4 weeks ago
I use photoshop a lot for drawing. I work very quickly, doing multiple sequence drawing, and i frequently use ctrl+z to quickly undo a mistake. for some unfathomable reason, if I'm still holding ctrl and click my pen back on the screen, it turns into the move tool! The ridiculousness of this feature aside (I'll just click V if I need the move tool, thank you very much), I can't find any way to turn this off! It's very frustrating. Please someone! Help! And No, I am not talking about auto-select! I don't have auto-select turned on. This is a different problem. 
Photo of Kyle Manske

Kyle Manske

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • frustrated

Posted 4 weeks ago

  • 1
Photo of David

David, Official Rep

  • 3341 Posts
  • 544 Reply Likes
Hi Kyle,

What you're encountering are spring-loaded tool shortcuts.  When the Brush tool is active, pressing SHIFT constrains the brush angle, pressing ALT changes to the Pipette/Eye Dropper tool, and pressing CTRL changes to the Move tool.  These shortcuts also work for other tools, such as the Eraser tool.  They are not customizable and were added before tools had shortcuts, as I recall.

Sorry they're a hassle for you, but many users swear by them.

David
Photo of Kyle Manske

Kyle Manske

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thanks David!

It nice to finally have an answer. Appreciate the response.