Delete single color in a swatch in Photoshop by holding Option+click no longer possible

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The function of deleting single color in a swatch in Photoshop by holding Option+click (while hovering over color block) no longer possible. Please bring this capability back. Makes it very difficult to customize a palette/swatch.
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michael gallagher

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Kukurykus

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You are right. In CC 2018 it doesn't work. I compared it with CS6 and I found it works there holding Alt key. The only you can do is to click right mouse button and choose third item (Delete).

I didn't check what you can cut in CS6 that you can't in CC2018 but I also found that when you open Brushes panel then you can holding Alt over that upper left part (where you have bar for only SEVEN brushes) see a cursor is changing into scissors that you use with a click to cut uneeded brush preset.
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Cristen Gillespie

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> Please bring this capability back. Makes it very difficult to customize a palette/swatch. >

They have said that too many people were complaining they easily deleted swatches this way that they didn't mean to delete. I used the shortcut, too, but I'm now used to the context-sensitive menu—right-click on the swatch and choose between New, Rename, and Delete. It's not really any more of an effort, it's pretty consistent with the way other c-s menus for presets work, and I guess if it  spares those who were losing swatches accidentally, we can make do with this change.

I don't expect them to bring back the option/alt-click method of getting a scissors icon. And thankfully, we're not being required to drag it onto the trash icon.  '-}
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How people could delete them accidentally if that needed to hold Alt key? Noone uses Alt to click those swatches but for other things (not at same time though). What else they were exactly using Alt for with left mouse click hovering over swatches? Even if they wanted to click something else outside of this panel why they clicked on swatches, and if they wanted to click other option I can not imagine holding Alt they moved mouse cursor for example on other part of monitor. That is something we do rather almost simultaneously. Sccisors shouldn't been taken out completely. Better to leave them as optional tool (checked by options / menu).

btw could you give link to disscusion where people complained for it, I can't find it...
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