Photoshop: Double click outside of text box to confirm text change

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When you edit a text box, instead of having to hit return to confirm the change or select another tool, it would be nice to be able to double click outside of the text box to confirm the change.

This would eliminate the need to go back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse with your right hand if editing lots of text boxes, especially if you're only using your left hand to type a few characters or pasting in text. This becomes increasingly annoying is web design when dealing with lots of text.
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A click with the text tool indicates an edit or creation of another text layer. So even a small movement of the mouse between clicks is most likely going to create a new text layer and started editing it.

Also, return (right side of the main keyboard, just above shift) just goes to a new line of text. Enter (the key on the lower right of the numeric keypad) commits text entry, and if you don't have a numeric keypad you can use control-Return to commit text.
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Yes sorry I meant enter on the right hand side of the keypad. This is quite close to the mouse which is my current method but it just doesn't feel intuitive.

However once you have made your text change and your cursor is at the end of the text you have just input, when the cursor is moved outside of the boundaries of the text box it turns into a move tool. Currently there is no command if you double click. Perhaps alt and click outside of the text box would be another suggestion? As far as im aware this has no current function.

Indesign and Illustrator currently have a function where you can confirm the text edit by clicking once outside of the text box, and by holding cmd and clicking outside the text box respectively.

I am a Graphic / Web Designing and streamlining every process is important to me. For a long time now I have felt that this problem needed to be fixed, as text editing is just too slow in Photoshop. Switching between Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop all day long you get to notice the small differences between each program that make a big difference overall.
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We'll have to see if we can come up with something that won't cause additional problems.