Photoshop 2015.1: Double-click to rename layer doesn't work as expected

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In order to rename a layer or layer group I have to double-click, pause, and then click again to be able to rename the layer in the layers palette.

Note: The double-click to rename a layer works correctly if you're using tabs for your documents, or if you are in "Full Screen Mode" or "Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar".

I can only reproduce this bug when using floating documents in "Standard Screen Mode", which is how I work.

Running:
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
Mac OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
Photoshop 2015.1
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Posted 4 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi James, I can't repro this off hand.

Do you have any 3rd party panels/plug-ins installed? Have you tried with default prefs?
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I tried resetting everything I could and removing any scripts and extensions I had installed, but unfortunately I'm still getting the same result.

I composed a screen recording to show what I'm getting. You'll notice in the video that upon double-clicking a layer name it turns grey instead of the usual blue, until I click it again.

Then when I change to "Full Screen" mode it works as it should.

http://cl.ly/3d0v2y0V1W1j
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I can repro now. Let me log an issue.

Another workaround is to turn off Window > Application Frame....
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Thomas Klepl

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Having the same issue here.
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James Pringle

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Thanks! The Window > Application Frame workaround works for me for now.
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Methan ch4

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I've set the option-command-R (ctrl+alt+r) to layer—>rename layer. Works super fast and ignores this issue
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Group naming a two step process.

Changing layer group names is a two step process now. Doesn't seem like it's as intuative as the previous versions. I click the layer group name and it seems selected, but with a gray highlight, I then have to click it again to get the highlight to change colour and then I'm able to change the name.
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Try this. Double click to edit layer name. It will be grayed out and wont let you make any edits. Double click again and the word(s) will highlight in blue, which is now editable.

Annoying.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2015.1: Layer names require triple-clicking to hilight text.

In previous versions of Photoshop, double clicking a layer name in the layer palette selected the text so I could type a new name. Now I have to triple or even quadruple click the layer name to hilight the text. Problem as of Photoshop 2015.1

Photoshop 2015.1, OSX 10.11.2
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This is definetely a bug and not a feature. It needs to be reverted so double-click can rename layers. Only been using 2015.1 for an hour and it's already annoyed me dozens of times.
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Behaviour found by James Pringle has been duplicated by myself. This problem returns back to normal when cycling through Screen Mode views using "F" and editing in Full screen mode with menu bar.
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@Russ Cycling through screen modes is a workaround, but not a solution. This was not happening on Photoshop CC2014. Also, it does not work all the times for me.
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@Russ I second Leandro's sentiment. I'm struggling with this problem as well, it runs counter to the behavior that Adobe has instilled in us by making double click to rename the same way in every single release until now. This is a major bug and needs to be fixed in, if not the next update, then another one in the immediate future.
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See my official comment. We're working on it for our next update.
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John Hilowitz

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@Jefferey, Awesome.
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Replying to this topic to say I also have this problem and I'm VERY upset with Adobe recently.

So far there are two issues started bothering me since CC2015 update: this triple/quadruple click to rename layers and the Wacom driver / multiple shape selection issue.

It is sad that we are hostages of Adobe software.

Running PS CC 2015.1.1
on OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP CC 2015 - Renaming layers, paths, and channels in the palette is signif....

In Photoshop 2015.1.1 It is more difficult than it was in previous versions to change the name of a layer in your layers palette. Before i could double click the name and it would be prepared to change. In the current version if i double click the name it appears to be ready to edit but in reality i need to click it 1 or 2 more times in order for it to be high lighted blue and be ready to edit. This has substantially slowed down my workflow. I would really like to see the feature of renaming layers (as well as paths and channels) return to the old double-click and type method.

Thank you
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I also hit this issue with requiring extra clicks to get into edit mode and rename a layer. I just confirmed it goes away if I reset to open documents in Tabs under Workspaces. That is not the way I like to work but it hinders me much less than the edit layer name issue. Now if they could fix the lack of contrast in the interface to go back to the previous releases I'd be happy. I'm trying to adjust but it isn't happening so far.
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Suti Teeraniti

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When is the next update to resolve this issue?
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Christopher Jacobs

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This needs to be fixed... kills workflow.
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Russ Cogman

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Well it's been 3 months. This subscription/digital delivery lark seems to be getting the same response time to bugs as the old media method. So much for progress.
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I just did a clean system install, installed all the latest Adobe Apps that I use, and came to this problem of triple (at least) clicking to rename a darn layer or channel. WOW this is annoying, how in the world did Adobe release it this way, it's not like it's hard to notice. It annoys me to distraction a couple times a minute when I am working. Total flow killer. While turning off application frame does work, it is not how I like to work in Photoshop, with all the background apps visually distracting focus.

please someone fix this yesterday!
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Still having this same issue. Come on really disrupts a workflow. 
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Trebor Smith

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Ray, agreed -- but I don't notice it anymore, after I got accustomed to running without the "Application Frame" on (under the Window menu). That seems to do the trick...for now, at least!

Still, come on, Adobe -- please fix this ASAP!
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Still having problem but not as often.  Seems like once you get it to work it's OK till the next time you reopen Photoshop with a new project.  I did turn off the "Application Frame" and have not notice any changes with other programs so not really  sure what the AF is doing.
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Anders Bjarnle

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Still no update on the issue it seems.
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Stas Smirnov

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There is no bug at the Windows version of Photoshop.
This issue exist only at OS X version.  And this bug still exist.
That's why they say "iMac is best for designers!" :D
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
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Anders Bjarnle

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It got fixed but now it's back again with the latest update. Only for me?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Seems to be working for me. Can you make a video of what you're seeing (whole screen so we can see the state of your UI/documents)?
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Working fine for me too. (El Capitan)
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Mel

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Stopped working for me since latest upgrade..  Win7-64
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The problem is that when I don't have a layer/group/artboard selected and double clicks it (standard rename procedure) it enters renaming mode, instantly cancels it and the end result is that the item is just being selected. So double clicking an unselected item is how to reproduce this bug. I'm using Windows 10 x64 Photoshop 2015.5.1.

http://caliberdesign.se/stuff/ps_rename_bug.mp4
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Just switched to CC two weeks ago and I'm having the same issue as described above. Double click, wait , click again.

Running PSCC 2015.1.2
on OSX10.9.5