Photoshop: Ability to edit predefined/saved styles

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once you create a custom style, there's no way to edit it. It would be very useful if there was.
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Edward

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Chris Cox

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They are called "presets" -- they are set beforehand.

To use the presets in scripting, we have to refer to a specific preset, not something that changes over time (today it's one color, tomorrow it's another).

We might allow some other way to have live styles (ala type styles in a word processor). But the presets are final after creation for a reason.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What about having a right-click on a layer styles to update it with the currently selected layers style as a mean to do what Edward wants?
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Chris Cox

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Nope, that still changes the current object contents -- which is what we are trying to avoid. It would be like trying to reach a specific person by dialing random international phone numbers.

You really have to create a new style, and delete the old one -- otherwise scripting would never work right. (and the same concept is even worse on other preset types that are used as references)
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But... they are not called "Presets" now, they are called "Styles". Would it be possible to add an "Update Preset" option in the rt-click context menu that just does a delete-rename in the background. That would basically be the same thing, but less irritating for designers.
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Chris Cox

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Styles are just one type of presets in Photoshop.
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Max Johnson, Champion

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While I appreciate a semantics argument as much as the next internet-forum user, let's concede that you are right. Styles are a kind of preset. That still does not answer my other question.

I can understand how it would be difficult or impossible to retroactively change objects that have had a style applied to them, but what I think the OP was asking for is a way to update the properties of an existing style entry in the "Styles" panel.

Is there a compelling reason why a contex-menu option could not just chain together the script commands that are performed when the user deletes the existing one, makes a new one, and renames it to the exact same name?