Photoshop: Color Picker sets background swatch instead of foreground swatch

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CS5A friend raised a question.When using his eye picker, it's functionality is reversed. By clicking it selects the BACKGROUND color, when selecting color with an 'OPTION' key, it selects the FOREGROUND color.I know there is an easy solution. I had the same situation years ago, but I can't remember how I solved it.Can anyone help?Thanks!
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You opened the color palette and selected the background swatch, then forgot about it.

To get back to normal, open the color palette and select the foreground swatch.