Photoshop: Eyedropper tool changes background swatch, not foreground swatch

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When using the swatches or eyedropper tool my color selection goes in the background swatch and not the foreground swatch. How do I return it back to default?
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Go to the color palette/panel and look at the two swatches in the top left.
You have the background swatch selected there, so the eyedropper is picking the background color.
Select the foreground swatch instead.