Transparent pixels in Photoshop usualy means click through the layer and selecting layer below. That is ok. The only thing where it does not work are "clip masks" I have to always lock the layers and it takes a lot of time.Screencast here: https://youtu.be/8FoTbAcuJn8
I also have major problem with this. I use dragging with autoselect to select multiple layers and I keep getting all sorts of masked layers included in the selection, even if the masked area is way outside the screen and I don't even see it when I make the selection. This results in having to lock all the masked layers before making my selection. Most annoying.
This really is a chronic interruption. I'd also like to see masked pixels stop getting selected.
Question for Adobe Staff: Is it intentionally designed that masked, transparent pixels still get selected with Auto-Select Move Tool? Is there some option I've overlooked, some Layers, Masks, Properties, etc. setting I've not noticed? If this is the designed behavior, can you explain the reasoning? Why the rules were changed for masks?