Photoshop: Flatten Transparency to Background Color

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Basic question. I could've sworn it used to be the default that when you flattened an image with transparency, the transparency was Filled as the Background Color. Now it's giving me white, regardless of my Color Palette. Am I making this up? Did the default change? Did I accidentally change a setting? Is there a way to switch this back?

I know I can manually Fill, but that's slower and, depending on Tolerance settings, can be problematic.
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LEE SAXON

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I know I can manually Fill, but that's slower and, depending on Tolerance settings, can be problematic.
If you add a Solid Colour Layer at the Bottom of the image’s Layers Tolerance settings are irrelevant. 
You could create an Action that creates a Layer, sends it to back and flattens. 
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I don't think it's ever been that way...
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I checked in Photoshop CS (v8) - always flattens to white. Perhaps you're thinking of erasing on a background layer 'reveals' the current background color.
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Wow I am so thrown for a loop I was very confident that I used to use this all the time. Oh well, maybe I should turn this into a feature request.
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Converted to feature request/idea\.