Photoshop CC 2019: Frame tool - create new frame without shoving an image in it straight away + border radius

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I understand that the frame tool is still new so im not going to slag it off, but it could be an amazing all powerful tool which would allow me to replace the use of clipping masks. however its far too broken/limiting at the minute for me to be able to use it on a more permanent basis

What i would like
it would be nice if there was a setting to create a new frame which didn't automatically shove an image inside it if there is an image some where within the vicinity of the frame when creating it.

Example as to why this is a bug bare
When i create a frame on a complicated document (a web design for example) but i have folders that aren't visible (like a dropdown menu) which i have hidden to show examples of how it would work; if they have an image in and i create my new frame. BAM! the frame is now inserted into the hidden folder, with said non-visible image shoved inside it.
This also does the same if i convert a previous shape used as a clipping mask, into a frame... it perplexed me for at least 10 minutes before i found out where on earth my shape had gone!

bonus feature!
it would be nice if you could add a border radius to a square frame. I understand currently you could make a frame out of a square with a border radius on it, but you cant then adjust the radius after its been converted.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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There is a new lock state on the Layers panel to lock layers from becoming frames:

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hmm, that is part of the way there... however i would like things to still be able to be put in frames... i would just like to create a blank frame to begin with. Also that stops auto nesting in art boards as well, and one document i'm working on currently has 12 art boards, so might be a case where I would accidentally loose things if i created another art board and moved items?

It is a good suggestion though! but i think its more of a workaround for what i want to do as i would need to keep toggling things on and off during work. (forgive me for being lazy)
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*just a note also, i think it is actually a bug that it nests things in non-visible layers, but thats a side topic
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Thanks. I've asked the primary engineer for the frame about having a different global toggle. We'll cover the hidden layer issue, too, and see what he says.