Photoshop: Group layer should work with text layers

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From long time ago, it's impossible to group text layer in photoshop. The only way is to create a new layer, then make a group with it. Then erase the created layer, then move the text to the group.

Why ???

Why don't you fix this ?

When you have to do this one time it's ok.
But when you do it a lot and always loose time because this limitation. 

You finish with this question : why do they want me to loose time when this type of program have the purpose to make the work faster ? 

How could you not see this ? Is it so complicated to fix this ?
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Posted 11 months ago

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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What version of Photoshop are you using? I can group two or more text layers just fine in Photoshop 20.0.5 on my Macintosh. 
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Select text layers, convert them to a smart object ....


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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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No need to do that. Grouping works fine, at least in my version.
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Yes, but I don't move the texte if I mdo moving the group !, If smart object, no problem, ???

Or cmd + t and ok to move or resize
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I, too, am able to group Text layers just fine in 20.0.5 on a Win 10 platform.
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Finally i find a way. In version 19.0.

If i right click in the layer in my version, when it's a text i doesn't have the group layer option.
I was thinking for so many time that there's no other way..
But if you do  Layer/new/group from layers it works with text.
I talk about this with student and college and they doesn't know too that we could do it this way..

I'm sorry i was edgy. Photoshop is good.

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You can also use ctrl(cmd)-g to group selected layers or drag the layer in the layers panel into a group that exists already.
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And it's easy enough to either create the group first and with it selected, type in the document to add a new text layer to the group, OR with the created text layer selected, hold Shift and click on the group icon. Doing that adds any selected layers to a group as you create it. Adding Option/Alt with Shift brings up the dialog so you can name it.

Or Cmd-G with one or more selected text layers, as Mr. Johnson has said. So many ways. . .

I can understand wanting the command to be in the context-sensitive menu, but that list is already so long it would take you longer to scroll the list to get to the command than simply using a keyboard shortcut, with or without clicking on the group icon. I try to name my groups as I go, so I try to use the kbsc that opens the dialog to keep me from getting lazy. <BG>
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Yeah I am not 100% sure this is what you are talking about but if you Rasterize your text or create a smart object before merging it should help you with your problem. If it doesn't let me know and maybe I can come up with another plan for you. (My spelling my be off)
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"I can understand wanting the command to be in the context-sensitive menu, but that list is already so long it would take you longer to scroll"    
It's in the layer panel that i would like to see it, when you right click. For me there's a ton of place there, i don't have to scroll.   
It's true they are others way. 
But most people see that the option doesn't exist when they right click, 
then think that it's some bug and that it will not exist in others menu or shortcut.

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Just use the keyboard shortcut for Group Layers.