Has the eyedropper tool changed in PS CC2019? (out-of-window sampling gone)

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It used to be possible to sample the colors outside the Photoshop window by clicking and dragging the eyedropper from within the PS window to the outside. After CC2019 it doesn't seem to be possible anymore. Instead, the viewport scrolls to the direction the cursor has been dragged to. Is this an intented behavior? How can you change the eyedropper behavior to how it was previously?
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TangCanada

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Interesting find....!!
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Rich Palmer

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Kim, I am original user of Photoshop, and beta tester. Few have my experience, so take my advice and go back to PS 2018. The problem with PS 2019 is related to a new rendering engine. They are patching, but the root of the problem is at least a year away. They have nutered Photoshop for the masses and making tablet friendly. Save yourself the heartache and return to 2018. Your friend and comrade in Photoshop. Rich
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From day one I knew that 2019 is a deadbeat garbage... too much new childish bugs. I am back on 2018.
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Thanks for the advice. While I will still stay on CC2019 (because of better HiPDI adaptability), it is quite sad to see the software industry becoming more and more obsessed on just pushing out updates as fast as possible, rather than the quality and feature parity between iterations. There are products out there that no one would have even dreamed of releasing if it was only a few years ago, but are justified because of absurdities like "rolling updates," and "agile" and such. Is Adobe becoming one of them? 
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TangCanada

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Wait till you get to that tiring childish confusion they call "gestures".... where everyone in the office will look like deaf mutes.
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It looks like it is still possible to do it on CC2019 when you have the color picker UI open (the scrolling still happens, which I find not useful at all with color picker).
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Rich Palmer exactly. Adobe is working on their Photoshop app. The underlying code is the same as desktop Photoshop. It started 18 months ago when two Adobe engineers asked to carve out time to bring the Photoshop code base to the iPad. I could be wrong but I reckon that's what PS 2019 is about all about.

Adobe and their engineers ruined Photoshop. I won't advance past PS 2018. 

I did install PS 2019 and I came across so many bugs, which I've reported here in the forums and I'm not going to write my own code to fix up the transform tool debacle or un-check the use of PS rendering engine. It's stupid and futile.