Photoshop: Holding Shift while dragging a guide no longer snaps to ruler ticks

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Photoshop 19.1.3 on Mac OS 10.12.6

Holding shift while dragging a ruler guide no longer snaps to ruler ticks when snapping is off (the shift key was an handy override).

See behavior here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/in/photoshop/using/grid-guides.html
Last bullet point under "placing a guide"
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Jeffrey Anduza

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Hi Jeffrey,

So, I tried 19.1, 18, and 15, but nowhere am I seeing the behavior that you're describing.  So I checked with a couple of other people and they aren't familiar with this either.

Going to the doc, I see what you mean, but perhaps there's a better clarification with the last bullet point under "Move a Guide": 
Align the guide with the ruler ticks by holding down Shift as you drag the guide. The guide snaps to the grid if the grid is visible and View > Snap To > Grid is selected.
I don't believe this has worked as you're expecting.

Sorry,
David
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David thanks for checking!

In the link I referenced: do you see this text under "Place a Guide"?

"Hold down Shift and drag from the horizontal or vertical ruler to create a guide that snaps to the ruler ticks. The pointer changes to a double-headed arrow when you drag a guide."

This is the behavior I was expecting, but not seeing when shift is held down and snapping is off. I may be that I always had snapping on.