Photoshop: How do I change the shape layer to be able to modify its color the old way, instead of from the properties window?

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Just double-click the Shape's thumbnail in the Layers panel to bring up the Color Picker.
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Yes, that's what I would like to happen. I double click, change the color property, but don't see any changes. Unfortunately, the shape's properties are only changeable through the properties window panel.

I had thought there is a way to toggle this control...
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Do you see the change after you click OK in the picker dialog and commit the change?
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Andrew Seay

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No. That's exactly what I would expect, but it won't change until I make it the change in the shape dialog box. Thanks for your help on this!
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I think it may have to do with something in Live Shape Properties. Some shapes are only editable through that dialog window, while others seem to be editable in the legacy method (double click).