Photoshop: Live preview of blend modes

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Hello. Ich erinnere mich, dass es in früheren Zeiten möglich war, den Mischmodus von Ebenen mittels Cursor durchzuwechseln und beim Cursorclick direkt die Ergebnisse zu sehen, ohne dass sich das Fenster der Mischmodi schloss. Aktuell muss man mittels Mausnavigation die vielen Filter immer wieder erneut anwählen, wobei sich das Fenster der Mischmodi immer wieder schließt. Kann man dies wieder bewerkstelligen? Danke.
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Translation:

Hello. I remember that in the old days it was possible to swipe the blend mode of layers using the cursor and to see the results directly at the cursor click without closing the blend modes window. Currently you have to use mouse navigation again and again to select the many filters, whereby the window of the mixing modes closes again and again. Can this be done again? Thank you.

Solution:

Was Sie tun können ist, dass Sie den Fokus im Mischmodus-Steuerelement im Ebenenbedienfeld festlegen und dann Ihre Pfeiltasten verwenden.

Auf Windows, klicken Sie einmal auf die Dropdown-Liste für den Mischmodus. Das Steuerelement sollte jetzt ein blaues Feld um es herum haben und Ihnen zeigen, dass dies der Fokus der Anwendung ist. Mit den Pfeiltasten können Sie nun in der Liste nach oben und unten navigieren und Live-Vorschauen sehen.

Auf Mac, klicken Sie einmal auf die Dropdown-Liste für den Mischmodus, um den Fokus zu erhalten und alle Optionen anzuzeigen. Jetzt können Sie sich auch mit den Pfeiltasten durch die Liste bewegen und eine Live-Vorschau bekommen.

T'chuss,
David

Translation:

What you can do is put the focus in the Blending Mode control in the Layers panel and then use your arrow keys.  

On Windows, click once in the Blending Mode drop down.  The control should now have a blue box around it, showing you that this is where the application's focus is.  Using your arrow keys, you can now move up and down through the list and see live previews.

On Mac, just click one in the Blending Mode dropdown and it will get focus and display all the various options.  Now, you can also move through the list via your arrow keys and get a live preview.

Hope that helps,
David
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Hi, thanks for your answer.

I apology, in my case I don't see the admired preview. Using the arrows keys in the dropdown of the blending modes only switches through the blending modes WITHOUT showing me the realtime changes in the picture.

A new shortcut works like Cristen Gillespie writes in the next comment. 
I have to use Shift + Minus! But it works only in one direction: Downwards... Shift + Arrowkeys would be more intuitive.

I would appreciate to rewrite this function as it has been some updates before. I don't see any reason, to complicate things in this case and to use shift combinations with minus or plus, when plus doesn't work at all to go the list upwards again..

Greets
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Howdy Greets,

Something isn't adding up here.  What version of Photoshop are you running?  On which OS?  Are you using your GPU?

Thanks,
David
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> On Mac, just click one in the Blending Mode dropdown and it will get focus and display all the various options.  Now, you can also move through the list via your arrow keys and get a live preview.>

On my Mac running High Sierra now, it's still Shift + (plus or minus) to preview. Otherwise, all it does is go down the list while it's open, but nothing at all is previewed. I can run down the list and hit enter when I'm to the blending mode I want, but that's all that giving it focus and using my arrow keys does for me.
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Thanx a lot.
Shift + Minus works! But only in one direction: Downwards...
Shift + Plus doen't work.
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