PHOTOSHOP - Layers palette jumps around when reordering layers.

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Such a PITA in the newest version of Photoshop. When I reorder layers in my layer palette either by dragging them manually, or using command + bracket, the scroll position of the layer palette jumps. It is totally jarring, and makes me lose track of where I am in the layer palette, especially when working in complex files.

If this is a by design feature, it is a horrible implementation. If this is a bug, which I truly hope it is, please let me know when this will be fixed.

Thanks!
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Howdy Elliott,

What OS are you running on?  How many layers are we talking here?  I assume that you're running Photoshop 2015, right?

I'd like to look into this, but cannot see a problem with ten layer docs on either Win8 or OS 10.10.3.

Thanks,
David
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10.10.4 (14E46)

You'd need to have more layers than can fit on screen. Try 20 or 30 layers.
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Hmmm, something is odd here.  I'm playing with 30 layers and while moving down the stack of layers via drag is slow once you get "off screen", moving up is fine, and I'm not seeing any jumpy behavior at all.  I'm wondering if there's an incompatibility with your setup or something I'm not doing to trigger this issue.  8-(

These are my steps:
1) launch PS
2) create a new US paper size file
3) add 30 layers to the doc
4) grab layer 3 and bring it above layer 27 via drag and via CMD+]
5) grab layer 25 and bring it below layer 5 via drag and via CMD+[

What am I missing...?

Thanks,
David
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Double check the version in Help->System Info and make sure you have the 2015.0.1 update installed.
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Elliott

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I didn't have the latest version. Updating now to see if that fixes it.
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Elliott

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Seems to work OK now....thanks!
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Same problem here. I also have 2015.0.0 version (english) installed. But there is no option to update. Not in PS and neither in the CC window. How can I update?
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Howdy Patrick,

Have you closed PS and CC recently and rebooted?  It might just be that they're not up-to-date.  If you running 2015.0.0, each should offer you an update.

If that fails, you may want to try this to clean up your cached user login information.

  1. Close the Creative Cloud Desktop application.
  2. Navigate to the OOBE folder.
    Windows: [System drive]:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Adobe\OOBE
    Mac OS: /Users/[user name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE
  3. Delete the opm.db file.
  4. Launch the Creative Cloud Desktop application.
Hope that helps.  If not, ping me here and I'll help you trouble-shoot further.

Thanks,
David