Photoshop: Selecting layer through the right mouse button doesn't work

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Hello
Click the right mouse button on a group of layers.
At CS4, the layer is automatically detected and highlighted with a blue line in the secondary menu.
At CS5 is not working. When the layers are many, the lack of this feature is impeding the work.
All my friends have this problem. I had to go back to CS4. Why is the loss of this function?
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Are you talking about right clicking on the document, or the layers palette?

I don't recall either behavior changing, but your description isn't clear enough for me to try reproducing what you're seeing.
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Thank you for your feedback.
Of course it would be nice to send you a screen shot. It would be understandable.
I'll try to describe in more detail.
At CS4 and earlier versions, you can quickly find the layer in group by clicking the right mouse button.
1) click the right mouse button on a layer in group.
2) I get a list of all layer of the file. At CS4, I needed layer of the list is highlighted in blue.
At CS4, the layer over which the mouse is highlighted by a blue stripe. At CS5 is not working.
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Ok, you didn't answer my question, but it sounds like you might be clicking in the document. And you are getting a list of layers, but the target layer isn't selected in the context menu.

Did you install all the updates for Photoshop? That sounds like something that was fixed in a dot release.

Also, check the options bar for the move tool, and make sure that you are targeting layers and didn't change it to groups by mistake.
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I'm not sure about updates. I'll check.
Other errors not found.
Layer is not defined automaticly in the context menu.
Hopefully updates will solve the problem. Thank you Chris!
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If you are talking about the function I think you are, make sure you have the updates, as Chris mentions. Also, make sure you are using the Move tool and right-clicking on the document. This will display a list of all the layers that have opaque pixels under the spot you clicked on.
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Brett, I use the program for over 8 years and am very pleased. Program settings are well know. All checked before writing a letter for you.
Updating the program may be to help me regain useful function.
Thanks for your help.
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By the way, I attach a screen shot. From left to CS4, right CS5. So perhaps understandable))
That is, the layer is automatically highlighted in the list.
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Thanks for the screenshot.

The blue highlight appears over whatever layer name the mouse is currently overlapping. What I notice from your screen shot is that the cursor for CS4 is barely over the menu, but it does slightly overlap, thus you get a blue highlight. In the CS5 shot, the mouse is entirely outside the menu, thus nothing is highlighted.

On my side, this works perfectly the same in both CS4 and CS5. However, if I click somewhere close to the lower edge of the image, I find that nothing is highlighted, in both CS4 and CS5.

I'm not able to reproduce the problem you report.
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Is this Windows or Mac? Which version?

What are your display settings? What video card are you using?
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Brett, I work with a Mac.
About the screenshot. Again, I wanted to say that in CS4 automatically selects the layer over which the cursor is located. This is very helpful when the layers in one area.
Sorry for my bad English. Perhaps I am ill explain.
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Friends, after installing the update problem is gone.
Thank you for your answers!
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Ah, excellent!