Photoshop: When using the Move Tool to move a layer, another layer is selected and moved

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When I am on a layer and try to move an object using the move tool, photoshop will skip me to another layer randomly right as I try to move the object, thus moving a completely different object. This is highly annoying as it keeps doing it even after I switch back to the original layer.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Do you have "Auto-Select" checked in the Move tool's option bar? If so, uncheck it.
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Katya Zhu

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Thanks, your advice helped me with the same problem! I was so desperate that i wanted to reinstall the whole program! Best wishes!
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Erik DeAvila

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I did have it checked and it works perfectly again. I can't believe it was that simple. THANK YOU