Photoshop: Move Tool - Toggle auto select shortcut changed

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Hello. The changed shortcuts to toggle the autoselection of layers with the move tool selected is highly frustrating to me. I used to have a great workflow with auto select turned on and used cmd to drag elements that were either off-canvas or too small / too transparent to grab them. Now it seems to be inverted: I need to turn auto select off to toggle with cmd. When it is turned on, cmd seems to toggle now between layer and group auto selection.
I can't understand why this was changed or is at least not something I can switch between in the preferences.

Thanks you very much for looking into this.

Michael Heins
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Michael Heins

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Meredith Payne Stotzner, Employee

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Official Response
Hi all,
Thank you for the feedback.
This behavior is new to the 2014.2 release, as you have figured out.
We apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this change has caused.

We're looking into the issue now and will get back to you.

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Bradee Evans, Product Designer

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We're still planning to roll this change back... but I want to make sure all you guys knew... if you uncheck auto-select:

CMD still toggles between auto-select and not. I know it's not ideal for most of you here... but you *can* work similarly to the way you did before in this fashion. Just inverse when you hold down command.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Should be fixed in the 2014.2.2 update. Choose Help>Updates... to install.