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.

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Michael Heins

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Radi Red

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Hi, I have the same problem, and I'm mad about it. I simply can't work with this update
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Valentin

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Hi there, thanks for reporting. I'm experiencing the very same here.

It has considerably slowed down my work today, and I don't expect to get it much better before a long time since it has always been such a basic and useful feature :S
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Thomas Latus

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Same here. Incredibly frustrating. I'm not going back to select with command.
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André Rafael Pinto Xavier Pais

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I can't even work without this feature. My workflow is screw right now.
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Ignacio Giri

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I'm having the same issue. Please fix.
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Gabriel Taudor

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Hey there!

Same thing here, totally disrupted my workflow. I've been using this feature for 7-8 years now, I don't see what's the use in changing it.
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Martin Huber

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Anyone found out if there's any way to get back the old behavior by using different settings/shortcuts?
This really is highly frustrating as it's a core interaction, disrupting the workflow I had for years! With the current behavior it automatically changes the selection to the highest folder in the hierarchy, which makes me unintentionally moving a lot of layers (causing seconds of delay for an unintended action) and not just the layer/group I selected. I don't see how this can be useful to anyone.
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Radi Red

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One generous adobe forum citizen advised to make tool presets for Move tool https://forums.adobe.com/message/6799...

May be it could help someone.
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Krzysiek

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Adobe why? They should make improvements not changing something that worked so long.

Fix needed as soon as possible.
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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.

Thanks,
Meredith
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Oh man, glad to see I'm not alone on this, I finally took the plunge to get all setup on Ps CC 2014 yesterday and got totally stopped dead in my tracks on switching by this. I tried to figure out a way to work around it or just get used to this behavior, but I simply can't. I really resonate with OP, I used to have a great workflow with auto select turned on and used cmd + click / shift + click to select and drag multiple elements that were either off-canvas or too small / too transparent to grab them without starting the "moving click" inside a layers bounds. I'd be happy with pretty much any way to get the old behavior back as I literally just cant use 2014 without this behavior.
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Another vote for very frustrated! Just made the jump to upgrading to the monthly CC subscription because I have a big project. Just got the creative juices flowing and am now so frustrated that I can't select multiple layers and move them together without having to group them! Please fix this!!
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Dave Mersch

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Discovering this feature a few years back completely revamped my workflow. Please change back!
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Alex Ferrao

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this sucks
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Mike Nizinski

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Agree — this is EXTREMELY frustrating. Please PLEASE turn it back to the way it was before the update or at least give me a way to toggle this on or off or set a preference for what the cmd key does with the move tool. I have years of muscle memory on this work flow and it's totally messed it up with this seemingly small update.
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18 years working with the same shortcuts until NOW! WTF!!! I'm not asking, I work with this, I payed for that... fix it!!
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Patrick

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Just want to chip in that I find this change an utter annoyance too. It really is a mayor slowdown to my workflow.
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Christian López Jové

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Everything seems to be normal now, thanks!
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Christian López Jové

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Hi, I don't know, just become to normal last night, I don't made any upgrade or something like that. Only restart the apps. Good luck!
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Thomas Latus

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Nope. Didn't work for me. This is sooo annoying. I'm visiting this site more often than facebook. Even though I receive emails...
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Christian López Jové

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Sorry, I don't know what happened... I already installed Yosemite and still working like always. It was just for a single day the chaos.
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Christian López Jové

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Did you try to update your apps?
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Thomas Latus

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Didn't have the chance yet. I literally did not work this week. (Hope my client isn't reading this)
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Alex Ferrao

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has this been fixed? it suddenly went away for me
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Thomas Latus

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Reinstalled. Didn't work for me. Can you guys at Adobe at least give us a perspective in terms of timing?
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dun hav

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ctrl + Left Click not work on PHOTOSHOP 2014.2.

this is weird... the latest photoshop cc 2014.2 seem to have many manjor bug and needed to fix immediately..

my problem right now is
photoshop crashing with text
photohop freezing at startup (sometimes)

When I ctrl + left click to the picture.. it doesn't want to move, so I can't drag or move photo position especially smallest photo/object
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP CC 2014.2: Auto-Select CMD key problems.

If 'auto-select' is checked, the 'cmd' button toggles 'layer' and 'group' options in auto-select for move tool.

How to reproduce error:

I'm using auto-select: 'layer', and I select a layer using move tool.
I hold down 'cmd' and drag. In the past this allows me to move the layer - however ..
Holding down 'cmd' now toggles the auto-select mode - and changes to 'group'
Now as I'm dragging, it now drags the entire group, not the individual layer.
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Andy Liu

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This is absolutely driving me crazy. It breaks a very good workflow I had for years. Adobe PS please bring this behavior back.
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Woo Jang

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Yes, same here. It slows down my design process. Please fix this bug asap.
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Tiffany Liu

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Please add this back :( We are pretty stressful about this...