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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Marcio Bomfim

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I hope this auto-select toggle on cmd is just a simple bug and not a change of behaviour. This is killing my productivity
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Megan Dunagan

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You'll see from the comments above that this behavior was changed (on purpose!!) as of 2014.2.1. We're hoping they switch it back to what's it's been for the all previous versions.
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Pierrick Verilhac

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If they want it to be a new feature, fine, as long as they give us a way to disable it in the preferences.
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Marcio Bomfim

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Exactly. it is slowing down my workflow ... A LOT actually... Can't believe these guys took a feature like that out... this is unbelievable.
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dun hav

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almost 2 month... my progress is kinda slow because of this thing.. it affect my earning of my project.., I need to work harder than before because of multiple layer and small object, I got late submission, I got low earning for this month.. I am not loving what I am doing.. this is sad making me harder and harder..
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I don't belive what I read here! I'm shocked. HOW HOW HOW did you do this? the brilliant idea owner, I'm asking you; DO YOU USE PHOTOSHOP?!?!?!?!? I'm telling you, I need a f*ckn update moron! and go your home and try to play your self not this!!!
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Hahaha wow.
This comment is hilarious.
While I too am equally flabbergasted at the change to the move tool, I'm also mature enough not to childishly insult Adobe employees.
This behavior isn't going to help us get what we need. Think twice, please.
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Yeah I wasn't sure how Adobe even lets that type of outrage on the forum. I guess they're big on free speech lol. Agreed though, you will never get what you want by screaming.
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Yes, sorry for that. But that day....OMG, I don't want to live like it again in my office. Whole day wasted to fix documents, I've tried to downgrade etc. and then tried to fix document on current version. But, after that crisis I've decided to learn new tool and I think I work with that.

The only problem now, when you on other tools instead of Move(V), if you press the CTRL it doesn't select layer/group. You have to be on Move tool to select a layer or group when you press the CTRL. This is only problem now in my PS life.

And, there will be definitely a toggle on preferences. I hope so for the new and old move tool behaviour.
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Cool thanks for following up... I think most people wouldn't need a toggle in preferences, we just want to have it back like it always was (or at the very least a way to toggle it back). Adobe usually doesn't change legacy operations like this.
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Right on. I understand that.
When I found out the move tool's behavior had been changed I was also furious. More so than I'd like to admit.
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delizade

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HOW CAN I DONWGRADE PHOTOSHOP?!?
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delizade

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thankyou.
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Marias Calhoun

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Bear in mind that if you downgrade you'll get the PS version in which you can select layers even if they're locked or hidden (try moving something and you get the error).

So you'll have to decide which one will affect your workflow more.

I chose to downgrade.
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Hi Uri,

When you see there are updates in the CC desktop app, you can click on the 'What's New?' to see a little blurb about the update.



regards,
steve
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Thanks SG. It would also be helpful to see the version number near the App name somehow, like "Photoshop CC (2014 1.2)."
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Please change the move tool's behavior back!
(or add a toggle switch in pref's but who would ever use it?)

At first I thought I had a bug and restarted Photoshop.
Then I realized the move tool had in fact had its behavior changed.

I cannot stress this enough: the change was a very bad idea.
To non-power users it may seem like a small issue, but to me it has greatly altered how Photoshop feels to use, for the worse.
The move tool is my "hands" when editing projects and it's like my thumbs have been cut off now. The user experience feels AWFUL.

I did try to adjust to it, thinking maybe I am just accustomed to how I've been doing things for over a decade and not willing to change. But, no, I cannot adjust to this change.

The way it handicaps your workflow is absolutely undeniable.

Please, PLEASE change it back.

Last thing: before random, subjective "improvements" are made to Photoshop, is there a place we real users can go to cast a vote on possible changes/new features -before- implementation?
I'm interested in helping prevent things like this from happening in the future and am willing to spend my personal time to do so.
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has been a few month now.., Please change this behavior back.. please... I am not satisfied at all.. I am so disappointing like want to kill my self.. please.. do something, I begging you please .... :'((((
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Please change it back.
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Mwenge Ngona

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The LACK OF ACTION from you guys (Photoshop team) on this issue is ANNOYING. I thought I had a corrupted version of Photoshop CC 2014 and uninstalled and re-installed about 10x!

So when I figured out non of my solutions were working, I looked it up and BOOM! IT WAS YOU! I am SO UPSET!!!!!!!

FIX IT! We didn't get asked about this. It wasted hours of my time. I work with very large Photoshop files with gazzillions of layers and groups and ended up using keyboard arrows to move single layers - the user experience has dropped on a scale of 1-10 to 1!
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I've been following this thread for a while now and I'm surprised there hasn't been a fix yet... I wanted to add to this list of frustrated users and ask that something be done soon. I did not realize how much this small change would slow down my work flow.
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Thanks for adding yourself to the list. Hopefully we'll see something soon (sigh), and hopefully it will work the way we're all used to for all these years.
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ATTN:
I've just received word from Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Chief Customer Advocate for Adobe Imaging, saying that "the move tool shortcut will be fixed in the very near future"

HOORAY!!!
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mathias

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Definitely great news. Thanks for reporting.
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Benjamin Weiler

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I'll cheer when it is implemented. Not before.
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Official Response
Should be fixed in the 2014.2.2 update. Choose Help>Updates... to install.
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Uri Kirstein

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Wow it works again. Thanks so much for the fix. Looks like you guys did a great job of addressing this. and 'please' don't mess around with this anymore ;/ This one was scary. Phew....
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The new Photoshop release 2014.2.2 has some bugs when I try to drag and release any element using the Move Tool. I select any layer (with the auto select layer ON) drag it around in the canvas, but when a release the mouse button, the layer continues following the mouse cursor, and everything stays freezes. It just come back when I press ESC.

Another bug: I select an object and try to move using the keyboard arrows. Sometimes it moves only in the second key pressing

Please, adjust this as soon as possible because it's almost impossible to work with this issues.

I'm using a Mac with OSX Yosemite 10.10.1
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Yesssss!!! working again with 2014.2.2
Many thanks!!!
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Ignacio Giri

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Honestly... I got used to work pressing ⌘ to select layers. But thank you so much for listening.
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Megan Dunagan

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Thank you, Adobe! I'm SO happy! =)
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Uri Kirstein

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I tested this both on Windows (7) and Mac (10.9.5) and it's perfect on both (The move tool works like it used to and life is good again). Thank you Adobe.
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Weird,

When I select Help > Updates it opens Photoshop Application Manager which lists the 2014.2.2 update.

When I open the Creative Cloud menubar app it doesn't list the update.

How come?
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You may need to tickle the Creative Cloud dialog to check for updates. Quit and relaunch it.
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Uri Kirstein

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Good one. Yep I would want the version number to be displayed in the CC desktop window near each update. Thanks.
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Start a new idea for that (if there isn't one already).

You can check the version # of Photoshop this way: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

Or for plug-ins: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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Thanks guys.
I just upgraded to CC from 5.5 earlier this week and move tool was killing my productivity. Now I can start enjoying all the new CC features without being hindered by something so mundane as selecting and moving layers :)
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FIXED!

What a relief.

@ Adobe employees reading this - thank you, and please pass on my (our) gratitude for resolving the problem.
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For more than 3 month I am working under alot of pressure the problem is fixed!! please don't change this anymore... or at least make a survey or something for make this kind of decision