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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Posted 4 years ago

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Lukas De Ridder

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Great, thanks for the fix, Adobe!
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Marias Calhoun

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In my view this was a big blunder from the Adobe Photoshop team, they changed something critical to a good workflow without proper testing. It took months to revert the change. I am happy it was changed back but I don't think Adobe deserves 'thank you's for this.
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Thank you for fixing this!