Photoshop: Option click and/or command "H"doesn't hide photoshop (macOS 10.13.x High Sierra)

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I work back and forth between several apps every day. So to speed up my process I usually option-click the desktop to hide any program. If that doesn't Photoshop is the only app that seems to have issues with this. I do this with all apps, including a few Adobe products, including but not limited to: PS, iNdd, Ai, and Acrobat. It used to be kind of a hit or miss thing. If I was just adamant that this function work I would just close PS and restart it. This no longer seems to work. It's hard to nail down the issue. I just recently updated "the holy trinity" (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign) and also updated to OS 10.13.3 High Sierra. Always have loved your products! Thanks in advance!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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There is a pref for cmd + H. From the Edit menu select Keyboard Shortcuts...

Make sure Cmd + H is used for Hide Photoshop under the Photoshop CC menu.

For the option click issue, I don't think that the keyboard shortcut would affect that. I'll try and reproduce that problem here. We have discovered an issue with hiding Photoshop causing other problems that we've been working with Apple to resolve - so what you're seeing may be related to that.
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Thanks Jeffrey! It was setup in prefs as con-alt-H. Strange unless it just changed from the update. I went ahead and reassigned it to cmd-H since it's the more familiar muscle memory. It didn't work at first so I restarted PS and guess what? It now works and the option-click works. I just wanted to be sure you guys knew it was an issue from time to time. Again, thank you.
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Glad that helped. I think what might have happened (and I see other customers hit this, too) is they get this dialog on the first use of Cmd + H and likely dismiss it without reading it:



Please let me know if the option click thing continues to happen. That tends to be more of a OS related thing than related to this (strong hunch here).