Photoshop CC: Path/Direct Selection tool selecting multiple paths on drag-select

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in CS6 drag selecting would only select paths in the currently active layer. Now it is selecting paths from all visible layers, which make it impossible (or just really really slow) for me to select point from a single layer without also selecting paths that I don't want selected. For me this is a huge bug that has killed my workflow in CC.
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Chris Drackett

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
We just release the 14.1 patcher which should fix this behavior.

Please install the update and let us know how this change works for you.
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Jeanne Rubbo, Employee

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Official Response
A big thank you to everyone who took the time to explain how their personal workflow was affected by the change to the vector selection tools in CC. Your clear feedback allowed us to implement the Active Layers/All Layers modes in the vector selection tools options bar.

Here's a direct link to the list of enhancements for 14.1:

Some more info on these changes:
-Active Layers mode is the new default. Your layer selection will not be affected when you use the vector tools on canvas.
-All Layers mode works like 14.0.
-Double-clicking on a shape to enter isolation mode only works in All Layers mode.
-We've also made it easier to select individual anchor points with the Direct Selection tool. If you have multiple anchor points selected and you click on one of the selected points, the other points will become deselected.

Let me know if you have any questions about any of the changes.