This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop CC 2018: Wrong selection when there is a hidden layer in clipping mask
NOTE – turning on auto-select layers in the top menu is not the answer – more often than not the layer I want to select is not the top in a clipping group. In any case, if any one layer on the clipping group is invisible, auto select will still only select the base layer of a clipping group. NOT useful.
The only time the control click (or auto select) will work is if ALL layers in the clipping group are visible.
A extremely useful tool – one I used 100s of times a day – has been removed here.
How can I get the previous functionality back?