Photoshop 2018, several bugs with alpha display, window resizing and mask painting

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Photoshop 2018 has unfortunately collected additional bugs in basic functions:

- When clicking on another alpha channel or even only with a click on a layer mask, while I am in Fullframe-Mode with menus, my document will be unintended centered, which makes impossible to work on large screens with custom panel layouts.

STILL as in Photoshop 2017 A STORED ALPHA is only storable with "color means selected areas", at least in all the German MAC versions, not on our PC version. 
(As we have the German Photoshop, I can not tell which is the exact English translation)
It means that any mask preview is inversed displayed in comparison with all the standard displaying in channels or layer masks... and always have to be corrrected manually to work with it properly. 

- When I paint white color on a black layer mask, it means of course I am revealing the picture. But when I just display my Layer Mask ( with hotkey ">" which enables a color preview of the mask) then my brush color is inversed! The airbrush is starting to hiding the picture and painting black. 
This is one of many old bugs, but should be corrected after years...
 
It's more important to maintain basic functions than having always quickly new fancy stuff. 
Honestly I can't imagine, that any beta-tester wouldn't have realized that unwanted window resizing. It took at 5 Minutes for anyone of us to stumble about... You need beta testers for German versions, too.
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Just experienced several times today
- When two big files are opened, display failures appear when zooming in (bright and pale)
- When dragging a simple gradation layer from one document to the other, smart filter like liquify on smart objects were recalculated (in the target document) – and in this case the liquify filters were recalculated wrong
(the "wrong recalculation" can have to do with mixing transformation and liquify in this case:  but the problem is just that there must not be any recalculation from just dropping an adjustment layer from one document to another. I didn't experience that before)
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EDIT of correction of layer mask painting issue:
I found out now, what the reason (bug) is:
When you change foreground and background color with "x" hotkey and then enable mask preview,
then enabling the layer mask preview  (hotkey "<") will untoggle back foreground and background color.
It means, that the "preview mode"is not inheriting the setting, that foreground and background color were exchanged / toggled.
You can see it in the panel, how the mask preview mode toggles it back.
(It actually hasn't to do with the current color, but on mask you will mostly use black and white and toggle them)
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When you change foreground and background color with "x" hotkey and then enable mask preview, 
then enabling the layer mask preview  (hotkey "<") will untoggle back foreground and background color.
It means, that the "preview mode"is not inheriting the setting, that foreground and background color were exchanged / toggled.
You can see it in the panel, how the mask preview mode toggles it back.