Photoshop 21.1 can't select more than one word after selecting one word with double click

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My problem is that when I edit text and try to select word by word, I can just select one word.

To reproduce:
  1. Create a text layer and add a few words in it.
  2. Click the text layer to edit it.
  3. Double click one word to select it, and without letting it go, then drag to the right to select more words. (Left to right languages at least)
What I expected to happen: I would select more words by dragging, not just the one I first selected.

What happens actually: I can only select one word, dragging won't let me select word by word.

My solution: I have to click and drag to select character by character more than one word.

In other text editing apps I can double click, select one word, drag and select more words.

I'm using an iMac with mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 and have Photoshop updated to the latest version available for me, 21.1.0.
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C Clavo

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Yves Crausaz

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In PS:
  • Double click for 1 word.
  • Triple click for all words.
  • Otherwise a click and then swipe to where you want.
That's how it works.
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C Clavo

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Hi there!
It could be much better :)

Not always do I need to select one word or all the words, mostly I select a few words to change style and it far quicker to do it as in every other app: Double click and drag to extend selection.
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Yves Crausaz

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Click and drag simply of the words.... Symply, no double-click !?!
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C Clavo

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That's what I do :) But when you get used to select word by word to speed up in every other app, it becomes cumbersome.
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David, Official Rep

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Which other apps select this way, Clavo?  Would this change help other people's workflows?
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C Clavo

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I think every other app in my Mac works this way. From Keynote to Outlook including any other kind of apps like Skype, Slack, Notes... Even Adobe Illustrator allows you to select word by word
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C Clavo

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Just try it! Double click to select a word and drag to select the next word in any app. Only in Photoshop it will stop dead in its tracks.