Photoshop: Auto-focuses text fields in Adjustment Layers properties panels when visible

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Photoshop auto-focuses to initial text input fields in Adjustment Layers properties panels when panels are visible (as in not collapsed), when selecting an Adjustment Layer, which makes keyboard shortcuts moot, and breaking workflow. This has been one of the most frustrating byproducts of updates long ago that still remains unfixed. Previous iterations of Photoshop did not do this. The expected behavior should be the same as when the AdjustmentsIf I select a layer I may want to switch to move tool or some other tool via keyboard to manipulate, but defaulting to inputting type and stealing focus from the layer selection is not ideal in any  workflow.
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Sev Gerk

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Official Response
Sounds like you have "Auto-Select Parameter" turned on. Go into the Adjustment panel fly-out menu and deselect "Auto-Select Parameter" to disable this feature.