Photoshop CC 2015: Apply dialog is unactive/grey whenever it's generated— should be active immediately, so keyboard actions can be used

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Photoshop CC 2015:

Apply dialog is unactive/grey whenever it's generated. Should be active/selected when generated so keyboard actions can be used. In short: restore behaviour from CC 2014.

To reproduce:
1. Make a position or size change to an object
2. Select another tool
3. 'Apply' dialog is generated, asking if I want to Apply my transformation

The problem: as mentioned, this dialog is unselected/grey when it's generated— here's a screenshot:

This means, keyboard interactions, namely: using the enter key to confirm and 'Apply' the transformation, is no longer possible. I have to first click onto the dialog, then click enter, which entirely defeats the point of fast keyboard actions.

Please restore the original behaviour from CC 2014

– Tim
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Tim Erickson

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  • incredibly frustrated

Posted 3 years ago

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Tim Erickson

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If this is a duplicate, please point me in the right direction!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I cannot reproduce this issue.The [Apply] button is blue and has focus. Hitting return accepts the dialog and esc cancels it. What version of OS X are you? Any 3rd party panels installed/visible? Any UI customizations? (App background turned off? Floating documents enabled?)
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Tim Erickson

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Hey Jeffrey, I commented below with some more specifics, but here's another video that shows width transformation, in a reproducible manner. Hope this helps: http://share.neutyp.com/1q0r2N1g4445
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Tim Erickson

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Not sure if this is relevant, but this is on a Cinema Display plugged into a Retina MBP 15"
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Tim Erickson

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Hey Jeffrey, still have this issue. Any thoughts?
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Tim Erickson

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It's confusingly inconsistent... I've created a video to show a reproducible example of it: http://share.neutyp.com/2w230u162K43

1. CMD-click an object on the PSD (thanks to the Auto-select Layer function of the Move tool)
2. Use CMD-T to open the transform options
3. Adjust the Y-position by one-pixel (I do this often when working with Retina PSDs on non-Retina screens, aka 50%)
4. Click the Move tool icon again (or, I think, hit escape)
5. Be prompted with a 'Place' dialog that is non-active/grey

Hopefully the video clears up the rest of your questions
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Chris Cox

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Pressing ESC wouldn't bring up that dialog, but clicking another tool or pressing another tool shortcut would.
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Tim Erickson

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Correct— I was confused, apologies