Photoshop CC 2017: Changes focus to other layer when I try to move selected one

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I select a layer, try to move it, but focus in a layer list jumps to different layer and it moves instead of needed. 
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Rodion Revin

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Jerry Syder

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I've seen this over the past two versions as well. I thought it was a bug that they were aware of so didn't bring it up. Thanks for that Rodion.
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Max Johnson, Champion

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Make sure that the "Auto-select" option box is unchecked in the move tool properties bar at the top when you have the move tool selected. It was defaulted to "on" in some revision back.
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Rodion Revin

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Oh, my god. You're absolutely right.
This is not a bug, its a feature I didn't notice.
Thank you so much Max. Issue is closed.
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Fun fact: you can temporarily toggle that auto-select mode if you hold ctrl while using the move tool.
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emdot

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My. Freaking. Hero!! Thank you!
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Marco Aurelio Almeida Patara

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Hy Max, I've tried what you suggested but no success here. But it only happens when the image has 100% of view size. When it's zoomed in it doesn't.
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David Bethell

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Max, you're a flipping genius. X
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Vince Mercer

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The real question is, why is it default that it's checked when for years Photoshop doesn't do it that way? Is it to make users aware of the feature (in an annoying kind of way?)
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Lance Flambouras Putt

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thank you!!! now if i could figure out how to switch ctrl z to go back to back and forth rather than a consistent undo i'd be in good shape lol
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Andrea Odio Tavoletta

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Move tool creates selection box instead of moving Layers.

Very often if I select a layer and want to use the move tool, the cursor creates a selection and the layer is no longer selected. The only way to move the level is to use the arrows on the keyboard or setting a transformation ... this is really boring ... is there a way to fix this type of problem? Do I have to reinstall the software? (and yes i use google translate :))
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Jim Hatch

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i have done all that you say it still jumps , must be a bug
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mobile tech

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same problem and but the said solution can't fixed mine :( any help?
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Max Johnson, Champion

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If you hold ctrl and drag, does it still have the problem?
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Cheryl Lewman

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Yes, hitting ctrl and drag still jumps back to my old layer. I'm on a Mac. This might be a new issue though; I'm using 2019 and honestly I can't remember having this same problem before. 
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Does the layer snap back to its original position? Or is the layer selection changing from one layer to another layer? With the Move tool active, look at the options bar - is there a check box next to"Auto-select"? What is the pop-up next to it set to? (Group or Layer)
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Jim Hatch

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i updated to the most recent and no more problems 
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Bonnie Seibert

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HI--  I make a group from my layers, and try to move the entire group, and it moves just one layer. Unless I manually links them all - inside the group folder.
It did NOT act like this previously.   Unhappy
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Jim Hatch

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Hi Bonnie

if the layers are in a group, just take you move tool and move the layers  hold the move tool on the group , i just did it and it works fine :) be happy

Jim
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Petteri Mattila

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Thanks Max, you are my hero! Saved my workday!