Photoshop CC 2017: Serious Layers order mismatching bugs when in Artboards

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There's been a bug for awhile on the Artboards feature. It's been present since then and now it really bugs me that I can't stantd it now how it behaves, so I decided to report this once and for all

If for example you're using Artboards for making Prototypes for different device resolutions, and you're grouping your layers in groups for different prototype states, say for example, this group  is for menu is collapsed, then the other is for expanded, and sometimes when your prototype is expanded, some layers go over the Artboard canvas size like for scrolling components, when that happens layers got reorder over that Artboards and turned into normal layers without any Artboard as it's parents, no matter what the arrangement is, whether it's inside a group of a group of a group, no matter how deep it is or how nested it is it got messed up. So you have to reorder them again just to right this wrong everytime this happens.

I don't know if this is just a normal implementation or a settings but as far as I'm concerned this is not normal and I can't see the point why this is done this way, whether if it's really a intended implementation or it's just really a bug. Whatever this really is please fix ASAP on the next Photoshop update, or if this is really intended at least make an option of this in the preferences.

Also you can either reproduce this problem by doing what I said above or doing this too more easily, I don't know if this is connected or is part of the bug or it's another bug. 

Make an Artboard > Make nested folders with many any text layers in it, in any font or any color, but in centered alignment > Now select one by one all that many texts layers > Select Type tool again > Click Left Align or any alignment 

Now the text layers are all pulled in their respective folders and is above the Artboards, all layers is hell loosed and messed up

Now please for God sake please recognize this bug and please fix this update update
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Ian Steven Mancera

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The artboards are "greedy" by default and will try to grab any layer that overlaps onto it inside itself. This might be what is happening to you.

There's a couple ways to prevent that. You can click on the artboard in the layer panel and lock it with the icon... Can't remember which one but it only locks the artboard from stealing layers.

For the whole document, if you select the artboard tool,there is a preference drop down hidden in the tool properties bar at the top. It has several artboard settings that are not listed elsewhere. You can turn off the greedy artboard default there.

Hopefully that will solve the problem for you!