Photoshop CC 2019: How do I enable "classic" undo

  • 5
  • Question
  • Updated 3 days ago
  • Answered
  • (Edited)
The new Photoshop CC 2019 has a new undo feature which doesn't require you to press multiple buttons to step back more than one step.
While this certainly is a widely requested feature, it can have problems.
When I'm editing photos, I like to compare the original photo by looking through history.
This was easy in other versions of Photoshop, since you could just press ctrl/cmd+z and compare 2 things in your history panel. 
Now in Photoshop CC2019 the comparison is harder since you have to press multiple buttons in order to compare these changes. 

I'd like an option for users of Photoshop to switch back to the old undo.
Photo of Tommi Lähde

Tommi Lähde

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 4 weeks ago

  • 5
Photo of Jeffrey Tranberry

Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

  • 14549 Posts
  • 1892 Reply Likes
Official Response
Go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts... and select the checkbox for Use Legacy Undo Shortcuts

Photo of Tommi Lähde

Tommi Lähde

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thank you very much!
Appreciate it.
Photo of Mark Payne

Mark Payne

  • 63 Posts
  • 48 Reply Likes
Yeah, I think I like the other undo. I got used to it.

It's more of an A/B comparison.
Photo of Jason Bascom

Jason Bascom

  • 3 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why swap the undo function? (cmd+c and cmd+Alt+Z) Come on guys you're killing me!....
Photo of Nolan Conley

Nolan Conley

  • 40 Posts
  • 22 Reply Likes
I liked the old undo better and have set 2019 accordingly.  For us who make a living with PS... it's about speed and the ability to get work out fast.  This could have been the same disaster the "improved crop tool" was in CS6 and thanks to Adobe for finally fixing that and providing us with the "Use Legacy" shortcuts.
Photo of Creative Catalyst

Creative Catalyst

  • 91 Posts
  • 29 Reply Likes
I know this has been answered, but as a professional PS user, the ctrl+z undo/redo toggle was much faster. If I wanted to toggle between states, I simply pressed ctrl+z in rapid succession, with no need to change shortcut keys. It was fast and efficient. That's the name of the game for those of us who get paid to work in PS. Now if I want to toggle between states I have to go from ctrl+z to ctrl+alt+z and then back to ctrl+z. That is not an improvement, you've simply added a step to the process. This is time wasting annoyance.

Photo of Kukurykus


  • 634 Posts
  • 149 Reply Likes
I think exactly the same.
Photo of Cristen Gillespie

Cristen Gillespie

  • 1375 Posts
  • 380 Reply Likes
Seems no one has mentioned F1. I've never used the old Cmd-Z, always changing that in kbsc for Step Backwards. Now I still change it to that, but have also always used F1 (always included with the old Undo kbsc) to toggle, and that still works.
Photo of Kristen Stuart

Kristen Stuart

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tablet Hotkeys Not Working Photoshop CC 2019.

My Wacom Intuos Pro tablet settings will not register any changes I make to them, but only in Photoshop; other apps work fine. I'm using a Mac on OS Mojave. I noticed because the 2019 update changed the "Step backward" command from CMD-Option-Z to simply CMD-Z. I tried to change my tablet's button layout to accommodate, but the changes never registered. Frustrated, I reset all the settings, and now they will not change and I'm stuck without any button shortcuts or pen settings for Photoshop. Is there a fix for this, or is this a genuine bug?
Photo of Ivan Jaňkov

Ivan Jaňkov

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Toggle Last state bug.

When I press several times Undo and then want to Toggle Last state and actual it doesn't always work.