Photoshop CC2015 - Layers panel jumps around

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Layers panel - If I have a whole heap of layers (which makes the scroll bar appear) I get strange jumping of position of the scroll bar causing me to lose track of where I am in the layer stack.

So for example, I shift drag a layer mask from a layer near the bottom of the stack onto a layer near the top. The whole stack of layers jumps up and the layer I just dragged a mask onto has now slid up and not visible in the layer panel. I have no way of visually confirming that the mask I've added has been applied to the correct layer as I can't see it anymore!

It also happens both option-dragging layers and I've noticed that sometimes it doesn't jump around when option-dragging but then jumps immediately after I undo.

I really hope this is not somehow a feature as I can't think of a situation where this is useful.

This is OS X specific.
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Mark Sterne

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Adrian R

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Same problem. Not usual layer behaviour.
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Neil Menday

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Same problem, I hope this is a bug rather than a feature!
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Arkadiusz Bączyk

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F*ck! It's so annoying! Can somebody fix it, please!
Maybe there is an option for that in settings menu - anybody found it?
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Mark Sterne

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There is no option to disable this behaviour.

Chris Cox, if you see this message I wouldn't mind your take on this.

Is this a bug or did someone think this would somehow be helpful?

Thanks
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Arkadiusz Bączyk

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And another thing. Moving layer to a Group folder, puts it on the TOP of layers instead at the BOTTOM like it used to be. For God sake, what's the point of changing that. Sh*t!
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Mark Sterne

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Yeah noticed that too...I can deal with that though - there is logic to it. If you had say 100 layers inside the group, and opened the group, the layer you added would be out of view and you would need to scroll down to find it.

So I don't really mind that change but some documentation would have been nice stating so.

But staring at a layer (that you have just hunted down in the stack) as you copy a mask onto it and having it disappear out of view is really frustrating. I'm worried if I copy a mask onto the wrong layer I won't even notice as I can't see it!
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agreed. I like this change. Dragging a layer into a group folder and having it land at the top of that stack makes sense to me. I'm not saying everyone should feel the same however. Like Mark says a little documentation would have been nice. Or, offer an option in the Prefs fir users who don't want that behavior.
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Glenn Thomas

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Will just add this is happening on Windows 8 also.
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Matt Lathrom

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Same issue on Mac Yosemite.
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Phil Shenk

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Ditto for me on OSX. Layer panel jumps around when moving layers, and usually when deleting them. It's super annoying.
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Seth Walker

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There's some discussion in these links for further info.

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1895091

https://forums.adobe.com/message/7734...
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Matthew Sullivan

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Yeah lets get this fixed please. It slows me down and makes me cranky.
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This should be fixed in the update that was released yesterday.

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