Photoshop: Zooms out while trying to subtract from current selection

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option+command+clicking the layer used to subtract those pixels from your selection, however, it appears this shortcut has been updated with "zoom to layer". It still subtracts those pixels, but zooms out every time, which really interrupts my workflow. 
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lisa iannarino

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Posted 4 months ago

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Jane Edwards

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I am using an iMac and a mouse and can confirm that it is as Lisa describes. Make a selection, then Cmd+Opt+Click a layer thumbnail and PS subtracts from the selection as it should, but also zooms which it shouldn't. This new annoying behavior was introduced with PS 2020.

I am on High Sierra with 21.0.1

This help file says what PS should do with Cmd+Opt+Click:

Jane Edwards
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David, Official Rep

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Howdy Jane and Lisa,

I'm sorry!  I sit corrected.  Yeah, there IS a bug on High Sierra (but NOT Catalina) with this.  Okay, wow.  Sorry about that.

I've gone ahead and logged a bug.  I'll raise the priority and note that it's already hit at least two users -- if others want this fixed, voicing a concern on these forums DOES help increase the priority of engineering efforts...

Thanks and, once again, sorry for the mix up,
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Thanks to the other comments at least this bug makes sense to me now. In case anyone else is searching for a fix to this problem like I was:

There is a new feature where Option (Mac OS) + clicking on a layer thumbnails causes the content of the layer to zoom so it fills the active window. 

Option + Command + click on a layer thumbnail should result in the contents of that layer being subtracted from the current selection. 

Instead, Option + Command + click on a layer thumbnail causes both actions to occur. 

Same is true for Shift + Option + Command + click (intersect selections).

Hopefully this bug will be addressed in the the next update.