Photoshop fix "Add Mask by Default" issue and add 3 more Adjustment Panel shortcuts

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​"Add Mask by Default"​ in the Adjustments Panel doesn't work when selecting "Solid Color...", Gradient..." and "Pattern..." from the adjustment layer button in the Layers Panel. Please address this issue.
Also please add those three adjustment layers to the Adjustment Panel too. For those are currently not present in there, and are equally important and useful as the ones that already live in the panel.

Thank you
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Tom Avetis

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edward.caruso

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are you using the add adjustment button at the bottom of the layers panel? if you go to the layers panel options you will see the add mask to fill layer option. since the adjustment panel doesn't have pattern and color fills - the add mask option in the adjustment panel doesn't work for those fill layers. it need to be set in the layers panel options.
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Looks like the strings could use some clarification.

But you're confusing adjustment layers with Content Generators aka Fill Layers.
The two types of layers behave differently, even if they are in the same shortcut menu on the layers palette.
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I see,

Thank's edward.caruso that was exactly what I was looking for.
And indeed I was confusing Fill Layers and Adjustment Layers. I thought they were the same thing, since they were all under the same button in the Layers Panel.

But I still think that adding shortcuts for those three Fill Layers to the Adjustment Panel would be beneficial for the user. Even if it's incorrect. Maybe rename the Panel to "Fill & Adjustments" or something similar. I hadn't realised the existence of those three Fill Layers in quite a long time, and found out about them after a long digging through the program.