Photoshop: Why DOESN'T the delete key bring up the Fill dialog in Photoshop CS6?

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After posting in a prior merged thread, I see that the thread still shows "Answered." which this is not, and the title was the inverse of what I'm experiencing, so I'm starting a new thread to establish the correct context.

Photoshop CS6 Extended, Win 8 64bit:
1. New document
2. Paste in image from clipboard (i.e. from print screen)
3. Image gets pasted in as "Layer 1" (NOT as background)
4. Select an area with rectangular selection tool.

Now at this point, I want to content-aware-fill the selected area.

5. Hit delete. Get met with white hole.
6. Shift+Delete. White hole.
7. CTRL+Delete. White hole.
8. ALT+Delete. OOH! BLACK hole.
9. Shift+Alt+Delete. Black hole.
10. Shift+Ctrl+Delete. White hole.
11. Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Delete. White hole.
12. Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Black screen as my computer reboots.

Really? Photoshop CS6 extended? And I can't make content-aware work via any key combination at all if the content is on a layer?

A year ago, Jeffrey Tranberry, in that merged thread, wrote:
> To bring up the "Fill" dialog and use "Content Aware Fill" when
> deleting content from floating layers use shift + delete.

I'm sorry to report that this turns out not to be the case.

How do we bug report this?
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Glen Barney

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