Photoshop: Preferences to turn off auto-commit and double click to edit text

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It's cool that you guys added the addition to auto commit and double click to edit text but please add into tool preferences the ability to turn this off. I just downloaded photoshop 2019 and I keep accidentally editing text instead of moving it and then when I'm rotating or scaling objects it will auto commit for me when I didn't want it to.

Also can you please put other things in preferences to like scaling using the shift key and other things that were changed for usability? People that have been using the program for a really long time are used to it working one way and then just changing it to the opposite is really tough to get used to. Would be very nice to have the option to turn these things on or off depending on if I want them to work a certain way.
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Alex

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Laura Ross

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Heck, shift key scaling is the standard since GUIs came along. I remember using it for MacPaint back in the 1980s. It's muscle memory and should be an option. 

PLUS when you are trying to stretch an image such as a shadow and forget to use the shift keys while doing it, the image doesn't stretch in one direction. So enraging!

It's kind of like unilaterally deciding that the shortcuts for Cut and Paste are too old school to be cool.
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Kovel Fuller

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I concur. I don't mind adding more options for things but please allow us to turn the new options on or off in the preferences.

As someone who heavily uses right-click to select layers, this is VERY problematic when you select text layers to move them.
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PJ Cervantes

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Agreed. Adding features is one thing. Editing the functionality of the tool(s) is another. Especially when it compromises a users work flow.
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Agreed - and you know what? Old habits are hard to break, especially when you've been a PS user for so long! It's like it's not cool to be old school! Disappointing really.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 2019: Ability to turn off "Auto-Commit" click when transforming.

please Adobe, allow us to turn off the new "Commit Click" feature when transforming. It is extremely annoying when rotating and transforming. it was also mentioned in some articles and publications online: Quote: "While this makes sense for text, it can be disconcerting when you’re rotating a layer, as you can now do so only when the cursor is close to a corner..."

please consider this!
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Bennett Tobias

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YES! I am already SO annoyed that almost every time I go to move some text it wants to edit it. Maybe I'm click happy, but I've never had this issue before and I absolutely hate it.
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Agree. It's hard when you've been using PS for years to break a habit like this. I really think Adobe should be mindful and respectful of their long term customers. 

I don't know Adobe. . . but something is not working. Do you not have beta testers before releasing a new version? 




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Kukurykus

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I feel like we are ants some kids play with.
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Bennett Tobias

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@Rosa I'm still trying to retrain my brain not to hit option+shift when wanting to resize proportionally. 
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Bennett totally understand. I tried to work with the tool also and wanting to adapt to change, but I was getting weird responses when using distort. . so went and sussed out the constrain link on the toolbar and it doesn't work. Nil response. So over these new releases. I'd rather see a new release of Adobe products less frequently and only after they've been through rigorous testing.
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I accidentally keep editing my text layers. 

I have auto select group/layer turned off. I use CMD + click to select a text layer. When I select the layer and try to move it, I keep accidentally opening the edit mode. This happens because CMD + click combined by the click + hold to move, is registered as a double click. 

The solution to click slower, or turn on auto select isn't working for me. 

Double click to edit seems like a nice feature, but its a real pain when you're not using auto select.
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Christina

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I have the same issue. My workflow is seriously impeded by these new features.

Don't get me wrong, they're nice for beginners or casual users who are used to WYSIWYG, I suppose - however not for those of use who have been working with Photoshop for over 15 years and are used to working at a crazy speed to save the day in the editorial.

I'm glad I was able to restore the suddenly vanished anchor point of my bounding box selections in the preferences and found a way to get rid of the new fixed ratio resize feature by googling for help (and overriding the program settings via additional .txt file).

Perhaps these new features would be better implemented in this new skim version of Photoshop instead - Photoshop Express - or at least consider making them optional. 
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Kukurykus

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Click me-too to make them think seriously before another such changes while making this one easier to quickly toggle, by just one click when someone doesn't like it.
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Alex Pros

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Same problem
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Ahmed Aldoori

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Yes - Please add the ability to disable the auto-commit function (as well as all the new functions). I've been using this program for over a decade and my workflow became substantially impeded with these small changes. 
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Auto-commit for transform is REALLY annoying. And you can't undo it, so if you accidentally click the wrong place, you have to start over.
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Rin Satsu

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Definitely wish we could choose to turn this off.
It's so frustrating when they force changes that just annoy their users, and don't even make it optional, but mandatory.
As well as sending out e-mails asking what we feel needs improving / changing and then ignoring us.
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Russell Mixon II

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This is rather ridiculous actually. Now every time i make any small change i have to exit out of the text editing window because i don't keep on auto select. i command + click an object. They have the ability to revert back to hold shift and scale but this is more annoying to me and no solution.