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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Michael Tri

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Can confirm, this is screwing me up. I hold shift to click and move multiple text layers and sometimes it just does nothing. I reinstalled CC 2018. Let me turn this feature off.
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Judy Schmidt

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I have adapted my habits or gotten used to every other UI change in Photoshop over the last 21 years. I have been trying for months now to accept auto-commit/commit click.

I. Can't. Handle. It.

I'll be zooming in real close to modify the bounding box of a crop or a transform, tweaking it little by little on a very large image and trying to get it just right when BAM. I accidentally click outside of an invisible boundary and commit. It's infuriating and tedious to have my progress thrown away and have to start over every time I do this.
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bryan edwards

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You guys (as in photoshop devs) we are into you trying to think of ways to make the product better. But you HAVE to respect the people that have been using your product for decades and not change things in ways without given options to turn them on/off. I have years of muscle memory built up and it basically migraine inducing having to re-think about some of these daily tasks. 
Double click is one of these. Great in theory but def slows me down when trying to move a text layer. Would be GREAT (dare I say vital?) to be able to turn this off. 
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Very annoying. And this is supposed to be a usability improvement?!?!

Can't even drag in guides while transforming (have to use ⌘-drag from Rulers now).

Adobe, please stop messing around and stop adding so called imoprovements like this without the option to turn it off.

How am I supposed to correct a transform when I click accidentally click outside the transform area? Redo it from start? Make every layer Smart Object first? Come on!
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Charles Cronley

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Terminal command for eliminating rotate commit click enforcement.

Can any of the coding geniuses behind the terminal command for killing the shift key requirement for transform (and others) find one to kill the rotate commit click blunder?
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mathias

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Remember guys, whether or not you uninstall 2019 and use a more functional version, just be sure to keep paying that monthly fee! 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please include the option to disable the "double tap text edit" feature in Photos....

These new feature is annoying advanced Photoshop users since it hinders our workflow because it's too easy to activate it accidentally when moving things around, specially if you work with a graphic tablet.
Please include a way to disable it in the next update. =(
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Still no option in preferences, but at least now you can turn off auto-commit the same way they addressed the changes to free transform, with a PSUserConfig.txt file

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/enable-optional-extensions-photoshop-cc.html
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled AUTO-COMMIT very inconvenient!!! Adobe, please incorporate a REVERT TO LEGACY opt....

I held back from using the 2019 version until recently, when I found out I could at least revert to legacy transform creating the “PSUserConfig.txt” file BUT (!!!) that weird auto-commit function is really a pain for long-time PS users messing with their muscle memory! 

I constantly commit my transformation without having even transformed anything, because I'm trying to rotate from far away the element like I'm used to for years and years.

Please at least incorporate an option to disable in the prefs to not unnecessarily irritate old users.....   it totally interrupts the workflow.

Thank you!
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Joel Sigerson

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They (more or less secretly) added the ability to cancel auto-commit via PSUserConfig a week or so ago.  If there was an announcement, I didn't see it. I found out about it here, by accident.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/enable-optional-extensions-photoshop-cc.html
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Charles Cronley

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This feels like typical passive-aggressive behavior and the dismissive attitude Adobe seems to have for its long-time, dedicated (or captive) and apparently not-vocal-enough users. Frankly, I'm sick of it. We are not worthy of checkbox preferences, and are so undervalued, they won't even send out a notification of a begrudged afterthought  hack fix of a callous change in user preferences. 
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Maybe. I thought it was possible that developers were making a back-door solution to solve poor upper management decisions. But that’s just conjecture
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Charles Cronley

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Maybe I got a little heated in my venting, but it does deserve a radio check box, acknowledgement and notification.
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RF

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Agree100%
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Septimus

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They still have not fixed this? Omg. Agree 100%!
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mathias

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Here it is - the solution:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/enable-optional-extensions-photoshop-cc.html#disable_click_to_commit

^  This page was recently updated apparently.


Add a new line to your PSUserConfig.txt -

OnCanvasClickToCommit 0
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Septimus

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Seems fixed in 20.0.5

 

Screenshot 2019-06-22 at 080243png

 

They call it Legacy though, as in 'ancient'. Translates to:

 

"Denoting or relating to software or hardware that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its wide use."

 

I hope you learned from this Adobe. Now please stop adding so called features.



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Please add a way to disable double-click to edit text. For years, I've selected layers using CMD+click, and then immediately move them. I work very fast, moving lots of elements around -- constantly entering text edit mode is terrible.

 Making this an option in preferences is a no-brainer. Why would you not? There's little cost, and it's potentially disruptive for lots of longtime users. Please do this for all new 'usability' features going forward.
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I second this, I use command click all the time and double click is frustrating as hell when it enters into text when I'm trying to move instead
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C. Ploj

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i think longterm users aren't the target audience nowadays. they already paid and noone at adobe cares about them. there is no other explanation for the things that constantly happened over the past years
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Yes, the Shift To Constrain was only a part of the problem with CC20. The click to commit and the atrocious new text behavior is equally bad. I will never use any version later than CC19 unless we get legacy behavior back on all of these issues. When Adobe takes v19 away from us, I WILL switch to Affinity,period.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rotation of Crop and Transform tools limited.

It seems that the ability to rotate using crop and transform tools is limited in latest release.  You now have to have pointer within about an inch of the tool boundary instead of anywhere.  This makes fine adjustments more difficult.  IE moving your pointer 1/4 inch when close to tool versus 1/4 inch when several inches from tool means a much courser angle of rotation.
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Official Response
You can use PSUserConfig.txt to disable "Click to Commit" - Instructions here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/enable-optional-extensions-photoshop-cc.html#disable_click_to_commit
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Lonny Cloud

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Yes, and once again Adobe has proved it does not care one bit about their customers.