Photoshop: Problem with Select and Mask tool properties dialog box not opening

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When using the Select and Mask tool I'm not getting theproperties dialog box to open that has the Edge detection, smart radius, globalrefinements, etc. The only thing I see in the properties box is the Pixal LayerProperties.
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Kayleen Denning

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Posted 12 months ago

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Hannah Nicollet, Quality Engineer

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Hi Kayleen,

What version of Photoshop are you using? Would you mind posting a screenshot of what you're seeing?

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Cristen Gillespie

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You have to have a mask actively selected in the Layers panel if you want to use the Properties panel to access the Select and Mask dialog. It won't work if you're trying to enter the S&M dialog on an image layer without a mask. If all you have is a selection on an image layer and a selection tool active, you can use the Options bar to enter Select and Mask.

Maybe this helps? If not, I agree with Hannah that we need to see a screenshot of your active layer and the Properties dialog.
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Frank Taormina

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Same problem here I've got one computer it works perfectly on and another with the problem you described.  Settings are identical on both computers.  I'm flummoxed as to what is causing this.