Problems with Select and Mask feature

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Usually when a tool has + and – options, holding opt/alt will temporarily set the tool to the opposite option of its current setting. This is messed up within the "Select and Mask..." feature. 

When any of the tools (Quick Selection, Refine Edge Brush, Brush) are selected and in the "Add to selection" (+) mode, holding opt/alt temporarily changes the tool to "Subtract from selection" (–)mode as expecte. But when any of those tools are in the "Subtract from selection" (–)mode, holding opt/alt doesn't do anything. Instead, it's the shift key that temporarily changes the +/– mode. 

Not a huge deal in itself, but it means that the shift key is no longer perform the shift key functions while in – mode. So, if you want to Remove from selection in a straight line, the only way to do that is to start in Add to selection mode and hold both shift and option. 

I'm pretty sure this is not how this was intended to work.
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Posted 2 years ago

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Unfortunately, i do believe that it's working as intended.