Photoshop 2017: Bring back single-click add to libraries

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PRE 2017 it took a single mouse click to add to my libraries from icon menu at the bottom of the library panel. Now I have to expand a menu, select properties, then choose add. Please add a toggle so that the fast single-click method can still be used, and the expanded menu used only when necessary to engage in the additional steps.
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Hollie Tanner

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Cristen Gillespie

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I take it whatever you're doing, drag and drop isn't an option for you? Personally, I don't use the menu—it doesn't even say I can add a brush or a Curves layer, for example—but I can understand that if you were used to the icons at the bottom, going into the menu is a pita.

I expect they are starting to worry about having room for all the icons as they go forward with what all we'll eventually be able to add to our libraries. Maybe they could let us click with a modifier to bypass the menu and simply add whatever is targeted.
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Hollie Tanner

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At our office we use them as live brand guidelines that we all can collaborate on. We tried to use them for more image-heavy sorting, which was great in theory, but then learned that the libraries, while stored in the cloud are all replicated on your hard drive for faster interactions, which meant GIGS of space eaten up on our macbooks until they were useless without reformatting. Color, text styles, maybe a logo or two. But some of our BGs have dozens and dozens of colors. For now I just add to the swatch pallet as a work around, which helps for those times when PS won't recognize the libraries (i.e., in a menu or modal of any kind). But when i'm working quickly and just want to add things for my canvas i miss the one click add.