PS CC2018 move tool. Please help.

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The move tool is selecting layers instead of moving my selection. Thanks
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jan lewis

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Posted 9 months ago

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Max Johnson, Champion

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This has been answered several times in the forums:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/move-tool
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/move-tool-layer-jump

The current default is for auto-select to be enabled.
"Do you have "Auto-Select" checked in the Move tool's option bar? If so, uncheck it."

Hope that helps!
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Peter Vernon Quenter

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2018 Sept - suddenly, I have the same problem - the move tool auto-selects some merged layer below the active-layer-in-the-layer-panel / and/or it makes a copy of the active layer that I move -  and although I can toggle (grey-out/highlight) the automatic-select-layer-or-group box in my toolbar (the icon with the several layers and triangle), the behaviour is the same either way (as in my cursor does not change to the arrow-cross-move-tool, but remains as the double-arrow-black-white triangle cursor) -  ???   after some twelve-some years of using PS/CC this is the first time I have this trouble - What am I missing ???