Photoshop: Save for web, unable to paste file name

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When I am saving a file for web, I adjust the size of the image or file and when the dialog box opens for me to put in my file name, I hit command+v to paste in the name I want to use to save the file. However it doesn't paste in the save as dialog box, it pastes in the height dimension box. I have made sure my cursor is in fact in the 'save as' dialog box however no matter what I try, I can't paste in the box unless I right click in the dialog box and click 'paste'.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What version of Photoshop? What OS/Version?
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Colby Wilcock

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Photoshop CC and OSX 10.9.4
Before I upgraded to Photoshop CC I was using CS5 and I never had any problem.
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OK. I'm seeing this. A workaround is to hit [Return] or [enter] prior to hitting the save button. Then the string will be pasted into the file name field. I'll have someone look into this.
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Colby Wilcock

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Sweet! Thanks for the update!
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Dean Rice

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Yet it's still happening. 
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steve poxson

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Any updates here on this? 
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David Wierzbicki

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This is still an issue.. 

Photoshop CC 19.0

OS X 10.11.6
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Eric Schwartz

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Can't paste text in Save for Web dialog box on macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Command+V does not work in the save as dialog box filename field. I do batch conversions with a filename in the clipboard and the keyboard shortcut for paste does not work with Catalina macOS. I can right click the mouse and choose paste or use the menu bar, but keyboard shortcuts have no effect.
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Preben Nesheim

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Same issue here, specifically in the Save for Web dialog box. This makes an already rather annoying workflow INCREDIBLY annoying. There seems to be some issue with the focus in this dialogue box altogether, as it is not possible to click Esc to close the first dialog (where you set the size, quality etc) when clicking Esc to get back from the Save for Web dialogue box. 
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Richard Platt

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Same issue with me aswell doing my head in
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Eric Schwartz

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Was hoping either the latest patch for Catalina (10.15.1) or the new Photoshop 2020 would fix this issue but unfortunately neither have made any difference!   :(

This has gotten so frustrating that I now do my production work requiring this functionality back on my Windows 10 machine just so I don't waste time going from keyboard to mouse back to keyboard constantly. I can still right mouse click inside the Save for Web dialog box to paste the text from the clipboard, but this really slows me down rather than using keyboard shortcuts for my workflow process. Prefer MacOS any day of the year but sometimes you just have to do what is required to get the work done.
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Edit the folder path in this script, save it as 'Fast Save.js' in Applications > Photoshop > Preset > Scripts and you can use it from File > Scripts menu. It will prompt for a file name and will save for web. (It overwrites without a prompt, so be careful!)  You can use it with actions.


// Fast Save

//Save for Web Options
var sfwOptions = new ExportOptionsSaveForWeb();   
sfwOptions.format = SaveDocumentType.JPEG;   
sfwOptions.includeProfile = false;   
sfwOptions.interlaced = false;   
sfwOptions.optimized = true;   
sfwOptions.quality = 90;

// Folder
var saveFolder = new Folder('~/Desktop');

// Extension
var saveExt = 'jpg';

// Ask for name
var docName = prompt("File name", ""); 

// Save file
var saveFile = new File( saveFolder + '/' + docName + '.' + saveExt );

// Save for Web
activeDocument.exportDocument( saveFile, ExportType.SAVEFORWEB, sfwOptions ); 




Posted two others in https://community.adobe.com/t5/Photoshop/Photoshop-Script-for-faster-Save-for-Web/td-p/10735828


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