Photoshop: Selection and Mask Not Working Properly

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The Selection and Mask filter is not functioning properly at all. I have an iMac and when I go to this filter, here is what typically happens. I'll make an initial selection with the Quick Selection tool. But when I go to refine the edge, it makes the selection much worse, not better! Also there seems to be a bug with viewing the Onion Skin mode. It only changes the transparency in the small pic in the Properties section, but no change appears in the photo itself. Any suggestions?
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Claude King

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John Maguire

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Claude, this is a known issue with Select and mask on Mac & PC. In the meantime, the old refine edge is still available. to get to it, first make a selection. Then, go to the Select menu, Hold Shift and click on the select & mask in the menu. The old refine edge will open.
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Ken Rounds

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I have noticed too, that if I select a different view—onion view, overlay etc., I get an error & it closes Select & Mask. Very frustrating if I just did many changes & I have to start all over again. So I started saving the selection BEFORE opening Select & Mask so at least I don't have to do that part again too. Otherwise I think it's working a little better than before.  Windows 10.