When switching tools if I try to use the bracket keys to resize or the x key to switch foreground and background colors it switches back to the previous tool I was using. Or the bracket keys don't work at all. It worked fine before the update. Do I need to change a setting now? Or is it a bug that needs to be worked out? It is frustrating and takes me much longer to do something because my tools keep switching on me.
I am running an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU with Win 10 on this machine.
I keep having the tools automatically switch back to what ever the previous tool I was using when I use the Spacebar to pan the image around. While my issue is continuous it changes in severity and I can't figure out why.
Also when I want to fill with foreground color Alt+Backspace I get the widows error ding sound and I have to hit the KBSC 2 times before it works. This happens every single time no exceptions.
I feel like PS is going schizo on me.
This is so disruptive to my workflow that I have to use 2017 to keep from losing my mind.
"RANT WARNING" stop reading if you don't like to here others complain.
This is my wish for Adobe and all software developers for that matter. Send your marketing department home for the next update and stop pushing new features that are not ready for public use. Especially if they break core features that are used on a daily basis. Maybe use a tagline to convey that you've added NO new features, but made a program that just works.
Every piece of software I have used in the last two years in the digital media arena pushes all these new features and none of them can deliver a product that runs stable. I think it's time to just slow things down and be more concerned with quality control than the deadline of the next latest and greatest feature. We used to wait 2 years for major updates, and now were getting feature updates in less than one fiscal year. I get that that is one of the benefits of the subscription model, but I would rather wait a few more months and let the beta folks beat on the software a little longer than use customers as beta testers....
Can you try resetting your preferences?
- Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift as you start Photoshop. You are prompted to delete the current settings. The new preferences files are created the next time you start Photoshop.
Let me know if that helps.