Turn off toggling between tools

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If you switch from a tool to another while holding the tool's shortcut button (i.e : switch from brush tool to eraser tool with a shortcut, but holding the "e" key while erasing something) make photoshop toggle between those tools. Some people may make use of it, but not me. In addition, the keyboard shortcut often lag, making photoshop do the toggle out of nowhere. It's really frustrating especially for Illustrators since I change the brush and eraser tool often. Please do something about it.
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Farhan Purwanto

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David, Official Rep

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Howdy Farhan,

What you're encountering is the Spring-loaded Tool shortcuts.  Those were added on purpose for people who want to use a different tool really quickly, but then return to their previous task.  If you want to change tools, just press and release the shortcut.

As for a delay in switching tools, that's news.  Which tools, specifically?  What else is going on?  How frequently does it happen?  When I change tools, it's instantaneous and snappy.  If you're not seeing that, there might be a problem with your setup.