Photoshop: When I "Select Pixels" on a layer with an image beyond the canvas, no marching ants appear

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I have a layer with an image that extends beyond the canvas. When I "Select Pixels" for that layer, the marching ants do not appear. However, the info panel is showing that a selection has been made. On another layer, that is completely contained within the canvas, when I "Select Pixels," the marching ants do appear. 

I'm currently following a tutorial that shows the marching ants appearing in the first scenario, so why won't they appear for selections beyond the canvas?
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What version of Photoshop and what OS/version are you seeing this with?
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If you click the View menu, is there are checkmark to the left of Extras, about half way down the menu?  If not, try pressing CMD+H.  A checkmark should appear to the left of Extras.  Do the "marching ants" appear now?

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David
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I'm using Adobe Photoshop 2020. While researching my issue, I came across the "Extras" fix, but "Extras" was turned on for me by default and the marching ants were not visible. If I turn it off, then try "Select Pixels" it re-selects "Extras."
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Are at least some of the pixels visible on the image that you're selecting?

Also, to be clear, if you have the checkmark to the left of Extras, can you manually drag a selection and see the "marching ants" then?
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I've been right-clicking the layer thumbnails and selecting "Select Pixels."

When selecting "Select Pixels" for an image that extends beyond the canvas, the "marching ants" do not appear at all. However, if a layer is completely contained within the canvas, it will display the "marching ants." If I drag the marquee, it will show the "marching ants" around the image itself, but nothing beyond the canvas (which, if I am correct, is how the marquee tool usually behaves).
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I'm also using Mojave 10.14.6.
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Just to make sure we're talking the same thing, I created a scribble and then dragged it so it's half on and half off the view of the canvas. I right clicked the layer number and chose "Select Pixels"

The half of the scribble inside the view of the canvas show marching ants. The scribble outside the view of the canvas does not show the marching ants:



Are you saying the area inside the canvas view is also not showing marching ants?
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It behaves the same as the scenario you described. 
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So you just can't see marching ants outside the canvas view? That was an intentional change by engineering in recent releases. I've asked to see if we can change that behavior in another thread which I will merge this thread into to add your vote.

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