Photoshop CC: While cursor is in Note editing, arrow key nudges photo.

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While cursor is in Note window, letters can be typed, but the arrow key nudges the photo. Seemed confusing.

To re-create:
Open photo xyz.psd
Convert for Smart Filters
Crop photo (Delete Cropped Pixels check box CHECKED, but didn't delete pixels)
Click on Note tool
Click on screen to place the Note
Put cursor into Note window
Type letters
Change to Move Tool by clicking on Move Tool
Cursor stays in Note Window
Type letters and hit one of the arrow keys on keyboard (typing letters not necessary in this step)
Photo nudges in the direction of the arrow key pressed on the keyboard.

This probably goes under the heading "Why would anyone do that?" (I used to be a tech support/bug reporter/trouble shooting for a software development company.)

I am very new at Adobe Photoshop, and still learning. Perhaps that answers the above question... still learning. :-)

Also, I have not learned about Converting for Smart Filters yet, so I don't know if the behavior of the Crop tool described above (Delete Cropped Pixels check box CHECKED, but didn't delete pixels) is to be expected, or a concern.)

Thanks.
Lori J Max
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Chris Cox

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That's odd, it sounds as if the OS has the wrong view targeted while using the edittext field in notes.

Which OS version are you using?
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Hmm I can't repro off hand on Mac OS X (10.7 atm). As Chris suggests, OS/version may help. If you can make a screen capture video of this behavior that may also give us clues.
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OS is Windows 7. I'll look into screen capture video, I haven't done that yet.
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Cool. Thanks.
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Lori Maxwell

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Is the behavior of the Crop not deleting pixels when the check box is checked on a Smart Object a concern?
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No, because SO need to maintain their bounds for non-destructive editability.