Photoshop: Why can't I select a layer by clicking on it in the image?

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Since I upgraded to CS6 I've lost my favorite feature in CS5 - selecting a layer by clicking on the item in the image. I now have to find it in the layer's list & highlight it. I've checked preferences & everything I can think of but can't find a way to make it work. HELP!!!
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lhdiver

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Posted 6 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Go to the move tool, and turn on "auto select" in the options bar.
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lhdiver

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Thank you!!! I figured it was simple but couldn't figure it out!
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Douglas Miller

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Thanks!!

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Maxime

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If this is happening in a specific file only, not in other PSDs, then you've probably created a mask in the Channels tab, one that covers the whole image. Delete that mask form the Channels tab and it should work fine.
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Thank you thank you! I was wondering why clicking and dragging made red appear over my image...I was moving this unknown channel around instead of the layer.