Photoshop: Why does the crop tool change the background layer to "Layer 0"?

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In my typical workflow, when using the new CS6 crop tool to quickly expand the canvas on the fly, 95% of the time I want my "background" layer to stay an actual background layer.I don't want transparency.When I have the bottom-most layer set as a flat background layer - why assume I suddenly want it to be a normal moveable layer?After cropping/expanding I'm now constantly selecting my altered background layer and converting it back into a "real" background layer.
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Because you have the crop tool set to preserve the cropped areas, which changes your document into a layered document.

In the Crop tool options bar, enable "Delete Cropped Pixels"
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It was just a stinkin' checkbox all along!? Gaahhh

Well done.

Specifically, it's the "Delete Cropped Pixels" checkbox in the options bar while the Crop Tool is selected. Ok, nice! Thanks again, Chris.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Layers are not working properly anymore. How do I fix this so my background laye....

When I turned on my computer this morning Photoshop looked completely different. All of my preferences and actions were gone. CC came up and I saw an update was available so I went ahead and updated both PS and LR. PS came back up and was still missing all of my preferences and actions. I reloaded the actions and adjusted my tools so that they were set where I like them and then had to recreate some actions that I developed for my workflow. When creating my layers though something goes wrong. I crop my background layer which stays locked. I create crop layer to crop and sharpening if necessary. Once I crop the image on the new layer the background layer changes to a layer0. This does not allow any of my actions to work properly after that as some of the commands like (select layer) can not be used. How do I fix this?? This has never been an issue before.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can Not Find "Undestructive" Crop Pixels in CS6.

After using the nondestructive crop, I can not find the check box to return the cropped pixels. win7 64bit.
The help instructions state: If you crop an image nondestructively (Delete Cropped Pixels unchecked), then reselect the Crop tool and click in the image with Show Cropped Area checked, the cropped areas will redisplay.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled File changes to "layer 0" after cropping, disables "save" function..

So when I open up an image and the only thing I do is crop it, I want to save it with the cmd+s because I want it to be named the same and also have the same file ending ( in this example JPEG) the image changes format to "layer 0" after cropping and when I hit "cmd+s it the default file format becomes PSD. 


I was already in contact with the support and they said that this was a normal behavior from the latest update. Honestly, for me, this is really killing the workflow. It should stay in the same format, not change into something else and also stay as "background layer" and save in the same format as the original photograph. I do not understand this update. Anyone else had this problem? 



Sorry for my broken English 

Anna
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Thank you for the fix