P: Alt-Clicking arrows next to groups zooms to the group

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Participant ,
Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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Due to the new feature to zoom to a layer's contents in Photoshop v21.0.0, it now conflicts with the feature to auto-collapse or expand all of a group's folders by Alt-Clicking on the arrow next to the folder icon. Now, it still does the action, but while zooming into the group at the same time. I like the new feature, but it should only work when alt-clicking on any other part of the layer.
This zoom feature also always stacked like it does now on all layers when the arrow next to Artboard layers were alt-clicked in previous versions. It would zoom and collapse layers under it.

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Adobe Employee , Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019
The issue for groups was fixed in 21.0.2. Please add a me too for the selection shortcut problem here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-zooms-out-while-trying-to-subtract-...

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LEGEND ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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This added feature destroys my workflow, adding new steps. Please just give us the option to disable it. Some people may want it, but as I see here, plenty need it to go away.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Have you installed the 21.0.2 update that was released last night. It has a change that should fix this issue.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Participant ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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The 21.0.2 update does address the zooming issue when collapsing groups, even Artboards! However, the issue persists when subtracting from a selection using the layer's pixels.

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Explorer ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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So it's still broken. I constantly use layers to make selections, and if that still changes the zoom, the issue isn't fixed.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Yes I have updated to 21.0.2, and it still has a this problem when modifying selections using any shortcuts that include "Alt" in the layer palette. 

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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It did not fix it for me, so doesn't seem fixed to me. 

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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I'm still having this issue after 21.0.2. Just make one shape layer and one regular and use alt+ctrl and add the shape layer as a mask, it will auto zoom into the shape size. I hope you don't mark this bug as fixed yet....

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Participant ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Subtracting selections from the layer thumbnails is not fixed in the latest version. What you're describing sounds like there was in issue with using a layer as a clipping mask (when you alt-click between layers). Maybe clipping masks can help in your workflow in the meantime?

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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I dont understand what you mean? I want to transfer a shape from a shape layer to another layer and use it as a clipping mask. Is there another way to do this?

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Participant ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Do you mean to do what's described in the article below?
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/revealing-layers-clipping-masks.html

Otherwise, you're saying you're holding alt and ctrl to get the selection of a shape? This is supposed to subtract from selection (holding alt), which is where the issue is right now. When you have no selection, just holding ctrl is all you need to when you click on a layer thumbnail to get its selection.

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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No I don't mean getting a bit map selection. I mean using the actual shape as a mask. FOr this you need to make a shape layer and ctrl+alt drag the shape over onto the bitmap layer, then it stays a vector. This cant be replaced by what you are suggesting. This also work on groups, but it also does auto zoom into the shape of the vector
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Participant ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Oh I see. I've never done this before, but it seems like it's because of the part where alt is held while over the layer. It doesn't have to be the thumbnail. Just Ctrl-dragging gets the mask over there without the zoom, but you're left with a color fill layer.

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Yes, but that creates the same kind tedious work. Because if you don't hold alt then the shape is reversed and you have to manually go in and select the shape and reverse it. So it becomes even more cumbersome actually than zooming out. when I want hard shape masks for art I do this many times over a drawing. And either zooming out all the time OR having to reverse the shape both makes working very annoying. 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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the update makes it so that you can alt click the ARROWS of folders, but doesn't fix clicking anywhere else in the layer. We're getting closer!

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Yeah well as long as Adobe is not happy with this solution and keeps it this way 😞

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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The issue for groups was fixed in 21.0.2.

Please add a me too for the selection shortcut problem here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-zooms-out-while-trying-to-subtract-...

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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what if you have this problem with other layer use cases different from what you link to? My problems were merged into this group but has not been fixed with 21.0.2

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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I hope we don't have to me-too and make new bug reports for every way the "alt click layer" creates a zoom problem? Because there are many ways currently  it zoom un-intentionally and some of them have been merged into this chat by the moderators even if they are different situations than what the topic says. I find it strange that Adobe merge it all into one chat claiming its fixed when it is different issues - unless you consider to fix it all at once... And in that case it is not fixed yet!  

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/alt-shortctut-in-layers-panel-and-zoom-to-con...

Topic opened here, just in case we need more "me too" for this reason specifically.

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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please me too this one as well, I opened this again since it was merged into this without being fixed. 
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/ctrl-alt-drag-shape-layer-to-mask-zooms-the-l...

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Explorer ,
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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Still not fixed for a substract selections like "Ctrl + Alt as Substract selection (-)". Still Zoom it and make me cry... Why.

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

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I use Alt+click to collapse/expand layer Effects globally, so definitely "Zoom to Layer Content" should be on/off feature.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 27, 2020 Feb 27, 2020

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Please give us an option to turn alt clicking "Zoom to Layer Content" off. It's happening even when I'm creating a clipping mask. Don't piecemeal and try to fix each shortcut issue, just give us the option to turn it off. I'm running 21.1 and it's infuriating.

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Participant ,
May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020

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+1 being able to disable alt-clicking to zoom layer contents. OR change the behavior... a little-known feature is to alt-drag a layer or group to the new layer icon in the layers palette. Doing so brings up a dialogue inquiring where the user wants to place the copied layer/group. it's extremely useful for duping chunks of content into a new doc, in the exact location.

I use this hundreds of times a day... With the current functionality, every time I do this, my source doc blasts to fit the screen, overlapping the target doc. Working with 64x64px icons this is especially annoying and disruptive to my workflow.

I actually dig the idea of alt-clicking a layer to zoom to extents and could definitely see myself using it. But, in it's current implementation, it fires off during other, unrelated operations.

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