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P: Auto scrolling on layers panel when a layer is copied, deleted or added to a folder

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 21, 2015 Jun 21, 2015

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Photoshops 2015 layers panel is constantly doing things I wouldn't expect and making me think more that needed. When I drag a layer to the new icon it copies the new layer to the top of my file structure. Now I need to grab it scroll back down and re-find the context I was in. This seems un necessary and I would expect the new layer to appear under the original one.

Every time an action is applied to a layer photoshop auto scrolls the layers panel so that my selected layer is at the very top. This is very distracting and chokes the context in favour of identifying the layer. Every time I do an action on a layer (add to folder, delete...) my very next action is to scroll the layers panel back to where it was. I would expect to have the scroll location stay the same so I can retain the same folder context.

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Adobe Employee , Aug 03, 2015 Aug 03, 2015
This issue should be corrected in the Photoshop CC 2015.0.1 update which was released today. Details here: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

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LEGEND ,
Jun 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015

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I was just searching about this. I HATE that this occurs; it's totally jarring and disrupts my view of the surrounding layers and ruins my workflow.

Adobe, PLEASE get rid of this.

Thanks.

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Guide ,
Jun 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015

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Don't you love how they changed the behavior of something which has been consistent for the past 20 years without giving us the option to revert?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015

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I was so excited for the Artboard functionality but this usability issue completely overshadows Artboard. There is a lot of talk between designers about Artboards and invision which I think is great but every time it gets brought up I mention how terrible the layers panel is.

Designers are leaving photoshop for more specialised UX/UI tools. If this layers panel isn't fixed Im leaving too!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 26, 2015 Jun 26, 2015

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This need to be fixed ASAP!

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New Here ,
Jun 26, 2015 Jun 26, 2015

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Really annoyed by this as well. I now have to constantly readjust the scroll bar to get back to where I was. I'm confused why this was added, as I can't think of how this benefits users. When we're using the layers panel, we're sub-consciously keeping track of where that layer is in the stack. We know that certain layers are on the top and some are on bottom. This auto-scrolling mess assumes that I don't want to see the layers above a selected layer, only the layers below. How does this make sense? It makes just as much sense as automatically scrolling so the selected layer is on the bottom of my layers panel. Auto-scrolling to ANY point serves no purpose.

I really doubt this change is welcome to most users. If someone can explain a benefit of it, I'm open to adjusting. But right now this is more work for me without a clear reason.

*EDIT* Example of where this is really annoying: Say I need to move a layer into a folder, then I want to move that entire folder's contents on my canvas (which would require me to select the folder in the layers panel). I select the layer, drag it to the folder, then my layers panel suddenly hides the folder from my view. *sigh* now I have to scroll back up to select the folder, which was what I was trying to do all along.

Adobe, I like you, but I can't help imagining the troll guy's face every time your layers panel automatically scrolls to hide other layers I was planning on manipulating.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 27, 2015 Jun 27, 2015

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Evil. Change it please!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 29, 2015 Jun 29, 2015

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Been searching for users opinions about this. The workflow with layers has become more frustrating.

Adobe, seriously, the only reason we haven't switched to sketch is we have workers using windows. So start thinking about us, the users and our workflow and not only in adding more functionality.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2015 Jun 29, 2015

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Layers panel in Photoshop CC 2015 is acting weirdly. It scrolls automatically whenever I create a new layer, or delete an old one. It's very annoying and confusing. Make it behave as previously, please.

I'm not the only one. Check this thread for a more detailed description of this problem. There are many others (both Mac and PC users) that have this problem.

https://forums.adobe.com/message/7661...

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LEGEND ,
Jun 29, 2015 Jun 29, 2015

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I love that undoing things like a brush stroke doesn't take you to another layer anymore. And I like that a layer dropped into a group goes to the top instead of the bottom. But I hate that every little thing scrolls the layer panel so the selected is at the top. Very disorienting and I don't see the point.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015

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This really needs to be resolved ASAP. I work on gigantic documents with intricate layer structures to make complicated elements overlap in the correct way, and it's driving me mad having to repeatedly scroll back up to where I was to get all the layers in a group to interact properly. It's slowing down my workflow by a ridiculous amount and there needs to be an option to turn this off.

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Explorer ,
Jul 01, 2015 Jul 01, 2015

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Agreed on all posts above. This is SO frustrating. Adobe please fix asap. Really disruptive to my workflow.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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bump bump bump bump bump. This is either a bug or a terrible feature and I've seen at least 5 threads about this with no response. Really lovely how installing 2015 automatically uninstalled 2014, so I can't even revert until this is fixed.

Can we at least get a response so I know if this is a bug that will be resolved soon, a feature that will be able to be disabled soon, or if I need to permanently revert to a previous version of Photoshop?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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There is no need to bump topics on this forum.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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I don't see this as a bump (despite its own statement) as much as yet another person (probably a designer, and not a "computer scientist") that disapproves of this egregious problem with the layers palette.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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Bump, bump bump bump from me too.

Chris Cox, you have responded to the topic being bumped but not the actual issue. Are you guys at least looking into this or are you hoping that it will go away if its ignored?

As mentioned above there are multiple threads and no response.

Please shed some light on this. It's seriously messed up.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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I'm not in the office right now, and don't know the status of this issue.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2015 Jul 04, 2015

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I hope this problem is solved soon too.
I`m getting mad every time de scroll bar move my layer to the top view, and this movement really take my attention when I`m working.

Please Adobe fix it.

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Explorer ,
Jul 04, 2015 Jul 04, 2015

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Does anyone know what we users could or should be doing to get a response from Adobe to help make this change happen? I'm new to the message board and unsure of protocal. If there's anything that I can do from my end to encourage a response from Adobe I'd be happy to do it. Recommendations and suggestions welcome....

(In my desperation I installed Sketch yesterday).

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2015 Jul 04, 2015

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Just add your vote to the topic, and add any additional information you have that may help isolate the problem, or explain the severity to product managers.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 05, 2015 Jul 05, 2015

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Just keep talking about Sketch and how their layers panel scroll bar works like any other normal scroll bar. Due to the lack of replies from adobe I don't think they are going to fix it any time soon.

Im switching to sketch when my next project starts!

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2015 Jul 05, 2015

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"the lack of replies from adobe"... when you just replied to an Adobe engineer.

We're fixing everything we can, but it doesn't happen overnight.

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2015 Jul 06, 2015

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I find this issue completely awful too.. Now using Photoshop is a pain...
Please fix it soon !

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2015 Jul 06, 2015

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Hi Chris, I think the sentiment of Jason's post is that there is a lack of specific response on the actual issue. Surely you know his meaning.

Is this is bug that will eventually be fixed?
Is this a misguided attempt at a useful feature?

We don't know as no-one is answering these questions. Which is frustrating.

You mentioned to me in a post last week that you'll find out the situation when you are back in the office. Can you or anyone at Adobe be specific for us on this please?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 06, 2015 Jul 06, 2015

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I thought I had a bug in my program!

Please fix this asap.

It is not helpful at all and adds an extra step to my workflow.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2015 Jul 06, 2015

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*Lack of relevant, informative, reassuring replies from adobe

we are pretty much sitting in the dark here

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