P: Disabled layer mask enabled by undo

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LEGEND ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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When working on a layer with the mask disabled, using Undo will Enable the mask.

Steps to reproduce:

  • Open File
  • Add Layer Mask
  • Invert Layer Mask
  • Disable Layer Mask
  • "\" to turn on mask highlight (blue)
  • Paint (3 strokes with white)
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  • Undo (Using Ctr Z)
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The mask is Enabled when I "Undo", but it shouldn't. The mask should remained Disabled.

This happens regardless of what tool you're currently using and also when selecting Undo in the Edit menu.
It is occurring on both Windows and Mac computers. 
"Enable/Disable Layer Mask" does not have a keyboard shortcut assigned to it.
This does not happen in previous versions of Photoshop (the mask remains disabled).

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Adobe Employee , Mar 11, 2019 Mar 11, 2019
This should now be fixed in the Photoshop 20.0.4 release.
Feel free to update Photoshop and let us know if this is resolved for you.

To update Photoshop CC to 20.0.4, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop CC.
More detailed instructions for updating

Thank you for the report, Mari!
Regards,
Mohit

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Community Expert ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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I can replicate that here with v20.0.3 on Windows 10 1803.  It works correctly in 19.1.7
Dave

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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Thanks. I've asked the engineers to take a look.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Guide ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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Yes, masking on/off has been an issue for a long, long time. I really wish that they would take the behavior of vector masks and apply that to raster masks. Hard to understand why they behave so differently and inconsistently. I love how with vector masks, once you've disabled, the only way to re-enable is to shift click. Having a raster mask become active again just because i clicked it drives me nuts dozens of times every day! Like, i just want to select it, not activate it! It's off because i want it off...

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Mar 11, 2019 Mar 11, 2019

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This should now be fixed in the Photoshop 20.0.4 release.
Feel free to update Photoshop and let us know if this is resolved for you.

To update Photoshop CC to 20.0.4, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop CC.
More detailed instructions for updating

Thank you for the report, Mari!
Regards,
Mohit

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