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P: Double-click to rename layer doesn't work as expected

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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In order to rename a layer or layer group I have to double-click, pause, and then click again to be able to rename the layer in the layers palette.

Note: The double-click to rename a layer works correctly if you're using tabs for your documents, or if you are in "Full Screen Mode" or "Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar".

I can only reproduce this bug when using floating documents in "Standard Screen Mode", which is how I work.

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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
Mac OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
Photoshop 2015.1

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Adobe Employee , Jun 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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Hi James, I can't repro this off hand.

Do you have any 3rd party panels/plug-ins installed? Have you tried with default prefs?

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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I tried resetting everything I could and removing any scripts and extensions I had installed, but unfortunately I'm still getting the same result.

I composed a screen recording to show what I'm getting. You'll notice in the video that upon double-clicking a layer name it turns grey instead of the usual blue, until I click it again.

Then when I change to "Full Screen" mode it works as it should.

http://cl.ly/3d0v2y0V1W1j

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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I can repro now. Let me log an issue.

Another workaround is to turn off Window > Application Frame....

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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Having the same issue here.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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Thanks! The Window > Application Frame workaround works for me for now.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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I've set the option-command-R (ctrl+alt+r) to layer—>rename layer. Works super fast and ignores this issue

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2015 Dec 11, 2015

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Changing layer group names is a two step process now. Doesn't seem like it's as intuative as the previous versions. I click the layer group name and it seems selected, but with a gray highlight, I then have to click it again to get the highlight to change colour and then I'm able to change the name.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 14, 2015 Dec 14, 2015

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Try this. Double click to edit layer name. It will be grayed out and wont let you make any edits. Double click again and the word(s) will highlight in blue, which is now editable.

Annoying.

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New Here ,
Dec 15, 2015 Dec 15, 2015

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In previous versions of Photoshop, double clicking a layer name in the layer palette selected the text so I could type a new name. Now I have to triple or even quadruple click the layer name to hilight the text. Problem as of Photoshop 2015.1

Photoshop 2015.1, OSX 10.11.2

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2015 Dec 18, 2015

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This is definetely a bug and not a feature. It needs to be reverted so double-click can rename layers. Only been using 2015.1 for an hour and it's already annoyed me dozens of times.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2015 Dec 18, 2015

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Behaviour found by James Pringle has been duplicated by myself. This problem returns back to normal when cycling through Screen Mode views using "F" and editing in Full screen mode with menu bar.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2016 Jan 13, 2016

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@russ Cycling through screen modes is a workaround, but not a solution. This was not happening on Photoshop CC2014. Also, it does not work all the times for me.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2016 Jan 13, 2016

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Replying to this topic to say I also have this problem and I'm VERY upset with Adobe recently.

So far there are two issues started bothering me since CC2015 update: this triple/quadruple click to rename layers and the Wacom driver / multiple shape selection issue.

It is sad that we are hostages of Adobe software.

Running PS CC 2015.1.1
on OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks)

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2016 Jan 15, 2016

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In Photoshop 2015.1.1 It is more difficult than it was in previous versions to change the name of a layer in your layers palette. Before i could double click the name and it would be prepared to change. In the current version if i double click the name it appears to be ready to edit but in reality i need to click it 1 or 2 more times in order for it to be high lighted blue and be ready to edit. This has substantially slowed down my workflow. I would really like to see the feature of renaming layers (as well as paths and channels) return to the old double-click and type method.

Thank you

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2016 Jan 15, 2016

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@russ I second Leandro's sentiment. I'm struggling with this problem as well, it runs counter to the behavior that Adobe has instilled in us by making double click to rename the same way in every single release until now. This is a major bug and needs to be fixed in, if not the next update, then another one in the immediate future.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 16, 2016 Jan 16, 2016

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See my official comment. We're working on it for our next update.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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New Here ,
Jan 17, 2016 Jan 17, 2016

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@jefferey, Awesome.

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2016 Jan 22, 2016

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I also hit this issue with requiring extra clicks to get into edit mode and rename a layer. I just confirmed it goes away if I reset to open documents in Tabs under Workspaces. That is not the way I like to work but it hinders me much less than the edit layer name issue. Now if they could fix the lack of contrast in the interface to go back to the previous releases I'd be happy. I'm trying to adjust but it isn't happening so far.

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2016 Jan 28, 2016

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Seems to be fixed in the latest PS CC update.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 07, 2016 Feb 07, 2016

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When is the next update to resolve this issue?

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Explorer ,
Feb 21, 2016 Feb 21, 2016

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This needs to be fixed... kills workflow.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 22, 2016 Feb 22, 2016

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Well it's been 3 months. This subscription/digital delivery lark seems to be getting the same response time to bugs as the old media method. So much for progress.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 07, 2016 Mar 07, 2016

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I just did a clean system install, installed all the latest Adobe Apps that I use, and came to this problem of triple (at least) clicking to rename a darn layer or channel. WOW this is annoying, how in the world did Adobe release it this way, it's not like it's hard to notice. It annoys me to distraction a couple times a minute when I am working. Total flow killer. While turning off application frame does work, it is not how I like to work in Photoshop, with all the background apps visually distracting focus.

please someone fix this yesterday!

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LEGEND ,
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016

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Still having this same issue. Come on really disrupts a workflow. 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016

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Ray, agreed -- but I don't notice it anymore, after I got accustomed to running without the "Application Frame" on (under the Window menu). That seems to do the trick...for now, at least!

Still, come on, Adobe -- please fix this ASAP!

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