P: Hit area for closing folders harder to hit

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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Photoshop CC 2017:

 

Steps: 
1) Have files in an open folder layer.
2) Select the layer in the folder.
3) Clicking on the down-arrow on the folder to close it.

Expected result: 
The folder will close.

Actual result:
Selecting the folder layer.
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If I'm not mistaken, in the new update (Photoshop CC 2017) you now select the folder even if you click on the down arrow directly. Super annoying having to do it in two steps instead of one. Navigation between layers slows down a lot.

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Adobe Employee , Dec 13, 2016 Dec 13, 2016

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LEGEND ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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Hi Christian,
I am very surprised about this forum (on others too) people cite their problems but never give information on their OS, GPU  and others or this may be important at least to check if it is or not a general bug.

I work on Win10 Fam v1607 , I have no this problem and I gave the same answer to two or three other cases mentioned on the forums

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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Never been on the site before, so new to forums. But that's a good point, I'll add some more information

OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6
Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)

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LEGEND ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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I hope this information will give you good answers

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Participant ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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I noticed this too in Win 10. It seems to be more related to the 'hit' area on the expand carrot icon. I can replicate by selecting a different layer, then clicking just below the carrot icon. It doesn't seem to be a 'bug' per-se so much as the icon is just a little harder to hit now.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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> It seems to be more related to the 'hit' area on the expand carrot icon.>

I haven't noticed the change in Yosemite or El Capitan. It's always been the case for me, anyway, that you have to actually get the cursor on top of the icon, and if you're in the empty space below it or a little too close to the folder icon, it ignores opening/closing the folder.

I agree that making the hit area a little bigger would be helpful, since you can easily enough target the folder just by targeting the group layer. And/or Adobe could give us a custom keyboard shortcut that toggles open/close layer group so we don't have to rely on hitting icons that keep getting smaller as our screen resolutions get bigger.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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No hitbox error for me, not possible on or around the icon 😕

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 03, 2016 Nov 03, 2016

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We're looking into this. Thanks.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Explorer ,
Nov 15, 2016 Nov 15, 2016

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Seems like since PS 2017 there is no possibility to collapse an unselected group of layers.
To collapse a group I have to select it at first, and only after that Photoshop will let collapse it.
See the GIF for the explanation:

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LEGEND ,
Nov 15, 2016 Nov 15, 2016

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> Seems like since PS 2017 there is no possibility to collapse an unselected group of layers.>

There is, in a way. I've encountered this, too, and what works is if the group has NO targeted layer within it. Then you can close it with a single click. It's having a targeted layer INSIDE the group you want to close that forces you to first select the group layer, then click again to close it.

I'm kind of wondering if the change came with the "fix" to counting layers in the Info panel. It used to count layers with layer groups inaccurately. They fixed it this version so right now I'm looking at 22 Layers, 5 Groups, and that's the right count. Did that fix  break group layer behavior?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 16, 2016 Nov 16, 2016

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So glad to hear this. It’s the little things like this that make me crazy. Do you know how many times I open/close Layer folders in a given day? It must be 1000! (But my clicks have now doubled to 2000.) 😞

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LEGEND ,
Nov 18, 2016 Nov 18, 2016

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Please fix this quickly, this is very annoying

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 13, 2016 Dec 13, 2016

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This issue should be addressed by today's CC 2017.0.1 update: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/2016/12/photoshop-now-supports-touch-bar-on-the-new-macbook-pro.htm...

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Dec 13, 2016 Dec 13, 2016

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Thank our robot creators... the long nightmare is over. Seriously, this will save me so much time per day.

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