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P: Save for Web, unable to use short cuts in save dialog (Copy/Cut/Paste) file name

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014

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When I am saving a file for web, I adjust the size of the image or file and when the dialog box opens for me to put in my file name, I hit command+v to paste in the name I want to use to save the file. However it doesn't paste in the save as dialog box, it pastes in the height dimension box. I have made sure my cursor is in fact in the 'save as' dialog box however no matter what I try, I can't paste in the box unless I right click in the dialog box and click 'paste'.

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Adobe Employee , Sep 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014
OK. I'm seeing this. A workaround is to hit [Return] or [enter] prior to hitting the save button. Then the string will be pasted into the file name field. I'll have someone look into this.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014

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What version of Photoshop? What OS/Version?

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Sep 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014

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Photoshop CC and OSX 10.9.4
Before I upgraded to Photoshop CC I was using CS5 and I never had any problem.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014

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OK. I'm seeing this. A workaround is to hit [Return] or [enter] prior to hitting the save button. Then the string will be pasted into the file name field. I'll have someone look into this.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014

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Sweet! Thanks for the update!

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LEGEND ,
Mar 23, 2016 Mar 23, 2016

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Yet it's still happening. 

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LEGEND ,
Feb 07, 2017 Feb 07, 2017

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Any updates here on this? 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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This is still an issue.. 

Photoshop CC 19.0

OS X 10.11.6

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Explorer ,
Oct 14, 2019 Oct 14, 2019

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Command+V does not work in the save as dialog box filename field. I do batch conversions with a filename in the clipboard and the keyboard shortcut for paste does not work with Catalina macOS. I can right click the mouse and choose paste or use the menu bar, but keyboard shortcuts have no effect.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2019 Oct 16, 2019

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Same issue here, specifically in the Save for Web dialog box. This makes an already rather annoying workflow INCREDIBLY annoying. There seems to be some issue with the focus in this dialogue box altogether, as it is not possible to click Esc to close the first dialog (where you set the size, quality etc) when clicking Esc to get back from the Save for Web dialogue box. 

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LEGEND ,
Oct 24, 2019 Oct 24, 2019

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Same issue with me aswell doing my head in

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Explorer ,
Nov 09, 2019 Nov 09, 2019

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Was hoping either the latest patch for Catalina (10.15.1) or the new Photoshop 2020 would fix this issue but unfortunately neither have made any difference!   😞

This has gotten so frustrating that I now do my production work requiring this functionality back on my Windows 10 machine just so I don't waste time going from keyboard to mouse back to keyboard constantly. I can still right mouse click inside the Save for Web dialog box to paste the text from the clipboard, but this really slows me down rather than using keyboard shortcuts for my workflow process. Prefer MacOS any day of the year but sometimes you just have to do what is required to get the work done.

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2019 Nov 13, 2019

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Edit the folder path in this script, save it as 'Fast Save.js' in Applications > Photoshop > Preset > Scripts and you can use it from File > Scripts menu. It will prompt for a file name and will save for web. (It overwrites without a prompt, so be careful!)  You can use it with actions.


// Fast Save

//Save for Web Options
var sfwOptions = new ExportOptionsSaveForWeb();   
sfwOptions.format = SaveDocumentType.JPEG;   
sfwOptions.includeProfile = false;   
sfwOptions.interlaced = false;   
sfwOptions.optimized = true;   
sfwOptions.quality = 90;

// Folder
var saveFolder = new Folder('~/Desktop');

// Extension
var saveExt = 'jpg';

// Ask for name
var docName = prompt("File name", ""); 

// Save file
var saveFile = new File( saveFolder + '/' + docName + '.' + saveExt );

// Save for Web
activeDocument.exportDocument( saveFile, ExportType.SAVEFORWEB, sfwOptions ); 




Posted two others in https://community.adobe.com/t5/Photoshop/Photoshop-Script-for-faster-Save-for-Web/td-p/10735828


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LEGEND ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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Copying a layer name to clipboard and pasting the layer name to the export file name in 'Save for Web (Legacy)' does not work when using CMD + V. Myself and a few others have this issue.
Photoshop Version: CC 2020
macOS Catalina 10.15.1

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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CMD+V does not work in the naming input field in Save for Web / Save Optimized As dialog box. In order to paste a name I now have to manually select the standard file name using the cursor, being careful not to select the file extension, right click and select Paste. Only then does it work. When you're resizing and saving hundreds of files this way it takes A LOT of extra time.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 08, 2020 Jan 08, 2020

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Any updates on this? It's been months now and multiple PS updates, but no fix for this.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 14, 2020 Jan 14, 2020

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Please fix the save as dialog box to work with Catalina. This issue is a serious workflow buster. 

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LEGEND ,
Jan 30, 2020 Jan 30, 2020

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Following update to Catalina and Photoshop 2020, 'Save for Web (Legacy)' does not recognise standard keyboard shortcuts cmd+c (for copy), cmd+v (for paste) or cmd+x (for cut) in the filename field. 'Edit' flashes in the menu bar when the combinations are pressed, but they have no effect. Right-clicking does bring up the cut/copy/paste options, which do work. But for accessibility we need the keyboard shortcuts to work as they always have in the past. The keyboard shortcuts work in all other apps, and they work elsewhere in Photoshop.

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LEGEND ,
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

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When attempting to copy a layer name using 'command + c' (on Mac) then Export As (Legacy) and 'command = v' to paste the name, nothing happens. 
I tried using the menu and that does not work, either.
However, using the mouse right click pop-up menu does work. 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

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Howdy Denny,
If you're referring to Save for Web on Mac, there is a known problem on Catalina with shortcuts, but otherwise, this should work.  Are you running Catalina?
Thanks,
David

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LEGEND ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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Hey Guys, does anyone at Adobe read these comments? It's been 6 years since the first one and you still can not copy and paste a file name. That seems like a pretty simple and "take for granted" functionality that most users would just expect. Is there a long term plan here? Can you give us a year count down on when this might be addressed? 6 years, damn.  

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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It was acknowledged by someone at Adobe in the earlier thread, but it was moved into this extremely old one that's been collecting dust ever since. If everyone who has me too'ed the issue can create a new issue instead, perhaps Adobe would see that it is a big issue for a lot of users. 

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020

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I'm having this problem in the latest version of Photoshop and Illustrator CC on a brand new, up-to-date Macbook Pro.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2020 Jun 18, 2020

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Recently noticed that when doing a Save for Web (Legacy) the file name text field is neither copyable or pasteable. By contrast, a Save as... will allow me to copy and/or past the file name. Not sure if this is tied in with the other naming issues like the file extension being highlighted but weird that it is locked for some reason.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 18, 2020 Jun 18, 2020

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Hi,

Running PS 21.0.3 and I've noticed an annoying glitch (was also in the previous version) and now it's just too time-consuming so I need to ask what am I doing wrong. But this was working fine not so long versions ago.

If I use cmd + shift + s I can paste (cmd + v) any text I want to use for a file name. Text/name from email, web, word...

If I use cmd + opt + shift + s copy-paste (cmd + v) is not working at all. This is insane 'coz working with mouse Right click + paste is... huge step back.

And another annoying thing.
When I want to save file for the first time a generic, system, automatic,... name is generated and is highlighted together with .jpg (for example). If I just use a copy-paste text for name and hit save the extension .jpg is gone.
So much working with Right mouse click that it's insane!

Restart, reset PS settings,... not working or helping. Just more lost time to set up everything back as I wanted to have.

THANK U!!!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 18, 2020 Jun 18, 2020

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I have the same Problem:

OSX 10.15.5
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB


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