P: The Cmd key selection is totally messed up.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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The Cmd selection inside the Layers panel of the latest update of Photoshop is totally messed up and is consuming more time against the older version of photoshop. How can I downgrade the updates to the old version. This application issue and the time it is wasting of mine won't make the cut

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Adobe Employee , Dec 14, 2015 Dec 14, 2015
This issue should be solved by the 2015.1.1 update released tonight: https://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/20...

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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Can you be more specific about your issue? (provide clear steps to reproduce the issue)

What version of Mac OS are you on?

What are you command clicking?

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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I have installed the latest version of Photoshop (2015.1)

This includes the re-designed UI which will take a bit of getting use to but is cool.

However I cannot select multiple layers. Command+Click seems buggy. It works then it doesn't or it lets me select a couple of layers then drops them all when I command click on another.

Very frustrating. Is anyone else experiencing this.

I'm using an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
Processor: 4 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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It sounds like you are both seeing the same issue. I can reproduce on my macbook pro and 10.9. Are you both on 5K machines? El Capitan?

App frame on/off?

It might help if we have a movie of the behavior you're trying to describe so we can try and repro.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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Using the brush, now I have to click the Move tool to select another layer. Before I was able to choose it by pressing the command over the other layer. (this is not happening with auto-select unchecked)

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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So you are cmd clicking on the canvas? (not the layers panel)

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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I'm investigating this with the team.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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yes, on the canvas. thanks.

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Explorer ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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This seems related: The "Auto-Select Layer" option seems to be enabled even though it's unchecked in the Move tool's control bar.

So now when I select multiple layers with the marquee selected (for example) and want to move those layers via the CMD-key modifier, only the layer under my cursor moves, not the layers I had selected — even if that layer was not part of the selection.

The only way to have the layers I had selected move is to make sure that I command-click on one of the selected layers. So I can no longer just drag anywhere on the canvas to move the selected layers but have to be more conscious about where I click.

If it helps, this might be a hold over from the Design Preview view which I switched from.

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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Same issue here. On windows 10. When I have the text tool enabled, I cannot control click multiple layers unless I enable auto-select. But if I do that, then I lose the ability to control click multiple layers while I am using the direct selection tool.

It's pretty frustrating.

Also, I can no longer drag and drop vector graphics from illustrator into photoshop. I have to copy paste. I prefer dragging and dropping as before...that way I can double click on layer and it opens in illustrator, I ca modify and save and it updates in photoshop. Now when I paste, I no longer have the ability to double click to edit.

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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It's insane! I'm working with PSDs of UIs with hundreds of layers, and Cmd+click was my primary way to get the needed layer and drag it around on canvas regardless of currently selected tool and wherever my mouse pointer is.

Now it screwed up! Cmd+click/drag selects the layer under the cursor as if I had Move tool selected with 'Autoselect' ON.

My workflow is completely broken, each time I need to reposition a layer I need either to carefully target it on stage with mouse cursor (and often it is impossible as layers overlap), or select move tool, make sure 'Autoselect' is OFF and move the layer.

Both make my workflow 10x times slower and downgrade the value of all features within latest update below ZERO. Please fix ASAP!

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LEGEND ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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Hello! Really a problem for me even if this upgrade is great (SVG import!!!)
Very frustrated of this Click + CTRL/CMD behaviour changed.
I achieved retrieving the original behaviour by selecting "auto-select" in the move tool.


Hope it helps

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LEGEND ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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Here is a link to the video that I recorded...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6q7g2561uzo...

just to tell, the Cmd key was kept pressed all the time while the time of recording to use the feature where I can select multiple layers using the mouse clicks but the feature seemed to be buggy.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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I have the very same iMac and also yeah we are on El Capitan... I use the Application Frame as ON

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New Here ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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Also having problems with cmd click. I click a layer and I want this layer to move, but when I move using cmd all of the the sudden, I am moving all layers available. I go back and select just this one layer, all layers are selected again. Only way I can move a single layer that I want is press cmd+t and move it. Or select the layer, zoom in until you can actually touch the line with the pointer and move it. It's time consuming on a 4 k monitor with 1 px lines. I used to select the layer and use cmd to move.

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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Dam, its becoming really annoying — with each Adobe update I (instead of doing my job) spend more and more time on Adobe forums to report even more and more stupid problems and discussing workarounds. I'm thinking about stopping updating to newer versions, at least till I (spend another more hours to) make sure that there are no problems critical to my workflow. As THIS problem is really a blocker! Now its impossible to work with many layers in the way we used to for ages — its completely unpredictable what you'll grab and drag on the stage now, you just don't know!

I'd discredit QA staff who allowed to go live with such a fundamental fault.

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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To those who suffer in the same way as I do, I'd suggest a workaround to press and hold V key (or any other key you have assigned for Move tool) instead of Cmd. It would allow you to move layers on canvas in the same way as you used to before.
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Which is still a stupid workaround as those who worked with Photoshop for years just mechanically keep a finger on Cmd.

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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To those who suffer in the same way as I do, I'd suggest a workaround to press and hold V key (or any other key you have assigned for Move tool) instead of Cmd. It would allow you to move layers on canvas in the same way as you used to before.
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Which is still a stupid workaround as those who worked with Photoshop for years just mechanically keep a finger on Cmd.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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Windows 8.1 PS 2015.1

If Autoselect is enabled on Move Tool then using Ctrl to temporarily access Move Tool disables it.
If Autoselect is disabled on Move Tool then using Ctrl to temporarily access Move Tool enables it.

Not good.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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Check box "Auto select" has to be Unchecked to behave like Checked.
(At least Ctrl key in Windows can be used for temporary switching to Move tool this way.)

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LEGEND ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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Thank you! This was driving me nuts!

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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After the latest update in CC a lot of my key commands are acting funky and I'm having trouble selecting multiple layers. I can't select multiple shape layers and its p*ssing me off.
Are there new settings I should know about? thanks!

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Explorer ,
Dec 05, 2015 Dec 05, 2015

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Good point, the same is on Mac version: behavior of Autoselect is reversed, which drives me crazy!

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2015 Dec 07, 2015

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I found a fix, go to "Move Tool" click on "Automatic Selection" enable it. and now it will work. This seems to be backwards. You can now use the cmd key to move the layer you have selected without any other layers being selected. Press v for automatic selection, not sure if anyone ever uses automatic selection.

So,
Automatic Selection "On" = Automatic Selection "Off" for cmd key
Automatic Selection "Off" = Automatic Selection "On" for cmd key.

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Explorer ,
Dec 08, 2015 Dec 08, 2015

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This incredibly annoying problem seems to be linked to Wacom drivers as I have the issue when using my Intuos tablet, but not with a mouse..

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LEGEND ,
Dec 08, 2015 Dec 08, 2015

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Hello Jeffrey Tranberry,
I opened the same topic a few days ago.
=> I want to mention, that a few years ago the Cmd-key move tool was even more perfect, when the automatic selection did not react on adjustment layers (their layer masks). So if you fix this, PLEASE look at the whole thing, which became first the bug already with an earlier update!

I wrote a detailed description with a test file here:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

here a link for the testfile: http://wck.me/BXv

and this the JPG:

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