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Artboard layers are not collapsing

New Here ,
Aug 21, 2023 Aug 21, 2023

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I'm using Photoshop Beta 25.0.0 on a Macbook Pro OS 13.4.1

 

I have a file with two Artboards and various conten on each. Typicaly clicking on the small arrow to the right of the eyeball icon will collaps the layers of stuff on the artboard. For some reason clicking on them does nothing now. Any thoughts on how to fix?

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New Here ,
Aug 21, 2023 Aug 21, 2023

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yes that's after the last update .. any help ?! 

 

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New Here ,
Aug 21, 2023 Aug 21, 2023

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So when you say, "yes, thats after the last update" does that mean that is a function that is no longer available? so now if I have a bunch of artboards with a long list of layers and I need to jump around, that i have to scroll up and down? and what is the point of the arrow then? does it do nothing? I feel like I'm miss understanding

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Contributor ,
Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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I have the same problem, in todays PS beta 25.0 update can not collapse (or de-collapse) Artboards in Layers palette. On both intel (last Monterey system) and M2 Pro (last Ventura) macs.

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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Having the same issue. None of my artboards will collapse. Have tried multiple things such as deleting all the layers and creating a new art board. Happens with new and old PSD files.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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This isn't the first time I've come across such a serious issue coinciding with a program update – it's truly frustrating, and I hope the next fix addressing this major problem gets approved soon. Hey Adobe, wake up!!!

How I'm managing to work today: I right-click on a layer within the artboard, and this way, the artboard or layer group is 'uncollapsing' ... the problem with this is the number of clicks that will only worsen your repetitive strain injury.

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2023 Aug 30, 2023

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I indeed have the same problem in which the artboards are not collapsing. As I often work with multiple artboards, this can quickly become very frustrating. I do hope Adobe fixes this. 

Nonetheless, one workaround I now do is to group all layers into one group per artboard. This limits the need to constantly jump around in files containing multiple artboards. I have attached a screenshot to show this.

 

I hope this helps! 

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2023 Sep 09, 2023

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I have the same issues too, but I was able to just find a way around it by using grouping. so I make a group of all the layers in the artbord and then collapse that (the group).

 

But I hope they fix this in the next update.

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Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2023 Nov 07, 2023

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Same issue with Artboards not collapsing. PS 25.2.0 on a MacOS Monterey 12.7.1

I started using PS Beta as a production build because the color sliders are broke in PS 25.1

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Community Expert ,
Nov 07, 2023 Nov 07, 2023

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What happens if you select the Layer panel menu item "Collapse All Layer Groups" (which an artboard is a variant of)...

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2023 Nov 13, 2023

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I just did and now I can't uncollapse them.

This bug is so annoying, hell to work with artboards now if you have miles of layers in your layer panel.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 13, 2023 Nov 13, 2023

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@stanleyb4596010 

 

I'll post a couple of scripts to help!

 

EDIT:

 

To open/expand all collapsed layer groups/artboards:

 

/*
Expand All Layer Sets.jsx
by the late Michael_L_Hale
https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/expand-contract-layer-groups/m-p/5506082
*/

#target photoshop

openAllLayerSets(app.activeDocument);

function openAllLayerSets(parent) {
    for(var setIndex=0;setIndex<parent.layerSets.length;setIndex++){
        app.activeDocument.activeLayer = parent.layerSets[setIndex].layers[0];
        openAllLayerSets( parent.layerSets[setIndex]);
    }
};

 

Or to open/expand a single active layer group/artboard:

 

/*
Expand Active Layer Group.jsx
by the late Michael_L_Hale
https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/expand-contract-layer-groups/m-p/5506082
*/

/*
// Expand active group by jazz-y
var g = (ad = activeDocument).activeLayer;
if (g.typename == 'LayerSet' && g.layers.length) ad.activeLayer = g.layers[0];
ad.activeLayer = g;
*/

#target photoshop

expandActiveLayerGroup();

function expandActiveLayerGroup() {
    if (app.activeDocument.activeLayer.typename == 'LayerSet' && app.activeDocument.activeLayer.layers.length > 0) {
        app.activeDocument.activeLayer = app.activeDocument.activeLayer.layers[0];
    }
}

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html

 

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Participant ,
Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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Thanks for that.

Is there a script for fold the group as well?

 

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Community Expert ,
Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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Collapsing all groups is easy as there is a native command.

 

Collapsing only the active group isn't so easy, as one has to script that from scratch and there are many things to take into account.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/action-or-script-to-expand-unfold-lay...

 

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Participant ,
Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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Has this been fixedin recent version of PS?

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Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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Has this been fixedin recent version of PS?


By @danl42831687

 

I have no issues expanding or collapsing artboards or groups in the public release version 2024 (v25.6.0).

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